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4000gns for Lurg
Newly weds, Ewen and Louise MacMillan, Lurg, Fintry, made history at Lanark at the weekend, selling a Blackface 2 crop ewe to 4000gns.
Scanned in lamb with twins to the £44000 Connachan ram, in which Ewen has a fifth share, the ewe attracted a huge amount of interest from Scotland and Northern Ireland. Youngsters, Robert Kay of Gass, Straiton and Iain Finlay, Blackcraig, New Galloway, joined forces to secure the £1200 Dyke ovine, bred out of a Gatecrasher ewe.
Lurg went on to sell another two ewes to 1000gns a piece, to Mr Walker, Crammie, Glen Prosen and Charlie Phillips, NI, averaging 1320gns for their pen of five.
Last in the ring, Auldhouseburn topped the averages with a gimmer out of a £49000 Glenrath ewe, tupped by the £36K Drumgrange, carrying twins, selling for 3000gns to RD McInnes, Kilmarnock and a one-crop ewe also with Glenrath and Drumgrange lineage selling to the judge – Graham Loughrey – for 2500gns.
RD McInnes also bought one from Crossflat at 1600gns.