SHINING STAR CLARY COSMOS ECLIPSES PREVIOUS RECORD.
A new Skipton record price of 11,000gns and a healthy rise in averages for rams was seen at the Annual Sale of Pedigree Rams & Females held on behalf of The Beltex Sheep Society at Skipton on Saturday.
It was the ram lamb Clary Cosmos ET, from Jock McMillan of Newton Stewart, a son of the imported ram Henry V/H/Vrijbos out of the Supersonic daughter Clary Wild Thing ET who herself was Ayr Show Champion in 2015, that attracted much interest and was awarded the Supreme Champion rosette, the successful bid of 11,000gns coming from Rosie Boden of Stockport.
Next in the running at 4,200gns was the reserve show champion from William and Elizabeth McAllister of Ballymena. A son of Ardstewart Armani out of the homebred Cinderella Ewe, this strong and well admired Shearling ram sold locally to Nick Brown and Charlotte Ormonroyd from Claughton, Lancaster.
Proctors Farm from Wray near Lancaster topped at 3,000gns with their pen leader Proctors Banker ET. This son of the main stock ram Rathbone Wallace out of Artnagullion Sizie stayed in the Lune Valley when selling to James Wannop from Heaton, Morecambe.
Jock McMillan completed a great day at Skipton when a full brother to the champion sold for 2,500gns to Messrs C Birrell & Co, Castle Douglas.
Brian Hall from Ainstable topped his pen at 2,000gns with his leading shearling selling for 2,000gns, whilst Karen & David Shuttleworth topped their Heber Park consignment at the same money.