This week’s Scottish National Texel Sale, Lanark, saw the second-highest priced sheep in the UK sell for 200,000gns, respectively.
Midlock Capaldi - a lamb bred by the Wight family, Alan and Karen and children, Andrew, Ben and Katie, Biggar – pushed up to the six-digit sum.
Sired by Knock Bantastic, he is an ET-bred lamb flushed from 2018-born Mullan Amigo daughter and goes back to a Garngour dam purchased in 2016.
The final bid came from Charlie Boden, buying for the Sportsmans and Mellor Vale flocks and Hugh and Alan Blackwood of the Auldhouseburn flock.
Breeder Alan Wight said the lamb had been a stand-out from two-weeks-old, with exceptional flesh and character. “You always knew he was one to watch and he had that extra something the best ones always have,” he added.
Joint purchaser Alan Blackwood said: “He’s exceptionally correct, has style and character coupled with a great carcass.”
“We’re delighted to have got him and knew from the minute we saw him he was the one to add the next level to the flock.”
Image source: Texel Sheep Society \ Website