Sale Date: Tue 6 September


Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 1636 Store and Breeding Sheep. Incorporated in the sale was the Show of Pens of 20 Mule Gimmers kindly sponsored by Iain MacEachen Transport.  Judging was in the able hands of Mr. John Graham, Mains of Burnbank Farm, Blair Drummond and his results are as follows:-

1st – Firm of Gavin Ogg, Carroch


2nd – R. McNee Ltd., Over Finlarg


3rd – D. Black, Minard


Mule Gimmers sold to £145 from Messrs R. Simpson & Son, Mains of Creuchies to average £124.24, other leading prices –

£142 Carroch, £140 Minard, £138 Middlehill and Over Finlarg, £134 Carroch, £132 Grange of Kinneff & Margie.

Cheviot Mule Gimmers sold to £140 (3 times) from Ashmore & Strone Ltd.

Texel Cross Gimmers sold to £156 from David Black, Minard to average £128.65,

Other leading prices -

£150 Minard, £148 Minard, £138 Over Baldinne, £132 Huntingfaulds, £130 Milton.

Other Breeds – Leading Prices for Gimmers –

Bleu Du Maine X Beltex £138 Scobshaugh; Beltex X £130 Scobshaugh; Shropshire £116 The Latch; Llynn X £104 Roman Road; Cheviot £101 Powguild.

Tex. Ewe Lambs sold to £72 from A.J. Main, Hallhill.

Breeding Ewes sold to £98 for a pen of Cheviot Mule 4 Crop Ewes from the Firm of R. & L. Howat, Kinnaird. Other leading prices –

Cheviot/Mule £96 Kinnaird; Suffolk X  £90 Easter Denoon.

Blackface Feeding Ewes sold to £45 from The James Hutton Institute, Glensaugh.

Store Lambs sold to £70 for a pen of Suffolks from Mrs J. Grant, Newton House,   other leading   prices –

Texel £69 Mill of Murroes, £68 Newbigging of Craighall, Runavey & Whitehills; Suffolk £69 Runavey, £68 Newbigging of Craighall; Cheviot £64 Clochkan; Mules £55 Neilston Cottar House.