Tue 24 September [Blackface Ewes & Gimmers...]

Blackface Ewes & Gimmers Sale 24th Sep

Sale Date: Tue 24 September

Blackface Ewes and Gimmers Sale – 24th September 2013

At their annual sale of Blackface Draft Ewes and Gimmers, Lawrie and Symington had forward 6393 sheep. The Gimmer section was topped at £1,900 for a pen of 5 from H. A. Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, Cumnock, purchased by R. J. Coulson & Sons, High Staward Farm, Hexham. This was followed at £800 for a pen of 10 consigned by C. C. McArthur & Co, Nunnerie, Elvanfoot, Biggar, purchased by S. Wallace, Broughshame, Northern Ireland.

The Ewes sold to £410 from J. Wight & Sons, Midlock, Crawford, purchased by J. R. Kerr, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. This was followed at £310 by a pen from M. McColl-Smith, Connachan, Crieff, purchased by A. Hunter, Glenarm, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

Averages;

4515 Blackface Ewes averaged £82.28 (2012 £81.62 +0.68p)

1878 Blackface Gimmers averaged £138.56 (2012 £154.07 -£15.51)

Principal prices – Gimmers

Auldhouseburn £1,900.00
Nunnerie £800.00 £300.00 £265.00
Craignell £570.00 £390.00 £285.00
Blackcraig £470.00
Glenrath £350.00 £215.00
Blackhouse £300.00
Arnicle £290.00
Greenside £255.00 £205.00
Toxside £184.00
Snar £180.00
Craigdarroch, Sanquhar £160.00
Gosland £152.00
Principal prices – Ewes

Midlock £410.00, £300.00 £180.00 £130.00 £122.00
Connachan £310.00, £210.00
Milnmark £260.00, £115.00
Blackhouse £220.00
Glenrath £215.00
Allanfauld £200.00
Craig £130.00
Blackcraig £130.00
Craigdarroch, Sanquhar £118.00
Leading averages – Gimmers

No. Top Average
Nunnerie 158 £8.00 £196.32
Craignell 11 £570.00 £358.63
Glenrath 51 £350.00 £201.96
Blackhouse 47 £300.00 £164.89
Toxside 44 £184.00 £179.00
Midlock 30 £150.00 £143.33
Connachan 62 £165.00 £139.09
Greenside 35 £255.00 £154.00
Craigdarroch, Sanquhar 15 £160.00 £146.93
Haystown 60 £128.00 £124.00
Darnhunch 56 £127.00 £122.48
Arnicle 103 £290.00 £122.05