Sat 1 March [Blackface In Lamb Female Sale]

Blackface In Lamb Female Sale

Sale Date: Sat 1 March

At their Annual Show and Sale of Blackface In-Lamb Females, Lawrie & Symington had forward 66 Ewes and Gimmers.

 At the show prior to the sale, the Judge, Mr Ian Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas, awarded the Championship to a One Crop Ewe consigned by Euan McMillan, Lurg Farm, Fintry by the Ballymeanoch Stag Ram and sold in lamb to £50,000 Pole. The Judge joined forces with Troloss Farms to back his judgement and purchased her for £5,200.

The Reserve Ticket was awarded to a Gimmer from J Wight & Sons, Crimp Cramp. She was by a home bred son of £40,000 Nunnerie, and sold in lamb to £26,000 Dalchirla. She was the first sheep into the ring, and sold for £2,300 to G Watson, Knockbreck, Straiton.

 Prize List;

Ewes

1st & Champion – E McMillan, Lurg - £5,200 to J & H Findlay, Blackcraig and Troloss Farms, Elvanfoot

2nd – CC McArthur & Co, Nunnerie - £3,600 to F D A & A McVicar, Lephinchapel

3rd – J Harkin, Loughash - £2,000 to J Jackson & Son, Pole

4th – Messrs McArthur, Arnicle - £3,000 to M McCall-Smith, Connachan

 Gimmers

1st & Reserve – J Wight & Sons, Crimp Cramp - £2,300 to G Watson, Straiton

2nd – T Renwick & Son, Blackhouse - £2,600 to G Simpson, Port Ellon, Islay

3rd – J Wight & Son, Midlock - £2,600 to D Brannigan, Kilco, Newry

4th – J Wight & Son, Grains - £3,000 to G Currie, Port Ellon, Islay

 Other Principal Prices;

Ewes

£3,200 – Allanfauld to S Wallace, Broughshane

£3,100 – Loughash to E J McMillan, Lurg

 Gimmers

£4,600 – Auldhouseburn to R J Coulson, High Staward

£2,100 – Auldhouseburn to E Fraser, Balgowan

£2,100 – Blackhouse to J McCurdy, Broughshane

£2,000 – Loughash to D Breslin, Donegal

£2,000 – Auldhouseburn to T Blacklock, Hawkwood