Rare Breeds 2nd September 2016
Sale Date: Fri 2 September
Lawrie & Symington had a catalogued entry of 974 Rare & Minority Breeds sale comprising 287 Shetland Sheep, 159 Hebridean Sheep, 17 Dexter Cattle, 292 various other breeds of sheep, 81 Goats, 119 lots of poultry & Waterfowl, 14 Pigs & 5 Horses & Donkeys. Topping the trade on the day was £600 for a Valaise Blacknose ewe lamb from Jill Offer, Low Milton Farm.
At the Annual Show & Sale of Shetland the trade was topped at £100 on four occasions firstly for the days Champion an aged ram from B & J Watson, Field Croft. Then Mr BD Marshall, Burgess took £100 twice for Shearling Rams. The final call at £100 was for a Gimmer from Mr & Mrs A Bain, Boggs Holdings. Other leading prices; £85 (shearling) Burgess, £80 (gimmer) Middleton Farm, £70 (gimmer) Capenoch Croft, £65 & £62 (gimmer) Boggs Holdings, £60 (gimmer) Capenoch Croft, £60 Cronklea, £60 x2 (gimmer) Field Croft, £58 (gimmer) Capenoch Croft, £55 & £52 (gimmer) Burgess.
Annual Show & Sale of Hebridean Sheep; taking the top price of £210 was a Shearling Ram from CG & KE Heely, Brinshop Hall Farm. Other leading prices; £200 (shearling) Bramble Cottage, £150 (gimmer) Sycamore House, £150 (gimmer) Bramble Cottage, £150 (ewe lamb) Lanquitts Farm, £130 (2 shear) Bramble Cottage, £115 (gimmer) Sycamore House, £110 (2 shear) Lanquitts Farm, £80 (gimmer) Brinshop Hall Farm, £75 (ram lamb) Arlabeag.
Other Breed Sheep top prices; £600 (Valais Blacknose ewe lamb) Low Milton, £260 (Valais Blacknose wether) Knowe Farm, £200 (CHx Tex shearling) Sauchenhall, £150 (Jacob ewe lamb) Rowanbank, £140 (CHx Tex lamb) Sauchenhall, £135 (Jacob gimmer) Dun-mor, £130 (Ryeland ewe lamb) Wellhill Steadings, £125 (Zwartble ewe) Merkland House, £110 (Zwartble ewe lamb) Heads of Ayr, £110 (Welsh Mountain Badger Face) Dillars, £105 (Ryeland ewe lamb) East Raws Farm Cottage, £100 x2 (Jacob ewe lamb) Rowanbank.
Dexter Cattle; £530 (cow with hfr calf) Burnside, £520 (cow with calf) Back Hareshaw, £500 (heifer) South Quarter, £400 (heifer) Lathro Court, £400 (heifer with bull calf) Burnside, £330 (cow with calf) Burnside.
Goats; £205 & £200 (Pygmy female) Old Mains Cottage, £105 & £100 (Boer female & male) Barnahill, £95 (Boer male) Laigh Kyleston, £94 (Boer) Hamilton, £85 (x female) Merchanthall, £78 (Boer male) Laigh Kyleston, £78 (x goat) Thorneyhills, £75 (Boer male) Laigh Kyleston, £75 (Pygmy Wether) Old Mains Cottage.