Sat 27 February [Saturday 27th Feb Show and...]

Saturday 27th Feb Show and Sale of In-lamb Blaceface Females

Sale Date: Sat 27 February

Show and sale of Blackface lambs

A packed ringside attended the annual show and sale of blackface in lamb females on Saturday where a record entry were forward. A large contingent of buyers from all over Scotland and Ireland insured a strong trade throughout resulting in a 90% clearance. At the show prior to the sale the judge Mr. Elliot Bowman, Upper Cragabus, Islay awarded the championship to a gimmer from Tom Renwick, Williamhope she was sired by £13,000 Blackhouse out of a £16000 Midlock Ewe sold in lamb to £8000 Nunnerie. The judge backed his decision when he purchased her for 1900 Gns. The reserve was also a gimmer this time form Andy Woodburn at Netherwood, She was by a £18000 Elmscleugh and sold in lamb to £8000 Midlock she was later sold for 4000 Gns to Grant Bros, Kilcoo, Co Down.

Prize list

1st Allanfauld – 3800 Gns to CC Mcarthur – Co Nunnerie

2nd Burnhead, Darvel – 1200gns to G Donald, Craigview

3rd Dalblair  - 2300gns to T Paterson, Dunnrunchan

4th Lurg – 2400gns to Miss O Harkin, Donemana

Gimmers

1st Champion – Williamhope – 1900gns to E Bowman, Islay

2nd Reserve – Netherwood – 4000gns to Grant Bros, Northern Ireland

3rd Allanfauld – 1100gns to C McGregor, Stirling

4th Blackhouse 1000gns to B Cocker, Kirriemuir

Top price of the day was 5000 gns for a gimmer from John Harkin, Loughash for a gimmer by £3000 Dalchirla sold in lamb to £20000 Loughash who was purchased by Charlie Gallacher, Ballybofey, Co Donegal.

Other Princapal Prices

Ewes

Loughash             3000gns to C Gallacher, Ballybofey

Dalwyne              2500gns to J Harkin, Loughash

Lurg                       2500gns to Miss R Munro, Isle of Mull

Whelphill             2000gns to RS McKay, Duns Farm

Loughash             1900gns to P McDonna, Donegal

Allanfauld            1600gns to T Bagen, Waterlands

Gimmers

Loughash             5000gns to C Gallacher, Ballybofey

Auldhouseburn                4600gns to A.C. Campbell, Drimsynie

Grains                   3400gns to E.J. McMillan, Lurg

Nunnerie             2500gns to D. McSwiggan, Gortin

Midlock                                2500gns to J.G Davidson, Larne

Auldhouseburn                2000gns to T Bagen, Waterlands

Crossflatt             1900gns to J McCurdy, Broughshane

Crossflatt             1500gns to F.D.A & D Mcvicar, Lephinchapel

Another feature of the sale was 2 embryos being offered for sale from 2 Noted flocks. Top price of 3000gns was paid for from Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn. Of which was by the record price £160000 Dalchirla out of a Ewe by £8000 Crossflatt which has been one of the best breeding familes at Auldhouseburn taking this one was E Fraser from Newtonmore. The other embryo was consigned by John Murray, Crossflatt which was by the noted ram Spectre out of a £13000 Midlock Ewe who is the mother of £26000 Crossflatt

Averages – overall

70 Averaged £1382.85

26 Ewes averaged £1360.56

42 Gimmers Averaged £1350 and 2 Embryos £2362.50