Wed 7 September [Wednesday 7th September]

Wednesday 7th September

Sale Date: Wed 7 September

At the annual sale of Blackface Ewe Lambs Lawrie and Symington had forward 5567 lambs. Ewe lambs were shown in good bloom which met a strong trade throughout. The sale average was £81.72 for 5567 sold a rise of £3.42 on the year for 536 more sold. Top price was £3200 for a pen of 3 lambs all bred by £160000 Dalhirla from Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, purchaser was John Harkin, Louash. Next top price was £580 for a pen of 6 lambs from David Morrison, Dalwyne purchased by  J.H Wein, Invernahyle, Appin.

Leading prices and averages

                                                Sold                       Top                        Average

Dalwyne                              32                           £580                       £417.50

Gass                                      10                           £400                       £400

Crossflatt                             99                           £380                       £169.05

Connachan                         21/30                     £128/£122           £128/£119.71

Dalblair                                 102                         £132                       £117.07                

Greenside                           40                           £165                       £113.75                                

Calla                                       72                           £114                       £114                      

Fallburn                                51                           £114                       £111.05

Craigdarroch                      120                         £122                       £102.66

Blackhouse                         150                         £126                       £101.80

Glenrath                              50                           £118                       £93.20

Hartside                               182                         £125                       £92.69

Kirkland                             30                            £128                       £128

Upper Cleugh                    36                           £112                       £93.11

Kirkstead                             142                         £121                       £90.84

Yett                                        100                         £110                       £90

Tinnis                                    250                         £108                       £87

Mitchelhill                           140                         £104                       £86.14

Wellwood                           40                           £90                         £84

Dryhope`                             145                         £90                         £82.26

Wester Crosswoodhill    255                         £102                       £81.66

Corsebank                          65                           £96                         £82.92

Sweetshawhead              120                         £100                       £80.50

Haystown                            76                           £90                         £77.76

Dykefoot                             81                           £92                         £78.17

Benger                                 126                         £87                         £71.36

Wedder Lambs

The firm also had their annual sale show and sale of blackface wedder and Cheviot wedders kindly sponsored by Ceva Animal health LTD and Lanark and Peebles Black Face Sheep Society. The show was judged by W.Y. Shearer from Burnbrae who presented the G Clark Wellhead Trophy for a pen of 20 Cheviots to Messrs Paton, Castle Crawford and were realised at £66 to T Clark Wellheads Farm.

Champion Pen of BF Wedder Lambs went to Messrs Mcintosh Outer Huntly, Selkirk and sold to W.Y Shearer, Burnbrae farm for £63.50.

Prize List

Chev – Champion - £66 Castle Crawford, 2nd £63.50 Stirkfield, 3rd £63 Castle Crawford

BF – Champion - £63.50 Outer Huntly, 2nd £63.50 Outer Huntly, 3rd £49 Normangill

Leading Prices Outwith the show

Suf - £69.50 Ampherlaw

Tex - £66 Ampherlaw

Tex X - £61 Halmyre

Chev - £59 Waterloo

Chev X - £51 Skirling Mains