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Trade at the sale of in-lamb Blackface females has topped at £6500 for a ewe from Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, which sold to Norwegian breeder Himar Eide. This one is by a £14,000 Elmscleugh and is out of a dam by £13,000 Midlock. She sold carrying twins to The Bolt.
Second best at £6000 was the second prize gimmer from John and Charlie Harkin, Loughash. This one is by a £6500 Midlock tup and out of a ewe by a McRea tup. She is also carrying twins by the £60,000 Dalchirla and sold to a telephone buyer.
Next at £4000 was another from Loughash. This is by the same sire as the last and out of a dam by a £4500 Auchloy. She sold in-lamb to the £60,000 Dachirla and is carrying twins.
Making £3800 was another fromAuldhouseburn carrying a single again to The Bolt. This one is by a £26,000 Crossflatt and out of a dam by McTavish. She sold to High Stalward.
And then at £2800 was a two crop ewe from Ewan McMillan’s Lurg entry. Sired by a £9000 Lurg she is out of a Dachirla bred ewe and sold carrying twins to the £60,000 Dachirla tup lamb. Buying this one was Alastair McArthur, Nunnerie.
Selling at £2500 was a Blackhouse gimmer from the Renwick family. She’s a daughter of a £65,000 Auldhouseburn and is out of a dam by a £30,000 Glenrath. This one is in-lamb to a homebred son of a £55,000 Connachan who’s dam was second at the National Show, she sold to Islay breeder W & M Currie, Upper Craggabus Fm, Port Ellen.
Another from Lurg, this time the day’s reserve overall champion sold at £2200. This is a daughter of The Apprentice out of a dam by a £2000 Midlock tup. This one has been scanned carrying twins by the £60,000 Dalchirla and sold to John and Charlie Harkin, Loughash.
At the same money was a three crop Netherwood ewe from the Woodburn family. She’s by Calzaghe and out of a dam by a £17,000 Netherwood and was sold carrying twins to a £4800 Dachirla and was supreme champion at Muirkirk in 2011.
Then came the day’s overall champion from Connachan at £2000. This Jings sired gimmer from Mary McCall Smith is out of a McCallan-sired ewe and has been served to a £2000 McAllastair tup. She sold to the day’s judge Robery Kay, The Gass.
Overall Champion - Connachan £2000
Averages; 32 gimmers £1350.23, 12 ewes £2056.25 (Lawrie and Symington).