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UA Stirling Shearling Ram Report 2019

12th October 2019

STIRLING SHEARLINGS

515 South-type shearlings, £801.00 (+£39.48 for 37 less).

The Mcarthur family, Nunnerie, Elvanfoot, Biggar, Lanarkshire, purchased the top price south-type shearling at £8000 from the Connachan flock, Crieff, Perthshire, from Mary McCall Smith and shepherd, Scott Macaulay at the annual Stirling sale on Saturday 12th October.
Averages were up on the year, mainly because the catalogued numbers were down on the year and a total of 40 were unsold.
The sale leader is the progeny of a Wheelbarrow son and out of a home-bred dam by the £18,000 Midlock sire.
Second top price of the day, at £7000, was paid for a shearling out of the Burncastle pen, Lauder, Berwickshire, from Alan Rodgers and shepherd, James Brady. This was purchased by Scott McClymont, Tinnis, Yarrow. He is full of Glenrath blood, being a son of the £13,000 Glenrath and out of a home-bred ewe sired by a son of the £21,000 Glenrath.
Another making their mark for Burncastle was one sold at £3000 to Jim Walker, Drumbuie, Sanquhar. He is by a home-bred sire that sold for £4800 and out of a £15,000 Dyke sired ewe.
Another from the same home saw the hammer fall at £2400, this time for a son of the £42,000 Glenrath and out of a home-bred ewe by the £10,000 Dyke. This shearling headed home to Kelso with D and A Redpath, the Yett, Hownam. The Burncastle pen of 10 averaged £2070.
The Dyke pen from Jimmy and Donald MacGregor, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow, had a cracking day averaging £1027.78 for 18, with their best peaking at £4200 selling to Raymond Baynes, Blackford, Croy, Inverness. He is a son of the £3000 Elmscleugh and out of a home-bred ewe by the £20,000 home-bred sire.
The same home also had prices at £2800 and £2500. The dearer was for a son of a £15,000 Midlock and out of a £24,000 Elmscleugh-sired ewe which headed home to the borders with Benson Wemyss, Meggethead, Yarrow, Selkirk.
The £2500 shearling was knocked down to W Lockhart, Laggan Park, Glencairn, Dumfries-shire. He is by a £8000 Auldhouseburn and out of a home-bred ewe.
Along in ring two, there was £3800 paid for a south-type shearling  one from Alan Smith, Wester Crosswood Hill, purchased by PA Junor, Ballachraggan, Inverness. This one is sired by a £2000 Kirkstead and out of a home-bred ewe by an £1800 Blackhouse tup.
Just along the road from Crosswood Hill is J and MJ Hamiltons unit, managed by John and Finlay Robertson. They had a top price of £3200 for the male champion from this years Royal Highland Show. He is a son of a £1900 Williamhope and out of a home-bred ewe sired by a £3600 Crosswoodburn.
This show star sold in a three-way split to Professor WA Penny, Cranshaws, Duns, Berwickshire; JN Nicol, Fechan, Dalry, Ayrshire; and DI and AM Lamont, West Tandlemuir, Renfrewshire.
Next best for the same home saw the hammer fall at £3000, again to Professor Penny. This home-bred son of a £2500 Dudlees and out of a £4000 Crosswoodburn-sired ewe.
The same home also had another at £2600, which sold to Jennifer Craig, Normangill, Crawford, Biggar. This one is by a home-bred son of the £3600 Crosswoodburn tup and out of a home-bred ewe.
Another with a £3000 cheque value was from the Renwick family, Williamhope, Old Peel, Galashiels, which was purchased by A Macdonald, Ess and Dalbuiack, Invernes-shire. He is a son of a £40,000 Midlock and out of a £13,000 Blackhouse-sired ewe.
On the same money was a shearling from Michael Wood, Shawsknowe, Crosshill, Maybole, Ayrshire, which was sold in a two-way split to Gerard McGinn, Chirmorrie, Barrhill, Ayrshire, and Hannah Blacklaw, Gatehouse. He is sired by a £10,000 Allanfauld, out of a ewe by a £5500 Dyke.
The same home also sold another for £2500. He is by £7000 Balliemeanoch, out of a ewe by a £7000 Connachan. He went home with Hugh Hamilton, Glenmanna, Thornhill.
Being last in the ring was no disappointment for the Macarthur family, Nunnerie, when they sold one at £3000 to Lord and Lady Nairn, Balnabroich, Blairgowrie. This was a £6000 Elmscleugh-sired sheep out of a home-bred ewe by an £11,000 Greenside tup.

Flock averages
Flock (no.) Top (£) Averages
2019 2018
Tollishill (4) 550 325.00 
Bothwell (7) 1300 760.00 867
Craigdarroch (15) 1500 913.67 907
Tinnis (8) 1400 575.00 828
Merkins, Westside (5) 2000 690.00 760
Silloans (4) 400 325.00 437
Outerwards (5) 1800 760.00 440
Lynemore (3) 500 316.67 650
East Bracklinn (12) 1500 775.00 771
Remony (6) 700 450.00 450
Corsebank (5) 1200 690.00 580
Midlock (14) 2000 1089.29 777
Glenfernate (7) 1000 735.71 
Dryhope (7) 1600 978.57 593
Balliemeanoch (3) 400 366.67 567
High Croach (4) 1500 800.00 588
Burncastle (10) 7000 2070.00 1375
Mid Crosswoodhill (7) 1400 807.14 463
Longcroft (6) 800 441.67 467
Merkins (8) 1200 737.50 1400
Gass (7) 1800 807.14 201
Crosswood Hill (10) 3000 1870.00 1940
Dunruchan (10) 1000 480.00 
Elmscleugh (12) 2200 1083.33 1205
South Cobbinshaw (4) 900 400.00 460
Glen Cally (7) 2000 842.86 550
Craigdarroch, Glenwhern (8) 2200 962.50 619
Livet (12) 1300 925.00 975
Gosland (8) 1800 768.75 575
Whelphill (11) 1400 913.64 
Allanfauld (13) 2000 830.77 746
Glenrath (15) 1600 1026.67 1800
Ashcraig (6) 1400 683.33 
Shawsknowe (7) 2500 914.29 560
Parkhall (6) 1000 633.33 637
Mountbenger (7) 1700 892.88 685
Fechan (6) 650 441.67 
Connachan (6) 8000 2483.33 1025
Millhouse (5) 650 530.00 650
Blackcraig (4) 1000 637.50 450
Dyke (18) 4200 1027.78 969
Williamhope (11) 3000 868.18 616
Hartside, Lammermuir (5) 1200 610.00 575
Letar (11) 2000 822.73 550
Aikengall (4) 1300 712.50 
Kirkland (13) 1400 757.69 1092
Kirkstead (6) 2000 975.00 1067
The Yett (4) 1400 750.00 663
Cromlix (14) 1500 742.86 673
Easter Happrew (6) 1000 775.00 613
Mitchellhill (8) 1200 737.50 625
Nether Scythie (3) 300 300.00 520
Croughly (7) 1000 592.86 1475
Blackhouse (9) 950 644.44 1067
Nunnerie (10) 3000 945.00 457
Ring 2
Shearling rams
Borthwickshiels (4) 750 537.50 
Laggan (5) 800 504.00 
Larg and Creetown (6) 800 591.67 
Ess (4) 1100 635.00 345
Hyndhope (3) 280 176.67 
Penchrise (3) 420 190.00 152
Crackaig (6) 300 160.00 
Easter Cringate (3) 200 186.67 
The Stobbs (4) 800 492.50 
Drumardoch (5) 80 54.00 145
Glenrinnes (4) 700 517.50 
Chrimorrie (4) 320 260.00 
Gosland Cleugh (6) 350 281.67 386
Wester Crosswood Hill (5) 3800 1830.00 
Acreknowe (3) 200 166.67 
Cammerlaws (4) 100 70.00 
High Staward (3) 600 500.00 
Hillridge (4) 700 467.50

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