29th February 2020
Annual Show and Sale of Blackface In-lamb Females
Kindly sponsored by Farmers Guardian and Crystalyx
Show results - Judged by Derek Brown
Champion J Wight & Sons, Midlock, with lot 101, a gimmer by £24,000 Connachan.
Reserve D Morrison, Dalwyne, with lot 13, a gimmer by Oasis (hb son of £52k Crossflatt).
In lamb ewes
1st Lot 17 (Midlock)
2nd Lot 72 (Upper Wellwood)
3rd Lot 67 (Aberuchill)
4th Lot 11 (Hill of Errol)
5th Lot 31 (Allanfauld)
6th Lot 49 (Lurg)
1st and champ Lot 101 (Midlock, Glespin)
2nd and reserve champ Lot 13 (Dalwyne)
3rd Lot 8 (Hill of Errol)
4th Lot 7 (Hill of Errol)
5th Lot 38 (Shawsknowe)
6th Lot 37 (Shawsknowe)
Blackface females were in demand at the breeds show and sale of in-lamb ewes and gimmers at Lanark, with the best of the trade hitting five-figures.
Overall, 33 ewes averaged out at £1712.14 and 54 gimmers levelled at £1172.89. Jim Fairlies Drumharvie dispersal averaged £112.80 for 43 head.
Making the top price of 10,000gns, was a one-crop ewe from John Harkin, Loughash, Northern Ireland. Sired by £20,000 Auldhouseburn and out of a ewe by £5500 Dalwyne, she is due with a single, to last years Dalmally purchase, a £26,000 Elmscleugh. Buyers were Veronica and Patrick Fullerton, Draperstown.
Loughash also received 2600gns, for the pen number one, a gimmer by £11,000 Nunnerie, due with a single to £26,000 Elmscleugh, which sold to Robert Cockburn, Hill of Errol, Perth.
Second top, at 7500gns, was a gimmer from Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, Muirkirk. One of last year's flushing team, this daughter of £75,000 Dalchirla, out of a ewe by £25,000 Auldhouseburn, sold carrying a single to £160,000 Elmscleugh. Buyer was Vic Bull, Waternish, Isle of Skye.
Late in the sale, Eoin Blackwood's Dalblair ewes, from Muirkirk, sold at 5200gns and 3200gns. Both daughters of £52,000 Crossflatt, the dearer of the two is out of a ewe by £6500 Auldhouseburn, and sold carrying a single to the home-bred Bodyguard, to J Brannigan, Dungannon, NI. The other, at 3200gns, is out of an £11,000 Dyke daughter and sold due with twins to the Bodyguard, to D Harrison, Annalong, NI.
Selling at 4500gns was the first lot in the ring, a three-crop ewe from the MacArthurs Nunnerie consignment from Elvanfoot. Sired by £20,000 Auldhouseburn and out of a £50,000 Pole daughter that has bred shearlings to £12,000, she stood champion at Muirkirk Show in 2018. Carrying a single to £18,000 Auldhouseburn, she sold to David Morrison, Dalwyne, Barr.
At the same money, John Murray, Crossflatt, Muirkirk, sold a gimmer by Tornado, out of a ewe by £16,000 Nunnerie, to the Jacksons at Pole and Donald McVicar, Lephinchapel, both Argyll. Shes due with twins to £150,000 Auldhouseburn.
Paul Coulson, High Staward, Langley, made 4200gns for his sole entry, a two-crop ewe by £50,000 Crossflatt, out of a ewe by McCoy. In lamb with twins to the £150,000 Auldhouseburn, she sold to R Flett, Blackpark Croft, Inverness.
David Baillie, Calla, Carnwath, received 4000gns, for a two-crop ewe which was reserve female champion at last year's National Show. Sired by a 1000gns McAleer ram, she sold carrying a single to the 5500gns Conway, to Conway Bros, NI.
Best for the Midlock consignment, from the Wight family, was 3800gns for their first prize ewe, a four-crop by £25,000 Crossflatt, out of a ewe by £90,000 Dalchirla. She sold carrying triplets to £24,000 Connachan, to Hazel Brown, Birthwood Farm, Coulter.
The champion came from Midlock's Glespin pen, a gimmer by £24,000 Connachan, which has previously bred sons to £17,000. Out of a ewe by £7000 Midlock, she is due with twins, to a home-bred son of Stag, an £8000 Dyke. Final bidder at 3000gns, was Eoin McKenna, Tullykeeran, Maghera.
Auctioneers: Lawrie & Symington
OTHER LEADING PRICES:
2200gns Hill of Errol (gimmer by a son of £12,000 Crossflatt), to DJ & A OMullan, Rasharkin, NI.
2200gns Dalwyne (res champ, gimmer by Oasis), to Messrs Gallagher, Ballybothie, Eire.
2200gns Connachan (gimmer by grandson of £38,000 Auchloy), to D MacMullan, Maghera, NI.
2000gns Dalwyne (gimmer by £22,000 Dalchirla), to Messrs Currie, Islay.
2000gns Allanfauld (one-crop ewe by £9000 Crossflatt), to G Wallace, Shilnavogie, NI.
2000gns Crossflatt (three-crop ewe by £24,000 Elmscleugh), to T Muirhead, Orchilmore.
1800gns Blackhouse (gimmer by £42,000 Glenrath), to Fulton Ronald, Saulmore, Oban.
1600gns Burncastle (gimmer by £42,000 Glenrath), to Messrs McLean, Largie, Lochgilphead.
1500gns Midlock (gimmer by £22,000 Lurg), to G Wallace, Shilnavogie.
1500gns Uppercleugh (gimmer by £8000 Uppercleugh), to Messrs Walker, Crammie.
1500gns Crossflatt (gimmer by Tornado), to I & G Davidson, Larne.
1400gns Shawsknowe (gimmer by £10,000 Allanfauld), to DJ & A OMullan, NI.
1400gns Connachan (one-crop ewe by £40,000 Dalchirla), to D Harrison, Annalong, NI.
1300gns Nunnerie (two-crop ewe by Allanfauld Beast), to Messrs Hamilton, South Cobbinshaw.
1300gns Aberuchill (gimmer by £12,000 Nunnerie), to I & G Davidson, Larne.
1200gns Nunnerie (four-crop ewe by £50,000 Dalwyne), to Allanfauld.
1200gns Lurg (two-crop ewe by Bulletin), to J Harkin, Loughash.
1200gns Lurg (two-crop ewe by Bulletin), to R Munro, Mull.
1200gns Williamhope (gimmer by £25,000 Elmscleugh), to Messrs Nicol, Doldy.
1200gns Kerrycroy (gimmer by £800 Midlock), to J Boswell, Burnhead, Darvel.
1100gns Dalwyne (gimmer by £8000 Auchloy), to Messrs Watson, Knockburn.
Auctioneers:- Lawrie & Symington