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Female Sale Report 2022

23rd February 2022

Online Timed Auction Sale of Blackface Females  23-24th Feb 22
(Lawrie & Symington)

A fantastic online sale of Blackface females peaked at 7500gns, with 25 ewes averaging out at £2364.60 and 49 gimmers levelling at £1662.
Making the top price of 7500gns, was a one-crop ewe from the Harkins Loughash flock from Strabane, Northern Ireland. Sired by £26,000 Auldhouseburn and out of a ewe by £24,000 Elmscleugh, she sold, scanned with a single to £100,000 Loughash, to Kieran Donaghey, Clonmany.
Jim and Eoin Blackwood, Dalblair, Muirkirk, sold two ewes at 5000gns apiece. First up, a one-crop daughter of £28,000 Auldhouseburn, out of a ewe by £52,000 Crossflatt, sold carrying twins to £13,000 Glenrath, to D Harrison, Annalong. Another, the same way bred, carrying a single to £13,000 Glenrath, went at 5000gns to J McCurdy, Broughshane.
At 4400gns, Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, Muirkirk, sold a two-crop ewe by £75,000 Dalchirla, out of a ewe by £50,000 Crossflatt, to Richard Carruthers, Merkland, Thornhill. Auldhouseburn also sold a gimmer, by £150,000 Auldhouseburn, at 3200gns, to Sean McGilligan, Dungiven, Co Derry.
Next best in the ewes, was a 4300gns bid for a two-crop ewe from Ewen Macmillan, Lurg, Fintry. Sired by £22,000 Dalchirla and scanned with twins to £3200 Midlock, she sold to E Fraser, Balgowan Farm, Laggan.
Best for the Wights Midlock consignment, from Crawford, was 3100gns, for a four-crop ewe by £6000 Dalwyne, due with a single to the home-bred Buck. She sold to David Morrison, Dalwyne, Barr. Gimmers from Midlock sold to a top of 2800gns, for a daughter of £24,000 Connachan, which went to CT and W Ennion, Moulin Farm, Mains of Moulin, Logiealmond.
A one-crop ewe from Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth, sold at 2500gns, to R Hannah, High Balyett, Stranraer. Sired by £10,000 Allanfauld, she is due with twins to £48,000 Midlock.
Leading the gimmer trade, at 4900gns, was one from David Morrisons Dalwyne flock from Barr, Girvan. Sired by £38,000 Crossflatt, out of a ewe by £12,000 Crossflatt, she sold due with a single to £15000 Midlock, to Martin McAteer, Claudy, Co Londonderry.
Another gimmer from Dalwyne made 2500gns, selling to Brian Curran, Culmore, Co Derry. Again, shes a daughter of £38,000 Crossflatt and in lamb to £15,000 Midlock, due with a single.
Martin McAteer also paid 4300gns for a gimmer from Charlie and Cathal Harkins The Rock flock from Northern Ireland. A daughter of £4800 Stroanback, she sold in lamb to £10,000 Elmscleugh, carrying twins.
Matthew Hamilton, Woolfords, Cobbinshaw, sold a gimmer by £1400 Woolfords, at 3000gns, to Darren McCusker, Moneyscalp Road, Newry. A second prize winner at the virtual show, shes carrying triplets to a son of £4000 Woolfords.
Billy and Andrew Renwick, Blackhouse, Yarrow, received 2900gns for their gimmer, by £18,000 Mitchellslacks. Carrying twins to a home-bred son of £25,000 Midlock, that one sold to the Mitchellslacks flock at Thornhill, Dumfries.
At 2700gns, David Murray, Lurgan, Aberfeldy, sold a gimmer by £1000 Balernock, due with a single to £6000 Crossflatt, to Colm McAteer, Drumboy Road, Dromara.
Best for the Baillies Calla consignment, from Carnwath, was 2600gns, paid by Jason Morrow, Dooish, Ballybofey, Co Donegal, for a gimmer by £5500 Conway, due with twins to a twin brother of the £18,000 Calla sold last year.

Other leading prices:
Ewes:
2300gns MERKLAND to C McAteer, Dromora, Co Down.
2100gns LURG to J&P Harkin, Loughash, Donnemana.
2000gns SIDLAW to R Munro, Fanmore, Mull.
2000gns ORCHILMORE to C Mitchell, Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
1900gns HILL OF ERROL to T Muirhead, Ptarmigan House, Blair Atholl.
1800gns ALLANFAULD to Andrew McMillan, Baing Farm, Straiton.
1600gns MERKLAND to A Walker, Balnaboth, Glenprosen.
1500gns MAINS OF BURNBANK to D Morrison, Dalwyne, Barr.

Gimmers:
2300gns NUNNERIE to M Hamilton, Woolfords, Cobbinshaw.
2200gns NUNNERIE to G Wallace, Shilnavogie Road, Broughshane.
2100gns LURG to E Fraser, Balgowan Farm, Laggan.
2000gns GLENRATH to TL Jackson, Blackburn, Newcastleton.
2000gns CRAIGDOO to JJ McAlister, Glendun Road, Cushendun, Ballymena.
1700gns LOUGHASH to V Fullerton, Moneyneena Road, Draperstown.
1700gns CONNACHAN to A MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth.
1700gns BLACKHOUSE to Queensberry Farming, Thornhill.
1700gns GRAINS to L McEldowney, Slaughtneil Road, Maghera.
1600gns MIDLOCK to M Kent, Hilltown, Co Down.
1600gns MIDLOCK to P McGuigan, Corlacky Road, Swatragh.
1600gns HILL OF ERROL to C Patterson, Knowehead Road, Broughshane.
1600gns GRAINS to D Rowbottom, Balnabroich, Blairgowrie.
1600gns GRAINS to B Curran, Coney Road, Culmore.
1500gns GLENRATH to A&L Prentice, Maol Farm, Isle of Iona.
1500gns LOUGHASH to SP McCarry, Ballyveely Road, Ballymoney.

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