Dumfries Store & Breeding Sheep Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly sale of Store Sheep in Dumfries which included the 3rd Sale of Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs on Friday 30th September 2016.
800 Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs – Once again met keen competition.
Scotch Mule to £90, £88 Nunnerie, £89 Lightshaw, £86 Dornal (Guelt), £83 Barsalloch
Suffolk to £80 Netherhall
286 Gimmers and Breeding Ewes – Were easily sold.
Suffolk to £126 Alterstone
Chev Mule - £112 Millhill
Scotch Mule to £100 Lochwood
840 Store Lambs – Mixed offering presented to a good attendance of buyers.
Texel (ave £56.31) to £61, £57.50 Artfield, £56 Glenkiln
Suffolk (ave £55.01) to £59 Glenkiln, £55.50 Hastingshall
Cheviot (ave £42.62) to £58 Craiglearen
Chev Mule (ave £55.50) to £55.50 Newlands
Blackface (ave £42.77) to £53 Laghead, £40.50 Hillend
Lleyn (ave £41.77) to £51 Buittle Mains
Mule (ave £47.83) to £50 Auchenhay, £50 Newlands
Dumfries Ram Fair
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their Annual Ram Fair in Dumfries when 318 were forward.
A very large ringside of buyers were present for all classes and a pleasing trade prevailed.
Bluefaced Leicester Rams met a very brisk trade with Shearlings to £680 from TW Hamilton & Son, Kirkton of Crawford to Lightshaw Farming.
Shearlings to £680, £540 Kirkton, £560, £540, £530 Tower
Ram Lambs to £380 from Chapelcroft, £320 Burghhead, £300 Chapelcroft, £300 Glenlaugh
Rams to £420 Kilfaddoch, £400 Raggetsyke
A fine show of Texel Rams and Ram Lambs attracted a busy ring of buyers all whom were looking to buy the best quality on offer as a reflection of the bouyant prime lamb trade for the best sheep. The Sale was topped at £620 for an outstanding Shearling from Annual Consignors, Mesrs Johnstone, Boghouse selling to Glenkiln Farms, his excellent pen of 13 Shearlings averaged just short of £500. Lambs topped at £400 twice firstly from Mesr Cullen, Craighead to Mesr Hill, Drumcruilton and then from Mesr Hastings, Kilcroft to Mesr Kingan, Laneside.
Ram Lambs to £500, £480 Woodhead, £400, £380 Craighead, £400, £350 (x2) Kilncroft, £350 Baltier
Shearlings to £620, £580 (x2), £550 (x2), £520, £500, £450 (x2) Boghouse, £550 Kirkbog, £450 Luce Mains, £450 Glenhowan
Ram Lambs to £350, £300, £300 Netherhall, £250 Prettsmill
Texel x Beltex
Shearlings to £420, £400 Newton Cott
Berrichon to £320 Newark
Shearlings to £480 Dinwoodie Green
Shearlings to £300 Riggheads
Judge – Mr John Wildman, Glenkiln Farms
Kindly Sponsored by Lloyd Izusu, Dumfries
Best Bluefaced Leicester – S Hamilton, Tower
Best Texel -RM Johnstone, Boghouse & J & T Hiddleston, Newmains
Best Suffolk – J Harkness, Netherhall
Best Other Breed – (Beltex x Texel) Brian Ryder, Newton Cott.