Dumfries Store and Breeding Sheep Report
Friday 4th October 2019
Annual show and sale of Rams
Annual sale of Blue Faced Leicester Rams
Weekly sale of Store Lambs
3rd sale of Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs
C & D Auctions ltd held their annual show and sale of Rams in Dumfries which included a show of Suffolk Rams on behalf of the West and Central Suffolk Sheep club kindly sponsored by Scotmin and ably judged by Sandy McDowall, Culquhasen who found his champion with a ram lamb from M/s Buchannan, Pretts Mill selling at £550 with others to £250 Prettsmill, £250 Calf Park, £220 Netherhall.
All other breeds were keenly sought after by the large ringside attendance.
Best Texel from RM Johnstone, Boghouse to £520
Any other breed won with Charollais from Maryholm making £320.
Other leading prices:
Texel - £520 (x2), £500, £480 (x2) Boghouse, £520, £500, £480 (x2) New Mains, £520 Laughtmuirside.
Beltex - £480 Moss Nae.
Charollais - £450 (x2), £400 (x2) Riggheads.
Lleyn- £350 Laneside, £320, £300 (x2) South Bowerhouses.
Mil Blue - £280 Waterside of Terregles.
Beltex - £320 Millside.
Texel - £320, £280 (x2) Kilncroft, £320, £280 Craighead, £280 Merkland.
The firm also held their annual sale of Blue Faced Leicester Rams which met strong demand selling to £820 from T W Hamilton & son, Kirkton of Crawford.
Other principal prices:
Shearlings - £750 , £600 (x2) Barr, £620, £580 Kirkton of Crawford, £580 Kilfaddoch, £550 Glenlaugh.
Ram Lambs - £250 (x2) Burgh Head.
C & D Auctions Ltd also held their weekly sale of store lambs and 3rd Sale of Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs in Dumfries.
Scotch mule ewe lambs met a very sharp trade with buyers needs exceeding supply to average £78.18.
Ewe Lambs - £84 Lightshaw, £83, £79 Dornal/Guelt, £81 Hall, £80 Auchenhessnane, £77 Avisyard.
Blue Faced Leicester Gimmers - £150 Avisyard.
Store Lambs keenly sought.
Tex - £65, £63, £60 Hall Meadow, £60, £58 Paddockhole. Suff - £60, £59 Burnhead, £60 Hall Meadow. X - £56 Auchenhessnane, £53 High Borgue. Char - £55 High Borgue. Chev - £54 Gall, £52 Locherben.
Feeding Ewes - Chev - £48 Hastinghall. BF - £39 Locherben.