THE Dark Diamonds sale of pedigree Suffolk females at Carlisle topped at 13,000gns for a shearling gimmer from Jack and Alfie Moses’s Blackstown flock, Crumlin, Co Antrim.
By Rhaeadr Rio out of a Forkins dam and scanned with twins to Blackstown Rascal, it sold to Messrs Taylor, Co Londonderry.
George Stuart’s Birness flock, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, sold to 9,000gns twice for shearling gimmers by Crewelands Megastar and in-lamb to Castle Capaldi. The first, out of a home-bred Meikleson Square Up daughter sold to Messrs Priestley, Co Down, who also took a half-share in the other, which was out of a Middlemuir Maserati sired ewe, in partnership with Messrs Smyth, Co Cavan.
A shearling gimmer by Cairness Agent, scanned with twins to Cairness A Star topped the consignment from Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock, Aberdeenshire at 4,600gns, selling to Messrs Lucas, Co Donegal.
The top price ewe lamb at 3,800gns was a Rookery Ringmaster daughter from L. and M. Liggett’s Carony flock, Co Tyrone which sold to Boden and Davies, Stockport.
Blackstown flock – 6 shearling gimmers, £3,622.20; Birness flock, 10 shearling gimmers, £3,612; Cairness flock – shearling gimmers, £3,115; Carony flock – 9 ewe lambs; Balquhain flock – 8 shearling gimmers, £1,095.94; Roundacre flock – 1 aged ewe, £1,575; 3 shearling gimmers, £1,277.50; 3 ewe lambs, £1,803.33; Forkins flock – 5 shearing gimmers, £1,501.50; 4 ewe lambs, £1,110.38; Benrafton flock – 6 shearling gimmers, £1,173.50; Knockem flock, 5 ages ewes, £655.20; 4 shearling gimmers, £971.25; Irongray flock, 2 shearling gimmers, £1,155; Cairnton flock, 3 shearling gimmers, £728; 2 ewe lambs, £892.50; Lakeview flock – 6 shearling gimmers, £677.25.