THE Dark Diamonds sale of pedigree Suffolk females at Carlisle topped at 17,000gns for a ewe lamb from Alastair Gault’s Forkins flock, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.
By Mullaghboy Goliath out of a home-bred ewe and a full sister to 26,000gns Forkins McCoy, it sold to Dromonby Bridge Farm, Northallerton, which also paid 10,000gns for a shearling gimmer by the same sire and scanned with twins to Birness Freedom, from the same home.
Also selling for 10,000gns was a shearling gimmer by Millhouse Remarkable out of a home-bred ewe from Jimmy Douglas’ Cairness flock, Fraserburgh. It sold, carrying twins to Rookery Real McCoy, to Messrs Bowdler, Ellesmere.
Its full ET sister, also scanned with twins to McCoy, sold for 9,000gns to Messrs Holmes, Broadway.
Making 5,000gns was a shearling gimmer by Strathisla Stoner, from Stewart Craft’s Lakeview flock, Leslie, Fife. It sold, in-lamb with twins to Strathbogie Stradivarious, to Messrs Liggett, Co Tyrone.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.