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LAMMA 2021

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Dark Diamonds Suffolks peak at 17,000gns

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.

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A gimmer from the Forkins flock which sold for 17,000gns
A gimmer from the Forkins flock which sold for 17,000gns

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.

 

A gimmer from the Forkins flock which sold for 10,000gns
A gimmer from the Forkins flock which sold for 10,000gns

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.

 

A gimmer from the Cairness flock which sold for 10,000gns
A gimmer from the Cairness flock which sold for 10,000gns

AVERAGES

Averages

 

  • Forkins – 5 gimmers, £4,809; 2 ewe lambs, £9,555
  • Cairness – 4 gimmers, £6,090
  • Lakeview – 19 gimmers, £1,624.74
  • Blackstown – 2 gimmers, £2,047.50; 2 ewe lambs, £3,937.50
  • Balquhain – 5 gimmers, £2,562
  • Birness – 10 gimmers, £2,352
  • Knockem – 11 ewes, £1,259.45; 10 gimmers, £1,428; 5 ewe lambs, £2,184.
  • Carony – 6 ewe lambs, £1,566.25
  • Roundacre – 2 ewe lambs, £2,887.50
  • Benrafton – 4 gimmers, £1,942.50
  • Cairnton – 6 gimmers, £1,207.50.
  • Redbrae – 3 gimmers, £1,295; Maidenstone – 2 gimmers, £1,207.50.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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