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Scottish Suffolk sale peaks at 43,000gns

THE Scottish Area sale of pedigree Suffolk sheep at Stirling saw a top price of 43,000gns with eight lots selling for five figures. The ram lamb average was £2,852.50 with a 64 per cent clearance.

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Ram lamb from the Birness flock which sold for 43,000gns
Ram lamb from the Birness flock which sold for 43,000gns

The sale leader from George Stuart’s Birness flock, Aberdeenshire, was a son of Ballynacannon Noah out of a ewe by Cavanagrove Catalyst. It was knocked down to Dennis Taylor with Mark Priestley and Michael McNally, all from Northern Ireland, taking a quarter share each. The Birness flock averaged £8,050.35 for their pen of nine lots.

Ram lamb from the Salopian flock which sold for 30,000gns
Ram lamb from the Salopian flock which sold for 30,000gns

The next top price of 30,000gns was for a Solwaybank Rock Solid sired ram out of a Cloontagh Chieftain daughter from Philip Poole’s Salopian flock, Shrewsbury, which sold to Paul Delves for the Bridgeview flock, Powys.


The male and overall champion, a ram lamb by Birness Playboy out of a Ballynacannon Taylor Made sired ewe from Stephen Sufferin’s Crewelands flock, Maghera, sold for 26,000gns to Iain Barbour, Annan.

Mark Priestley’s Limestone flock, Downpatrick, averaged of £7,743.75 for four lambs topping at 23,000gns for a Limestone Aston Martin son out of a Limestone Brigadier sire Garnsha dam. The buyer was Seamus Browne for his Errigal flock, Donegal.


Andrew Wilson of the Castleisle flock, Donegal, sold six ram lambs to a top of 21,000gns with an average of £12,232,50. His top price was for a Limestone Aston Martin son out of a Cairness Liam sired Castleisle dam which sold to Chris Holmes’ Rookery flock, Worcestershire.


Another Aston Martin sired lamb out of a Cairness See the Stars sired dam, from the same pen sold for 20,000gns to Arthur O’Keeffe, Cork.

 

Averages – 4 females, £840; 144 ram lambs, £2,852.50.

 

Auctioneers: United Auctions.

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