THE Suffolk Sheep Society National sale at Shrewsbury had a top price of 5,200gns with a 68 per cent clearance rate for rams.
The sale leader was a ram lamb by Birness Hustler out of a Ballynacannon sired dam from Stephen Sufferin’s Crewelands flock Northern Ireland, whose nine ram lambs averaged £1,977. It was bought by Myfyr Evans, Denbighshire, for his Rhaeadr flock.
Another Hustler sired ram lamb from the same home sold for 4,000gns to J. McKelvey, Co Fermanagh.
The second top price of 5,100gns was for a ram lamb by Davishill Decision out of an Errigal Enterprise sired home-bred ewe from J.J. Tooze’s Spittal flock, Lanarkshire. The buyer was M. Pugh, Herefordshire.
Another ram lamb from the Spittal flock, this time by Crewelands Crete, sold for 4,000gns to Geoff Richmond’s Sullom flock, Goosnargh.
Selling for 3,200gns was a Birness Muzza sired ram lamb out of a home-bred Mountford Mustang sired dam from P.D. Taylor’s Ballycannon flock, Northern Ireland, which sold to L. and M. Liggett, Co Tyrone.
S.J. Buckley, Derbyshire, took a bid of 3,000gns for a Logie Durno Sonny Bill sired lamb from his Sitlow flock.
The topped price female at 1,050gns was a shearling gimmer from S.W. Cobbald’s Lavenham flock, Suffolk, which sold to R.J. Woolway, Cambridgeshire.
Mrs Tooze had the top price ewe lamb at 800gns which was knocked down to Aaron Kirby and Son, Northallerton.
Averages - 9 shearling ewes, £696; 7 ewe lambs, £646; 4 shearling rams, £512; 104 ram lambs, £1,092.
Auctioneers: J. Straker, Chadwick and Sons with Halls.