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Northtyne Suffolks sell to 3800gns

By Jonathan Long on July 26, 2011 2:06 PM
Monday’s dispersal of the Northtyne flock of Suffolks for Don Robertson saw prices peak at 3800gns for the flock’s stock ram Glenhead Infusion.Email Glenhead Infusion L68 3800g.jpgThis 2008-born tup bred by Angus Wilson is by Cairness Warlord and out of a dam by Cairness Enchantment. He sold to the Campbell family for their Thrunton flock.

Next best of 2900gns was paid twice, with the first bid at this level coming from Iain Barbour for a 2007-born ewe by Glenhead Purely The Best, FFH: J35. This one is out of a Glenisla Grimaldi sired ewe and goes back to Glenhead Gladiator.Email Ntyne L14 2900g.jpg

Also making this price was a ram lamb, FFH: 11:022, by Glenhead Infusion and out of a Stockton Sakhee daughter. He sold to A Neale, Broughton Moor, Cumbria.

And the same buyer paid the next best of 2300gns to secure a son of the best priced ewe. This one, FFH:11: 020 was also a Glenhead Infusion son.

Following that at 1750gns was the first of the ram lambs through the ring, FFH: 11:001. This one is by 26,000gns sire Glenhead Gold and is out of a dam by Glenhead Infusion and was knocked down to Northern Agriculture, Yokefleet, East Yorkshire.

Then making 1400gns was a one-lamb ewe by Glenhead Infusion, FFH: L18. This one is out of a Solwaybank Insignia-sired dam and was dam of the 1750gns ram lamb. She sold to an undisclosed buyer.

A quartet then sold at 1300gns, with the first two being shearling ewes going to undisclosed buyers. First to go was FFH:N10 a Glenhead Infusion daughter out of a Glenhead Purely the Best dam out of the 2900gns ewe. Second at this price was another Infusion daughter out of a dam by Northtyne Drifter.

Also paying this money was S Higginson, Gelston, when buying another of the shearling ewes, another by Infusion daughter out of a Northtyne Drifter, sired dam.

And the final 1300gns sale came for another of the ram lambs, FFH:11:0011. Again sired by Infusion this one is out of a Glenhead Purely the Best dam and goes back to Glenisla Grimaldi.

Averages; 33 ewes £717.82, 15 shearling ewes £1042.30, 20 ewe lambs £647.33, one stock ram £3,990, 12 ram lambs £1172.50 (Harrison and Hetherington).

Photo report from Kelso

Here’s a brief report by Jonathan Long from Friday’s tup sale at Kelso, more details will follow in due course.

Selling for £4800, a new Kelso record for a Suffolk shearling was one from Thrunton, this was a Strathisla Black and Gold son and sold to Mike Davis. (hutch)2965s thrunton 4800.jpgBest in the Suffolk ram lambs was a £4200 call for one from the Benzies, Meikleson. This was a Strathisla Speed son.(hutch)2944bS miekleson 4200.jpg
Taking the top call of the day at £10,000 were Peter and Lynn Gray with a Texel shearling from their Scrogtonhead flock. This one is a son of Douganhill Monarch, Scrogtonhead Power House. He sold to Jack Arnott, Haymount and the Campbell family, Thrunton.(hutch)3333s scrogtonhead 10.000.jpgSelling at £7000 was another Texel shearling, this time on from Douganhill Farms which sold to Fraser Beard, Carlisle.Kelso Texel 7000 douganhill.jpgFollowing that at £6000 was one fromAlesx Gray, which sold to Lilburn Estates. This was a Clydeside Oscar son.(hutch)3379s gray 6000.jpgTop call in the Bluefaced Leicesters on offer was a £7000 call for one from Firth. (hutch)bfl304s firsth.jpgThen making £5500 was a Blueface from Dreva. (hutch)272bS dreva 5500.jpgIn the Border Leicesters, the breed which used to dominate the sales, the top call was a £3000 bid for one from John Jeffries, Kersnowe.(hutch)28s - jeffries BL 3000.jpgMaking £1800 was a Beltex two shear tup from Mary Dunlop, Corstane.(hutch)728s corstane.jpg More to follow in due course…..

And selling at £1200 was a Beltex shearling from Gavin Shanks, Inveresk.(hutch)667s inveresk 1200.jpg