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A strong trade for Suffolk females was seen at Beeston last Saturday with prices topping at 3600gns for a one-lamb ewe from Ross Lawrence’s Roundacre flock. This one was a Meiklson Impression daughter sold carrying a pair to this year’s Edinburgh champion Cairness Kaos. She sold to John Gould for the Rychmae flock, Buxton.
Next best was a 3100gns bid for a shearling ewe from the Cairness consignment of Jimmy Douglas. This one is by Cairness Just the Best and was carrying twins to 20,000gns sire Cairness Achievement. She was bought by James and Liam Scott, Peterhead.
The next two top calls in the senior ewes were also made for Cairness stock, with 2000gns paid for a three crop ewe by Cairness Save the Day by Bill Troup, Sauchen, for the Whitestone flock. Then making 1500gns was a Cragroe Craftsman daughter which sold to Gary Beacom, Northern Ireland for the Lakeview flock.
Topping the ewe lambs was a 1700gns sale for one from John Sinnett’s Stockton flock. This was a daughter of Morris Les which sold to J L Davies, Aberaeron for the Frongoy flock.
A pair of ewe lambs then traded at 1450gns, the first being a Thurston Calzaghe daughter from David Jones, Ruthin. She sold to Mary Cornish, Buckfastleigh, Devon. Second at this price was another from the Stockton offering by Morris Les. She was taken by Mike Davies and Sons for the Safaddan flock, Brecon.
Averages; 54 ewes £590.92, 44 shearling ewes £514.71, 42 ewe lambs £402.75 (Wright Manley).
A top call of 1200gns was the highlight of the dispersal of the Manorhouse and Craven flocks of Suffolks for father and son team David and John Calvert, West Marton, Skipton.
This top call was made by H Annett and Sons, Morpeth, Northumberland, when buying a one lamb ewe by Saffadan Smartie carrying a set of twins by Kings Talent.
Another of the same age and by the same sire, but this time carrying a single to Westcarse Wallace then sold at 950gns to C Lowry, Rockfield, Monmouthshire, while another one lamb ewe again by Smartie sold to Messrs Annett for 900gns.
Topping the two lamb ewes was a 780gns bid for a Glenhead Grimaldi daughter carrying twins by Kings Talent. She was bought by P McFadzean, Dumfries, while one by Manorhouse Solo sold to Geoff Riby, Bridlington.
In the three lamb ewes a 720gns sale saw a Birness Goldstorm daughter sell to Mr Lowry, with a four crop ewe by 30,000gns sire Cairness Golden Star sold to C R Emmett, Truro, for 750gns.
Leading the shearling ewes was a 720gns bid for another daughter of Safaddan Smartie, carrying a pair by Rhaedr Rocket Star. She also headed to Cornwall, being bought by N Dalgarmo.
But the trade of the day was reserved for the ewe lambs which peaked at 920gns for a daughter of Craven Cracker which sold to Mr McFadzean. Then a Kings Talent daughter made 800gns when selling to J A and M Gornall, Clitheroe,and another by Cracker sold at 750gns to Robert Percival, Carlisle.
Averages; 30 flock ewes £541.50, 16 shearling ewes £488.25, 14 ewe lambs £553.50 (Wright Manley with CCM Auctions).