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By Jonathan Long: Yesterday’s dispersal of Dan Tynan’s Ardlea flock of Suffolks, prompted by flock manager Pat Greaney’s impending move to the UK, saw prices hit a high of €6500gns for stock tup Burnview B52. This one, bred by Willie Tait, is by Cairness Liam and out of a dam by Baileys Invincible. He sold for export to Belgium with Claude Van Wijnsberghe.
Leading the female prices at €5000gns was a Forkins bred ewe by Cairness Kinane. This one, ADR L16, is out of a dam by Cairness Scholes and is dam of the flock’s top ram lamb at Kelso this time round which sold for £4800. She sold in-lamb to Burnview B52 and joined Steven Suffren.
Next best at €3800gns was another of the flock ewes, the dam of 90,000gns breed record holder Ardlea Arbennig. This was 33H L30, a daughter of Cairness Golddust out of a dam by Cairness Save The Day. Again in lamb to B52 she sold to Myfyr Evans, Rhaeadr, the purchaser of Arbennig.
Following her at €3500gns was the leading ewe lamb of the sale, PNS 12 028, a Whitestone Footprint daughter out of a dam by Strathisla Sea Bird. She sold to Norman Robinson.
And making €2900gns was a gimmer by Pexhill Real Lucky. This was PNS 11 024, out of a dam by Whitestone Warrior she sold in lamb to B52 and was claimed by Ashley Borthwick, Ayrshire.
Another gimmer then traded at €2500gns, with this one being PNS 11 011, a Baileys Bachus daughter out of a dam by Rhaeadr Rossi. She sold in-lamb to B52 and was bought by Martin Butler.
Recipients carrying embryos peaked at €1000gns when selling to Calude Van Wijnsberghe.
Best call in the productions sales also held on the same day was a €2500 sale from the Wilson family to Jim Gant, with one from Arthur O’Keefe at €2000 to Chris Holmes, Rookery. Full details on this to follow in due course.
Ardlea averages; 19 ewes €1500, 23 gimmers €1124, 21 ewe lambs €876, 13 recipients carrying embryos €724.
Stirling must have a buzz in the air now as a new breed record has just been set by Dan Tynan, Ardlea flock, Co Laois, who has just sold a lamb by Cairness Liam out of a ewe by Cairness Goldust for 90,000gns, with the buyer being Myfyr Evans for his Rhaeadr flock. A full brother to this lamb will be offered for sale in Roscrea. Underbidder here was believed to be Jimmy Douglas.
Also in the Ardlea pen was one by Pexhill Real Lucky out of a daughter of Cairness Cold Play, this one went at 7000gns.
Just prior to that, Myfyr’s run topped at 14,000gns for a son of Baileys BMW out of a Thurston Calzaghe ewe who was breed champion at the RWAS and second prize gimmer at RHAS in 2009.
Selling at 8000gns for Myfyr was a triplet lambb Baileys Brigadier The Second out of a ewe by Cairness New Approach whose twin brother sold in Edinburgh for 4000gns and goes back to the 70,000gns Rhaeadr Rossi.
At the samemoney was another by Baileys BMW this time out of a Baileys Blockbuster ewe.Also in his pen was the 6000gns son of Limestone To-Tal out of a Strathisla Speed daughter which was purchased at the innfield dispersal last year.
Topping the offering from the Whitestone flock of WG Troup, Aberdeenshire was a lamb by Cairness Liam out of a Baileys Harvey daughter. This one sold at 10,000gns.