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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.