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Here’s a full run down of the best prices from today’s Suffolk sale. Leading the prices at 6000gns twice was Robbie Wilson.
First to make this money was a shearling ewe, FNV L149, this is by Strathbeg Stan the Man and out of a dam by Glenho Gurka which is ET sister to last year’s Balmoral interbreed champion, she sold carrying a pair to Cairness Kaos. Buying this one was Mary Cornish, Devon.
Second to go at this money was the only ewe lamb forward from Robbie, FNV N39. This one is by Glenhead Golden Phoenix and out of a Strathisla Kingsway daughter. She is ET sister to Strathisla Dead Lucky and he dam was sold for 8500gns last year. Having stood first at this year’s Royal Highland Show she sold to Norman Robinson, Northern Ireland.Then making 5100gns was another from Robbie, a shearling by Strathisla Stoner and out of a dam by Glenhead the McCoy. She sold carrying triplets to Strathisla Sea Bird and is ET sister to last year’s reserve champion at Shrewsbury. This one was bought by L F Dunn, Muir of Ord.Following that at 3600gns was yet another of the Strathisla shearlings, this time a Stan the Man daughter, FNV L15. She is out of a Kingsway daughter and sold with twins to Strathisla Speed and was bought by Ross Lawrence.A 3100gns bid saw Robbie re-invest some of his earlier takings in a ewe lamb from the Meikleson dispersal of the Benzie family. This was for Strathisla Sea Bird daughter DZA N15. Out of a dam by Cairness Warlord, she was reserve breed champion at this year’s Turriff Show.
Selling at 2800gns was a Cairness Star Flyer-sired ewe from the Benzies. This one DZA K70 is out of a Muiresk Rainbow Quest-sired dam and sold in lamb to Strathisla Sea Bird. She was bought by an undisclosed buyer believed to be a high profile Aberdeenshire-based flock.
Making 2600gns was another shearling from Strathisla FNV L29, a Strathisla Schumacher daughter out of a dam by Kingsway and in lamb to Cairness Kaos and scanned carrying a pair. This one also went to Mr Dunn.
A pair then sold at 2400gns, with the first being a Strathisla ET bred shearling by Stan the Man and out of a dam by Kingsway. This one, FNV L101, was sold carrying a single to Speed and is ET sister to Sea Bird, Savoy, Bejing and Shadrach. This one went to Graeme Christie, Aberdeenshire.
The other at this price was a ewe lamb from the Meikleson dispersal. This was DZA N10, a Sea Bird daughter out of a dam by Glenhead Glint O Gold. She went to the Egglestone family, Leicestershire.
Then at 2100gns was FNV L153, again from Robbie’s run. This one is a Lakeview Leeroy daughter out of a dam by Strathisla Schumacher and carrying twins to Strathisla Sea Bird. She went to Ashley Bothwell. After that was one at 2000gns, this was a Strathisla shearling by Leeroy and out of a Deveronside the Messiah daughter. Carrying a pair to Sea Bird, she goes back to Fordafourie Rio.
Selling for 1950gns was the last of the Meikleson ewe lambs, a March-born Strathisla Speed daughter daughter out of a Roseden Rock Star daughter. She sold to Gary Owen, Wales. Close behind at 1900gns was another of the Benzie’s ewe lambs, a Sea Bird daughter out of a dam by Rock Star, she went to Mr Barnetson and Son.
It was back to the Strathisla shearlings for the first of two 1800gns calls, with this price paid for a Strathisla Speed daughter FNV L120. She is out of a dam by Bawnogue Blazing Star and is full sister to 10,000gns Strathisla Obama. Buying this one was Mr Dunn.
This one sold in-lamb with twins to Cairness Kaos. The second transaction at this money came for another of the Benzies’ ewe lambs, DZA N12, she is by Sea Bird and out of a dam by Cairness Ninety Nine. She was bought by Patrick Machray.
At 1600gns was yet another of the Strathisla shearlings, FNV L89, again by Speed this one is out of a dam by Strathisla Shirocco and sold in-lamb to Sea Bird with twins. This one headed home with Mr Dunn. Selling at 1550gns was another of the Meiklson shearlings, this time a Cairness Ninety Nine daughter out of a dam by Conveth Marci Marvellous. She was sold in-lamb to Sea Bird and was bought by Mr Warren.
Averages; Innfield 20 ewes £727.65, 26 shearlings £632.42, 13 ewe lambs £354.58; Meikleson 23 ewes £754.17, two shearling ewes £693, 22 ewe lambs £946.43; Strathisla 33 shearling ewes £1596.95, one ewe lamb £6300 (Harrison and Hetherington).
Here’s a brief report by Jonathan Long from Friday’s tup sale at Kelso, more details will follow in due course.
And selling at £1200 was a Beltex shearling from Gavin Shanks, Inveresk.