Annual Show & Sale at Stirling Livestock Market (UA)

Today’s sale saw a good clearance across the board.  With a solid commercial customer base for the females and plenty of interest in the rams forward. 

The shearling ewes saw a top of £250/head from the pen of the pre-sale judge H Gillan, Cupar.  He sold this stylish pen to WG Henderson, Stonehaven.  Next the Goldie Family at Orchard Lleyn, Dumfries sold at pen at £210/head to C Gammage, Lanark.  There were four pens hit the £200/head mark, these came from Orchard Lleyn, Laga Farms, Orkney, B & J Hill, Kirriemuir and JK Goldie, Dumfries.  There was a run of commercial type sheep sold at £170-£180.

Ewe lambs saw excitement with those pens picked out selling well.  Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk sold the champion pen of five for £180/head to AN Ritchie on behalf of Barbreck Farm, Lochgilphead.  Again, H Gillan was in the highlights selling two pens at £160/head to R & M Osborne, Angus and another pen to C Gammage, Lanark.  Other pens including a ring full of 26 head from M Calderwood, Rosneath sold for £120/head.

Rams sold exceptionally well with only one failing to find a new home.  Laga Farms, Orkney topped the trade selling a Lagas (00971/2014513) sired by a homebred ram for 1200gns to breeders C & C Crawford, Peterhead.  The Davidson Family from Orkney sold a Skaill ram (01674/2004595) sired by a Whitcastles for 1000gns to breeder M Calderwood, Rosneath.  Laga Farms had the next two top prices with a Bennett sired ram selling for 900gns to JS Shaw, Dunfermline and a Williams sired ram selling for 850gns to GW & KP Lawrie, Angus.  Through the middle of the sale rams were easily changing hands for 600-700gns.  Nothing sold for less than 350gns.

Averages

334 Shearling ewes to £250 av £181

59 Ewe lambs to £180 av £134

29 Rams to 1200gns av £659

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

H Gillan £250

Orchard Lleyn £210

Orchard Lleyn £200

Laga Farms £200

B & J Hill £200

JK Goldie £200

H Goldie £195

Laga Farms £190

C Davidson £190

Ewe Lambs

Farmstock Genetics £190

H Gillan £160 (x2)

M Calderwood £120

Farmstock Genetics £120

Rams

Laga Farms (108) 1200gns

C Davidson (105) 1000gns

Laga Farms (109) 900gns

Laga Farms (110) 850gns

Orchard Lleyn (120) 800gns

H Goldie (125) 800gns

JK Goldie (118) 750gns

Show Results

Judge: Hugh Gillan

Shearling Rams

  1. H. Goldie (125)
  2. C. & C Crawford (129)
  3.  JK Goldie (117)

Shearling Ewes

  1. JK Goldie
  2. Orchard Lleyns
  3. C & C Crawford

Ewe Lambs

  1. Farmstock Genetics
  2. Daye Tucker

Champion - Farmstock Genetics Ewe lambs

 

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