Overnight rain showers helped bring people to Thainstone where 100% clearance on the females was reached and only 4 rams left unsold. Averages across all sections were up on the year.
The senior ewes saw D & B Henderson from Stonehaven sell pens of 1 crop at £162 and £160/head to A & N Gordon, Granton on Spey. Another pen sold at £145/head to H Milne, Sandhaven. L Cruden, Dyce sold a pen of 1 cop for £138/head to S Montgomery, Turriff.
Shearling ewes peaked at £195/head for a pen of ten from C & C Crawford, Maud. They were purchased by A & E Wyness, Stonehaven. The champion pen of five from D & B Henderson sold at £190/head to S Montgomery. Messrs Montgomery purchased three pens at £180/head from N Lawrence, Ellon. All shearling ewes sold for £155/head and above.
A small but stylish entry of ewe lambs from R & S Turnbull, Inverbervie topped at £125 for the show pen, purchased by G Bain, Memsie. The same buyer bought another pen at £118/head. DT Malcomso, Shetland paid £122/head for a pen of ten.
Travelled from Orkney, Laga Farms topped the rams with Lagas (00971/2115754) sired by Brynowen Governor. Purchased by C Hibberd, Straloch for 800gns. Another Lagas ram by the same sire (00971/2116138) sold for 680gns to A & N Gordon, Granton on Spey. The second prize ram from C & C Craford, Haywood Knight (01952/2100349) sired by Brightonhouse Final King sold for 600gns to HF Dunecht, Strathdon. N Lawrence had two away from his pen at 600gns.
60 Senior Ewes to £162 av. £144
163 Shearling Ewes to £195 av. £172 (+1)
25 ewe Lambs to £125 av. £121 (+26)
11 Rams to 800gns av. £580 (+92)
D & B Henderson £162
D & B Henderson £160
D & B Henderson £145
L Cruden £138
D & B Henderson £118
C & C Crawford £195
D & B Henderson £190
N Lawrence £180 (x3)
R & S Turnbull £178
D & B Henderson £178
N Lawrence £175
R & S Turnbull £170
Laga Farms £170
R& S Turnbull £125
R & S Turnbull £122
R & S Turnbull £118
Laga Farms (8) 800gns
Laga Farms (10) 680gns
C & C Crawford (12) 600gns
N Lawrence (3) 600gns
N Lawrence (4) 600gns
Laga Farms (208) 600gns
Judge – Michelle Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny
Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs
Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes
Champion Pen of Females (Allflex Trophy)
D & B Henderson, Nether Toucks, Stonehaven £190
Champion Male (Allflex Trophy)
Norman Lawrence, Blackpots, Auchnagatt (2)