Sale at Thainstone 2022

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.

Averages

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)

Top Prices

Senior Ewes

D & B Henderson £162

D & B Henderson £160

D & B Henderson £145

L Cruden £138

D & B Henderson £118

Shearling Ewes

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

Ewe Lambs

R& S Turnbull £125

R & S Turnbull £122

R & S Turnbull £118

Rams

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

Pre-Sale Show

Judge – Michelle Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny

Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs

  1. R & S Turnbull, Anniston Farm, Inverbervie £125

Pen of 5 Shearling Ewes

  1. D & B Henderson, Nether Toucks, Stonehaven £190
  2. Laga Farms Ltd, Arwick, Evie £160
  3. Norman Lawrence, Blackpots, Auchnagatt £180

Shearling Ram

  1. Norman Lawrence, Blackpots, Auchnagatt (2)
  2. C C & C Crawford, Teuchitfauld, Maud (12) 600gns
  3. Laga Farms Ltd, Arwick, Evie (8) 800gns

Champion Pen of Females (Allflex Trophy)

D & B Henderson, Nether Toucks, Stonehaven £190

Champion Male (Allflex Trophy)

Norman Lawrence, Blackpots, Auchnagatt (2)

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