There was a buzz in Stirling on Monday when demand for both Lleyn females and rams soared. 100% of the shearling gimmers sold and hit an average of £185.97, up £43.52 on the year. Ewe lambs had the greatest improvement averaging £107.69 up a huge £46.75 on the year.
Hamish Goldie with champion shearling gimmers
The female top price was £260 for shearling gimmers and it was realised three times. Firstly JK Goldie, South Bower Houses hit the top spot with his second prize ewes selling to RL Morris & Partners, Blairgowrie.
Finlay McGowan, Incheoch was next to hit £260 twice selling to J & C Grant, Caithness and RL Morris & Partners. The champion females from Hamish Goldie were not far behind realising £250 to Stuart MacMillan, Isle of Islay.
Hamish Goldie had a good day also topping the ewe lamb section at £150 to RL Morris & Partners. The first prize pen from Farmstock Genetics of Selkirk sold for £145/head to C Gammage, Lanark.
Ian Walling with Champion ram for Farmstock Genetics
There were plenty of buyers for rams also, with very few returning home. Michael Cursiter for Laga Farms Ltd, Orkney topped the sale at 1300gns with the first shearling ram into the ring. Bred by a homebred ram, he sold to Gordon Munro of Shetland.
Farmstock Genetics hit the 1000gn mark with the champion bred from a homebred sire and also selling to Gordon Munro.
Judge: Dennis Ison, Lockerbie
1st Hamish Goldie £250 to Stuart MacMillan
2nd JK Goldie £260 to RL Morris & Partners
3rd F McGowan £250 to Stuart MacMillan
1st Farmstock Genetics £145 to C Gammage
2nd H Goldie £150 to RL Morris & Partners
1st H Goldie 500gns to Firm of Gillan
1st Farmstock Genetics 1000gns to Gordon Munro
2nd JA & R Geldard 600gns to T Smith & Son
3rd H Goldie 700gns to G Brown & Sons
Shearling Gimmers to £260 average £185.97 (+43.52)
Ewe Lambs to £150 average £107.69 (+46.75)
Aged Rams to 500gns average £525.00
Shearling Rams to 1300gns average £529.88 (62.98)
JK Goldie £260
F McGowan £260 (x2)
F McGowan £250 (x2)
H Goldie £250
JA & R Geldard £230
H Goldie £230
H Goldie £150
Farmstock Genetics £145
Farmstock Genetics £105 (x2)
Laga Farms Ltd 1300gns
Farmstock Genetics 1000gns
LJ Steen 800gns
Laga Farms 700gns
H Goldie 700gns
Laga Farms 600gns
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