Lanark – Blackface Females
Blackface females met a strong trade at Lanark on Saturday. Despite averages being back £290 on the year, 17 more were sold compared to 2015 and prices peaked at 5000gns.
Making top price was a gimmer from John and Charlie Harkin, Loughash, a daughter of a £3000 Dalchirla, out of a ewe by McRae. Due with a single to £20,000 Loughash, she sold to C Gallacher, Cattry, Ballybofey, Co Donegal.
Leading the ewe trade at 3600gns, was the first prize winner in the ewe class, a daughter of Geewhiz, from Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth. Out of a ewe by a son of a £13,000 Midlock and due with twins to the Beast, this three-crop ewe sold to Alastair MacArthur, Nunnerie, Elvanfoot, Biggar.
Averages: Overall, 68 BF females, £1354.04 (-£290 for 17 more sold). 42 gimmers, £1350 (+£49 for seven more); 26 ewes, £1360.56 (-£956 for 11 more).
Below are pictures of some of the top price lots, but to view the full selection of photographs taken, see our Photo Sales section.
To view the full selection of photographs taken, see our Photo Sales section.
Gimmers – 5000gns – Loughash, by £3000 Dalchirla, to C Gallacher, Cattry, Ballybofey, Co Donegal. 4600gns – Auldhouseburn, by £25,000 Auldhouseburn, to Andrew Campbell, Drimsynie, Lochgoilhead. 4000gns – Netherwood, by £18,000 Elmscleugh, to Grant Bros, Craigdoo, Kilcoo, Newry, Co Down. 3400gns – Midlock, by £14,000 Dalchirla, to Ewan Macmillan, Lurg, Fintry. 2500gns – Nunnerie, by £50,000 Dalwyne, to D McSwiggan, Gortin, Co Tyrone; Midlock, by £12,000 Aitkenhead, to I & G Davidson, Gleno, Larne, Northern Ireland. 2000gns – Auldhouseburn, by £25,000 Auldhouseburn, to T Bagan, Waterlands, Stewarton.
Ewes – 3600gns – Allanfauld, by Geewhiz, to Alastair MacArthur, Nunnerie. 3000gns – Loughash, by £24,000 Elmscleugh, to C Gallacher, Cattry, Ballybofey, Co Donegal. 2500gns – Dalwyne, by Buffalo, to J Harkin, Loughash, Co Tyrone; Lurg, by £50,000 Pole, to R Munro, Fanmore, Ulvaferry, Mull. 2400gns – Lurg, by £1000 Lurg, to Miss O Harkin, Donnemana, Co Tyrone. 2300gns – Dalblair, by £4000 Midlock, to T & M Paterson, Dunruchan, Muthill, Crieff. 2000gns – Whelphill, by £10,000 Netherwood, to RS Mackay Farming, Westhills Farm, Rothbury, Morpeth.