Ladies Day at the Stirling Sale
It was ladies day all the way at the Scottish Region Sale at Stirling Livestock Mart on 17th May with Ewe Lambs and Gimmers averaging well over £500.
It was a Ewe Lamb that took the top price of 1000gns and this came over from Northern Ireland for Kevin McCarthys Creelly Flock. This ewe lamb is sired by the top price ram lamb at the 2021 Premier Sale, Creelly Superstar with Ballycreelly, Graylen and Glenbrook breeding in her pedigree as well. This lamb heads to Finlay Crocker at Perth for the Speediehill Flock.
Mr McCarthy sold another Ewe Lamb for 800gns, this time from his Ballycreelly Flock and carried similar breeding to the previous Lamb. This lovely lady had been made Reserve Female Champion at the pre sale show and makes her way to Lockerbie for Mr A Parker.
600gns was the next call, another Ewe Lamb but this time for Charles & Jan Hurst from Worcestershire. This Bugle Gate Ewe Lamb was sired by Ballycreelly Sir Harry and carries Yarcombe, Whitehead and Thorbeck genetics. This Lamb will also join the Speediehill Flock of Finlay Crocker.
580gns was the next on the list, this was a Lecropt Gimmer from the Stirling based McFarlane & Rennie team, sired by a previous Royal Highland Champion, Lecropt Fraser and is out of a homebred ewe. This ewe has a wee journey ahead of her heading to Northamptonshire to join Butchers, Tom & Roger Elliots newly formed Norborough Flock.
It was another Gimmer from the Lecropt Flock that became Overall Champion after it caught the eye of the pre sale judge Josephine Wray from Northern Ireland. This stylish Gimmer is again sired by Lecropt Fraser and out of a Kelsey sired homebred ewe. She sold for 520gns to the Galbraiths Graylen Flock at Kendal
Rams seemed harder to cash in with only three being sold. A top of 500gns was realised twice for Northern Ireland breeders which made their journey worthwhile. Kevin McCarthy sold his Male Champion & Reserve Overall Champion from Ballycreelly to Jon Barnard from the Stourfield Flock in Devon and Andrew Stamper & Elizabeth McCarthy sold their Birkhill Ram Lamb to Donald & Anne Henderson for the Maranatha Flock in Inverness.
Auctioneers: United Auctions
1 shearling ram 400gns
2 ram lambs, both 500gns
6 gimmers, top 580gns, average £519.75
10 ewe lambs, top 1000gns, average £540.23
Thanks to NFU Mutual for their generous sponsorship.
Overall Champion & Female Champion: Lot 30 Roy & Jane McFarlane & Lorna Rennie 53Y2200604 (Shearling Ewe)
Reserve Female Champion: Lot 43 KP and A E McCarthy BALLYCREELLY 54S2301604 (Ewe Lamb)
Reserve Overall Champion & Male Champion: Lot 9 KP and AE McCarthy BALLYCREELY 54S2301617 (Ram Lamb)
Reserve Male Champion: Lot 4 Jane & Roy McFarlane & Lorna Rennie LECROPT 53Y2200614 (Shearling Ram)
1st Lot 43 KP and A E McCarthy BALLYCREELLY 54S2301604
2nd Lot 44 K McCarthy CREELLY D472301709
3rd Lot 42 Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL B832300023
4th Lot 38 CR and JE Hurst BUGLE GATE A742301014
1st Lot 30 Roy and Jane McFarlane and Lorna Rennie 53Y2200604
2nd Lot 31 Roy and Jane McFarlane and Lorna Rennie 53Y2200609
3rd Lot 19 CR and JE Hurst BUGLE GATE A742200836
4th Lot 18 CR and JE Hurst BUGLE GATE A742200833
1st Lot 9 KP and AE McCarthy BALLYCREELY 54S2301617
2nd Lot 12 Anne and Donald Henderson MARANTHA B902300607
3rd Lot 11 Roy and Jane McFarlane and Lorna Rennie LECROPT 53Y2300630
4th Lot 8 E McCarthy and A Stamper BIRKHILL F482301358
1st Lot 4 53Y2200614 Roy and Jane McFarlane & Lorna Rennie
2nd Lot 6 D662200025 Emma Kerr
3rd Lot 5 D662200023 Emma Kerr
4th Lot 7 D662200027 Emma Kerr