Sale Report for Stirling Market on September 16, 2017
Although the weather was fine and dry it acted against the ZSA Stirling sale as many potential buyers were kept at home harvesting. As a result many of the show animals failed to meet their reserves. Included in these was the show champion, a very smart ewe lamb, Greystone Emblem from Mr A Baird and Ms M McLaren.
The sale topper was the first prize Aged Tup , Dyfi Adam a Beech Hay Tornado son bred by Miss S Rowlands, from Mr J Thorburn, Holmlea selling at 500gns to M J Clarke,East Tullyfergus, Alyth. This was followed at 420gns for the second prize ewe lamb, Torranyard Eliza, a February born lamb by Corrybrae Discovery out of the Brace Serena daughter Torranyard Carina from Mrs Lorraine Crum and purchased by G McCornick, Stewarton, Kirkinner, Newton Stewart. Mrs Crum also received the top price for the Flock ewes at 200gns selling the Brace Serena daughter Torranyard Bethany to J Chapman, Skipton. Mrs Chapman then when on and bought the top price Gimmer at 400gns from M & J Simpson, Tardoes. This second prize gimmer was the Brimar Cuthbert daughter Billesley Dee-Berty bred by Mrs Murphy.
The next best male, price wise, was the first prize tup lamb and reserve male champion Craigies Ee By Gum from Mr Stuart Craig. This Wallacetown Tristan son out of Eildon Hill Carisma going back to East Middle made 300gns, selling to K R Howman, Borland, Blairgowrie.
Thanks must go to our Judge for the day, Mrs R Megarell who travelled all the way from Northern Ireland , the inspectors and other helpers, the market and lastly all the new breeders and purchasers who helped to put a solid base on the trade.
Aged Tup (1) 500gns
Shearling Tups (2) 150gns
Tup Lambs (5) 158gns
Flock Ewes (4) 112gns
Gimmers (3) 266gns
Ewe Lambs (23) 152gns
Report submitted by Matthew A simpson