The dispersal sale of David Dickie’s Knockenjig flock of unregistered Suffolk sheep attracted strong interest and buoyant prices.
The top price paid at Carlisle for Mr Dickie’s, of Sanquhar, stock was 780gns for a gimmer, scanned carrying twins to a Brotherstone ram; all ewes and gimmers were scanned in lamb to Allanshaws and Brotherstone rams, due to lamb in March.
Ewes sold to 680gns for a three crop ewe also scanned carrying twins to a Brotherstone ram, while ewe hoggs sold to 600gns for a March born hogg.
The sale averaged £524.41 and the leading prices were as follows:
Ewes: 690gns, 620gns, 600gns, 520gns
Gimmers: 780gns, 580gns, 520gns (x3)
Ewe Hoggs: 600gns, 520gns, 480gns, 420gns (x2), 320gns
(Harrison and Hetherington)