The flock, established at Turrif, Aberdeenshire in 1994, was dispersed in total with the 3200gns bid coming for a 2005-bred ewe by the successful sire Craighead Hercules. This ewe, from one of the flock’s top families, is out of a Wartle Goliath dam and was bought by Alastair Beaton,
The next lot in the ring made 3000gns to join John Forsyth’s
John Forsyth was in again at 2000gns to claim a 2006-bred ewe by Cornerstone Isaac. This ewe, which goes back to the flock’s foundation breeding from the Knock flock, is in-lamb to Garngour Noblemen that was bought at Lanark in 2007 for 16,000gns and has already produced a 20,000gns son.
A 2000gns call from Gordon Graham, Strathaven, secured the flock’s highest priced ewe lamb. By Courthill Napoleon and out of a Milnbank Klondyke ewe, the lamb was a show winner last season. Best of the Haremoss gimmers was one by Anglezarke Mr Bojangles that was also shown successfully last year and is in-lamb to the Courthill sire. She made 1400gns to Acorn Farms,
Top call at the Scottish National show and sale was 1600gns paid by Andy Ryder, Moffat,
Another gimmer from the Drumpark consignment made 1200gns and stood champion. The gimmer is also by Maverick and in-lamb to Oxygen. Buyer was T Shepherd, Dunlop, Ayrshire.
The dispersal of the Croft flock for the Howieson family at Biggar saw bidding reach 1700gns for a gimmer by Easterseat Minstrel and in-lamb to Llangwm Ollie Maguire. She goes to Donald Simpson, Co Antrim. Leading the Croft ewes at 1400gns was one by Whineray Lee and in-lamb to the Llangwm tup. The ewe heads for Selkirk with Norrie Douglas.
Averages: Haremoss – 26 ewes £981; 24 gimmers £561 and 25 ewe lambs £574. Croft – 22 gimmers £495 and 19 ewes £469. Collective sale – 60 gimmers £347; six ewes £217 and three ewe lambs £157. (Lawrie and Symington).