After technical problems yesterday here are some more highlights from the Beltex trade.
A 2200gns sale was the best of the day for John and Carol McIlwraith’s Balig flock, their topper was a Beachy Limited Edition son out of a Clary Hope sired dam. He sold to Michael Owens.
A 4200gns sale a few lots later saw Peter Kenyon buy a Kingledores Look At Me son from Richard Wood. This was out of Fearn Heaven, a Ian’s Good Buy daughter.
And late in the day came the top sheep from David Thornley’s Dooley flock. The subject of a fierce bidding war between two dedicated primestock show exhibitors this one was a Clovis V/h Groetenhof son out of Dun-Mor Gretal. This long, superbly fleshed tup was the pick of Andy and Becky Biship, Gloucestershire, but they had to see off strong bidding from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams to secure him at 4900gns.
In the ram lambs the top price I know of at the moment was a 4000gns bid for the third last lot on the ring from R T Wood. This third prize ram lamb from the Royal Highland Show is by Viagrow and out of Artnagullion Kyle. He sold to Texel breeders Proctors Farms with the intention of breeding primestock lambs.
A 1700gns bid saw the best of Fergus Harbison’s pen trade. This was a Rocksolid Knuckle Duster son out of a Glebe Early Riser sired dam. At 1400gns were a pair from R T Wood, the first, also by Viagrow is out of a Ulysses daughter and sold to up and coming H and H auctioneer Jimmy Little, Skiddaw View. The other, again by Viagrow is of the same dam as the 4000gns lamb and sold to Mr McMillan.
Selling for 1150gns was the top priced lamb in Andy and Becky Bishop’s pen. This Sundey Lucky Dip son is out of Hela Van’t Zaubekedal and sold to the Dunlop family, Biggar.
More prices and averages to follow….