A Cairness Achievement daughter secured the top price of 8,500gns at the annual production sale of the Cairness Flock of D G Douglas, Fraserburgh, at Carlisle on Saturday.

 

Selling to an undisclosed buyer, the gimmer was one of the best on offer from the flock and had been served to Whitestone Footprint. This ones dam was by Solwaybank Salute.

 

The next best bids came from a sample put forward by the Strathisla flock of Robert H Wilson, North Dorlaithers, Aberdeenshire.

 

At 5,000gns she was a daughter of Strathisla Speedson, the 25,000gns 2008 Edinburgh Champion. This ones dam, by Strathisla Kingsway sold for 12,000gns. She found a home with A J ad N A J Robinson, Summerhill House, Downpatrick.

 

Then at 4,000gns was a January 2010 born Glenhead Golden Phoenix daughter out of Strathisla Kingsway. This one went to S Govin, Flass Farm Cottages, Berwickshire.

 

Another from the Cairness flock also sold for 4,000gns. This one went to D J Duncan, Cherryvalley road, Crumlin. By Muiresk King of Diamonds, this one had been served to Whitestone Footprint, a Cairness Liam son.

 

Again at 4,000gns was an entry from W G Troup’s Whitestone Flock of Shaggart Farm, Sauchen. She is out of a Glenho Cowboy daughter and by Whitestone Warrior. She sold served to Cairness Cyclone, which sold to Gary Beacom for his Lakeview Flock for 26,000gns. This one went to J G Douglas, Woodhead of Cairness, Aberdeenshire.

 

Averages:

Cairness Flock:    8 ewes, £2,021.25; 34 gimmers, £1,561.10

STRATHISLA Flock: 10 ewes, £1,118.25, 42 gimmers £1,347.50

WHITESTONE Flock: 16 Gimmers            £790.78

STOCKTON Flock: 17 ewes, £ 718.32, 16 ewe lambs         £   764.53

HAZELTREE Flock: 9 gimmers, £493.50, 3 gimmers         £682.50

(Joint Auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington Ltd and United Auctions)