28,000gns top call for Stirling Suffolks

An ET-bred ram lamb from Aberdeenshire breeder Robbie Wilson’s Strathisla flock made the top price of 28,000gns at the Suffolk Sheep Society’s show and sale at Stirling.

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 The lamb, which stood champion in the pre-sale show judged by breed society president Jim Jeffrey, Co Cork, is by the 23,000gns Rookery Rooney and out of a ewe by Lakeview Leroy. He was bought in a three-way split by Chris Holmes, Geoff Biddulph and the Barbour family.

Suffolk sheep, Strathisla, Stirling

Northern Ireland breeder Patrick Donnelly paid 20,000gns to add the best of the Birness flock’s lambs to his own Donrho flock. Consigned by George Stuart, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, the twin-born lamb is by Rhaeadr Giggsy and out of a Rhaeadr Flash Harry sired dam.


Four buyers shared the 18,000gns investment in Myfyr Evans ram lamb by the record breaking 90,000gns Ardlea Arbennig. Out of a ewe by Baileys Brigadier the Second, the lamb was split between Robbie Wilson, Mark Priestley, the Sufferan family and Paddy Grant.


Dan Tynan of the Ardlea flock paid 16,000gns for a lamb by Cairness Liam from S and W Tait, Co Tyrone that stood second in its class at Royal Ulster.


A 12,000gns call from Graham Christie secured a Forkins Figo son from Robbie Wilson and the bid was matched by three Northern Ireland buyers head by Denis Taylor to take an Ardlea Champion sired lamb from George Stuart.


A three-way split at 10,000gns bought the best Cairness lamb from Jimmy Douglas – sired by Cairness Cyclone –  and another 10,000gns bid from C A Proctor and Co bought a Cairnton Eyecatcher sired ram lamb from John Gibb, Fraserburgh.


Averages: 157 ram lambs £2111


(United Auctions)