The Beltex Beauties female sale once again attracted great interest and sold to a top price of 7500gns. Noted breeders consigned to the sale included Neale & Janet McQuiston of Airyolland flock; Wade & Alison McCrabbe of Ardstewart flock; R & K Williams of Blackjack flock; Messrs Buckle of Buckles & Broxty flocks; Richard Wood of Kingledores flock; Stuart Wood of Woodies flock; Elizabeth McAllister of Artnagullion flock; Jock McMillan of Clary flock and Paul Tippetts of Hackney flock.
It was a show gimmer from the Woodies flock that scooped the top price of the day at 7500gns for Woodies Carmen, a February born daughter of Loandhu Bonzo and out of the noted The Godfather daughter Woodies Wild Wind. She was purchased by Messrs Owen from Gwynedd.
Following at 5800gns was Wade and Alison McCrabbe’s Ardstewart Crybaby sired by Ardstewart Armani and out of Woodies Armadillo. This gimmer was purchased by fellow breeder Gary Beacom to join his Co Fermanagh based Lakeview flock.
The Ardstewart flock sold another two gimmers at 4000gns or above resulting in a good flock average of £2406.25. Ardstewart Curly Sue sired by Muirton Arrowstar and out of Ardstewart Tough Diva was sold for 4400gns to Messrs Boden for their Mellor Vale flock.
Another by Muirton Arrowstar, Ardstewart Candy Kiss sold for 4000gns to another consignor Paul Tippetts. This gimmer was out of the Rathbone Tony daughter Ardstewart Attitute.
Neale and Janet McQuistin’s Airyolland Cassiopeia sired by Tercrosset Action Man and out of Airyolland Aphrodite was the best of this consignment when she sold for 3600gns to Messrs Swinnerton from Market Drayton.
A substitute entry from Elizabeth McAllister’s Artnagullion flock sold for 2200gns. This was Artnagullion Cashmere sired by Ardstewart Blue Boy and out of a homebred Woodies Snoop Dog daughter. This gimmer was also purchased by Messrs Swinnerton.
Paul Tippetts’ Hackney flock’s offering topped at 2000gns for a full ET sister to the Great Yorkshire Show Interbreed Champion. This substitute entry Hackney Caribbean was sired by Kingledores Braveheart and out of Hackney What A Girl.
Flock averages – Aiyolland Flock 11 shearling gimmers £1479.54; Ardstewart flock 12 shearling gimmers £2406.25; Artnagullion flock 7 shearling gimmers £870; Buckles & Broxty flocks 5 shearling gimmers £1071; Clary flock 9 shearling gimmers £681.33, 1 ewe lamb £630; Hackney flock 8 shearling gimmers £1034.25; Kingledores flock 6 shearling gimmers £1046; Woodies flock 7 shearling gimmers £2433, 1 ewe lamb £735