The inaugural Borderway Beauties Suffolk Female sale took place at Carlisle on Friday where a packed ringside saw a top price of 6500gns achieved twice in quick succession.
I & J Barbour’s Annan based Solwaybank flock produced both gimmers and the first of these was FHT:17:01457, sired by Collessie Cartier and out of a Solwaybank Goldfinger daughter who’s maternal sister Eva Jane won Champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2014. This gimmer was purchased by Messrs Craft from Fife.
The other gimmer to sell at this money was a Lakeview Harbinger daughter out of a Solwaybank Solario sired ewe, the successful bidder on this occasion was Messrs Delves, Churchstoke, Powys.
Mark Priestley’s Limestone flock produced the next best price when his first gimmer forward, KPC:17:00825, sold for 4800gns to Messrs Machray from Aberdeenshire. Sired by Strathbogie A Kind Of Magic and out of a homebred ewe by Limestone Brigadier two of this gimmer’s full sisters were sold in the Three Nations Sale for 3000gns a head.
Dennis Taylor’s Ballynacannon KKW:17:00833 was knocked down at 4100gns to Messrs Hughes from Anglesey. She was sired by Solwaybank Master Debator and out of a Burnview bred ewe by Erigal Simply The Best.
The best of the ewe lambs came from Andrew Wilson’s Castleisle Flock, DDX:18:01080 was purchased by Messrs Cobbald from Suffolk from 3200gns. The lamb was sired by 10,000gns Lakeview Armani and out of a prolific breeding female from the Shannagh flock.
S & W Tait’s Burnview flock sold to a top of 3000gns for their shearling gimmer T86:17:01121. Sired by 18,000gns Ballynacannon Attitute this gimmer was out of a Forkins Ferrari Li daughter and is a sister to the flock’s show gimmer. She was purchased by Messrs Turner from Hatton in Derbyshire.
Ballynacannon flock 4 shearling gimmers £1438.50, 4 ewe lambs £669.38 Birness flock 5 shearling gimmers £1014.30, Bridgeview flock 2 shearling gimmers £777, 3 ewe lambs £1050 Burnview flock 5 shearling gimmers £1942.50 Carony flock 6 shearling gimmers £1268.75 Castleisle flock 2 shearling gimmers £1680, 2 ewe lambs £2205 Convoy flock 4 shearling gimmers £1063.12 Crewelands flock 4 shearling gimmers £651 Forkins flock 1 shearling gimmer £420 Limestone flock 1 shearling gimmer £5040, 4 ewe lambs £1330.88 Mullaghboy flock 2 shearling gimmers £813.75 Salopian flock 3 shearling gimmers £602, 1 ewe lamb £1890 Solwaybank flock 6 shearling gimmers £3062.50