The Dutch Spotted GB & Ireland Sheep Society held their annual sale on Friday 2nd October with a top price of 2000gns achieved for a shearling gimmer.
This was Tardoes Classy Maria from Matthew Simpson’s flock. Classy Maria was sired by Tardoes Bunnahabhain and out of Tardoes Bonte Maria. She had been running with Tardoes Claymore and was purchased by Messrs Campbell from Ballymena.
Messrs Campbell also purchased Matthew’s next gimmer at 500gns. Tardoes Calla Lily was sired by an imported ram and had also been running with Tardoes Claymore.
The best of the ram lambs came from the same vendor and had the same purchaser this time at 450gns. This was Tardoes Duke, sired by Tardoes Bunnahabhain and out of Tardoes Bella Maria who had won 2nd prize in the Scottish Agricultural Online Show 2020.
1 Shearling Gimmers £1312.50; 3 Shearling Rams £199.50; 4 Ram Lambs £273.00