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Ayr Ewe & Gimmer Sale 2017
14th September 2017

Craig Wilson Ltd, Livestock Auction Mart, Whitefordhill, Ayr had forward 4158 Sheep comprising 1316 Blackface Ewes, 631 Blackface Gimmers, 102 Mule Gimmers, 157 Texel Gimmers, 199 Cheviot Gimmers, 357 Mule Ewe Lambs, 170 Mule Correct Ewes and 1226 Store Lambs at our Annual Blackface Ewe Sale.
Top Price went to Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Craig, Straiton for a pen which realised £84 Per Head and also the same price from Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Largs, Straiton. Second Top Price went to Messrs P W B Logan & Son, Brockloch, New Cumnock for a pen which realised £83 Per Head.
The 1316 Blackface Ewes sold Averaged £60.61 Per Head
(-£10.67 on the year).
Blackface Gimmers Sold to £147 and £136 for 2 pens shown by Messrs Robert McInnes & Co, Greystone Knowe, Fenwick with the overall average for 631 Blackface Gimmers being £100.07 (+ £4.70 on the year). With a large ringside of buyers present, especially from Northern Ireland , buyers were very selective with only the best being easily sold.
Two Blackface Stocks were forward from R McTaggart, Glenauchie, Straiton and W Cuninghame, Bellamore, Pinwherry.
Blackface Gimmers from Glenauchie sold to £126 and £109 whilst his Blackface Ewes sold to a Top Price of £85 for a pen of 3 Crop Ewes.
Blackface Gimmers from Bellamore sold to £131 and £121 whilst his Blackface Ewes sold to a Top Price of £90 for a pen of crop 1 Ewes.
1226 Store Lambs were forward, with very few Dairy Farmers in attendance due to the wet weather all classes again proved harder to cash.
(Leading Price Per Head:
Blackface Ewes: £84 Craig and Largs, £83 Brockloch, £82 Dalhabboch, £81 Knockdon, £78 Garpel.
Blackface Gimmers: £147 Greystone Knowe, £136 Greystone Knowe, £135 Ottersview, £129 Brisbane Mains.
Blackface Ewes (Stock): £101 Bellamore, £90 Bellamore, £85 Glenauchie, £78 Glenauchie, £77 Bellamore.
Blackface Gimmers (Stock): £131 Bellamore, £126 Glenauchie, £121 Bellamore.

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