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Shearling Ram from Peter Gray gets top price of £9,200

Date: 10th September 2020

Auctioneer: Harrison and Hetherington

The Suffolk Kelso Replacement Sale in Carlisle on 10th September clearly delivered with Shearling ram averages up 17% on 2019 and an 80% clearance. Ram lamb sales delivered an increase on averages by £14 with a clearance of 72%.

Peter Gray’s Scrogton Flock (Ayreshire) topped the Kelso Replacement Sale at Carlisle on Thursday getting £9,200 for his Shearling Ram.

Indeed the Scrogton pen had the highest average of the day with the hammer falling on 11 shearlings at an average of £2,204 including other rams being purchased for £4,000 and £3,600. John Elliot’s Roxburgh Mains flock (Kelso) also had an excellent sale with an average of £1,450 for 11 shearling rams sold and top prices of £3,700, £2,600 and £2,000. Although there were 30 less shearlings sold, shearling rams achieved an excellent 80% clearance for an average of £926 which is up an impressive 17%, or £137, on 2019.

In the Lamb Ram class, Gordon Mackie’s Drimmie Flock (Angus) had the top price of £4,400 and got an average of £1,007 for his 7 ram lambs sold. Mrs R H Goldie’s Harpercroft Flock (Ayreshire) had the next highest priced ram lamb with the hammer falling at £3,200.The Harpercroft pen had an average of £880 for 6 ram lambs sold. Overall, ram lambs had a clearance of 72% achieving an average price of £490, up £14 on 2019.

SHEARLING RAMS (TOP 10 PENS)
179 Forward, 143 Sold, Averaged £926.27, Top £9200 (79.8% Clearance)
VendorFlockNo Average Top
GrayScrogton11 £   2,204.55 £     9,200.00
ElliotRoxburgh Mains11 £   1,450.00 £     3,700.00
IngramLogie Durno5 £   1,170.00 £     1,600.00
WightWights3 £   1,000.00 £     1,300.00
GrayLangside8 £      856.25 £     1,050.00
CampbellRosebrough6 £      811.67 £     1,600.00
FowlieEssie10 £      790.00 £     1,050.00
IllingworthGlenrock10 £      778.00 £     1,500.00
WatsonBrijon30 £      769.67 £     1,600.00
JacksonRugley20 £      748.00 £     1,400.00
RAM LAMBS TOP 10 PENS
159 Forward, 115 Sold, Averaged £489.74, Top £4400 (72.4% Clearance)
VendorFlockNo Average Top
MackieDrimmie7 £   1,007.14 £     4,400.00
GoldieHarpercroft6 £      880.00 £     3,200.00
PryceHorton1 £      750.00 £        750.00
BuckleySitlow9 £      617.78 £        850.00
ChristieWestcarse5 £      586.00 £        800.00
LiggettCarony2 £      575.00 £        650.00
TaitBurnview3 £      500.00 £        700.00
StuartBirness10 £      493.00 £        620.00
EvansJubilee12 £      490.83 £     1,000.00
ChristieBalquhain8 £      468.75 £        650.00