The Burnview Dispersal Sale exceeded all expectations on Saturday 18th November, when a large crowd of over 300 people attended Ballymena Auction Market, with a further 200 plus registered for online bidding via Marteye.  J.A. McClelland conducted the sale with Archie Hamilton from Lawrie & Symington Ltd, Lanark in charge on the rostrum. 

143 lots came under the hammer including flock ewes, gimmers, ewe lambs, recipient ewes carrying embryos and two stock rams. 26 lots found new homes in Europe with Portugal particularly strong with 25 more made their way to the Mainland and a further 30 to Eire.

Top price on the night was 15,000gns for their show gimmer sired by the 34,000gns Blessington Champion Mullinvale Magnum, she sold to Darragh McMenamin of Mullinvale.  Paul Delves of Bridgeview paid 8,200gns for Lot 185, the top priced ewe lamb, she is a daughter of 13,000gns Strathbogie Joel and from the famous 13:100 ewe family which has produced tup sales to 13,000gns and 14,000gns.

Next best in the ewe lamb section was Lot 110 sold to Society President Alistair Barkley’s Blackbrae flock for 5,500gns.  She is by the famous Cariness Liam out of a former Show ewe by Burnview Hitman II. 

Lot 43, a Lakeview Munro gimmer and out of a 4,800gns gimmer, sold to James Wilkinson for 7,000gns.

Danny & Darren McKay of Rowandale paid 5,200gns for Lot 74, a full sister of the 15,000gns gimmer, she sold in lamb to Kells T Rex carrying twins. She is out of one of the flocks top breeding ewes T86:19:1315 who is full sister to 10,000gns Burnview Bombay Sapphire.   Lot 20, by 1369, a gimmer this time by Warrior sold to James Ludgate, Scotsgrove, Oxfordshire.  Jimmy Screene of Windfield in Co. Galway paid 4,800gns for Lot 65 a Strathbogie Joel gimmer out of a Burnview Hitman II sired ewe.  She sold in lamb to the 4,500gns Redbrae Majestic.  Windifeld also paid 5,000gns for Lot 128, a ewe lamb by Mullinvale Assassin also out of 1369.

Top priced flock ewe was Lot 82 fetching 4,800gns for a one crop ewe by Strathbogie Joel also from 1315 she is in lamb to Middlemuir Monarch, carrying a single she sold to Andrew Hamill, Dunmurry, Belfast.

Lot 54, a gimmer by Bridgeview Boots in lamb to T Rex carrying a single, sold for 4,200gns to Dr. S.P. Fitzgerald, Crumlin whilst Ian Donald of Donbraid and P & R Machray of Aberdeen each paid 4,000gns for a Warrior gimmer and a Cairness Liam sired ewe lamb respectively.

Middlemuir Monarch was the top priced stock ram at 5,000gns selling to James Young, Muirton, Aberdeen.

Recipient ewes carrying embryos were in great demand with the best selling to W.M. Hutchinson of Howgillfoot for 3,000gns for one carrying a single embryo from the 15,000gns gimmer, Lot 10.

Lot 10 Burnview Gimmer – sold for 15,000gns
Lot 125 Burnview Ewe lamb sold for 8,200gns

Sale averages: –

25 Flock Ewes sold to average £1,675

42 Gimmers sold to average £2,937

32 Recipient Ewes sold to average £1,274

35 Ewe Lambs sold to average £2,076

2 Stock Rams sold to average £3,255

136 sold to average £2,097

Top Priced Gimmers:

Lot 10    -15,000gns to D. McMenamin

Lot 43 – 7,000gns to J. H. Wilkinson

Lot 74 – 5,200gns to D.S. & Darren McKay

Lot 65 – 4,800gns to J. Screene

Lot 20 – 4,500gns to J. Ludgate

Lot 25 – 4,500gns to D.S. & Darren McKay

Lot 54 – 4,000gns to Dr. S.P. Fitzgerald

Lot 81 – 4,000gns to R. & P. Machray

Lot 48 – 3,800gns to R.C. & J.C. Watson

Lot 69 – 3,500gns to B. McVicker

Lot 1   – 3,000gns to J. Ludgate

Lot 12 – 3,000gns to W.M. Hutchinson

Lot 16 – 3,000gns to J. & J. Cannon

Lot 26 – 3,000gns to J. McKay

Lot 72 – 3,000gns to J. Lucas

Lot 94 – 3,000gns to D. Anderson

Lot 6   – 2,800gns to S. Caldwell

Lot 50 – 2,600gns to D. Crozier

Lot 9   – 2,500gns to J. Lucas

Lot 99 – 2,500gns to A. Jones

Lot 104 – 2,500gns to F. Christie

Lot 31 – 2,400gns to L. Rodrigues

Lot 13 – 2,200gns to D. McMenamin

Lot 14 – 2,000gns to Jan Van Ginderachter

Lot 39 – 2,000gns to J. & C. Airey

Lot 72 – 2,000gns to J. Lucas

Lot 88 – 2,000gns to W. Cousins

Lot 100 – 2,000gns to M. Hastings

Top Priced Ewe Lambs:

Lot 125 – 8,200gns to Delves & Co.

Lot 110 – 5,500gns to R.A.S. Barkley

Lot 128 – 5,000gns to J. Screene

Lot 109 – 4,000gns to I. Donald

Lot 111 – 3,500gns to A. Wilson

Lot 114 – 2,800gns to N. Watson

Lot 112 – 2,800gns to I. Donald

Lot 139 – 2,200gns to Dr. S.P. Fitzgerald

Lot 142 – 2,200gns to A. O’Keefe

Lot 130 – 2,000gns to J. Watson

Top Priced Flock Ewes:

Lot 82 – 4,800gns to A. Hamill

Lot 28 – 3,800gns to I. Donald

Lot 2   – 3,200gns to Dr. S.P. Fitzgerald

Lot 98 – 3,000gns to D. Crozier

Lot 36 – 2,500gns to J. Humphries

Lot 68 – 2,200gns to A. Dickson

Lor 93 – 2,000gns to D. McMullan

Top Priced Stock Ram:

Lot 144 – 5,000gns to J. Young