On-farm Sale 2018

On-Farm Sale 2018  Friday 31st August

26 Suffolk and 33 Texel rams were offered for sale.

Suffolk shearlings sold to a top of £1800 which went to Miles Wise’s Savernake Suffolk flock, who is combining the best of UK and NZ genetics. His purchase was a Hans Fokker 95 son whose EBV’s are 14.85 for scan weight, 7.14mm for muscle depth, 0.46 mm for fat depth and an index of 6.29. As Fokker has no NZ genetics at all he should have a very positive impact in his new surroundings.

The average for Suffolks sold was £673.

Texel shearlings sold to a top of £1400, who went to Malcolm Corbett’s Texel flock at Redesdale in Northumberland. He is a Drinkstone United son who was born as a triplet,  scan weight EBV is 13.53kg, muscle depth is 4.61 and fat depth of 0.02 and an index of 456. Malcolm supplies sound crossing tups to local farmers.

The average for Texels was£657.

We still have both Suffolk and Texel shearling rams for sale privately at Gallowshill.

All our rams qualify for ABP’s Alpha ram scheme whose progeny qualify for a slaughter bonus. So if you supply ABP make sure you contact them before sale.

Please ring Hans on his mobile 07807663391 or at home on 016699620032 in evening.

Surplus females will also be available later in the season. We usually sell them in-lamb to produce lambs in March/April.

Photos taken 1st August 2018. All rams have been grazing entirely on clover and grass since coming out of winter housing up to this date. From 1st August they are receiving 1 kg of tup rolls per head per day until the sale due to this season’s drought and lack of grass.

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All rams are recorded with Signet.

Texel Rams for sale average EBVs – 

8 weeks: 5.4 kg

scan weight: 12.54 kg

muscle depth: +3.81 mm

fat depth: +0.13 mm

terminal index: 400.2

Suffolk Rams for sale average EBVs – 

8 weeks: 5.85 kg

scan weight: 11.39 kg

muscle depth: +5.92 mm

fat depth: +0.56 mm

index: £4.55

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Service Sires for the 2019 shearlings

 

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pricesLot1 2017 SaleThe £2600 Lot 1 with Hans Pörksen and purchaser Andrew Elliot of Blackhaugh, Clovenford

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Two thirds of customers who registered for the sale went home with our rams.

We sold 28 shearling rams, Texel, Suffolk and cross bred with an overall average of £ 676 per head.

Suffolk rams went to a top of £ 2600 to Andrew Elliot with other four figure rams also going to Clackmae, Earlston and Whitchesters , Hawick in Scotland and Manor Farm, Tixover in England. The overall average for Suffolk rams was £ 823.

Texel rams went to £900 twice going to Reavley,Powburn and Wintershiels, Bewcastle. The overall average for Texel rams was £700.

Crossbred rams also sold well to a top of £450 to Middle Coldcoates, Ponteland and averaged £375.

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Lot 1

 

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Lot 1. T79:16:04773 Muscle EBV 8.43 Index 5.48

 

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Lot 1

 

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Lot 1

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Lot 1 and Lot 2

 

A Selection of Rams is currently available for sale privately

Please contact Hans on  hansporksen@btinternet.com , phone 01669 620032 or 07807663391

or shepherd Dick Hunter on 01670 774303

 

Having had a large number of females born last season we would like to offer some of our females

We are offering:34 of last years ewe lambs. Click below for details.

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Below are 6 pictures taken on the 5th of February 2017 of the current ewe lambs for sale

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The pictures  below are a selection of Gallowshill stock as in August 2016:

 

 

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