United Auctions’ Stirling Agricultural Centre hosted the Suffolk Sheep Society Northern Area show and sale last week (Friday, July 29th 2011).
200 pedigree Suffolk ram lambs consigned from the UK and the Republic of Ireland were forward. Buyers travelled from all over the UK, Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.
The show and sale was a highly successful event with a record price of 90,000gns (£94,500) being achieved for a ram lamb consigned by Mr Dan Tynan, Beechill Farm, Doon, Mountrath, Co Laois, Republic of Ireland and purchased by Mr M A Evans, Tan-Yr-Accar, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh, North Wales.
164 lambs sold to average £2225.43.
The Suffolk Sheep Society also held their annual dinner and prize giving at Stirling Agricultural Centre.
David Leggat MBE, executive chairman of United Auctions said: “We were pleased that this very important event has moved to Stirling Agricultural Centre. The event attracted a huge crowd of customers from a wide radius, many of whom stayed at hotels and guest houses in the Stirling area.
“The central location and excellent facilities at Stirling Agricultural Centre was one of the factors in the event being staged here.
“We were elated with the outcome of the sale, the feature being a record price, which eclipsed the previous record by 15,000gns.
“The fact that 164 lambs were sold was also very satisfying.
“We already have confirmation that the event is to be staged at Stirling Agricultural Centre next year, which we are absolutely delighted about.”