We have just over 70 Highland cows that we now cross with a Whitebred Shorthorn to produce a quality suckler cow, selling the calves as heifers and finishing some of the bull calves which we would aim for a niche market.
Welcome to Airyolland farm,situated in the Southern Uplands of Scotland & run by Neale and Janet McQuistin.
We breed Beltex, Bluefaced Leicester and Scotch Mule sheep.
We also produce Highland cross Whitebred Shorthorn calves.
We have had a really successful flush and hold rate in our Beltex flock. Full sister to Wee Jimmy, Wummin, has given us 16 good embryos by Woodies Big Yin. Aphrodite, full sister to 7500gns Andromeda has also given us 16 good grade embryos to Woodies Big Yin and Wendeline the ewe with her twins on our stand at North Sheep and Highland Sheep has given us 9 good grade embryos to Almighty.
We have made an exciting new purchase for our Bluefaced Leicester flock. We have purchased Buckles Jack, a son of the Tanhouse B4 Midlock ewe and off a Cottage sire. Looking forward to the Mules and BFL off him.
We sold 10 Beltex rams at Kelso Ram sales to a top of 2000gns and to average 990gns for the 10.
Our Beltex Beauties sold tremendously well with our show gimmer Betty Boo topping our trade at 7000gns and the pen of 10 averaging £2242. This was a last chance to buy an Airyolland Beltex female this year as all our 4 crop ewes are now sold. More information here>>>
We sold 10 shearlings to a top of 2200gns and for an average of £1500 at Carlisle on Friday 10th August. Our ram lambs also sold well at 1200gns and 700gns. We have 10 more shearlings are entered for Kelso.
We selected a strong, powerful pen of 9 Beltex shearlings for Kelso this year. They sold very well with us winning Champion Beltex in the first Beltex show at the sale and topped the Beltex trade with two at £3800 and averaged £2044 for the 9.
Our Bluefaced Leicester flock was founded in the late seventies.The focus of our breeding programme over the last thirty years has been to produce BFL sheep that are for producing mules. They are also now M.V Accredited.
We have been breeding Scotch Mules at High and Low Airyolland for over 30 years. The Scotch Mules that we produce are primarily aimed to supply the Scottish market demands for a ewe suitable for prime lamb production. They are now all M.V Accredited.
Neale & Janet McQuistin
Semen for Sale.
Full brother to Loobie-Lie
and the sire of Airyolland Nailer
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