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 and Scotch Mule sheep.
We also produce Highland cross Whitebred Shorthorn calves.
We have 10 shearlings entered for Carlisle. The group includes 3 that we have used at home and have bred very well and also 3 full brothers sired by 10000gns Woodies Big Yin, and out of our excellent ewe, Airyolland Aphrodite, who is full sister to 7500gns Andromeda.
More info and pics to follow.
This year we took 18 Beltex shearlings to Kelso multibreed sale. The pen sold extremely well and we topped the Beltex with Airyolland Confucious, selling for £4000. The pen of 18 averaged £1470.
Beltex Beauties 2018
We sold 11 gimmers at the Beltex Beauties sale on 31st August at Carlisle. They sold to a top price of 3600gns and the pen averaged £1450 for the 11.
Carlisle sale 2018 will be one to remember for the Airyolland flock with Airyolland Castro selling for the new record price for a Beltex at 65000gns. Our pen of shearlings went on to average £9628 for the 10. More info>>>
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>>>
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. Now we will be crossing the remaining females with the Beltex to produce the Bluebel.
Neale & Janet McQuistin
Semen for Sale.
Full brother to Loobie-Lie
and the sire of Airyolland Nailer
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