The first ever on-farm sale of Alpacas took place at the home of Campsie Camelids breeders, Freddie and Janet Small, of Ballochruin Farm, Balfron. Included in the sale was the major reduction sale from Campsie, along with invited herds.
Buyers travelled from Elgin in the North of Scotland and came from Corwen in Wales to invest in some of Scotlands quality prize winning animals.
Heading the line up at 3,800gns was a light brown maiden female from the Ravenshaw herd. This two year old lady, Ravenshaw Gracia is a daughter of Carbonnel Ronnie of Campsie and out of Ravenshaw Emily. Gracia has outstanding potential and carries the breeding of Jolimont Peruvian Pedro and Phantom of Bosedown. She joins the Fallowfield Alpaca herd based near Hexham for Melanie and Mike Douglas (right in photo).
It was a stud male from Campsie Camelids who took the next leading price tag at 3,300gns. Campsie Magnum, born August 2008 was also progeny of Carbonnel Ronnie of Campsie and bred from Sherlin Magdalayna of Campsie. He is a dark fawn male who has won many prizes including Supreme Champion at Drymen Show 2009, and has also won prizes for his fleece. He was sold to Dumfriesshire breeders Bryan ad Margo Woods for their Gilmourbank herd.
A pregnant maiden female from Campsie Camelids sold for 3,200gns. Campsie Maori Princess, a three year old, is also a daughter of Carbonnel Ronnie of Campsie and her mother is Sherlin Mystic Madam. Maori Princess won Best Brown at Drymen Show 2009 and her fleece won 2nd prize at the Scottish Fleece Show 2009, the 1st prize winner was Campsie Magnum. She was successfully purchased by Messrs Wiseman of Angus.
Two maiden females from Campsie Camelids sold for 2,800gns each. The first was Campsie Madam Mira, a full sister to the last entry, and sold with a micron of 17.1. Madam Mira is one of the best young female of the Campsie herd and recently one a creditable 3rd prize at the Scottish Fleece Show. This August 2009 born lady has an excellent fleece with high amplitude crimp. She now joins the Cairndinnis Alpaca herd based near Elgin.
The second 2,800gn bid was an additional entry to the sale from Campsie. A maiden female born September 2010, Campsie Diva has just been hailed the Supreme Champion at Dryman Show 2011 held a couple of weeks ago. Diva has an exceptional fine fleece with superb crimp and brightness. Her mother WRA Peruvian Daisy of Campsie is also a very successful show winner. She sold to Messrs Wiseman.