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Collective Female Sale Carlisle 4/11

Annual Collective Show & Sale of in-lamb Suffolk females also ewe lambs

Friday 4th November 2011

Rosehill, Carlisle CA1 2RS

Beeston Female Sale

Beeston Female Sale will be held at Beeston Castle on Saturday 5th November.

141 Ewes & Gimmers

45 Ewe Lambs

Burnview & Lakeview Female sale 2011

Keslo sale: Essie catalogue

Here is the first catalogue I received for the sale at Kelso. It is from the Essie flock of Irene Fowlie. She will be selling 20 shearlings mostly by Drinkstone Heavy Weight and the homebred Essie Kudu and Essie Lancelot.

You can download the catalogue here:  Kelso Catalogue 2011


Plans are well advanced for the 2011 Sales with a healthy entry of 5269 rams, up slightly on last year’s figure of 5233.   The buoyancy of the sheep industry is giving Breeders confidence and there is certainly plenty of choice on Friday 9th September with representation from seventeen Breeds ranging from 1791 Texels to 2 Chamoise.    The numbers of other Breeds to be offered for Sale are   1311 Suffolk, 563 Bluefaced Leicister, 397 Charollais, 160 Beltex, 144 Lleyn, 93 North Country Cheviot, 88 Border Leicester, 23 Berricon du Cher, 18 Hampshire Down, 15 Oxford, 10 Vendeen, 9 Poll Dorset, 7 Millennium Bleu, 6 Easycare and 5 Dutch Texel.  There are also 627 Crosses, 381 of which are MV Accredited.  These will sell in 14 Rings simultaneously by nine Auction Companies – Border Livestock Exchange, Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart, Glendale Livestock, Harrison & Hetherington, Hexham & Northern, Lawrie & Symington, North East Livestock Sales, John Swan Ltd and United Auctions.       Once again the large double marquees will house the rams and all the Sale Rings will be under cover ready for the Secretary, Ronald Wilson, to ring the bell traditionally at precisely 10 o’clock to start the Sale. Read More …

Ballot for the Kelso Ram Sales


Friday  9th September  2011

Selling will commence in all rings at 10 a.m.


Ballot Kelso 2011

Carlisle Show and Sale report

Carlisle & Northern Counties Suffolk Sheep Society Show and Sale
Friday 12th August 2011

Suffolks see 97% clearance and Lamb Rams rise by £150 on the year

Once again Suffolk breeders enjoyed a strong selling trade at the Carlisle & Northern Counties Society show and sale. A good quality offering of sheep were forward and this resulted in the overall sale averages rising up by £150 on the year.

Championship Judging
Championship Judging

Topping the sale at 2,400gns was an aged ram shown by Dumfriesshire breeder Hazel Martindale of the Landale flock. Rhaedr Nadal, a son of Baileys Blockbuster and out of a Whitestone Washington bred mother, has been used successfully throughout the flock with many of his daughters retained. He was Champion stock ram in the West & Central Club competition 2010. He was purchased by S Higginson of Castle Douglas.

Champion Presentation
Champion Presentation

Following at 1,700gns was a 2nd prize lamb ram consigned by Darren Jones of the Thurston flock based near Carlisle. Sired by Glenhead Grandmaster and bred from a Middlemuir Winston sired dam, this lamb was knocked down to Alloaks flock for Messrs Pinny of Northants.

Champion Presentation
Champion Presentation

Close behind at 1,600gns was the days 1st prize untrimmed lamb and reserve overall champion, a lamb shown by Aberdeenshire breeder P Machray of the Middlemuir flock. It was his first lamb from the pen that took this price, a son of the 2010 Edinburgh Champion Baileys Bacchus. Out of a Cairness Coldplay bred mother, this lamb was sold to Messrs Kennedy of Long Marton, Appleby for their Wayside flock.

1st prize prs
1st prize pairs

Yorkshire breeder Mark Evans of the Jubilee flock featured as the next leading price at 1,500gns. A lamb ram, sired by Strathisla Seville and going back to Strathisla Shirocco on his mothers pedigree, was successfully bought by Messrs Vickers of Alnwick, Northumberlaand.

1st prize lamb ram
1st prize lamb ram
1st prize untrimmed lamb
1st prize untrimmed lamb

Following are 1,400gns were four lots. The first was a shearling ram from R Redpath of Kelso with his 3rd prize entry from this years Royal Highland Show. This home bred entry, a son of Rhaedar The Real Deal and goes back to a Plasllwewlyn Playboy bred mother. He was also purchased by S Higginson of Castle Douglas.

1st prize shearling ram
1st prize shearling ram

Next entry at the 1,400gn mark was the first lamb from the Ortum pen belonging to Messrs Garner & Son of Lincs. This lamb, sired by Bentley Royal Standard and out of a Bentley Wilko bred mother, was sold to KW Stewart of the Kelso flock.

1st prize gimmer
1st prize gimmer

The third and fourth lots to make 1,400gns were both lambs from the Jubilee pen of Mark Evans. The first by Strathisla Seville and out of a Strathisla Shirocco sired mother, sold to Messrs Nelson of Castle Douglas for their Redcroft flock. The second entry also carries the Strathisla breeding on his sire and dam pedigree and goes back to Jubilee Godfather. He was knocked down to P Grenfell of Morpeth, Northumberland.

1st prize ewe lamb
1st prize ewe lamb

Averages – 10 shearling rams £801.15 (plus £124.65), 86 lamb rams £716.60 (plus £150.75), 2 aged rams £1522.50, 3 shearling gimmers £465.50, 6 ewe lambs £533.75.

Prize Winners 1st 2nd 3rd
Class 1 Shearling Ewe 1503 Percival —– —–
Class 2 Ewe Lamb 1506 Percival 1504 Lupton —–
Class 3 Shearling Ram 1514 Redpath 1519 Riby 1517 Wilson
Class 4 Lamb Ram 1543 Troup 1571 Jones 1588 Evans
Class 5 Untrimmed Lamb Ram 1577 Machray 1589 Evans 1583 Williams
Class 6 Pairs Redbrae flock Hazeltree flock Jubilee flock
Male Champion 1543 Troup
Reserve 1577 Machray
Female Champion 1506 Percival
Reserve 1504 Lupton
Overall Champion 1543 Troup
1577 Machray

Carlisle Suffolks sell to 2400gns

By Jonathan Long:
Suffolk trade here at Carlisle today has been strong, with commercial buyers driving the bidding from start to finish.

Best of the day was a 2400gns call for an aged ram from Hazel Martindale. This was a Rhaeadr ram by Baileys Blockbuster and out of a Whitestone Washington-sired dam. He sold to S Higgninson, Gelston, Castle Douglas.

Then selling at 1700gns was a Cairness See the Stars son from Darren Jones’ Thurston flock. This one is out of a dam by Glenhead Grandmaster and sold to Merrick and Julie Pinny for the Alloaks flock, Northampton.1282011 Lot 1571.JPGAt 1600gns was a tup lamb from Pat Machray’s Middlemuir flock. This was a Baileys Bacchus son out of a dam by Cairness Cold Play. He had been reserve champion in the pre-sale show and sold to N and J M Kennedy, Long Marton, Appleby.1282011 Lot 1577.JPGSelling for 1500gns was one from the Junbilee flock of Mark Evans. This was a Strahisla Seville son out of a dam by Strathials Shirocco and is maternal brother to a 1500gns ewe lamb. Buying this one were F E Vickers and Son, Alnwick.

Following that at 1400gns was a shearling tup from R F Repath’s Westmuir flock. This Rhaeadr The Read Deal son is out of a dam by Plasllewelyn Playboy and sold to S Higginson, Castle Douglas.

And then a trio of ram lambs sold at the same price, with the first being a top 1% lamb from the Garner family’s Ortum flock. This Bentley Royal Standard son is out of a Bentley Wilko daughter and has an index of 5.14. He went home with Kevin Stewart, Kelso

A pair from Mark Evans made the same money, with the first being a Strathisla Seaville son out of a dam by Strathisla Shirocco. He was bought by J and A Nelson, Parton, Castle Douglas.

The other from this home was also a Seaville son and out of a similarly bred dam, this one caught the eye of P Grenfell, Acklington, Morpeth.

Averages; 10 shearling rams £801.15, 86 ram lambs £716.60, two aged rams £1522.50, three shearling ewes £465.50, six ewe lambs £533.75 (Harrison and Hetherington)

Ballymena Suffolks sell to 2300gns high

Suffolks met an exceptional demand at Ballymena on Tuesday evening, with a 95% clearance rate achieved alongside a top price of 2300gns.

The reserve champion from Alistair Gault’s Forkins flock received the highest call of 2300gns. This was a Cairness New Approach son out of a Conveth Calaceman ewe.  He sold to T Cavanagh, Donegal.  Mr Gault went on to sell four lambs and have the highest sale average on the night of £1383.

Second top price went to the champion from the pre-sale show from Norman Robinson. This one was a Jubilee Jethro son out of a Glenho Gurkha daughter.  The final bidder was Michael O’Neill, Enniscorthy.suffolk champ 2011.jpg

1P D W Taylor then sold at 1350gns for a Carragh Viagra-sired lamb out of a Lakeview Lord daughter.

The Burnview flock of Willie Tait also had a good sale selling six rams to average £704.  Burnviews top price of 1150gns was paid for a Forkins Ferrari Second son out of a Burnview Beamer ewe.  This ram also heads South to Lifford for use in the flock of R Tait.

At 1000gns was a shearling ram from L&D Aiken. This one was by Rhaeadr Rossi and out of a Boreland Buddah ewe

Averages; 100 ram lambs £632.10, six shearlings £714.

Roscrea Suffolks sell to E11,000gns

By Jonathan Long
Saturday’s Suffolk sale at Roscrea was a Strathisla Stoner-sired ram lamb from Wm J and R Wilson’s Shannagh flock. This one is out of a dam by Cragroe Craftsman and goes back to Muiresk King of Diamonds on his dam’s side. He sold to Northern Ireland to join Willie Tait’s Burnview flock.

Second best at E10,000gns was a twin brother to the new 90,000gns breed record holder from Dan Tynan. This Cairness Liam son is out of a dam by Cairness Golddust and sold to join Jimmy Douglas and Charles Procter in Aberdeenshire.

Making E5000gns was another heading to the same joint buyers. This was the overall champion from the pre-sale show from Martin Butler’s Castlewood flock. Sired by Cairness New Approach this one is out of a dam by Rhaeadr Rossi goes back to Glenisla Sydney.

The at E3400gns was another lamb heading to Scotland, this time to join Gordon Mackie. Heading back with Mr Mackie was the best from Andrew Wilson’s Castleisle flock, a Strathisla Dylan Thomas son out of a Castlewellan Nutcracker daughter.

And making E3200gns was a Cairness Ciaus son from Tom and Jeff Bailey. He had been in the first prize group of three and is out of a dam by Davishill Dambuster.

Selling for E2900gns was another by the same sire from the same home. This one is out of a dam by Cairness Kanine dam. and another Baileys lamb then sold at E2800gns, having also been in the first prize group. He is by former breed record holder Stockton Almighty and out of a dam by Lagside Looks the Part.