Carlisle Show and Sale report
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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|
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|
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|
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.
|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|
|Female Champion||1506 Percival|
|Overall Champion||1543 Troup|