2017-09-25  facebooktwitterrss

Carlisle Hampshire Downs Peak at 1,100gns

Hampshire Down females met a strong trade selling to a top of 1,100gns at the breed association’s official sale in Carlisle on Saturday 23 September 2017.

“Quality ewes and ewe lambs were in demand selling both to established breeders and newcomers at the ringside,” commented Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association secretary, Janet Hill.

Ballycreelly 1,100gns shearling ewe

Ballycreelly 1,100gns shearling ewe

Sale leader at 1,100gns was the overall champion, a shearling ewe by Yarcombe Flashman from KP and AE McCarthy, Comber, County Down to new breeders M and V Collins, York.

The McCarthy’s offered the next highest lot at 850gns, a ewe within the breed’s top 10% by Yarcombe Topper and scanned in lamb to Ballycreelly Irish Ranger who is within the breed’s top 1%. She sold to M Jones and R Smith, Telford who went to 600gns twice for two more entries. First was another ewe within the breed’s top 10% from the McCarthys, this time by Ballycreelly What The Devil, whilst the couple’s second 600gns bid was made for a ewe lamb within the breed’s top 10% by Kelsey Icon from G and J Galbraith, Kendal, Cumbria.

The Galbraiths offered a shearling ewe by their homebred Graylen Harley at 800gns to J Hooks, Northallerton, North Yorkshire who paid 700gns for same breeders’ Kelsey Icon sired reserve champion ewe lamb. J Hooks also secured for 650gns a ewe lamb by Clogherny Eric from KP and AE McCarthy.

A Yarcombe Iceman sired shearling ewe from the Galbraiths made 650gns to L Stainthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire. A and F McCornick, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire offered their older ewe class winner, by the homebred Ardachie Alfie at 620gns to C Padgett, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Two shearling ewes shared a 600gns bid. First was by the homebred Glanrafon Marley from Borsey and Sivill, St Asaph, Denbighshire to P Strickland, Lancaster, Lancashire whilst an entry by Maes-Glas Gabriel from E and B and SA Jones, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire sold to S Short, Halifax, West Yorkshire.

First prized shearling ram from E and B and SA Jones sold for 400gns to QMS Borders Monitor farm hosts, R Mitchell and Sons, Hawick, Roxburghshire who also took a ram lamb at 400gns from the same home and a ewe lamb at 420gns from KP and AE McCarthy.

Averages: 16 shearling gimmers £500.06; 8 older ewes £551.25; 12 ewe lambs; £446.25; 2 shearling rams £393.75; 1 lamb ram £420.00.

Hampshire Down

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