Carlisle Traditional Type Ram & Female Sale Sale Reports

Carlisle Traditional Type Ram & Female Sale

8th October 2021

Carlisle

Mr S Crozier, Watersyke (Males),  Mr I Smith, West Bolton (Females)

Carlisle Traditional Type Sale – Friday 8th October 2021

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The curtain finally fell on the autumns’ trading in the Bluefaced Leicester circles and after a lot of successful sales and several thousand rams finding new homes, it was the turn of the Carlisle sale, which combines some of the best sheep from both sections of the breed and with nearly 950 sheep catalogued through 3 different rings it was always going to be a busy day for everyone involved, from the vendors to the inspectors, buyers, auctioneers and more importantly the photographer!! When the dust settled at the end of the sale, there was a sense of satisfaction throughout the sale with averages well up throughout all sections, highlighting the buoyancy of the sheep sector, and the breed, which is the focal point for a large part of the national flock.

Topping the day’s trade was the day’s champion from Scott & Claire Thomason with their cracking ram lamb, Piel View P2, a natural twin to the sale topper from Builth Wells a couple of weeks back. By the N2 Kildalloig bought last year and out of the flocks’ favourite ewe…..well she certainly is now anyhow, by the J9 Kirkstead. It caught the judges’ eye early in the show, being picked out early and standing at the top of the line from the very start. It caught the eye of many of the buyers looking for fresh tups and the bidding in the sale ring raced away sharply, with the hammer dropping at £10,000 with Dereck Henderson being persuaded by son David to dig deep into his pocket to clinch one of the best lambs seen in Carlisle for some time according to some breeders. As at Builth, the Piel View flock was full of quality and they saw their second lamb hit £6000. This one was by the Burndale N20 which was purchased out of Carlisle last year and the dam is by F9 Piel View which won the Great Yorkshire Show. This one will be making its new home in Annan after PJ Armstrong was the last bidder for this strong lamb.

Margaret Suddes enjoyed a great trade with her much-admired pen of lambs. It was her third lamb that hit the high notes with a £6000, a personal best for the Towdypotts flock, which runs 19 ewes, which was set up after her good neighbour and mentor Frank Johnson, Ashes, gave her a pet lamb 15 years since. The lamb was full of Ashes breeding as he is by an Ashes lamb that she purchased last year at Hexham for £3200, proving to be a bargain. He is out of a great breeding homebred ewe by the G2 Burndale, she has already bred the flocks highest price tup which sold for £3200 a couple of years back. This corker of a lamb sold to Philliphaugh estates. The first lamb in the Towdypotts run, again by the N2 Ashes fetched £4500, selling to Messrs Peart, Woodcroft. This was out of a ewe by K2 Howlea.

A brace of lambs hit bids of £3500, as the quality of stock on offer reflected the demand for the Traditional sheep. The first at this mark was from the well respected Middle Dukesfield flock, one of the oldest flocks in the breed, run by Alec and Claire Bisset, with some great bloodlines flowing through them. Their pen topper was by N11 Lowes Fell, a purchase from the Hexham sale for £2100 and out of a ewe by Myfrian J1 which has done well within the flock. This one headed for a long ride down into Devon as he was bought by B Nicholls, Parracombe. The other to hit £3500 came from the Low Arkland flock very late in the sale, as buyers started to dig deep for the last few lambs available. This once again had Lowes Fell bloodlines running through, sired by L10 Lowes Fell, purchased out of Kelso, and out of a Myfyrian bred ewe by G2 Street. He was purchased by Logie Durno, whilst its twin brother went on to sell for £500, not a bad output for the ewe.

The second prize ram lamb from the Mendick flock from John Dykes who has been breeding Leicesters for 40 years and is still as keen as ever, running to 35 ewes. Its his first-time selling lambs and it was justified as his lamb raced to £3200. This one was by Burndale N2 bought last year for £2400 out of a ewe by K5 Burndale. This one was purchased by Messrs Clark & Son, Avisyard, Cumnock.

The top priced shearling was shown and bred by Stuart Nelson, with his first prize tup shearling which sold for £3000. This smart lad was by the £6000 M1 Kirkstead, going back to the G1 Burndale and out of a Burndale bred ewe by the old C1 Bonvilston which Stuart bought for 320gns at the in-lamb sale in 2020 at Carlisle He sold to Messrs Wauchob, Newton Stewart. Stuart enjoyed a great day’s trade, selling his 4th prize shearling for £2000 and reinvested some of this money by buying the 1st prize ewe, which went on to take the days reserve championship, from Dewi Williams from the Blackett House flock, shelling out £1000 for the four-year-old ewe.

Traditional Type

1 Aged Rams                                                     £1700.00

37 Shearling Rams                                          £942.97

227 Ram Lambs                                               £734.49

13 Aged Ewes                                                   £559.23

25 Shearling Gimmers                                  £455.20

3 Ewe Lambs                                                     £493.33

Aged Ram

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Aged Ram Mr F Johnson Ashes 49

Shearling Ram

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Shearling Ram S Nelson Medwyn 9
2nd Shearling Ram C R Purvis Yeavering 37
3rd Shearling Ram C R Purvis Yeavering 38
4th Shearling Ram S Nelson Medwyn 8

Ram Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Ram Lamb S A & C L Thomason Piel View 208
2nd Ram Lamb J Dykes Mendick 234
3rd Ram Lamb M A Quinn Whinnyhall 116
4th Ram Lamb A G & D Bisset Middle Dukesfield 182
5th Ram Lamb S R Mitchell Grassknop 125
6th Ram Lamb Mrs K Smith Low Arkland 329

Performance Recorded Ram Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Recorded Ram Lamb M Seed & Son Auchry 289
2nd Recorded Ram Lamb M Seed & Son Auchry 285
3rd Recorded Ram Lamb S A & R P Jones Craig Yr Orsedd 319
4th Recorded Ram Lamb S A & R P Jones Craig Yr Orsedd 318

Ewe

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Ewe Dewi W Williams Blacket House 394
2nd Ewe Dewi W Williams Blacket House 397
3rd Ewe D D Henderson North Burndale 358
4th Ewe D D Henderson North Burndale 356

Gimmer Shearling

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Gimmer Shearling Messrs Hewson Parton 377
2nd Gimmer Shearling Messrs Hewson Parton 376
3rd Gimmer Shearling M A Quinn Whinnyhall 348
4th Gimmer Shearling R Peart Mayland 391

Ewe Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Ewe Lamb Messrs Hewson Parton 386
2nd Ewe Lamb D L Jones Y-ddol 345
3rd Ewe Lamb Messrs Hewson Parton 388
4th Ewe Lamb D L Jones Y-ddol 343

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Male Champion S A & C L Thomason Ram Lamb
Reserve Male Champion J Dykes Ram Lamb
Female Champion Dewi W Williams Aged Ewe
Reserve Female Champion Messrs Hewson Gimmer Shearling
Overall Champion S A & C L Thomason Ram Lamb
Reserve Overall Champion Dewi W Williams Aged Ewe

Gallery

Traditional Overall Champion & Reserve Champion with Judges

Piel View P2 - Overall Traditional Champion - £10,000

Piel View P4 - £6000

Towdy Potts P3 - £6000

Towdy Potts P1 - £4500

Middle Dukesfield P10 - £3500

Low Arkland P2 - £3500

Mendick P1 - 2nd Prize tup lamb - 3200gns

Medwyn N7 - £3000

Mendick P2 - £1800

Grassknop P4 - £1200

Blackett House K12 Champion Traditional female and Reserve Overall Champion - £1000

Piel View P8 - £900

Carlisle BFL 2021

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Judge - Mr Ian Smith, West Bolton

Carlisle BFL 2021

Judge - Mr Stephen Crozier, Watersyke

Carlisle BFL 2021

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