Sale Report for Carlisle Premier Sale on August 6, 2021
Ram Lambs Smash it at Carlisle
The ZSA 17th annual Premier Sale was held at H&H, Carlisle on Friday 6th August, and topping both the pre-sale show and the averages were the new kids on the block, the ram lambs. No less than 11 lambs made 4 figures on the day, leading to an outstanding average of £864.12. Although the sale topper came from the shearling ram section, Castle Hill Hurricane, the youngsters kicked off the 2-day event by taking the show championship. Stuart Craig brought out a very smart lamb, lot 111, Craigies Johnny Cash to head his section and take overall Show Champion. He sold for the second highest price the next day, 2,600gns, to LR & J Sharp, Inverness.
Following close on his heels both in the show ring and in the sale ring, was lot 57, Cernyw Jugernot, from G & L Owen’s flock. He made 2,400gns and is another over the border to Joyce & Neil Millar, Lockerbie. 1,800gns secured 2 lambs; the first, lot 83, Smiddy Hill Jeffrey, consigned by breeder Colin Duffy, and going down to Oxfordshire with Sam Inns, and then lot 106, Rockford JD, justifying the long journey up from Cornwall with his breeder Jason Kestell, and then continuing the journey to Orkney with Heather Hourston (definitely winning “the furthest travelled sheep award”)!
Lot 80, Hayberries Jaeger, bred by Peter & Susan Addison, sold for 1650gns, going locally to join JC & A Metcalf, County Durham, and a trio of boys each selling for 1,500gns rounded off the section – lot 58, Wallridge Moor Jarrow for breeder Caroline Anderson, lot 110, Craigies Juggernaut for breeder Stuart Craig and lot 112, Conic Jackson for breeder Brian Gibson. They were secured by Arfon Lloyd, Gwynned, D & DW Prickett, Lancashire & Lorraine Crum, Ayrshire respectively.
Topping the whole sale was the shearling ram, lot 23, Castle Hill Hurricane, brought out by breeder Sam Inns and selling for 2,800gns. He made the short journey over the border with Ann Dow, Dumfriesshire. 2,300gns was paid for lot 11, Wallridge Moor Hector, another produced by Caroline Anderson and joining A Bullen’s flock in Denbighshire. Lot 8, Hayberries Hard Copy, reserve Male Champion from the night before, rounded off this trio of 4 figure shearlings at 1800gns, bred and consigned by the Addisons and bought by RJ & J Hancock & Sons, Derbyshire.
A small section of senior rams was headed by lot 2, Pistyll Fire Cracker. Taking top spot in his show class and consigned by D Miskelly, he made 1000gns and has returned to his breeder, GA & HM Francis, Carmarthen. Second top was at 450gns was lot 1, Danygraig Gucci, consigned by Matthew Beckwith and bought by CD & J Baxter, West Yorkshire.
Only 3 senior ewes were forward on the day and section leader at 420gns was lot 125, Hayberries Gordias, who also won her show class, another brought out by breeders the Addisons. She has gone to join R Collett’s flock in Lancashire.
Shearling ewes produced the highest paid female on the day, the succinctly named Cynefin H, lot 179, bred by Olwen Hughes-Owen. 2,400gns secured this girl for the Millar’s, Lockerbie. A 2,000gn bid by DL & C Jones, Powys secured lot 193, C & S Rae’s Wallacetown Honey. Lot 147, Joyfield Heartbreaker, consigned by breeders Joyce & Neil Millar, made 1,200gns and is another one away back over the border with S Stewart, Banffshire. The 4th, and final, shearling to make 4 figures was lot 168, a Pistyll girl consigned by her breeders GA & HM Francis, and purchased by B Stayt, Gloucestershire for 1000gns.
1,700gns was realised twice in the ewe lamb section – the first was the female champion & reserve overall champion, lot 231, Top Notch Just Be, bred and consigned by Hannah Sloan and purchased by the judge, Raymond Heigh, Lancaster. Sharing top spot was lot 254, Joyfield Just A Babe, bred by the Millar’s and away to Somerset with John Case. 900gns secured both lot 216, Cynefin Judy, consigned by Olwen Hughes-Owen and bought by Jethro Kimber, Devon, and lot 258, Pendle Jazz, brought out by Izzy Hartley and away with S & S Murray, Wolverhampton.
An inaugural semen sale was held after the main sale with 4 separate lots selling. Topping this section was semen from Wallridge Moor Gizmo & Tardoes Sanny.
3 Aged Rams £595
20 Shearling Rams £686.18
37 Ram Lambs £864.12
3 Aged Ewes £385
58 Shearling Ewes £515.22
57 Ewe Lambs £447.45
Report submitted by Anne Robinson