Sale Report for Carlisle premier sale on August 5, 2022
Hayberries Kane, a January-born triplet lamb, from Peter and Susan Addison’s flock from Barnard Castle, Co Durham, produced a new high for a Zwartbles when selling for a record price of 4800gns at the breed’s Premier Society show and sale at Carlisle.
The lamb, which stood male champion at the Great Yorkshire Show, is by Broomfield Trickster and out of the former show ewe lamb, Hayberries Gloriana, a Beech Hay Chancellor daughter. Kane goes out to work in Wales having been purchased by G and L Owen, buying for their Cernyw flock from Pandy Tudur, Abergele.
On the income side, the Owens sold the lead priced female, a gimmer at 2500gns. Cernyw Jackpot is by the home-bred sire, Cernyw Herciwlis and bred from Smiddy Hill Divine, an Aquila After Shock daughter. The buyer was RJ Heigh, buying for the Brookdene flock from Bentham, Lancaster.
Second top price amongst the ram lambs was 2400gns paid for another show winner, Barmurrie K2, from MD Smith, Barmurrie, Castle Douglas. This January-born entry is backed by two generations of home-bred sires with the dam Barmurrie Diana, which goes back to the Aphrodite line, being a daughter of Torranyard Callum. First at Ayr and Cumberland Shows and fifth at the pre-sale show, K2 sold in a two-way split up to Inverness with Messrs Marwick, Old Edinburgh Road, South and Messrs McIntosh, Daviot.
The Smiths also took 1500gns for Barmurrie Jasmine, a triplet-born gimmer by Barmurrie Fred, bred from Torranyard Chrissie. Fourth in her class at Ayr Show, she was knocked down to Messrs Conroy, Whitegate, Co Galway, Eire.
Joyfield Knock Out, lived up to his name too, when selling for 2100gns to Lasoddie Mill Farm, By Kingseat, Fife. Consigned by Joyce and Neil Millar, Woodhouse Mains, Kirtlebridge, Dumfries, this well-bred tup lamb is a full ET brother to Joyfield Havana the overall champion at the Royal Highland and the Great Yorkshire Show last year, and to ET sisters that have sold to 2000gns twice. January-born, Knock Out is by Millburn Sam and bred from a Cynefin ewe by Cynefin Wallgo.
The same home produced the female champion and supreme overall, a gimmer that went under the hammer at 1800gns selling to Perthshire breeders, Messrs Young, Perth. Selling at this price was Hellstanes Jilly, a triplet-born gimmer by Pistyll Gunner, bred from the Didcot Benji-sired Hellstanes Flirty.
The mother and son duo also received 1600gns for the second prize ewe lamb, Joyfield Kryptonite, a full ET sister to Knock Out. She sold north with Carrie Bissett, buying for the Carrah flock from Evanton, Dingwall.
Second top price overall was 2800gns paid for the male champion and first prize shearling ram Wallridge Moor Jax, from Caroline Anderson, Ingoe, Northumberland. Another backed by show winning genetics, this red ticket holder from the Great Yorkshire, is by the Wallacetown Fenton-sired, Wallridge Moor Gizmo, which won his class at the Harrogate event in 2019. His dam is Pen Llyn Drift, by Cynefin Wennol. He sold across the Irish Sea to Messrs Smyth, Co Wexford, Eire.
The third prize shearling, Norton Just The Ticket, by Smiddy Hill Graffiti, made 2100gns for C and K Milburn, West Farm, West Knapton, Malton. His dam is Ardanbeag Custard, by Ardanbeag Bit Tricky and sold to Messrs Hughes-Owen, Llanerchymedd, Gwynedd.
Ewe lambs sold to 1600gns on three occasions with the first bid given for Nicky, Rowan and Struan Henderson’s late January born Aquila Joyful Copy, from Whitehouse Farm Cottage, Stirling. She is a daughter of Joyfield HunkyandChunky which is a full brother to the 2000gns Joyfield Flawless and Joyfield Havanna, the overall champion at the Royal Highland and the Great Yorkshire in 2021. The dam is Aquila Carbon Copy, by Aquila Blueprint. Joyful Copy sold south with Arfon Lloyd Arfon, buying for the Derwen flock from Llanrwst, Conwy.
Selling for the same money was A and R Breeze’s Olbre Kasey, a Wallacetown Eclipse-sired entry from Manfield, Darlington purchased by Messrs Kimber, Okehampton, Devon. Her dam is Olbre Glory, by Wallacetown Dutch Dav.
OTHER LEADING PRICES
Ram lambs – 2000gns – Hannah Sloan’s Top Notch King Kong, by Stainmore Highlight, to Messrs Stayt, Bourton-On-The-Wold, Cheltenham. 1700gns – R Torbet’s Lucebay Kevin, by Greystone Grouse, to A Baird and McLaren, Dunblane. 1400gns – H Moffett’s reserve male champion, Back N Sides Knock Out, by Whitestone Hunter, to Messrs Crum, Kilmarnock.
Averages: Three aged rams, £385.00 (-£210 for same number); 13 shearling rams, £712.38 (+£26.20 for seven less); 39 ram lambs, £886.84 (+£22.72 for two more); four ewes, £362.25; 67 gimmers, £498.67 (-£16.55 for nine more); 35 ewe lambs, £423.60 (-£23.85 for 22 fewer).
Report submitted by Susan Addison