Carlisle inlamb Sale Sale Report

Sale Report for Carlisle inlamb Sale on November 17, 2023

2800gns is top at Zwartbles in-lamb sale

A good crowd of Zwartbles breeders attended the annual show and sale of in-lamb sheep at Carlisle with winning bids coming from as far south as Devon and as far north as Inverness. Five animals sold for 1000gns or above and the averages were up on the previous year which bodes well for the breed going forward.

Topping the sale was a January born ewe lamb from Jethro Kimber who had made the long journey up from Devon.  Speccott Lily was 5th in the pre-sale show and had been shown earlier in the year and won 1st & Reserve Champion at the Southern breeders show at Okehampton, she is sired by Speccott Hugo Boss and out of Speccott Ellen.  The winning bid of 2800gns came from the Brookdene Flock of Raymond Heigh.

Next highest price was 2000gns for an in-lamb shearling ewe from the home of John and Alison Stevenson. Liverton Kylie was sold scanned in-lamb to Greenhill Hagred, Kylie had been successfully shown in 2023 winning Reserve Champion at Aldborough Show.  Kylie was the last daughter of Liverton Barney to be sold, she was sold again to the Brookdene flock of Raymond Heigh.

The pre-sale Reserve Champion was the next highest price at 1800gns.  Pendle Lancashirelass was a stylish March born ewe lamb from the home of Issy Hartley, she was sired by Coverham Knockemout and out of Pendle Helena.  The successful bidder was the pre-sale show Judge Tom Blamire, and she joins his Whinnow flock he runs alongside his mum Gillian.

Two more animals made four figures and the first was Hayberries Khaleesi from Peter and Susan Addison who sold for 1100gns to David & Louise Pickford for their Thornsett flock based in Cheshire, Khaleesi sold inlamb to Joyfield Jay-Z.  1000gns was bid for Cairnhill Kinara from Kevin and Wendy Anderson, she sold inlamb to Cairnhill Kalon to Wendy McGrandles for her Barraston flock.

The highest price in the aged ewes was 550gns for Conic Jelly from Brian Gibson and she sold to the Newfield flock of Harry Parsons.

Nell Stewart was selling the final sheep of her Dispersal, and the top price was 700gns which was paid for her stock Tup Pendle Finderskeepers who was the sire of many lots in her Dispersal and others were sold inlamb to him.  His new home is the Yewbarrow flock of Messrs Crowe.  Top priced female was Bridgelands Gazelle, an inlamb aged ewe who sold for 450gns to the Barmurrie flock of Mark and Gillian Smith.

Speccott Lily sells for Top price of 2800gn


9 Aged Ewes                     £402.50

35 Shearling Ewes            £510.60

63 Ewe Lambs                  £355.00

Bridgelands Dispersal Sale

10 Aged Ewes                   £284.55

6 Ewe Lambs                    £214.50

1 Aged Ram                      £735.00

Report submitted by Christina Cormack

Updated: November 22, 2023 — 9:45 am