Show & Sale of Pedigree Suffolk & Texel Sheep
C&D Auction Marts of Longtown conducted their 3rd Annual Show & Sale of MV Accredited Pedigree Suffolk Rams and Females, together with a small selection of Texel females on Monday 16th July 2018.
A smaller than usual entry of 56 sheep was forward with many useful quality commercial rams and a great show of females.
The sale opened with the Suffolk females which topped at 1,000gns for the 2nd prize gimmer from I & J Barbour, Solwaybank, selling to Amable Muniz, Lgar Vegona, Portugal. Other gimmers sold to 400gns., 380gns. & 350gns., all from Tom Redmayne, Gowan Bank, Kendal.
The sale topped at 1,200gns for lot 32 a ram lamb from Solwaybank, which was a Strathbogie Sirius son out of a ewe by Rhaeadr Rastafari. After spirited bidding, the hammer was knocked down to Messrs Threlkeld, Bowkerstead, Ulverston.
The overall Suffolk champion was lot 44, a smart ram lamb from Messrs Richmond's Sullom flock from Goosnargh. A Deveronside Doodlebug son out of a Castlewood champion ewe, after much interest, he sold to Messrs Kirby, Barstow Hall, Northallerton at 750gns.
Suffolk shearling rams sold to 550gns for a Lakeview Lucas son from B. Teasdale, Ousby, Penrith.
A small show of Texels were forward selling to a top of 850gns for a Glenside bred ewe from Iain Barbour, Solwaybank, this ewe sired by Strathbogie Python was purchased by Iain as a foundation ewe and sold over the telphone to Danny Devlin, Quarry House Texels, Ireland. Other Texel ewes sold to 520gns.
- Champion lot 44 from Sullom sold for 750 gns
- Judge Geoff Riby
- Reserve Champion lot 22 from Thornfleet sold for 600 gns
- Top price Female lot 10 from Solway Bank sold for 1000 gns
- Top price Ram Lamb lot 32 from Solway Bank sold for 1200 gns
- Judge Mr Ignacio Acebal Prieto, Llavandera, Gijon
- Lot 104 ram lamb substitute top price 7000 gns_
- Lot 25 top price female 4000 gns gimmer from the Solwaybank pen_
- Lot 40 Reserve Female Champion sold for 720 gns
- Lot 71 Overall Reserve Champion ram lamb sold for 650 gns
- Overall Champion - Ram Lamb sold for 1000 gns Solwaybank
- The female champion lot 26 sold for 2000 gns from I&J Barbour Solwaybank