Border Leicester Female Show & Sale

13th January 2020

The sale leader at the annual Border Leicester Society female show and sale held at Carlisle on Monday was the 1st prize ewe hogg and Overall Champion shown by William & Tom Nelson of the Kilphin flock, Ballantrae which sold for 1600gns. Their sale topping entry was sired by £3600 Alticane Donald and out of a homebred dam. She was purchased by the judge Alan Grant from Kilrenny, Fife.

Overall Champion and top price selling for 1600gns. l/r – Alan Grant (judge) and Tom Nelson (vendor)

The Reserve Overall Champion went for the next best price of 1500gns. This was the 1st prize gimmer consigned from Sandy & Alex Watson’s Intock flock from Crieff. A daughter of Eildon Rob Roy, she was scanned in lamb to Drennan’s Dazzler and purchased by Messrs Lyth, from Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Reserve Overall Champion and selling for 1500gns. Shown by Alex Watson (vendor)

Messrs Watson sold another gimmer for 1450gns this time to Stuart Lathangie from Glenrothes, Fife. This was Intock BL34R Q56 who had won 3rd prize in the pre-sale show and was also by Eildon Rob Roy and in lamb to Drennan’s Dazzler.

RD Livestock from Market Drayton, Shropshire purchased another from Messrs Watson, Intock BL34R Q41 sired by Drennan’s Dazzler. This gimmer had been served by Didcot Diamond and was out of a Royal Highland Show winning dam, Intock N17. She went for 850gns.

At 600gns was the 3rd prize ewe hogg, the second entry from W & T Nelson, Kilphin NF10887 again sired by Alticane Donald. She was purchased by Messrs Penny from Co Antrim.

Three lots sold for 500gns, the first of these was 2nd prize winning shearling gimmer from Neil Howie & Partners’ Lytham flock. She was sired by Lammermuir Moonshine and had been served by Westforth Barbarian. The successful bidder was Messrs Appleton from Hartlepool.

This was followed by another gimmer from S & A Watson again sired by Eildon Rob Roy and this time purchased by Messrs Penny from Co Antrim.

The final lot to sell at 500gns came from the dispersal sale of the adult portion of the Llan flock on behalf of G Roberts of Denbigh. BL52Z O1192, a 2016 born ewe sired by Summerfields Tyson, sold scanned in lamb to Sandhills Ali and purchased by Messrs Turner from Campbelltown, Argyll.

Average – 4 Ewes £375.38; 9 Shearling Gimmers £649.83; 12 Ewe Hoggs £427.88; Llan Flock (9 head) £324.33