A catalogued entry of just over 70 Charollais rams were presented at the annual show and sale held at Carlisle.
Overall Championship presentation l/r Jonathon Guy (sponsor JG Animal Health), Alan Brown (judge), Messrs Kennedy (winner). Top price entry which sold for 920gns.
Topping the sale at 920gns was a shearling ram shown by Dumfriesshire breeder F Kennedy of Wester Parkgate. The home bred big upstanding ram, a son of Glyn Goch Idol and out of a Ballyhibbon Wheelbrace Willie bred daughter, also won the pre-sale supreme champion award. He was sold to W & C Iceton & Son of Barnard Castle.
Reserve Overall Championship presentation l/r Alan Brown (judge), Charles Marwood (reserve winner), Jonathon Guy (sponsor JG Animal Health). Ram sold for 700gns.
Following at 700gns was the events reserve supreme champion, a shearling ram exhibited by Yorkshire breeder Charles Marwood. This December 2009 born entry, Rainbow Komodo Dragon, sired by Rainbow Great Uncle Gerald, was kcked down to CR & A Thornborrow of Hawes.
1st prize lamb ram and top price lamb shown by FH & M Kennedy from Parkgate flock and sold for 650gns
Topping the lamb ram section at 650gns was an entry from the Parkgate pen of Messrs Kennedy. This early December born lamb, a son of Ballye House Isaac and bred from a Foxhill Jake sired mother, won the pre-sale lamb class. He caught the eye of Isle of Man breeder, B Leece from Peel.
Overall Champiopship judging in progress
Averages – 18 shearling rams £469.00, 21 lamb rams £338.00.