Carlisle Bleu De Maine Show & Sale

16th August 2019

With more than 200 sheep entered for the sale, Judge Glenn Baird had a busy morning. Male Champion went to Percy Tait’s shearling ram, rounding off a successful show career this summer. Female and Breed Champion was the Maunby gimmer from Stuart Goldie, Maunby Radiance, by the Perdi ram and out of a homebred ewe. She later sold to the judge for 1000gns.

A good show of Millennium Bleus were headed by the Calla gimmer which later sold for 350gns, but the top price went to Millennium Bleu breeder Kerrie McDermid with her Cargen Glen Ragnor for 1000gns.  Kerrie had earlier won the MB ram class and her Cargen Glen Rambo stood Reserve Champion, he sold for 800gns.

The Langley Dispersal had attracted interest from far and wide and this long established flock did not disappoint. John & Kathleen Davison had established the flock in 1990 and during the past 29 years had achieved success at all the major shows and sales, with superbly presented stock.  This section of the sale brought the two top prices of the day.  Prospective purchasers had the opportunity of purchasing the last ram lamb to be sired by the hugely successful ram Maunby Butch and the unshown ram lamb by Butch, out of a Langley ewe went on to sell for 1850gns to head to Northern Ireland.

The second top price, the ewe lamb, full sister to the ram lamb went on to sell to Neil Millar for 1800gns, the remainder of the ewe lamb consignment went to join the Haydon flock to average just shy of 800gns.

It was encouraging to see a packed ringside throughout the day and several new breeders establishing starter flocks, we wish everyone well with their purchases.

Averages
31 Shearling Gimmers                                £426.77
11 Ewe Lambs                                              £276.44
23 Shearling Rams                                      £466.57
17 Ram Lambs                                             £432.35
16 Millennium Bleu Shearling Gimmers               £322.72
2 Millennium Bleu Ewe Lambs                            £315.00
25 Millennium Bleu Shearling Rams                    £574.14
1 Millennium Bleu Ram Lambs                           £126.00

Dispersal of the Langley Flock
8 Aged Ewes                              £  609.00
8 Shearling Gimmers                 £  509.25
7 Ewe Lambs                              £1012.50
1 Ram Lamb                               £1942.50

Reduction of the Fearn Flock
7 Aged Ewes                               £297.00
5 Shearling Gimmers                 £369.60