Shearling Ram from Pentrenant flock leads Carlisle with Top price of 1500gns
Leading the trade for the Kerry Hill sheep at Carlisle on Saturday 19th September was a Shearling Ram from the Pentrenant flock of RF & DJ Price. The ram was by a Woodhouse sire, out of a homebred ewe and was purchased by junior member, Jack Graham from Corrie, Lockerbie for 1500gns to add to his Birsca flock.
The Price’s also had 1000gns for another shearling ram, homebred dam and sire, knocked down to William Evans from Tenby. This was closely followed by a ram from Mr G Pugh from the Four Crosses flock, Welshpool, by a Pentrenant sire out of a homebred ewe, sold for 950gns, to Mr R Innes from Jedburgh, for the Huntsman flock.
A ewe lamb from Mr & Mrs Burgess’s Top Spot flock from Dumfries, topped the price in the female section selling for 1180gns and was purchased by E Riddoch from Moray for the Seggiecrook flock. The lamb was by a Calcot ram out of a Crochmaid ewe.
Jack Graham had the second top price for a homebred ewe lamb by a Riggshield sire, which sold for 900gns to Mr C Hendrie from Hawick.
Top price for the shearling ewes went to G W Roberts, Pengwern flock from Denbigh and was knocked down to Kingswater Livestock from North Somerset for 750gns. Another of his homebred shearlings went to Mrs C Kewley’s Crochmaid flock in LochMaben for 700gns. Both were by a Pentrenant sire out of homebred ewes. A shearling ewe from Mr JT Wigham’s Riggshield flock, by a Whitcastles sire out of a homebred ewe, hit the 700gns mark and was purchased by Mr J Croose for the Marlbrook flock in Leominster.
R J Stott from the Hilltop flock,Carlisle put forward a good run of 6 ram lambs, which were all sold. The top price was 650gns for a ram lamb from a homebred sire out of a Rowanburn ewe, sold to R & M McIntosh, Hawick.