The Annual Rouge sheep society sale at held at Carlisle on Friday 16th August saw a top price of 2200gns achieved by the Female and Supreme Champion Knighton Urthebest from Percy Tait’s flock. This gimmer was a substitute entry sired by Knighton Slowsuck and out of a homebred dam by Langlands Nicholas. She was purchased by Clanfield Texels from Oxfordshire.
Best of the rams was the first ram lamb into the ring Wrights Victor from SJ Wright’s Devon based flock. This son of Chauve Titanium out of Wrights Pendora sold for 1200gns to Messrs Carter from Dawlish, Devon.
Ian McConnell sold a gimmer for 1100gns, this was his Highland Show Reserve Champion Ian’s Umama sired by Ballylane Scotman and out of Ian’s Storm. Umama was purchased by Messrs Christie from Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
Percy’s Tait’s 3rd prize shearling gimmer sold for 1000gns to Messrs Workman from Co Monaghan, Ireland. This was Knighton Upandover by Tullyvallen Shumacher and out of the Munday Moriarty daughter Knighton Nell.
Another to sell at 1000gns was the 1st prize shearling ram and Reserve Male Champion again from Percy Tait’s flock. Knighton Umberto was also sired by Tullyvallen Shumacher and out of a homebred dam and he was purchased on the day by Messrs McGourty from Co Leitram, Ireland.
Jayne Tannahill sold her ram lamb Sunrise Vivaldi for 850gns to Messrs Ireland from Ribble Valley. Vivaldi had won 1st prize at Ballymoney Show this year and was sired by Monfin Godfrey. His dam, Ballylane Sue, was purchased for 700gns at this sale in 2017.
The 3rd prize shearling ram Glenkeen Unstoppable from John Harbinson sold for 750gns. Unstoppable was sired by Kindella Enforcer and out of the 1000gns Ballylane Still who has been successful in the show ring. This shearling was purchased by Messrs Boow from Millom, Cumbria.
The Male Championship was won by AJ Graham with their ram lamb Tullyvallen Victorious sired by Ballyhivistock Upperclass and out of Tullyvallen Trixie. This lamb went on to sell for 700gns to Messrs Kennedy from Co Waterford, Ireland.
Rou-Tex sold to a top of 550gns for Ian McConnell’s 2nd prize ram IML/V00149. This shearling was out of Bennachie Marigold and was purchased by Messrs Knaggs from Darlington.
Averages: 7 Shearling Gimmers £975.00; 11 Ewe Lambs £275.86; 1 Aged Ram £262.50; 12 Shearling Rams £463.75; 15 Ram Lambs £368.20; 9 Rou-Tex £338.33