Leading the sale on behalf of the Rouge Sheep Society at their premier event held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, was a shearling ram consigned by Northern Ireland breeder JF Harbison of the Glenkeen flock.
Selling for 1600gns was Glenkeen Viper sired by a Tullyvallan ram and out of a Kinsella Nemo daughter. He goes back across the water to Messrs Kerr, Co Armagh.
The Glenkeen pen sold the next top of 1200gns. Another shearling ram, this time Glenkeen Venom, sired by Bennachie U R The Boy, out of Ballylane Still. He join the Cowx Family, Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria.
Also selling to 1200gns was the top priced ram lamb from the Ian’s flock. Ian’s Winning Shot was a triplet born lamb sired by Irish import Powerful Jeffery, and out of a Bennachie President daughter, selling to Meinspride flock, in Lancashire.
Following at 1000gns was yet another shearling ram, this time from Patricia Imlah, Aberdeenshire. Bennachie V I P, a son of the French ram Gerigne Fernand and out of a homebred ewe Bennachie Ruby-Lou. She joins the Coxhill flock in Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
Leading the female section was the first entry into the ring, consigned by Ian McConnell, Dumfries. Ian’s Vanessa a January born shearling gimmer also sired by the Irish import ram Powerful Jeffery, and out of Kinsella Roxy. She was successfully purchased by Messrs Tannahill, Co Londonderry for 550gns.
John Harbinson, also lead the way with the Rou-Tex, selling to a top of 1600gns for a shearling ram, sired by 9000gn Drumgooland Aga Khan out of a Glengalliagh Maximus, selling to Messrs Hodgson Egremont, Cumbra. Another in the same pen sold to 1400gns again sired by Agan Khan, this time out of a Castlescreen Red daughter, and heading over the water to Messrs Baird, Co Armagh.
1 Shearling Gimmer £577.50
8 Ewe Lambs £404.25
6 Shearling Rams £971.25
15 Ram Lambs £509.60
6 Rou-Tex Ewe Lambs £276.50
3 Rou-Tex Shearling Rams £1197.00