The Rouge sheep society sale at Carlisle on Friday saw the 1st prize ewe lamb and Female Champion sell for the top price of 1000gns. This was Ian McConnell’s substitute entry Ian’s Unique sired by Ballylane Scotsman and out of the imported ewe Raaptoff Isciane. The successful bidder on this occasion was Messrs Christie from Ballymoney, County Antrim.
Five animals sold for the next best price of 600gns, the first of these was a shearling gimmer consigned by JR Wilkinson and Son’s Langlands flock. Langlands Tinker was sired by Sunrise Regal and out of a homebred ewe. She was purchased on the day by Messrs Simpson and Calvin also from Ballymoney.
In the ram section Glenkeen Tempo, a shearling ram consigned by John Harbinson sold for 600gns. Tempo was sired by Quarrymount Eric Cantona and has won 4th prize in the pre-sale show. He was purchased by Messrs Gate from Northwich, Cheshire.
The Male Champion and Reserve Overall Champion from Pat Imlah was another to go for 600gns. This was the shearling ram Bennachie True Gold sired by the Highland Show Reserve Male Champion Gerigne Fernand and out of Bennachie Penelope. True Gold was purchased by Messrs Summers and Son from Gainsbrough.
AJ Graham’s ram lamb Tullyvallen U Topper sired by Prix Du Marolleau was the next to sell at the same money. This lamb was purchased by Messrs Haggerty from Ballymoney.
Pat Imlah’s 2nd prize winning ram lamb Bennachie U R The Boy was the fifth and final animal to sell at 600gns. Another by Gerigne Fernand and out of the flock’s show ewe Bennachie Pennie, a full brother to this lamb won 3rd prize at the Highland Show this year. U R The Boy was purchased by Messrs Brolly from Co Londonderry.
The Rox-Tex section topped at 400gns for John Harbinson’s shearling ram Glenkeen Routex Tommy Gunn sired by Clyde Wonderboy and out of Glenkeen Ray of Hope.
Averages: 1 Aged ram £546; 11 Shearling rams £456.76; 13 Lamb rams £631.04; 2 Rou-Tex Shearling rams £378; 9 shearling gimmers £351.17; 10 Ewe lambs £412.65