The Carlisle Spring Sale of Dutch Spotted Sheep was held as an Online Timed Auction running between Tuesday 19th and Friday 22nd May. The Dutch Spotted entry was small but all lots sold well above vendors expectations.
Topping the sale at £3650 was an imported gimmer from Ali Jackson’s Tiptop flock selling with her twin ewe lambs at foot Tiptop Dime and Tiptop Dilly who were sired by 2800gns Westbroad B Explorer II. This unit was purchased by Messrs Barnes from Kendal.
Ali Jackson sold two lots at the next best price of £3550, the first was an imported 2017 born ewe with her ewe lamb at foot also sired by Westbroad B Explorer II. This ewe had bred the flock’s show lamb last year and her and her current lamb Tiptop Daisy were snapped up by Messrs Shennan from Turnberry, Ayrshire.
The second at the same money was the best of the empty ewe hoggs, Tiptop Cassie, a Lochlad Baby Shark daughter who would have been a member of the Tiptop flock’s show team this year. Cassie was purchased by Messrs Middleton from Carnforth, Lancashire.
Messrs Barnes added to their flock again when they purchased Tiptop Belle along with her ewe lamb Delia and ram lamb Dago for £3250. Belle is a daughter of Tiptop Hannah who won Interbreed Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show and Breed Champion at the Royal Welsh Show last year. Belle’s two lambs were again sired by 2800gns Westbroad B Explorer II.
At £3150 was Tiptop Destiny an embryo ewe lamb sired by Tiptop Charlie and out of the flock’s 2019 show gimmer. Destiny would have been in the flock’s show team this year but instead is off to a new home with Messrs Percival from Stoke-On-Trent.
The final lot to break the £3000 barrier was a pair of embryo ewe lambs who sold with their recipient dam. These lambs Tiptop Dawn & Tiptop Destiny were also sired by the Lochlad Braveheart son Tiptop Charlie and their genetic dam was the Interbreed Championship winning Tiptop Hannah. They were purchased by Messrs Clark from Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Averages: 3 Pedigree ewes with lambs at foot £3483.33; 2 Recipient ewes with lambs at foot £3075.00; 7 Empty ewe hoggs £1635.71