The much-anticipated inaugural breed sale for Dutch Spotted Sheep did not disappoint last Friday at H&H, Borderway Mart Carlisle.
With a 92% clearance rate, packed sales ring and top price of 3500gns the sale has been deemed a massive success for this fledgling breed and society.
The show, kindly sponsored by Solway Recycling and judged by Messrs Hall, preluded the sale. Standing as champion was ‘Bullseye’ a Belgium imported aged ram from Ali Jackson’s Tiptop flock who went on to sell for 3000gns to Messrs Davies from Gwent.
Reserve champion was ‘Atomic’ a Dutch imported shearling ram from Messrs Parker’s Lochlad flock who sold for 2200gns.
Heading the sale ring was the UK bred winning ram lamb Damson Bailey sired by Spotted Dick from Megan Rowlandson who sold for 3500gns to Richard Barber-Fleming and will be joining his Castle Douglas based ‘Top Of The Spots’ flock.
Megan Rowlandson sold her other ram lamb Damson Buster who was sired by a 2017 imported ram for 2000gns to Messrs Adamson from Co Antrim.
Topping the females was an imported ewe lamb also from Megan Rowlandson who had a very successful day. This lamb at won her class in the pre-sale show then went on to sell for 1900gns to Messrs Jackson from Lancaster.
Ewe Lambs £1540
Aged Rams £3150
Shearling Rams £1627.50
Ram Lambs £1504.50
Non MV Averages:
Ewe Lambs £693
Shearling Rams £1150
Ram Lambs £626.50