The Annual Ryeland Sheep Sale was held at Carlisle on Saturday as part of the Rare & Minority Breeds day. Topping the sale at £600 was a ram lamb from Ted, Kate, Kitty & Richard Harrington. This was Teejay Archie sired by Red Sewell Zidane and out of a homebred dam. Archie was purchased by Messrs Gumble from Landovery, Carmathenshire.
At £550 was Street Head Zayn a shearling ram from Jamie & Caitlin Brownrigg. Zayn was sired by Dolwen Valour out of a Dardenburn ewe and successfully purchased by Messrs Ellis from Barnsley.
The best of the females in this section came from Mrs AJ Robinson with a shearling gimmer from her Hawthorns flock. This was a substitute entry (00943/Z28) and sold for £380 to Messrs Jackson from Holmrook, Cumbria.
The Harrington family sold their second ram lamb for the next best price of £340. This was Teejay Arnold who, like their top price ram, was sired by Red Sewell Zindane and out of a homebred ewe. The successful bidder on this occasion was Messrs Mitchel from Penrith.
In the Coloured Ryeland section a top of £400 was achieved twice. Firstly, for a shearling gimmer from AC & S Fawcett’s Eden Valley flock sired by Greenlea Xakery and purchased by Messrs Campbell from the Isle of Tiree.
Messrs Campbell also purchased the other at £400, a shearling ram from T & G Glover. This was Sproxton Zeppelin sired by Sproxton Zcellent and out of a Hardgate bred ewe.
Messrs Fawcett sold a 2018 born ewe for £320 purchased by Messrs White from Dumfries. This ewe was sired by Ashley Moor Hall Vanadium and out of a Lightwater bred ewe.
Ryeland: 2 Aged Rams £115; 2 Shearling Rams £325; 2 Ram Lambs £470; 8 Aged Ewes £172.50; 9 Shearling Gimmers £271.11; 1 Ewe Lamb £260
Coloured Ryeland: 2 Shearling Rams £325; 2 Aged Ewes £225; 8 Shearling Gimmers £258.75; 2 Ewe Lambs £300