2018 Reports

Averages Back but good clearance at Northern Ireland Autumn Sale

Lively demand for all classes of sheep saw a good clearance for Hamps at Ballymena Autumn Sale on 1st October.  The judge for the day Josephine Wray, commanded the highest price for a ewe lamb bred from a home-bred ewe and a home-bred ram (Knockstacken Now What) and selling to K P McCarthy for 500 guineas.  McCarthy, Ballycreelly,  took both the pre-sale show championship and reserve championship but neither met expectations in the sale ring. Only 4 other sheep went home unsold.

 Averages and Leading Prices:

Ewe Lambs: Ave 234 gns Top 500 gns (Wray Knockstacken, sold to McCarthy, Ballycreelly)

Shearling Ewes: Ave 257 gns top 420 gns (Fletcher Loughan Moss sold to Wilson, Aimney)

Aged Ewe: 1 forward 200 gns

Shearling Ram: 1 forward 250 gns

Ram Lamb: 1 forward 200 gns

 Show Champion, ewe lamb from ballycreelly

Show Champion, ewe lamb from ballycreelly

 Show Results

Judge: Miss Josephine Wray

CHAMPION

Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY Ewe Lamb

RESERVE CHAMPION

Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY Shearling Ewe

SECOND RESERVE

Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE  Ram lamb which sold for £350

 RESERVE SHOW CHAMPION, SHEARLING EWE FROM BALLYCREELLY

RESERVE SHOW CHAMPION, SHEARLING EWE FROM BALLYCREELLY

OLDER EWE

1st Hannah Robinson BALLYVESTER

2nd G&S Manson DUNRAVEN

3rd G& S Manson DUNRAVEN

SHEARLING EWE

1st Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

2nd Jim, Ann & Jonathan Fletcher LOUGHAN MOSS

3rd Hannah Robinson BALLYVESTER

EWE LAMB

1st Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

2nd Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

3rd Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

RAM LAMB

1st Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

SHEARLING RAM

1st Jim, Ann & Jonathan Fletcher LOUGHAN MOSS

PAIR OF LAMBS

1st Sean & Gillan Doyle LOUGHBRAE

2nd Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

 


North West Region autumn sale CARLISLE

STRONG DEMAND AND HIGH CLEARANCE FOR HAMPSHIRE DOWNS AT CARLISLE

 Top priced lot, shearling ewe from ballycreelly, in lamb to ballycreelly 007, sold for 1000 GUINEAS TO t.mARSHALL, PITGAIR, TURRIFF

Top priced lot, shearling ewe from ballycreelly, in lamb to ballycreelly 007, sold for 1000 GUINEAS TO t.mARSHALL, PITGAIR, TURRIFF

Strong demand for females at the North West Region Hampshire Down autumn sale in Carlisle saw strong demand and almost 100% clearance for in-lamb females.   Topping the sale at 1000gns was a shearling ewe from the judge for the day, Kevin McCarthy, N.Ireland.  By Ballycreelly Devil’s Revenge and scanned in lamb with twins to the new Ballycreelly stock ram ‘007’, this stylish ewe went to new breeders T.Marshall who also added in-lamb shearling ewes from Galbraith, Graylen Flock, and Jones, Maes Glas to their consignment heading north to the newly established Pitgair Flock, Turriff, Aberdeen.

Returning for a second year to Carlisle where last year they purchased Ballycreelly stock whose progeny then went on to top the National Sale at Shrewsbury this year for them, Matthew Jones and Rebecca Smith, Birchfield Flock, Telford came looking for more of the same. They returned home with two more Ballycreelly females in lamb to Yarcombe Flashman who sired their successful National Sale ram lamb, going to 800gns for a shearling ewe and paying the top price for older ewe of 650gns.

 Show champion from j & g galbraith, graylen flock. a shearling ewe by yarcombe iceman, in lamb to morley kudos and sold to holland for 850 guineas

Show champion from j & g galbraith, graylen flock. a shearling ewe by yarcombe iceman, in lamb to morley kudos and sold to holland for 850 guineas

 TOP PRICE EWE LAMB & Reserve SHOW CHAMPION FROM J MERCER, MOYBRICK BY YARCOMBE CAPTAIN HOOK SOLD FOR 900 GUINEAS to C MEADEN, SHROPSHIRE

TOP PRICE EWE LAMB & Reserve SHOW CHAMPION FROM J MERCER, MOYBRICK BY YARCOMBE CAPTAIN HOOK SOLD FOR 900 GUINEAS to C MEADEN, SHROPSHIRE

Taking three of the top four prices for in-lamb females,  Ballycreelly were only separated by J & G Galbraith, Graylen Flock, Kendal who secured 850gns for the Show Champion of the day.  This lovely shearling ewe by Yarcombe Iceman out of a home-bred ewe is in-lamb to Morley Kudos who was bought at the National Sale last year.  She sold for 850gns and now travels to Holland to Peter Beers who also bought a second Graylen ewe for 550gns.  Jim & Jane Birkwood, Thorbeck Flock, Lincolnshire kept company at the top with a shearling ewe selling to Adam Strickland, Lancaster for 800 gns in lamb to Thorbeck Julius who was National Show champion as a ram lamb 2017.

Ewe lambs peaked at 900gns for the Reserve Champion in the show from J Mercer, Moybrick Flock N.Ireland and selling to new breeder Carole Meaden, Shropshire.

Male Champion was a shearling ram from the Maes Glas flock, Pembrokeshire who sold for 400 gns to Sinclair & Son, Castle Douglas who also bought the only other male entry, a ram lamb from Forrest, White and Vevers, Lockerbie.

Shearling Ewes (in lamb) Average 501 guineas Top 1000

Older Ewes (in lamb) Average 463 guineas Top 650

Ewe Lambs Average 410 guineas Top 900

Males Average 340 guineas Top 400 guineas