Females to the Fore at Carlisle

Champion In Lamb Senior Ewe – Graylen with sponsor Graham Shepherd

The females were in demand at Carlisle on Saturday, taking both the overall Championship and the top price of the day at 1800gns. The lovely lady taking the honours was an in lamb shearling ewe from Graham & Judith Galbraith from Kendal. Graylen 24Y2004279 sired by Graylen Laird, has figures to match her style and was sold in lamb to Yarcombe Hero who is in the top 1% for both maternal and terminal sire index and gigot muscularity. She will join the Red Syke Flock of Sarah Miles in Ulverston.

The long trip north was worthwhile for Jon Barnard & Justine McPherson from Devon when they sold their senior in lamb ewe for 1050gns. Stourfield 90Y1801219 is by Ashley Blackjack and was sold in lamb to Stourfield Eric. Lorna Vevers from Dumfriesshire was the winning bidder for this one.

The next top price was 1000gns for E, B & S.A Jones of Pembrokeshire. This Maes Glas in lamb shearling ewe, 57U2001273 was crowned Champion Wool on the Hoof at The Great Yorkshire Show this year and was sold in lamb to Maes Glas Hercules. She heads over the border to P Parker of Dumfriesshire.

Five further in lamb lots sold for 900gns and above.

First prize ewe lamb – Treworthal

The ewe lambs were also keenly sought after with a top of 800gns for another vendor making a long trip from the South West. Adrian Rundle from Cornwall sold his first prize ewe lamb Treworthal B832100222, by Lecropt Challenger and out of a Yarcombe ewe, to the judge Roy McFarlane from Stirling.

Maiden shearling ewes topped at 620gns for John Craig of Settle, North Yorkshire. Lumb A312000732 was March 2020 born and by Morley Gent and took the eye of D & S Taylor from Berwickshire.

Rams achieved a top bid of 550gns for the youngest ram lamb on offer from Frances Glass & James Robinson from Aberdeenshire. The smart Eninteer A862101576 is March born and sired by Isle of Bute Trooper who has a terminal index of 348 and heads to the Normanby Flock of Ed Brant in Lincolnshire.

Male Champion Thorbeck shearling ram

Male Champion, a shearling ram from Jim & Jane Birkwood, Grimsby sold for 480gns. Thorbeck Musketeer 80X2000589, sired by Rennisons Alistair had already worked as a lamb and was purchased by Faughill Farm, Roxburghshire.

We are very grateful to G Shepherd Animal Health for sponsoring the Show and Sale www.gshepherdanimalhealth.co.uk/


Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington


9 Aged Ewes                      £785.55

17 Shearling Gimmers       £587.38

4 Maiden Gimmers             £433.13

19 Ewe Lambs                   £416.31

2 Shearling Rams              £415.00

2 Ram Lambs                     £450.00


Show Results –

Judge Roy McFarlane

Shearling Ewe

1st  710 Graylen

2nd 711 Graylen

3rd 719 Caerlaverock

4th 717 Bugle Gate

Senior Ewe

1st 724 Graylen

2nd 727 Stourfield

3rd 720 Stourfield

4th 723 Stourfield

Ewe Lamb

1st 741 Treworthal

2nd 744 Maes Glas

3rd 733 Bugle Gate

4th 748 Eninteer

Shearling Ram:

1st 754 Thorbeck

2nd 758 Maes Glas

3rd 755 Lumb

4th 756 Lumb

Ram Lamb

1st 762 Maes Glas

2nd 763 Maes Glas

3rd 760 Lindsey

4th 758 Treworthal

Female Champion 710 Graylen

Male Champion 754 Thorbeck

Overall Champion 710 Graylen

Reserve Champion 754 Thorbeck



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