14,000gns top call at Solway and Tyne Club Sale
Texel ram trade continued in a strong vein at the Solway and Tyne Texel Club's sale at Carlisle, with a top call of 14,000gns in the ram lambs and shearling tups selling to 5400gns.
468 Baltier 14000gns
Following the trend at this year's sales, this one was a bare skinned lamb and sold with an index of 289. He sold in a three way split to Cammie Gauld, Cairnam, Kerr Jarvie, Duncryne, and Michael Rattray, Tullibardine.
740 Teiglum Topper 12000gns
Selling for the day's second best price was the champion from the pre-sale show, Teiglum Topper from the Clark family at 12,000gns. This son of Strathbogie Smokey Blue is out of a dam by Craighead Masterpiece and sold with an index of 292. Snapping him up were the Wilkinson family for their Arkle flock with equal shares also taken by Robin Orr, Halbeath, and Matthew Jack, Kingdom.
478 Milnbank Tank 10000gns
Then making 10,000gns was Robbie Wilson’s first lamb in, Milnbank Tank. This substitute lamb had stood second in the open class in the pre-sale show and is by Castlecairn SAS Commander and out of a dam by Douganhill Lionheart. He went to Jimmy Douglas, Cairness and John Forsyth, Glenside.
782 Stonebridge Tiger 9500gns
Just 500gns shy of that and continuing a rich vein of form at this season's main sales for Steve and Sherry Richardson was Stonebridge Tiger at 9500gns. This Allanfauld Rockafella son is out of a dam by Rascarrel Nightlife and is an ET brother to the 5100gns gimmer from Worcester last week. He sold to J and J Dunlop, Dumfries.
And another pen which proved to be in demand was that of the Arkle flock of the Wilkinson family.
615 Arkle Tokyo Star 8000gns
624 Knock Tetley 7000gns
Albert and George Howie's Knock flock has enjoyed a good season too and Carlisle was no exception, with their best making 7000gns. This was Knock Tetley, a son of Supreme out of a dam by Garngour Nobleman. He sold to H G and I E Williams and I Jones, for the Llyfni and Llangwm flocks, respectively.
Another from the Howies, Knock Tarquin, again sired by Supreme and this time out of a dam by Knock Orion then sold at 6000gns. He has an index of 318 and was bought by Brian Buchan for the Clinterty flock, with a half share taken by Kenny Pratt of the Hilltop flock.
Also trading at 6000gns was the first in from the Wilkinsons, Arkle Topaz, a son of Cambwell Rob Roy out of a dam by Ellen Valley Nugget. With an index of 297 he also sold in a shared deal to W L and J A Forrester and R and J Plant, for the Doonguile and Bromley flocks, respectively.
And selling at 5000gns was Castlecairn Tim Tam from Bruce Renwick. This son of Hull House Space Cowboy is out of a dam by Muiresk Blondin and sold to Messrs Illingworth and Goldies in a two-way split for the Glenrock and Goldies flocks, respectively.
And also making 4200gns was a lamb from Kirrin Forsyth. This unnamed lamb, is by Baltier Rocksolid and out of a dam by Templand Oscar and sold with an index of 258. He was claimed by A Gray and Son, Langside, and I C Gilmour and Son, Humeston.
And two then traded at 4000gns, with the first at this money being an early entry in the sale ring from Procters Farms. This was Procters Thunderbolt, a substitute entry by Sportsmans Scania out of a Knock ewe by Tophill Nockout. He sold to Steve and Sherry Richardson and family.
The other to make this price was the Howies’ first in the ring, Knock Topaz, a son of Sportsman’s Supreme. This is out of a dam by Knock Orion and is full ET brother to their 6000gns lamb also sold today. This one was bought in a two way split by James Wilkinson and Martin and Cyril Millar, both Northern Ireland.
331 Haltcliffe Storm 5400gns
Taking the top price in the shearling rams was the first prize shearling from the pre-sale show, Haltcliffe Storm, a Tamnamoney Ned son from Matt and Craig Ridley. This one is out of a dam by Douganhill Jeronimo and sold at 5400gns to D g and D Jones and Son, Pentreath.
From the Ridleys at 2550gns was Haltcliffe Sugar, by Haltcliffe Rob Roy and out of a Summerwood King Kong daughter. He was bought by B R Lawson and Son, Whashton. And at 2400gns was Haltcliffe Stig, another Tamnamoney Ned son out of another Jeronimo daughter which sold to T W Ireland, Ennerdale.
Two took 2200gns bids, with the first being from the Crailloch pen. This was Crailloch Spartacus, an Annan Okay Dokey son out of a dam by Crailloch McCoist. Buying him was Anne Nairey for the Meinspride flock.
A shearling ewe from Albert and George Howie's Knock flock, Aberdeenshire, led the trade in the females at the Solway and Tyne Texel Club's sale at Carlisle on Thursday evening.
Bred from one of the most succesful female families in the Knock flock, the gimmer had taken the first prize ticket in the pre-sale show was knocked down at 6000gns to Charlie Boden for the Sportsman's flock, Cheshire.
Just behind that at 2000gns was one from the Sportsman's flock of Charlie Boden. Mr Boden's pen leader was BGS1100344, a daughter of Hen Gapel Royal Gold out of a dam by Castlecairn Keltic Star. She was bought by Ben Vernon, Rocester, Staffordshire.
Three then sold at the next best price of 1600gns, with the first at this price being the third placed ewe from the pre-sale show from Donald and Sarah MacPherson, Berwick Upon Tweed.
Best of the evening in the small selection of ewe lambs on offer was an 1100gns bid for the first prize ewe lamb from the Pymans. This was PXT1200591, a daughter of Goldies Star that sold to Jim Mulholland, Carlisle, for the Liscon flock.
1 aged ram £682.50
226 ram lambs £1106.97
167 shearling rams £861.88
114 females 498.20