Solway and Tyne Club sale hits 38,000gns high
Bidding hit a high of 38,000gns at the Solway and Tyne Texel Club’s sale at Carlisle, with the ram lamb average rising by nearly £60 with 40 more sold than last year.
Leading the prices at 38,000gns was Castlecairn Vava Voom from Bruce Renwick, with this one being by the homebred sire Castlecairn U2 and out of a Sportsmans Scania daughter.
He was the subject of some spirited bidding, eventually selling in a four-way split to the Clark family’s Garngour flock, John Forsyth’s Glenside flock, John McKerrow’s Grougfoot flock, with the fourth share retained by Bruce himself.
The Clark family then recouped their outlay when selling the pre-sale champion Garngour Vodka at 12,000gns. Born at the end of March this young lamb is by the 38,000gns Springwell Ulsterboy and out of a Strathbogie Smokey Blue daughter, making him full brother to the 13,000gns lamb at Lanark. Backing his decision was judge John Mellin, Hull House.
A pair of lambs then sold at 7000gns, with the first of these being from the Boden and Davies’ partnership’s Sportsmans pen. This was Sportsmans Viva Las Vegas, a son of the 42,000gns Tullylagan Tonka out of a dam by Milnbank Special One. He sold to John Leitch, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, breeder of the 85,000gns Cornmore Velvet Jacket.
Robert Cockburn’s Knap flock then continued an excellent year’s trading when selling Knap Vinnie Jones for the same money. This one is a Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold son out of a Baltier Rascal dam and is full ET brother to the 145,000gns Knap Viscious Sid. Buying this one was Delryth Jones, Clochydd, and Messrs Williams, Llyfni.
Welsh breeders John and Gloria Davies then saw their best sell at 6500gns, with this being Aman Vyrnwy, a son of the 65,00gns Teiglum Tornado out of a dam by Tophill Kiwi. He was knocked down to Jim Innes, Strathbogie, who purchased the lamb in partnership with Procters Farm, Procters, Robbie Wilson, Milnbank, and Brian Buchan, Clinterty. Following this Courthill Valentino from the J & C Hastings Courthill flock sold to the Alford family for 6,000gns.
Alan Clark’s Finevalley Vagabond then made 5200gns. He is by Finevalley Texas and out of a Midlock Omega daughter. Buying this one were M T Watson, Carlisle, and Jamie Brownrigg, Castle Sowerby.
And following that at 5000gns was the first prize ram lambs and reserve overall champion, Cowal Vogue from Keith, Alan and Roy Campbell. Sired by Kelso Pavarotti he is out of a dam by Cambwell Socrates that was third at the Royal Highland Show in 2012. He was knocked down to Albert and George Howie and William Knox for their Knock and Haddo flocks, respectively.
Also at this money was Robbie Wilson’s Milnbank Vince Prince. This Tullagh Saracen son is out of Mossknowe Pudsey daughter and was bought by K D and D E Millar, Crookholm, Canonbie, and Frazer Bell, Greenknowe.
Another from the Garngour pen then traded at 4000gns, with this being Garngour VIP, a full brother to the 12,000gns champion. He sold to Brian Hanthorn, Co Armagh.
Selling at the same level was Robert Forsyth’s unnamed Baltier Thunderbird son FEB1400303. He is out of a dam by Knock Powerpacker and sold to H G and I E Williams, Pontyllyfni, Caernarfon.
The Clark family were back in spending mood when paying 3800gns for Robin Ellis’ Eglur Vesuvius. By Strathbogie Top Secret this lamb is out of a Mullan Supremacy sired dam.
The Boden and Davies pen then sold at 3500gns when Messrs Jenkinson, Whinfellpark, Penrith bought Sportsmans Vendom. This Milnbank Ur The Boy son is out of a Baltier Panther sired dam.
The McKinney Brothers’ Heathmount pen was next in the money with Heathmount Vin Diesel selling at 3300gns. By Springhill Utopia he is out of a Kelso Pulse sired dam and was bought by R M and G L Watkins, Craswell, Hereford.
Messrs Jenkinson then paid 3000gns for Sportsmans Van Gaal. By Strathbogie Untouchable this lamb is out of a Millar’s Outstanding sired dam that is a show ewe in the Strathbogie flock that was champion at Turriff and Keith Shows.
Also selling at 3000gns was the best from Robert Laird’s Cambwell pen. This was Cambwell Van Persie, a Stonehills Unbeatable son out of a Caowal Powerhouse daughter that is full sister to the 40,000gns Cambwell Rob Roy. He sold to Alistair Smith, Feddal Road, with a share retained.
And at the same level was Knock Van Dyke from Albert and George Howie. This one is an Ettrick U Cracker son out of a dam by Sportsmans Supreme and sold to Messrs Patterson, Caldbeck, Wigton.
Shearling rams hit a top of 5000gns, with the average rising by more than £50 in this section too.
Taking the day’s best bid were Procters Farm when selling their Midlock Starsky son Tatham Hall Ur The One. This one is out of a Clydeside Oscar dam and sold to Messrs Williams, Shropshire, for the Clun Flock.
Second top here was a 4800gns call for Crailloch Usain Bolt from Angus McColm. This son of the homebred sire Crailloch McCoist is out of a Crailloch Rollercoaster dam and sold to Messrs Lawrence, Far Coton, Nuneaton.
The Quick family then sold at 4400gns, with this money coming for Loosebeare Upright, a Whitehart Spot On son out of a Cennan Magnum dam. He was bought by Messrs Jones, Rhoscefnhir, Gwynedd.
Also hitting the 4400gns mark was Meinspride Usain, the first prize shearling from Angela Nairey. This Glenside Razzle Dazzle son is out of a Glenside Drum Major sired dam. He sold in a two way split between Messrs James, Blaenduhonu, Builth Wells and Messrs Abberley, Trallong, Brecon.
And making 3500gns was the first in the ring from the Quicks, Loosebeare Unique. Selling to Pant Texels, Tywyn, Gwynedd, this second prize shearling was also first at Royal Cornwall and is by Whitehart Taylor Made and out of a dam by Cennen Magnum.
The reduction of Robert Forsyth’s Baltier flock led the female trade, with a brace of gimmers making this money.
First to make this money was FKK1300240, a Knock Trojan daughter out of a dam by Kidston Olympian. She heads north to Insch with Stuart and Neil Barclay.
Procters Farms then paid 6000gns for FEB1300260, again by Trojan she is out of an Ettrick Might Mouse sired dam.
At 5500gns and again from the Baltier and Kirrin reduction was FKK1300235, a Trojan daughter out of a Tophill Joe daughter. Stephen Cobbald bought this one for his Actonhall flock.
Joining Charlie Boden’s Sportsmans flock at 5000gns was FKK1300251, a Trojan daughter out of a Baltier Panther sired dam.
The Mullan Torrent daughter FEB1300279 sold for 4500gns. She is out of a dam by Baltier Panther. Buying her were Messrs Ellis, Cressage, Shropshire.
At 3000gns was a gimmer from Gordon Gray’s Ettrick flock. Sired by Plasucha Tiger she is out of a Thinacres Grenade daughter and is an ET sister to the female champion at the Great Yorkshire Show 2014. He sold to Messrs McArthur, Nunnerie, Biggar.
Also at this price was Robert Forsyth’s FEB1300274. She is by Stonebridge Roebuck and out of a dam by Baltier Rocksolid and sold in a two way split between Andrew Hambleton, Newbiggin and Adam Mawson, Bootle.
Hamish Currie, Burnholm, sold his 1st prize lamb for 1,000gns - CKB1400105 is out of a home bred tup, Burnholm Ultra Special, she was purchased by Stephen Cobbald, Lavenham Texels.
Averages; 272 ram lambs £1122.40, 180 shearling rams £869.40, two aged rams £472.50, 66 shearling ewes £589.91, 25 Baltier and Kirrin shearling ewes £2345.70, 21 ewe lambs £375 (Harrison and Hetherington).