Solway and Tyne Show & Sale - Carlisle
Strathbogie lamb leads Solway and Tyne sale at 20,000gns
The Solway and Tyne Texel Breeders Club sale at Carlisle on Friday (6 September) once again attracted some spirited bidding, with a top call of 20,000gns paid late in the sale for a lamb from the Innes family's Strathbogie flock.
The Strathbogie sale topper which continued a tremendous sales season for Jim Innes was Strathbogie Upping the Ante, a Strathbogie Terminator son and full brother to the 48,000gns Scottish Premier Sale leader Strathbogie Untouchable.
Strathbogie Upping the Ante - 20,000gns
Out of an Annan Limmy sired dam this ET bred entry sold in a two way split to John Forsyth for the Glenside flock, Maybole, and to the Ridley family for the Haltcliffe and Matthews flocks, Hesket New-Market.
Second best of the tups on offer was a 10,000gns call for Castlecairn Union Lido from Bruce Renwick. This son of the 60,000gns Teiglum Tornado is out of a Castlecairn Presentation dam and was also sold in a split deal, with shares taken by John Forsyth, Glenside, Jimmy Douglas, Cairness, and the Knox family, Haddo.
Selling at 8000gns was Brian Buchan's first lamb in the ring, Clinterty United, a son of Ettrick Smasher out of a dam by Ettrick Mighty Mouse. This one headed south to Suffolk with Stephen Cobbald and daughter Charlotte for the Lavenham and Acton flocks.
And then making 7000gns was Kerr Jarvie's male champion and reserve overall champion from the pre-sale show, Duncryne Uber Cool. This lamb is sired by last year's Carlisle sale topper, 14,000gns Baltier Thunderbird and is out of a Knock Reebok daughter. This one was shared five ways, with Kerr Jarvie retaining a fifth and the remainder shared by Roger Strawbridge, Tamnamoney, Alastair Gault, Forkins, Paul O'Connor, Drumgooland, and Andrew Kennedy, Maineview.
Also selling at this money was another from Bruce Renwick, Castlecairn Uno Umbra. Also by Tornado he is out of a Castlecairn Obelix dam and was bought by David and Jo Chambers for the Twelve Oaks flock, Northamptonshire.
Making 5000gns was Procters U S President, a son of Cairnam Talisman out of a dam by Haddo Ringleader. He also sold in a two way split, being shared by Carolyn Hastings, Courthill, and Robert and Jill Osborne, Durisdeer.
Topping the shearling ram trade at 5000gns was Crailloch Topper from Angus McColm. This one is by Cambwell Sparky and out of a dam by homebred sire Crailloch McCoist. Again selling as a shared purchase, this one was taken by George Wilkinson, Ellen Valley, and James Winter, Clickham.
Following him at 4400gns was Loosebeare Tyson from the Quick family, a Loosebeare Romeo son out of a dam by Gaitsgill Officer. He sold to Lilburn Estates, Wooler.
And then at 3800gns was Loosebeare Topper I, again from the Quicks. This first prize winner from the pre-sale show is sired by Quercus Puregold out of a dam by Summerwood Grand Union. He sold to Thomas and Victoria Illingworth, Glenrock.
The next best here was a 3000gns bid for Meinspride Thumper from Anne Nairey. Selling to Messrs Pritchard for the Crickheath flock, Oswestry, he is by Livery Predator and out of a dam by Annan Jewel.
Leading the trade in the females was an 11,000gns bid for the female and overall champion from the pre-sale show, Jimmy Douglas' Cairness gimmer, DJV1201447. This one is a twin born daughter of Sportsman’s Scania out of a Deveronvale Perfection daughter and sold to the pre-sale judge, Jeff Aiken of the Procters flock.
Cairness Gimmer - 11,000gns
Second best of the night was a bid of 4000gns for a gimmer from Albert and George Howie’s Knock pen, HAK1200366. This Sportsman’s Supreme daughter is out of a dam by Tophill Nockout which is a full sister to the 24,000gns gimmer. She was purchased by the Kermode family, Isle of Man.
And making 2200gns was an Auchencairn shearling from the MacTaggart family, MFU1200344. She is sired by Fairywater Samurai and out of a Kncok Oregano dam. Buyer here was David Corfield for the Fordwell flock.
207 shearling rams £814.94
232 ram lambs £1062.47
4 aged rams £490.88
74 shearling ewes £658.24
18 ewe lambs £309.17