Northern Area in-lambers hit 1600gns twice
In-lamb gimmers sold to a top of 1600gns twice at the Northern Area Club's show and sale at Skipton on Saturday 14th December, with both the top priced lots coming from Procters Farm.
Leading the trade was the pre-sale champion, PFD1201888, a gimmer by the 50,000gns sire Haddo Ringleader and out of a Callerton Nomad daughter. She sold in-lamb to Scholars Twenty Twelve and joined young breeder William Watson, Hellifield.
The other at this money was the fourth prize gimmer also from Procters, PFD1201997. Sired by the 12,000gns Sportsma's Scania, this one is out of a Clynnog Joe Tex daughter and was in-lamb to this year's Lanark champion Tophill Union Jack. She was also bought by William Watson.
Then selling at 1350gns and again going to Hellifield with William Watson was the reserve champion from Mark and William Keighley. This was KAM1201325 from their Manderlea flock and is by Corrie Rocker.
Bred from a Tophill Protatype ewe, she goes back to Strathbogie Knock Out and sold carrying twins to Manerlea Turn On.
The Heyworth Lodge flock of Jennifer Lodge, Moss, Doncaster, provided the next highest price of 1250gns for LSH1200176, the third prize Allanfauld Rockafella-sired shearling ewe, out of a Haddo Neptune dam. She sold in-lamb to the 11,000gns Sportsmans Tremendous II to Ian Graham, Plumpton, Penrith.
Another notable sale at 900gns fell to the first prize ewe lamb, RKS1300734, from Chris Riby’s Stonehills flock at Fraisthorpe, Bridlington. Sired by the Sportsman Pasternak son, Beautry Taz, out of a Humeston Pride of Kings-sired dam, the February- born red rosette winner sold to Stuart Currie’s Beautry flock.
Gimmers £390, aged ewes £287, ewe lambs £261
(Craven Cattle Marts).