Eight sales at 10,000gns or more were the highlight of the Solway and Tyne Breeders Club first sale at Carlisle where 253 ram lambs levelled at £1468.80 and 187 shearling rams averaged £961.73.
Topping the trade at 40,000gns was Garngour Alabama from the Clark family. This son of Knock Yardsman is out of a Mossvale Winston daughter and carries an index of 389. His grand dam was interbreed champion at Biggar last year, with this one selling in a five way split.
Taking shares were Charlie Boden for the Sportsmans flock, Ben Vernon for the Charben flock, Kenny Pratt for the Hilltop flock, Ben Baggott Farms for the Coley flock and Robert Evans for the Hope Valley flock.
Second best of the day at 32,000gns was Mullan Amigo from the Hanthorn family, Northern Ireland. This son of the homebred Mulland Wild Bill is out of an Eglur Viscount daughter and carries an index of 287. He was shared three ways by Steven Renwick, Craig Douglas, Karen Wright, Midlock and Robert Cockburn, Knap.
Following him at 20,000gns was Bruce Renwick’s best from the Castlecairn flock, a son of Strathbogie Your Tupped out of a Castlecairn Presentation dam. He sold to Kenny Pratt, Hilltop.
Then making 15,000gns was another shared three ways, with this being Gyrhos Andy from James Ruggeri. This son of Eden Valley Wiz Kid is out of a Clinterty Ultra daughter and was bought by Peter and Rose Woof, Stainton, G and M Wilson and Sons, Snow and Robert Pierce, Oldfield.
At 12,000gn was another shared three ways, Garngour Alcapone from the Clark family. Sired by Knock Yardsman and a full ET brother to the sale topper he has an index of 386 and was sold to Douganhill Farms, Douganhill, Jimmy Warnock, Watchknowe, Messrs Osborne, Durisdeer and Jim and Caroline Hastings, Courthill.
And making 10,000gns was Robert Bennett’s Plasucha All In One, a Knock Yankee son out of a dam by Baltier Rascal and selling with an index of 362. This one was the choice of William Dunlop, Elmscleugh.
At the same money was Adam Mawson’s Midcomb Axel, a Strathbogie Yolo son out of a dam by Tophill Union Jack. He was shared three ways by David Warwick, Braehead, Brian Hanthorn, Mullan, and D Simpson, Cornerstone.
A final 10,000gns call came for Milnbank American Sniper from Robbie Wilson. This son of Strathbogie Yes Sir is out of a Strathbogie Untouchable dam and was shared by Procters Farm, Procters, and Paul O’Connor, Drumgooland.
Then making 7000gns was another from the Hanthorn family, Mullan Awesome. He’s by Glenside Willie Winkie and out of a dam by Haddo Ringleader and was bought by Robert Bennett, Plasucha, and Alun Jones Ynystoddeb.
Best price in the shearlings was 6500gns paid for Jim Innes’ first prize shearling from the pre-sale show, Strathbogie Yamaha. Sired by Aman Vyrnwy, he is out of a dam by Milnbank Sound Investment and sold to Michael and Ella James, Duhonw.
Second top here at 5600gns was John Elliot’s Roxburgh YMCA, a son of Kimbolton Va Va Voom out of a dam by Haymount Superman. He sold in a two-way split to Phil Weaver, Empire, and Richard Wilson, Crimple Head.
Then making 4800gns was Peacehay You’re the Boy from the Chave family. This son of Clarks Wizard is out of a dam by Scolton Panther and sold to A C Austin, Woodcroft.
At 4600gns was another Strathbogie shearling, Strathbogie Youi, a Millar’s Windbrook son out of a dam by Glenside Razzle Dazzle. He sold to Claybury Texels, Claybury.
And making 4500gns was Loosebeare Yoga from the Quick family. He’s by Loosebeare Voomer and out of a dam by Whitehart Spot On and sold to J Kelsall, Clapham, Lancaster.
Females were once again in high demand, peaking at 9500gns for a Baltier gimmer from Robert Forsyth. This was FEB1600408, an ET bred daughter of Garngour Upperclass out of a dam by Knock Powerpacker. She sold to the Alford family, Foxhill.
Then at 5000gns was another from the same home and again ET bred. This was FEB1600398, another by Upperclass and this out of a Baltier Rocksolid dam. Buying this one were Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld.
Making 3800gns was Donald and Sarah MacPherson’s gimmer from the Hexel flock, MZH1600140. This Drumpark Unique daughter is out of a Glenside Razzle Dazzle daughter and sold to Jim Innes, Strathbogie.
And selling for 3000gns was another of the Baltier gimmers, FEB1600407. She’s an ET sister to the trade topping 9500gns gimmer and was shared by David Warwick, Braehead, and D Simpson, Cornerstone.
Averages; 253 ram lambs £1468.80, 187 shearling rams £961.73, 69 gimmers £961.43, 18 ewe lambs £613.08, three aged rams £1347.50 (Harrison and Hetherington).