Rams lead the way at last week’s Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset sheep show and sale, Carlisle.

 

Leading the way was Richhill No Limits N6, a ram lamb from Ben Lamb, Richhill. This October 09 born poll is out of Trevilley J581 and by Rossiz King Kong, the Ballytaggart flock stock ram. This one sold for 700gns to M Hodgson, Wasdale, Cumbria.

 

Not far behind, was another ram lamb, Downkillybegs Nitehawk, this time from W and K Carson, Downkillybegs. He went for 600gns to T G Wright, Ballytaggart, County Antrim.

 

 

(hutch)457s 600gn WEB.jpgThis ram is out of Downkillybegs K76 and by Drumlin Kojack, which sired 2000gns 2009 May Fair Champion.

 

At the next best money was the shearling gimmer, Bennachie Lala L19. This January 2009 born poll, is by Ballytaggart Keltic Star K75:K56 and out of Ramsden H6:J874. She was put forward by James Royan, Bennachie and sold to J Waller jnr, Killington, Cumbria for 450gns.

 

(hutch) 450gns WEB.jpgTwo entries were snapped up for 400gns. The first of which was Huish L341, a Huish Hunter sired shearling gimmer from D W Rossiter, Huish. She is out of Huish F364 and went to J E and S M Gray, Burley in Wharfedale, IIkley.

 

The second was Huish L129 a poll by Downkillybegs Humdinger H8. She is out of Huish J272 and had been running with Blackhill Kipper K970. This one was put forward by the same vendor as the previous entry and sold  to J Royan, Duns, Berwickshire.

 

A call of 350gns secured the next entry, a shearling ram from R M Elgin and Son Ltd, Bramain. Braman Lawrence L9150 went to D J and A E Hirst, Castlehaw, Saddleworth.

 

Average:

5 shearling rams; £245.70, 4 lamb rams; £509.25, 19 shearling gimmers; £309.47, 12 ewe lambs; £209.13

 

Pens of females:

4 ewes; £183.75; 24 ewe lambs; £157.06