Carlisle Bleus in demand from commercial buyers

Bleu Du Maine prices were led by a shearling ram from William Baillie’s Calla flock at 850gns at Carlisle last week. This one, Calla Fred is by Cysgod Daniel and out of a homebred dam by Langley Cannon. He sold to James Scott and Partners, Fearn, Ross-shire.

At 750gns was another from the Calla entry, a twin to the last this one sold to Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley. And the same vendor and buyer combination was responsible for the next best call of 650gns. This one was again by Cysgod Daniel and out of Calla Debbie, another Langley Cannon daughter.

Mr Baillie also topped the day’s entry of Millenium Bleus with his shearling tup by a homebred sire and out of Tighnahinch Chrissy, a Langley Big Boy daughter, taking the top call of 1050gns when selling to J Clarkson, Arkengarthdale, Richmond. At 1000gns was another from the same pen, again by the same homebred sire, this was out of Call Abbie, a Goldies Victory daughter. He was bought by G Gibson, Hamtersley, Bishop Auckland.

Making 850gns was the first prize shearling ram from the pre-sale show from Gavin Shanks. This one by a homebred sire and ouf of a homebred dam by Astley Zinan sold to W and B Nichol, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire.

Averages; Bleu Du Maine, 17 shearling rams £425.56, four aged rams £152.25, 15 ram lambs £357.70, 10 shearling ewes £258.30, seven ewe lambs £214.50. Millenium Bleus, 17 shearling rams £574.41, four ram lambs £485.63, eight shearling ewes £177.19, four ewe lambs £182.44 (Harrison and Hetherington).