Border Leicester trade topped 1,000gns at Carlisle yesterday with an exceptionally well bred gimmer leading bidding.
The gimmer BL44W I1 from James W Brown, Mindrum Mill was produced from champion stock with both her sire, Didcot Man O’Hoy and grand sire both champions at Lanark Ram sale and on the dam side closely related to E5 which was reserve supreme champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2010. This one was secured by N J and K M Summerfield, New Yew Tree Farm, Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyne, Staffordshire.
Next in the money was a 620gns bid for a ewe BL92U G15 from T Tennant, Selkirk. This one is by Chartley Izzy (29574) and out of BL92U D5. This one was scanned in lamb with a single to Didcot Dylan Thomas. This one sold to P Kirkham and I C Bourne, Ivy House Farm , Warrington, Cheshire.
At just 20gns less at 600gns was a ewe by Bardnaclavan Blockbuster (29469) and out of BL32U D27. Scanning single to Eildon Royal Flush she sold to J S Watson, Hawthorn Cottage, Main Street, Ravenglass, Cumbria.
J S Watson also snapped up the next highest lot at 580gns, a ewe from Mrs M Laidlaw, Galston, Ayrshire. By Walton Winner and out of a dam sired by Ditton Olympic (29487), this one sold in lamb with twins to Kinninmonth Kiwi, which was male champion at the Royal Highland Show last year.
Next at 550gns was another gimmer in lamb to Kinninmonth Kiwi with a single. BL96M I18 is by Alticaine Diamond (29852) and out of BL96M F8 which was Champion at Newmilns Show 2010. Jasmine Hine, High Stowbank, Kirkland, Frizington, Cumbria snapped this one up.
Last in the money at 520gns was J Barrowman, Stranraer with a ewe by Bardnaclavan Blockbuster (29469) and in lamb with a single to Eildon Royal Flush. D Hughes, Glan Yr Afon, Llechwedd, Conwy secured this one up.
Averages: 12 Females £517.13
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington