Carlisle ewes with lambs

26th May 2023

It was the very first lot in the ring that topped the Beltex Sheep Society’s offering at Harrison and Hetherington’s May Fair Pedigree Sheep Sale at Carlisle on Friday, 26 May, when a ewe lamb named Woodies Juicy ET was knocked down for 3000gns.


Woodies Juicy ET, S Wood, 3000gns


This January-born ET is by the 16,000gns Woodies Explosive that sired Alan Millar’s 50,000gns and 45,000gns shearling rams sold at the Carlisle Premier last year, while her dam is the Woodhow Dakota-sired Kingledores Felicity, which is in turn out of the noted Kingledores Bessy. After some swift bidding she was sold online to the Usk Vale team of Willy Davies and Paul Rowlands.

Next in and selling for the second highest price of 1500gns was the ewe lamb pair, Woodies Jellybean ET and Woodies Jamjar ET, from the flock near Skene, Westhill. Selling to John Shedden and Sons for their Newfield Mains Flock near Kilmarnock, they are by the 30,000gns Borderesk Finders Keepers and out of Woodies Glitter, a Bailey Brook CR7 daughter.

Stuart also sold the dearest of the ewe hoggs when his Woodies Hazel ET was knocked down to J Skidmore and Co, Eastgate, Bishop Auckland. This substitute’s pedigree features Skiddaw View Endurance on to Buckles Babybel.

Ali Jackson saw his Tiptop Flock from near Annan top at 600gns when Mark Jennings paid that to take Tiptop Heidi home to his Hallcrake Flock near Kendal. Sired by Ardstewart Fireballs, she is out of the Hackney Corker daughter, Tiptop Emerald.

Hitting 580gns was Ted Benn’s Clary Donegal-sired Benndale gimmer from near Cotherstone, Barnard Castle. Bred from the Faughhill Dirty-sired Faughhill Elizabeth, she sold to Marion Mackay and heads north to Shetland.

Averages: Five embryo lambs, £1180; eight ewe hoggs, £549 (10 x £709 in 2022).

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