Carlisle In-Lamb – 11 December

11th December 2020

H&H Borderway Mart

FEMALES met a strong demand throughout the Beltex Sheep Society’s sale of in-lamb females and empty ewe lambs at Harrison and Hetherington’s Borderway Centre on Friday, 11 December, where averages improved significantly in all sections as 203 of the 223 females on offer sold to new homes, resulting in a 91% clearance rate.


Faughill Eye Candy ET – 4000gns


The sale included two reduction sales at it was an entry from Grant Maxwell’s Faughhill offering from near Melrose that topped the trade at 4000gns when Faughhill Eye Candy ET was knocked down to Ellie Miller buying for her newly established Ellies flock that runs alongside her father, Alan’s Lurg flock near Midmar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Eye Candy’s sire is Mortons Cheeky Boy which also sired Grant’s 8000gns Faughhill Elephant In The Room sold at the Carlisle Premier in August, while her dam is the Kingledores Alfie daughter, Eildon Blossom. She changed hands scanned with a pair to Heatheryhall Fireman Sam, a lamb purchased privately earlier this year for £10,000.


Faughill Eclipse – 3200gns


Sticking with the Faughhill Flock and Faughhill Eclipse sold to Gordon Gray, from Lindean, Selkirk, for 3200gns, this time carrying a pair to the 10,000gns Ryder DIY shared between five Scottish flocks. Bred from another Kingledores Alfie daughter in the shape of Eildon Breeze, she is sired Bharangyne World Record.

Mr Gray paid a further 2600gns for Faughhill Early Bird ET, a full sister to the 4000gns Faughhill Eye Candy ET being by Mortons Cheeky Boy and out of Eildon Blossom. Early Bird sold carrying twins to Ryder DIY.


Rathbone Erica – 3600gns


The second highest price of the sale of 3600gns was paid for Rathbone Erica from Mike Davies, Eldroth, Austwick, another that sold to Gordon Gray this time scanned with a pair to the 9000gns Horseclose Eskimo of which a half share was bought in August. Her pedigree features Y Bedol A-Team that has bred well in the Rathbone flock, on to the Dooley Napal daughter, Langlands Sandy.

Ewe lambs met an exceptional trade and the Belvoir View pen from Richard and Rachel Sharp, Grantham, Lincolnshire, proved popular as they sold six to average £2153. Notably, all of these were by the home-bred Belvoir View Diamond Flame, an Airyolland Banzai son.


Belvoir Foxy Lady ET – 3000gns


Their dearest at 3000gns was Belvoir View Foxy Lady ET which was knocked down to Victoria Bowring for her Windmill flock, Nether Langwith, Mansfield. Her dam is the Wern Sycharth-sired Corra Agnes.


Belvoir Flower Power ET – 2400gns


A full sister, Belvoir View Flower Power ET, sold for 2400gns in a two-way split to Jim Kennedy, Lyonpark flock near Maybole, and Kevin Buckle and sons, Jack and Tom, of the Buckles and Broxty flocks near Kirby Stephen.


Belvoir Flower Lady ET – 210ogns


Sticking with the Belvoir View pen and Belvoir View Flower Lady ET was snapped up by James Wannop for his Wannop’s flock near Morecambe for 2100gns. Her dam is Belvoir View Warmfield, a daughter of Sinclair’s Range Rover.


Belvoir Flower Girl ET – 2000gns


Her full sister, Belvoir View Flower Girl ET, realised 2000gns when sold to John Guiry of the Glanton flock near Alnwick.


Lurg Elspeth ET – 2900gns


Back to the shearling ewes and early on in the sale, Alan Miller received 2900gns from Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon of the Bodoney flock, near Trillock, County Tyrone, for his Lurg Elspeth ET. Scanned with three to Ryder DIY, she is a full sister to the 5000gns Lurg Ella ET sold at Carlisle in August, being by Bailey Brook CR7 and out of Woodies Classy Girl, herself by Carrigans Bob Lee Swagger.

The other reduction offering from Matthew Burleigh’s Matt’s flock from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, hit a top of 2500gns for the two-crop ewe, Matt’s Classic ET, which was knocked down to the Findlay family for their Westerdale flock near Whitby, North Yorkshire. Due a single to the 14,000gns Murrays Expert bought at the Premier sale, she is by Hackney Wonderboy and out of the proven brood ewe, Matt’s Adelle, a Hackney Warrior daughter.

Matt welcomed a further 2400gns for Matt’s Essence and 2000gns for Withy Trees Daffy ET. The former, which scanned with a pair to Murrays Expert, is by Hackney Download and out of Dean Brown Bountiful, herself a Matt’s Abracadabra daughter. She heads north to Huntly with Gordon and Lynsey Carroll and joins their Edendiack flock.

Tecwyn Jones paid 2000gns to add Withy Trees Daffy ET to his Seisiog flock near Llanrwst, Gwynedd. Originally bred by Andrew Wood, this Matt’s Coco Pops daughter is out of the Glenkeen Sanders-sired Kingledores Wendoline and also scanned a pair to Murrays Expert.


Artnagullion Embrace ET – 2400gns


Welsh breeder Edward Lewis paid 2400gns to take Libby McAllister’s Artnagullion Embrace ET home to his Gyffin flock near Conway. Sired by Tercrosset Blaze that has done well in the Kells, Ballymena-based flock and out of the successful brood ewe, Artnagullion TT, a Woodies Snoop Dog daughter, she sold scanned with a single to Belvoir View Dusty.

Another Irish raider, Gary Beacom, from Fivemiletown, County Fermanagh, saw his Lakeview Escape ET sell to Matthew King, Saintfield, County Down, for 2200gns. Carrying a pair to the 7000gns Ainstable Factotum bought at Carlisle in August, she is by Woodies Born To Do It while her dam is Ardstewart Angle, a Rathbone Tony daughter.

Also hitting the 2000gns mark was Tiptop Erika ET from Ali Jackson, Cummertrees, Annan. Sired by Belvoir View Chaos and out of the Hackney Bobby Dazzler daughter, Tiptop Connie, she sold to Hannah Owens for her Cascob flock near Leominster, Herefordshire, scanned with a pair to the privately purchased Matt’s Front Runner.


Papote De Gochenee – 1800gns


Aged ewes peaked at 1800gns for Papote de Gochenee, a Belgian-bred import from Stuart Wood, Inverurie, which sold to C and C Cormack, Jedburgh. Originally bred by Phillipe Dejardin and imported three years ago, this 2014-born ewe changed hands scanned with twins to Airyolland Choco.


Other leading prices:

Shearling Ewes

1800gns – AJ Wood’s Withy Trees Elery ET, by Matt’s Ducati, twins to Buckles Ferrari, to C Monk, Saccary Lane, Mellor; J Little’s Skiddaw View Eclipse ET, by Ardstewart Coyote, twins to Swffryd Exclusive, to W McCrabbe, Raphoe, County Donegal; E McAllister’s Artnagullion Eyre ET, by Tercrosset Blaze, twins to Belvoir View Dusty, to D Argue, Drun, Cavan; A Jackson’s Tiptop Ember ET, by Belvoir View Chaos, single to Matt’s Front Runner, to G & M Morrison, West Calder, West Lothian.

1600gns – J Watson’s Tweeddale Electrifying ET, by Mellor Vale Drake, triplets to Woodies Emperor, to D & H Alderson, Barrowfold, Lancashire; JL McMillan’s Clary Embrace, by V/H Vrijbos, twins to Smart Ass Dark Horse, to J Ralston, Glasgow.

1500gns – A Miller’s Lurg Ewe Beauty ET, by Clary Chancer, twins to Woodies Explosive, to SB Mair, Turriff; GC Beacom’s Lakeview Ewe Candy ET, by Woodies Born To Do It, twins to Glantre Digger, to B Collings, Launceston, Cornwall; JW Cowan’s Brockrow Essie ET, by Beckbred Crusader, twins to Matt’s Eiger, to C Monk, Saccary Lane, Mellor; J Watson’s Tweeddale Easy Peasy ET, by Kingledores Drake, single to Woodies Emperor, to D Robinson, Letterkenney, County Donegal; W & A McCrabbe’s Ardstewart Emily ET, by Kingledores Crusader, twins to Lord V/D Musschen, to E Stott & Sons, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Ewe Lambs

1900gns – R & R Sharp’s Belvoir View Flaming Rose ET, by Belvoir View Diamond Flame, to M Phillips, Springholm, Castle Douglas.

1800gns – K Preston’s Glenpark Florance ET, by Faughhill Detroit, to Faughhill Farming, Melrose.

1600gns – S Wood’s Woodies Floss ET, by Ryder DIY, to D Allan, Stirling.

Faughhill reduction – 1800gns – Faughhill Eliza ET, by Mortons Cheeky Boy, twins to Heatheryhall Fireman Sam, to N Harvey, Duns; Faughhill Ellery, by Bharangyne World Record, twins to Ryder DIY, to K Cochran, Darwen, Lancashire; Faughhill Emblaze, by Faughhill Dirty, twins to Ardstewart Aristocrat, to E Runciman, Lauder. 1700gns – Faughhill Easy, by Faughhill Detroit, single to Ryder DIY, T Story, Canonbie. 1600gns – Faughhill Ebbie, by Ardstewart Aristocrat, twins to Heatherhall Fireman Sam, to A Taylor, Pettinain, Lanark; Faughhill Esme ET, by Mortons Cheeky Boy, twins to Heatheryhall Fireman Sam, to WN Sandilands, Jedburgh.

Matt’s reduction – 1800gns – Matt’s Empowered ET, by Matt’s Defender, twins to Murrays Expert, to V & G Bowring, Nether Langwith, Mansfield; Matt’s Effortless ET, by Matt’s Defender, twins to Murrays Expert, to NK Brown, Castle Carrock, Brampton. 1600gns – Matt’s Exallted, by Kingledores Drake, single to Murrays Expert, to JR Wilkinson, Barningham, Richmond. 1500gns – Matt’s Evil ET, by Matt’s Defender, triplets to Culsh Elvis, to to V & G Bowring, Nether Langwith, Mansfield.

Averages: 13 ewes, £767 (23 x £493); 94 shearling ewes, £924 (90 x £601); 30 ewe Lambs, £1048 (32 x £681); four pregnancies, £1155 (2 x £315). Faughhill reduction – 33 Shearling ewes, £1255. Matt’s reduction – 24 shearling ewes, £1138; four ewes, £1693.

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