Jct 36 Kendal in-lamb 4 January 2020


Pre-sale show results (Judge: Anne Moss, Holmebeck Flock)

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st M R & J E Davis Rathbone RAV.C001 505
2nd D E Owen Smart Ass DEO.B017 501
3rd D E Owen Smart Ass DEO.A045 502

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Morton Mortons MAM.D061 513
2nd A J Wood Withy Trees AJW.D081 532
3rd K C B Shuttleworth Heber Park KBS.D034 527
4th S Wood Woodies WOO.D157 522 (Sub)
5th R Braithwaite Sovereign RXB.D001 523

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st S Wood Woodies WOO.E045 551
2nd A J Wood Withy Trees AJW.E001 569
3rd A Morton Mortons MAM.E039 559
4th M R & J E Davis Rathbone RAV.E040 564
5th E Benn Benndale TDB.E004 562

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Champion Ewe Lamb S Wood
Reserve Champion Shearling Ewe A Morton

Trade was buoyant at the inaugural sale of Beltex females at North West Auctions’ Junction 36 Kendal centre on Saturday, 4th January, where a top of 1,300gns was paid with a further two at the 1,000gns mark.

Selling for that top price was the Reserve Champion from the pre-sale show, Mortons Dazzle, a shearling ewe from Andrew Morton, Lochend, Denny, Stirlingshire, which headed back north across the border to join Iain Reid’s Osprey flock near Methven, Perth. Sired by the 10,000gns Kingledores Battleaxe ET and out of Mortons Adele, a Damien V/D Drie Musschen daughter, Dazzle sold scanned with a pair to the second prize shearling ram from the Royal Highland Show, Matt’s Dare Devil ET.

Andrew also received 700gns for another Battleaxe daughter in the shape of Mortons Danni, which again sold served by Matt’s Dare Devil ET. Danni is out of Hudhey Tia Maria ET, a daughter of Cree Sparticus ET.

Two from Stuart Wood’s Woodies flock from Skene, Aberdeenshire, sold for 1,000gns apiece with the first of these being Woodies Delphinium, which sold carrying a pair to the home-bred Woodies Cookie Monster. Sired by Wern Cian and out of Ardstewart Anna Bell ET, a daughter of Rathbone Tony ET, Delphinium sold to Jones Livestock for the Redlands flock, Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan.

Also hitting 1,000gns was Stuart’s Supreme Champion, a ewe lamb named Woodies Extra Flash ET which sold to JG & H Lewis for their Goffwell flock, Hainworth, Keighley. Picked out by judge Anne Moss, of the Holmebeck flock, Barnard Castle, Extra Flash is by Bailey Brook Chief ET and out of the Woodies William ET-sired Kingledores Beatrice.

Another from Stuart, Woodies Daft Dorothy ET, this time by Woodies Adonis ET and out of an imported V/H Vrijbos ewe, sold to AS Hamplett’s Booden flock, Houghton, Staffordshire, for 700gns. She sold in-lamb to Ainstable Castaway.

Alisdair Prickett, Farleton, Carnforth, paid 650gns twice for two recipients carrying single embryos from Stuart Wood to join his Farleton House flock. These were both by Airyolland Choco and out of Woodies Coral ET.

Selling for 850gns was Rathbone Diana Dors ET from Mike Davis, Eldroth, Austwick. This Topflite Al Pacino daughter is out of Dooley Wilma, herself by Jef V/D Drie Musschen, and sold scanned with twins to Airyolland Cobalt. She joins the Limestone flock of W Storey, Hayclose, Calthwaite, Penrith.

Also realising 700gns was Rebecca Braithwaite’s Sovereign Dora ET from the flock at Lower Bentham, Lancaster. Selling to B Robinson, Grate, Ouseburn, York, served by Matt’s Ducati ET, she is by Dean Brow Carlos ET and out of Ainstable Wasabi.

Averages: Two aged ewes, £551.25; 30 shearling ewes, £555.80; 14 ewe lambs, £401.25; two recipients carrying embryos, £682.50.