13th September 2021

James Wannop, Wannop's Flock

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
3rd WG Beckwith SHARPHAW

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix
3rd A Hewson VALLUM

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Champion Shearling Ram B Hall
Reserve Shearling Ewe B Hall

A reduced offering of shearling rams sold to a strong demand at the Northern Beltex Club’s sale at North West Auctions’ Kendal centre on Monday, 13 September, where entries from Brian Hall’s Ainstable flock topped the sale.

In all, 12 shearling rams levelled at £655 (against 15 at £564 in 2020) while 25 shearling ewes averaged £464 (15 x £627).


Ainstable Felloe, Brian Hall, 1800gns


Leading the way was the Supreme Champion from the pre-sale show, Ainstable Felloe, which sold to young breeder, Robyn Allen, whose own rams met a good trade at the recent ‘Lads Night Out’ sale. Felloe is sired by the Kingledores Engleburt ram that has bred well in the flock near Carlisle, while his dam is the Withy Tree Automatic Monkey daughter, Ainstable Deluxe.

The very next lot and another by the Kingledores ram in the shape of Ainstable Fang ET sold to PW & D Swindlehurst for 1100gns. He is out of Ainstable Wendyhouse, herself by an imported Belgian ram.


Ainstable Farewell, Brian Hall, 1400gns


Brian’s Ainstable flock also led the female entry when the Reserve Supreme, Ainstable Farewell ET, sold to Alasdair Prickett for his Farleton House flock near Carnforth. Farewell is a full sister to the 1100gns Fang, being by Kingledores Engleburt and out of Ainstable Wendyhouse.


Benndale Fearne, Ted Benn, 1000gns


Another reaching four figures was Ted Benn’s shearling ewe, Benndale Fearne, from Cotherstone, Barnard Castle. Sired by Broxty Boxer and out of Drumchapel Bethaney, a Broxty Wishful Thinking daughter, Fearne also sold to Alasdair Prickett.

Ted received a further 650gns from RR and J Wade and Son for Benndale Faith which is full of Belgian breeding on both sides.

The Wades also paid 700gns for James Bailey’s Ivanhoe Fleur from Hunton, Bedale. Her pedigree features Aviemore Bookem on to Milestone Whitney, by Bishops Tyson.

Averages: 12 shearling rams, £655 (15 x £564 in 2020); 25 shearling, £464 (15 x £627).

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