31st August 2019

Craven Cattle Mart, Skipton

Mark Ireland, Shamrock flock

Pre-sale show results

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st MT Jones POOLE END RAV.C090 1
2nd G & H Lewis GOFFWELL JGH.C005 3

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st M Burleigh MATT'S MAT.D117 107
2nd M Burleigh MATT'S MAT.D027 108
3rd B Hall AINSTABLE HBA.D003 142
4th Procters Farm PROCTERS PFD.D101 127
5th MJ Wells & Son BARLEYCLOSE OMW.D007 94
6th GJ Cropper HUDHEY GJC.D014 168

Lamb Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st M Burleigh MATT'S MAT.E055 256
2nd Procters Farm PROCTERS PFD.E058 223
3rd R Braithwaite SOVEREIGN RXB.E009 221
4th M Burleigh MATT'S MAT.E014 257
5th PN & VJ Noble HILLVIEW NJN.E015 242
6th A & J McCutcheon BODONEY JAM.E029 229

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st MT Jones POOLE END MTJ.C001 279

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st J & JE Bradley PENYGHENT PEN.D011 316
2nd GC Beacom LAKEVIEW JFF.D036 288
3rd GJ Cropper HUDHEY GJC.D006 301
4th B Hall AINSTABLE HBA.D114 364
5th E McAllister ARTNAGULLION LIZ.D023 283
6th WG Beckwith SHARPHAW WJB.D026 410

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st GJ Cropper HUDHEY GJC.E013 425
1st C, F & A Barclay TWINSPLUSONE CFA.E006 439
1st Messrs Findlay WESTERDALE WES.E020 424
1st C, F & A Barclay TWINSPLUSONE CFA.E008 440
1st G & L Robinson GARLA GLR.E016 444
6th S Currie BEAUTRY CUB.E006 442

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion Shearling Ewe J & JE Bradley
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ram M Burleigh
Male Champion Shearling Ram M Burleigh
Reserve Male Ram Lamb M Burleigh
Female Champion Shearling Ewe J & JE Bradley
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe GC Beacom

Shearling ram and ram lamb averages improved on the year at the annual sale of Beltex males and females at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton centre on Saturday, August 30, where trade peaked at 3,200gns on two occasions.

First to sell at that price was the Male Champion and Reserve Supreme, a shearling ram named Matt’s Draygon ET from the Irish raider, Matthew Burleigh, Shanra, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Selling to Victoria and Gillian Bowring for their Windmill flock in Nottinghamshire, Draygon is sired by the 3,000gns Hackney Corker and out of Matt’s Www., a Pentland Showman daughter.

It was a good couple of days for Matt when he also landed the Reserve Male title with Matt’s Ergo ET, but selling for 1,400gns to John Cowan for his Brickrow flock in Ayrshire was the February-born ram lamb, Matt’s Ergonomic ET. He also features Hackney Corker in his pedigree, being by a home-bred son named Matt’s Defender while his dam is Matt’s Atomic.

Leading the lamb entry when matching that top price of  3,200gns was John and Richard Wood’s Kingledores Engleburt ET from Tweedsmuir, Biggar. This February-born lamb is by Arkle DJ which also sired the 11,000gns Kingledores Edmund and 7,000gns Kingledores Endeavour sold at the Carlisle Premier. Bred from the Broxty Boxer-sired Withy Trees Champagne, Engleburt heads to work in the Ainstable Hall flock run by Brian Hall, near Carlisle.

Kingledores Engleburt from Richard Wood selling for 3,200gns.

John Green , Lilliesleaf, Melrose, celebrated a good Skipton debut, selling his three shearling ram entries for 3,000gns, 2,200gns and 1,600gns. The three full brothers, by Callacrag Barbarian, and out of the Rathbone Tony daughter, Artnagullion Amber, saw the dearest, Greenall Dennis the Menace ET, sell for 3,000gns to Elizabeth McAllister and her brother Williams, of the Artnagullion flock near Kells, Ballymena.

Greenall Danger Mouse ET heads to GW Lee and Son, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, for 2,200gns while Greenall Dick Dastardly ET sold to C Buckley, Holmforth Road, Meltham, for 1,600gns.

It was a touching farewell to the Beltex breed for John and Jean Bradley from Giggleswick, Settle, when they sold the remainder of their Penyghent flock to 2,200gns and 1,800gns and also secured the Supreme Champion title at the pre-sale show with Penyghent Dapper. The 2,200gns and 1,800gns twin brother and sister, Penyghent Dunhill and Penyghent Delphine, are by the Jewitt Candyman ram owned by daughter, Karen Shuttleworth, of the Heber Park flock, and out of Penyghent Bessie, an Airyolland Wild One daughter.

Shearling ram, Penyghent Dunhill, sold to the show judge, Mark Ireland, who runs the Shamrock flock in Whalley, Clitheroe, while Penyghent Delphine sold to Andrew and Claire Wood for their Withy Trees flock near Whittingham, Preston.

Selling for the top female price of 1,900gns was Elizabeth McAllister’s shearling ewe, Artnagullion Dixie ET, which is by the 8,000gns Ardstewart Armani and out of Artnagullion Wilma, a Woodies Snoop Dog daughter. Dixie heads to Leominster, Hereforshire, with H Owens.

Early on in the sale, Richard Seed, from Chipping, near Preston, received 1,600gns from JC Marshall, Dacre, Harrogate, for Parsonage Dumbo. This naturally-born Graham’s Action-sired shearling ram is out of Artnagullion Twiggy.

Gary Beacom’s second prize shearling ewe and Reserve Female from Fivemiletown, County Fermanagh, Lakeview Dream Come True ET heads back across the water with Matt Burleigh for 1,500gns. Her pedigree features Murrays Code on to the privately purchased Brickrow Wimbledon.

Matching a 1,400gns call for a ram lamb was Procters Farm’s Procters Entrepreneur ET from Wray, Lancaster, brought out by the Aiken family. Selling to Mike and Becki Davis for their Rathbone flock, Eldroth, Austwick, this second prize winner is by Woodwick Chino and out of Procters Betsy.

Averages: Two aged rams, £656.25; 141 shearling rams, £635.73; 30 ram lambs, £648.55; 141 shearling ewes, £480.64; 13 ewe lambs, £319.85.

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