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Flying Bluefaced trade sets new ram lamb record

AT the annual Bluefaced Leicester sale, Hawes, the Midlock flock of Allan Wight and team, Crawford, smashed the current ram lamb breed record when they sold a J6 Hewgill son for £37,000.


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Trade was electric, as ram lamb averages were up £125 up on the year.

 

Out of a ewe by B4 Tanhouse, which has already bred over £40,000 worth of rams, the record breaker sold to Jamie Pirie, Blarnavaid, and Andrew Campbell, Drimsynie. The Midlock pen averaged £6,911 for nine lambs sold.

 

At £24,000 was a ram lamb from the Smearsett flock run by the Booth family, Feizor. By G11 Smearsett, it is out of a dam by S1 Lunesdale and sold in a three-way split to K.A. Brown and Sons, Great Asby, Jack and Adam Lawson, Mealsgate, and A. and G. Lodge, The Smearsett flocked levelled at £3,614 for 14 rams sold.

 

At the same money was a ram lamb from W.A. Dinsdale of the Harkerside flock, Richmond. This son of G6 Midlock is out of a ewe by B1 Todhills G6, and sold in a three-way split to Scottish breeders Jimmy Bell, Stewart Park and John Graham.

 

The Riddings flock of W.C. Porter and Son, North Yorkshire, sold a ram lamb to £23,000. By the £14,000 ram Carry House Jackpot, it is out of a ewe by Z1 Riddings, and sold to Martin Allan, Dufton, and Craig Taylor, Great Asby, who also both paid £5,500 for the pre-sale champion, a Riddings-bred ram lamb from the same vendors.

 

 

Andrew and Caroline Hunter, Hexham, sold a tup lamb at £20,000. By a £4,000 Firth-bred ram and out of a ewe by a £10,000 Midlock sire, it sold to a consortium of buyers including Tom Willoughby, Wensleydale, J. Allinson, Arkengarthdale, and E. Buckles, Carlisle.

 

Making the same was a ram lamb by G1 Midlock out of a ewe by E1 Swarthburn from Michael James of the Duhonw flock, Builth Wells, which sold in a split to James Herdman, Edlingham, Obie Sharp, Newbigging Walls, P. Hedley, Earlston, and C. Campbell, Peebles.

 

Shearling rams sold to £3,000 for a lot from J.A. and R. Caton, Malahamdale, selling to A. Lodge, Malham Moor. The same buyers also had the top aged ram at £2,600, selling to J. Sunter and Son, Hawes.

 

Female prices hit £2,000 for the first placed gimmer lamb from J.H. Critchlow, Ashbourne. The buyer was B.O. Connor, Northern Ireland.

 

The winning shearling gimmer from W.A. and G.R. Sedgley, Sedbergh, made £1,650 to C.R. and E.S. Millican, Inverurie.


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Sales highlights of 2017: A record breaking year of pedigree trade Sales highlights of 2017: A record breaking year of pedigree trade

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At £24,000 was a ram lamb from the Smearsett flock run by the Booth family, Feizor.

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Andrew and Caroline Hunter, Hexham, sold a tup lamb at £20,000.

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At £20,000 was a ram lamb from Michael James of the Duhonw flock.


AVERAGES

Ram lambs, £1,549 (+£125); aged rams, £1,081; shearling rams, £793 (+ £231); ewes, £755 (+£110); shearling gimmers, £697 (+£175); gimmer lambs, £538 (+£24).

 

Auctioneers: Hawes Farmers Mart.

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