Taking the top call of 1800gns in the Zwartbles at Carlisle today was shearling tup Broomfield Trickster from Messrs Baillie and Jackson. He is by an imported sire and out of a Mittonvale dam by an East Middle sire and was male and reserve breed champion at the Highland this year. He took the male and reserve overall championship before being knocked down to McIntosh and Crum, Galston, Ayrshire.
Making 1200gns was the best of the shearling ewes from Caroline Anderson in the form of Wallridge Moor Tameka. This one is by Wallridge Moor Rob and out of a Holmlea dam and was snapped up by Messrs Johnstone and Pirie, Kingussie, Inverness.
Then at 1000gns John Thorburn sold Hadrian Thyme, a Hadrian shearling ewe out of a Somerwood ewe and bred by R Gibson. This one heads across to the water to Co Antrim with Messrs Brennan. And just shy of that at 900gns was a Broomfield shearling ewe from the Baillie and Jackson partnership which sold to Messrs Birkbeck, Kirkby Stephen.
The top priced ram lamb was Wallacetown Woodward from the Rae family. By Beech Hay Black Rhino and out of a homebred ewe by a Skyhigh tup he was knocked down at 1020gns to J Wyllie and Granddaughters, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria.
Then making 1000gns was Broomhillbank Wiznaeme from the Strawhorn family. By Broomhill Sir Angry, he is out of a Blacklee ewe by Somerwood Fionn and sold to John and Rachel Geldard, Kendal, Cumbria, while at the same money the Donnelly family sold Saltur Willford, a Skyhigh Tiptop ram lamb out of a homebred ewe by a Skyhigh tup to Messrs Gammage, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark. This one had previouslytaken a red ticket at Northumberland and a second at the Highland.
The second highest priced shearling ram was East Middle Take Over from Charles Scott. By Stewarton Rare Find and out of a homebred ewe by East Middle Purple Moon, this one had stood reserve breed champion at the Yorkshire and reserve male at the Highland this year and sold to A Lloyd, Conway.