Roussin breeders saw a top price of 800gns at Carlisle earlier today, when the breed’s sale was topped by a ram lamb from Martin McCornick. This was MPM B291, a son of SJF A316 out of a dam by GAW T141. He sold in a two-way split to John Fleming, Stairhaven, and Messrs Woodburn, Lockerbie.
Next best price of the day was the best selling female, a ewe lamb from John Fleming at 780gns. This one, the last in the sale, was SJF B420, a daughter of STE X10 out of a dam by FFM V04. She was snapped up by Martin McCornick.
At 650gns was another ewe lamb, this time from Martin McCornick. Also sired by SJF A316 she is out a dam by MRM T479 and sold to John Fleming.
And making 600gns was a shearling ewe from Messrs Molyneux, Moorland. This was a MRS A254, a fully homebred gimmer which had been running with a French ram. She was bought by G B Renfree, Liskeard. Another from the same home MRM A399, a similarly bred gimmer then sold at the same price. Also having run with the French sire she sold to K Young, Girvan.
Averages; 20 ram lambs £285.58, eight shearling rams £402.94, 15 shearling ewes £329, 12 ewe lambs £315.86 (Harrison and Hetherington).