Thackwood take top price at Carlisle.

A solid day’s trade in Carlisle (Friday 25th August) saw a shearling ram, Thackwood 22GU06156, take top price of 1300gns for local vendors, the Wales family. This Lornbrook Wild Card son is out of a homebred dam and sold to R H Walton, Hexham.

Taking the second top price and helping realise a pen average of £1187 Thackwood 22GU06030. This Ffrwd Top Notch son was knocked down to J A Herbert, County Durham. Meanwhile, heading to Kendal was another Ffrwd Top Notch son, Thackwood 22GU06021, which sold for 1000gns.

Next best was 22XNK03146 a December-born shearling ram from David and Jonathan Norman’s Kirkhouse flock. Selling for 1000gns, this one heads to Ayrshire with S Rorison.

Mother and daughter team, Helen Sloan and Hannah Jackson lead ram lamb trade at 950gns selling Rigghead 23HR05412. A Foxhill Va Va Voom son out of a homebred dam, this one went to Messrs Smith for their Priestdykes flock in Dumfriesshire.

Having secured the pre-sale championship, Rigghead 23HR05404 from the same pen then sold for 900gns. By Carnew Wise Crack, this one has previously stood reserve male champion at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show. Buyers were S C and N C Hodgson for their Halfpenny flock in Carlisle.

Rigghead 23HR05404

Averages: 11 shearling rams £925.90, 15 ram lambs £553.00, 14 females £470.00  (Harrison and Hetherington).