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26.09.2018 Topselling price (1,000 gns) at the Carlisle Sale '18
TOP PRICED LOT, SHEARLING EWE FROM BALLYCREELLY, IN LAMB TO BALLYCREELLY 007, SOLD FOR 1000 GUINEAS TO T.MARSHALL, PITGAIR, TURRIFF
Strong demand for females at the North West Region Hampshire Down autumn sale in Carlisle saw strong demand and almost 100% clearance for in-lamb females. Topping the sale at 1000gns was a shearling ewe from the judge for the day, Kevin McCarthy, N.Ireland. By Ballycreelly Devil’s Revenge and scanned in lamb with twins to the new Ballycreelly stock ram ‘007’, this stylish ewe went to new breeders T.Marshall who also added in-lamb shearling ewes from Galbraith, Graylen Flock, and Jones, Maes Glas to their consignment heading north to the newly established Pitgair Flock, Turriff, Aberdeen.
Returning for a second year to Carlisle where last year they purchased Ballycreelly stock whose progeny then went on to top the National Sale at Shrewsbury this year for them, Matthew Jones and Rebecca Smith, Birchfield Flock, Telford came looking for more of the same. They returned home with two more Ballycreelly females in lamb to Yarcombe Flashman who sired their successful National Sale ram lamb, going to 800gns for a shearling ewe and paying the top price for older ewe of 650gns.