Knockem Ram Lamb takes top price 2,900gns

Date: 7th August 2020

Auctioneer: Harrison and Hetherington

Despite Covid-19 challenges the Suffolk Sheep Society annual North of England Branch sale at Harrison and Hetherington, Carlisle achieved an excellent 73% clearance for all livestock with Ram Lambs achieving an average of £683.

Berwickshire breeders Mr and Mrs B Nicolson topped the sale with their Strathbogie Strongbow sired ram out of a Lakeview Bob sired Knockem dam, being knocked down to Ashley Bothwell of the Smithston Flock, Ayr for 2,900gns. Click here to view pedigree.

Messrs Shaw from Kelso paid 2,200gns for a Logiedurno Sonny Bill ram from the Sitlow pen of S J Buckley, Derbyshire. The same pen got 2,000gns for another ram lamb from the same sire, this time out of a Sitlow Concept sired ewe. This one went to Messrs Winn of Whixley, North Yorkshire. With five sheep all sold for 900gns or above, Sitlow had an very productive day with the top pen average of 1,560gns.

Stewart Lathangie’s Pyeston flock got 1,800gns for his two top prices. Lot 178 went to M T Bulmer’s Salton flock in North Yorkshire and Lot 180 to John Nutter’s Aighton Flock in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Commercial customers were also dominant at the sale with some of the top price rams being sold to local and regional buyers giving them a healthy return in tight times.

There were also some excellent top pen sale averages (3 or more lambs sold):-

S J Buckley averaging 1,560gns

B Nicolson averaging 1,300gns

A Glaves averaging 1,133gns (Shearling Rams)

S Lathangie averaging 1,062gns

Lilia Hutchinson averaging 850gns

J Wallace averaging 700gns

Clearance 73% with an average of £683

90KNOCKEM2,900Messrs Bothwell
127SITLOW2,200Messrs Shaw
126SITLOW2,000Messrs Winn
178PYESTON1,800Messrs Bulmer
180PYESTON1,800Messrs Nutter
177CAPIELAW1,600Messrs Smith
117ROSEDEN1,500Messrs Illingworth
130SITLOW1,400Messrs Findlay
63BROMPTON1,300Messrs Hodgson
129SITLOW1,300Messrs Sandilands