Suffolk Society Sale Carlisle 2020 - Report Press Release

By Suffolk Sheep Society 10th August, 2020

Suffolk Sheep Society Report – Northern Counties of England Sale 7/8/2020

73% Clearance Northern Counties Branch Sale Suffolk Sale in Carlisle Mart.

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

Berwickshire breeders Mr & 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.

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


Principal Prices at the sale:



90        2900gns       B Nicolson to Messrs Bothwell, Patna, Ayr

127      2200gns       S J Buckley to Messrs Shaw, Kelso, Roxburghshire

126      2000gns       S J Buckley to Messrs Winn, Whixley, York, North Yorkshire

178      1800gns       S Lathangie to Messrs Bulmer, Salton, York, North Yorkshire

180      1800gns       S Lathangie to Messrs Nutter, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancs

177      1600gns       S & G Brown Messrs Smith, Hawick, Roxburghshire

117      1500gns       Lilburn Ests to Messrs Illingworth, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire

130*    1400gns       S J Buckley to Messrs Findlay, Westerdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire

63        1300gns       A Glaves to Messrs Hodgson, Egremont, Cumbria (Shearling)

129      1300gns       S J Buckley to Messrs Sandilands, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire



29        1400gns       R & G Hiddleston to KW Farm & Equestrian Ltd, Castle Douglas

9          800gns         P Lupton to Messrs Patterson & Son, Capheaton, Newcastle upon Tyne

24        700gns         K Brannen to Messrs Cross, Barnacre, Preston, Lancs



  8 Shearling Rams                 £735.00 (57% Clearance)

87 Lamb Rams                       £682.86 (71% Clearance)

19 Shearling Gimmers            £552.08 (86% Clearance)

10 Ewe Lambs                        £422.10 (83% Clearance)



*Substitute Details:


LOT 130    SITLOW   45Z:20:04058  (UK0164786/04058)     TWIN                03/01/2020

Sire :   Logiedurno Sonny Bill                          gs:   Bentley Fly Half (239:15:01634)

             (HCT:17:20010)                                    gd:   Logiedurno (HCT:12:008)

Dam :  Sitlow                                                     gs:   Strathisla Sinatra (FNV:A2)

             (45Z:16:02211)                                      gd:   Sitlow (45Z:13:058)


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