A good show of Kerry Hills met a buoyant trade at the Society Sale held at Carlisle as part of the Rare Breeds Sale.

Topping the sale was a yearling ram from the Wrotham Flock of Derek Knowles, second in the pre sale show, the ram sired by a Marlbrook Ram out of a home bred ewe, sold for £1200, joining the Kinbroon Flock of Allan Barclay and Gemma Stewart.

Top priced Sheep – Yearling Ram from D Knowles Wrotham Flock

Pre- Sale Show champion was a yearling ram from the Pentrenant Flock of Robert and Jean Price, by a Woodhouse 2 ram out of a homebred ewe the ram made £900 selling to Mr Sutherland, West Lothian.


Pre Sale Show Champion – Yearling ram from Robert & Jean Price with judge Ron King

Reserve Champion was a yearling ewe – Wrotham Edith from Derek Knowles which sold for £400, joining the Wycoller Flock of Lucy Whitehead, Lancashire.

Reserve Champion – Yearling Ewe from Derek Knowles with judge Ron King

Top priced female was a yearling ewe from the Whitcastles Flock of Derek and Cindy Steen selling for £620 to join the Rushfield Flock of C Anderson, Dumfries.

Top priced female – yearling ewe from Derek and Cindy Steen

The next best price for females was £600 which was achieved three times by the Four Crosses Flock of Gwilym Pugh, one selling to the Reidstown Flock of James McClintock, Ballymena, and a pair of ewes joining the Racecourse Flock of J W Bell, Scarborough.

Gwilym Pugh’s pair of ewes which sold for £600 each to J Bell

Topping the ewe lambs was one from the Pentrenant Flock of Robert and Jean Price selling for £450 to join the Top Spot flock of Angie Burgess, Dumfries.

Best of the ram lambs through the ring came from the Downwood Flock of Jim Rowe, a son of the Parkgate ram which sold for a record price earlier in the year, the lamb made £700 joining the Huntsman Flock of Rory Innes, Jedburgh.


Show Results

Yearling Ewe

  1. Mr D Knowles (Lot 210)
  2. Mr & Mrs R Price (Lot 195)
  3. Mr G Pugh (Lot 193)

Ewe Lamb

  1. Mr & Mrs R Price (Lot 233)
  2. Mr S Mitchell (Lot 241)
  3. Mr D Knowles (Lot 214)

Ram 2 yr & Over

  1. Mr J Harland (Lot 244)

Yearling Ram

  1. Mr & Mrs R Price (Lot 260)
  2. Mr D Knowles (Lot 257)
  3. Mr & Mrs R Price (Lot 261)

Ram Lamb

  1. Mr & Mrs R Price (Lot 299)
  2. Mr R J Stott (Lot 293)
  3. Mrs H Bright (Lot 304)


Overall Breed Champion  Mr & Mrs R Price Yearling Ram

Reserve Overall Breed Champion  Mr D Knowles (Yearling Ewe)


Best Opposite Sex – Mr D Knowles Yearling Ewe



Older Ewes No Sold : 3 Top Price :    £85 Ave Price : £82
Yearling Ewe No Sold : 72 Top Price :  £620 Ave Price : £256
Ewe Lambs No Sold : 29 Top Price :  £450 Ave Price : £213
Senior Rams No Sold : 4 Top Price :  £650 Ave Price : £325
Shearling Rams No Sold : 15 Top Price : £1200 Ave Price : £ 519
Ram Lambs No Sold : 15 Top Price : £700 Ave Price : £324