New record for the Jacob Sheep Society set at 2,600gns during the breed’s Central Region show and sale at Worcester.
With bids of 2,600gns and 2,550gns, the Jacob Sheep Society’s sale price record was smashed twice during the Central Region show and sale at Worcester.
With a catalogue of more than 170 fully registered sheep from 40-plus vendors -- and some interesting pedigrees on offer -- it was always going to be an exciting sale.
Making top money was the third prize ram, Beiliau Freddie from Lyndon Trumper and family, Abergavenny. The two-horned, early March born shearling by Border Windrush, was fiercely bid to the new record price when it was knocked down to Peterborough buyers Woodbridge and Wallis.
Close behind on 2,550gns was the third prize ram lamb Bentley Stardust, a two-horned January triplet from Lesley and David Partridge’s Bentley Flock, Redditch. A son of Gobaith Star, it was bought jointly by Messrs Trumper, and Rhodri Jones, Lower Argoed, Builth Wells.
Rhodri had already made another of the sale’s top prices when his supreme champion of the day, Lower Argoed Rhodri, was knocked down at 1,580gns to S. Coates, Barford St. Michael, Oxfordshire. The two horned ram lamb was by the same Border sire as the sale topper.
The other four-figure price of 1,050gns also came from Rhodri Jones. The February born two-horned triplet Lower Argoed Sooty, was bought by C.A. Coe and Son, Wenham, Colchester.
Topping the four-horners on price at 750gns was a Hyndshaw Highland Laddie-sired shearling ram from D.J. Bevan’s Mayhill flock in Carmarthenshire. Out of a Hope Rocky sired Mayhill ewe it went to North Yorkshire buyer John Atkinson, Thirsk.
For the reserve male championship, judge and Pentre flock owner Robert Price went for Worcestershire breeders Jerry Strong and Lorna Hendy’s shearling Bentley Lone Star. It is a son of Gobaith Star which of course had also sired the sale’s top priced ram lamb and at 350gns, went to Gareth Jones, Stockbridge, Hampshire.
In fact the Bentley flock took both the reserve supreme and female championship along with the female reserve. The female champion, yet another by Gobaith Star, went at 660gns to J. Harlness, Northern Ireland.
The reserve female champion, a Star-sired Bentley shearling, was one of 16 picked up by Co. Tyrone’s Paul Colhoun. He paid 360gns for this one.
Dunmore flock owners Gordon Connor and Scott Dalrymple paid big money for a couple of two-horners -- 720gns for one of the Trumpers’ Beiliau tup lambs, and 640gns, for one of the same flock’s gimmer lambs. Another tup lamb from Beiliau was bought at 680gns by Lisa Adams, Bury St. Edmunds.
AVERAGES: 3 senior ewes £143.50; 28 shearling ewes £189.37; 48 ewe lambs £200.15; 20 rams £374.42; 22 ram lambs £500.18.