A NEW centre and breed record for Kerry Hill sheep of 4,200gns was set at Ludlow for an aged ram from Jim Rowe, Brimfield, Ludlow.
The 2017-born ram, which stood reserve male champion in the pre-sale show, was bred in the Parkgate flock by a Pentrenant sire out of a Woodhouse ewe and was National Show champion at the Royal Three Counties this year. It was knocked down to A. T. Probert, Ludlow, Shropshire, for the Leinthall flock.
Mr Probert had earlier taken the male and overall champion with a yearling ram by a Pengwern ram out of a Penybont ewe, which sold for 1,200gns to judge Howard Jones, Church Stretton, Shropshire.
Topping yearling rams at 1,450gns for G. W. Roberts, Penygwern, was a son of an Overbuttergask ram out of a home bred ewe which sold to Helen Macleod, Malvern.
Ram lambs peaked at 1,040gns for a Downwood ram from Mr Rowe, a son of the day’s top priced ram which was first at the National Show and second at the Royal Welsh. The buyer was Ian Barr, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
Yearling ewes sold to 1,350gns for the female and reserve overall champion from John and Philippa Owen’s Woodhouse flock, Leominster, which sold to Cheryl Beech, Burnaston.
Ewe lambs sold to 450gns for one from J. Croose’s Marlbrook flock, Leominster, Herefordshire, selling to Cheryl Beech.