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Worcester Beltex Sell to 1,700gns

Beltex sheep met a strong commercial demand peaking at 1,700gns in Worcester on Friday 6 September at the breed society’s annual show and sale.

First lot in the ring to come under the hammer sold and to literally lead the trade at 1,700gns was the day’s male and overall champion, a two year old ram Freckleton Rodney by Artnagullion Niarga from VJ and ML Roots, Southam, Warwick. The buyer was RG Hughes, Caersws.

Champion and 1,700gns sale leader, Freckleton Rodney

Champion and 1,700gns sale leader, Freckleton Rodney

The Roots family also enjoyed success in the yearling ram section with their homebred Freckleton Sparticus by Freckleton Kerron selling for 780gns to S Amoss, Manningtree.

Next at 910gns was Hackney Standard, a yearling ram by the 2,000gns Kingledores Rockstar from Paul Tippetts, Shifnal to DS Wadland, Aston le Walls, Daventry. At 640gns, the same vendor offered Hackney Scotty, another Rockstar sired yearling ram to EA Matthews, Egerton, Ashford.

Later in the day, Kingledores Rockstar daughters from Mr Tippetts attracted the money in the shearling ewe section. Hackney Spring made 680gns to Somerset buyer, JA Hopkins, Lymshan while two lots shared a 610gns bid; Hackney Sunday sold to J Hibberd, Lower Brailes, Banbury, whilst Hackney Showbiz was knocked down sold to R Cork, Albrighton.

A bid of 800gns secured Pigot Smart Arse for R Bond, Blackawton, Totnes. Sired by Ainstable Patrick this yearling ram was from Messrs Jones and Roberts, St Clears. Minutes before the partnership were among the leaders with homebred yearling rams by the 3,000gns Matt’s Playboy. Trade was led at 760gns by Cynin Streetwise to DS Wadland, who also paid 600gns for Cynin Stud.

Two Matt’s Playboy sons shared a 720gns bid; Cynin Scooby Doo went to DGT Jones, Felingwm, Carmarthen, whilst Cynin Shamrock was secured by RW Fenemore, Tingewick, Buckingham who also bid 660gns for Cynin Supreme. GG Sevenoaks, Llwyndu, Abergavenny went to 650gns for Cynin Streaker, Cynin Showman was sold for 640gns to NB Harland, Walcot, Scunthorpe whilst Hartpury College, Gloucester paid 600gns for Cynin Sugar Daddy.

The ram lamb section was led at 720gns by the reserve male champion, Bishops Trojan, a ram lamb by Woddies Showstopper from Andrew Bishop, Eldersfield, Gloucester to Madders and John, Hopton, Stafford.

Much She’s A Cracker topped the yearling ewe section at 760gns. Bred and exhibited by E and C Jones, Dingestow, Monmouth she was knocked down sold to ED Jones, Cottenham, Cambridge.

Ewe lambs peaked at 430gns for Headland Tiff, a Cousin Albert daughter from Allan Jackson, Lanark to Merton Hall, Cottenham, Cambridge

Averages: rams: 3 senior £868.00; 34 yearlings £498.44; 13 lambs £338.42; females: 21 shearlings £407.00; 4 lambs £315.00.

Auctioneers: McCartneys

Beltex Sheep Society

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