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Stratford Hampshire Down Rams Sell to 1,500gns

Hampshire Down ram lambs were bid to a top of 1,500gns three times at Stratford on Saturday 1st July 2017 at the breed association’s official national sale.

First to reach 1,500gns was an entry with an Index within the breed’s top 1% by the homebred Thorbeck Hurricane from J Birkwood, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, sold to S and A Moore, Brechin, Angus. The same breeder offered another 1,500gns ram lamb, this time a Kelsey Nobleman son within the top 1% who headed the performance recorded ram lamb class and he sold to E and A Jones, Wymondham, Norfolk.

Hampshire Down Ram

Leading performance recorded ram lamb at 1,500gns from Jim Birkwood

County Down breeders, A and V McFadden, Banbridge, offered the third 1,500gns ram lamb by their homebred Royal Ulster champion, Ashley Blackjack. The buyer was D Cormack, Billesdon, Leicestershire.

The shearling ram section was led at 1,180gns by an entry within the breed’s top 25% by the homebred Eastfortune Balfour from Brand and Son, East Fortune, East Lothian to S Harries, Whitland, Pembrokeshire. Another ram lamb by Balfour from the same breeders made 880gns to P Meredith, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, whilst their leading shearling ewe again by Eastfortune Balfour made 650gns to Richards Bros, Cilmery, Powys.

Next at 700gns was Chaddlehanger Endymion a ram within the top 1% by Thorbeck Isambard from TI and J Hunter, Louth, Lincolnshire to Richards Bros.

Mr and Mrs D Middleditch and Son, Sudbury, Suffolk headed the shearling ewes at 820gns with an entry by St Paul Impreza to D Cormack, whilst another shearling ewe from the same breeders, this time by Thorbeck Heineken made 800gns to E and A Jones.

An 800gns bid from KP and AE McCarthy, Comber, County Down secured a Ballycreelly Murphy sired ram lamb bred by A Brown and G Beckley, Templecombe, Somerset. The McCarthys recouped the majority of their spend with their leading homebred ram lamb within the breed’s top 5% by Ballycreelly Devil’s Revenge making 780gns to N Haley, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

Two Maes-Glas Chaser sired shearling ewes were in the money for E, B and SA Jones, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. The first entry made 650gns to S Percival, Monyash, Derbyshire whilst R Davies, Towcester, Northamptonshire paid 620gns.

Averages: Females: 18 shearlings £529; 19 lambs £421. Rams: 4 shearlings £703; 25 lambs £653.

Auctioneers: Bletsoes

Hampshire down

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