Shearling Ewes (2753)
The usual top quality consignment from EW Quick & Sons topped the shearling sale with pure bred Charollais at £210/head and pure bred Texels at £200/head. Other pure bred Texels sold to £190, £188 and £173 from JE Quick and other pure bred Charollais sold to £190 from GA Endacott & Son and £160 (x2) from RJ & AM Pedrick. Huge Suffolk cross Scotch half bred ewes topped the crossbred section when they sold at £205 and £185 (x2) from DP & MG White. Poll Dorsets sold to £155 (x2) from GA & JA Fry. Suffolk Mules sold to £150 from PJ Hobbs Farm; £148 and £142 from AJ Vellacott; £148 from DP & MG White; £146 (x3) from BV & SM Johnson and £145 from J Theyer. North Country Mules sold to £150 and £145 from DL & ME Gillard. Texel x Mules sold to £145 from J Simons (x4) and from RJ Coward & Son. Dorset Mules sold to £140 from BV & SM Johnson and £138 from MA Johnson Ltd and Texel x Suffolks sold to £138 from M Ryall and RJ Coward & Son. Overall average £128.54.
Older Ewes (1060)
A much larger entry of 1060 older ewes of overall lower quality than last year, met a strong trade for all forward. Two top quality pens of FM Scotch half bred ewes topped the section when they sold for an incredible £158/head. A pure bred Charollais flock dispersal from S Habberfield saw 2T/4T’s at £135, 4T/6T at £118 and FM at £100. 6T/FM Texel cross sold to £130 and £115 (x2) from JE Quick. Flock aged Texel cross sold to £118 from A Farthing. Suffolk cross 6T/FM sold to £113 and £110 from Wakely & Brunt and £110 from A Brand and NF Clothier & Sons. FM Texel cross sold at £110 from C Martin and 4T Dorset Mules sold to £110 from JS & J Down Ltd. Overall average £92.05.
A similar entry of rams to last year with 117 forward which sold to a mixed trade. Top price was shared between GJ White, Broomhill Farm who sold 3 cracking Suffolk 2T’s for 500gns, also selling at 500gns were 2 shapely Charollais 2T rams from EW Quick & Sons, a Texel from the same home achieved 455gns. A good run from A Dufosee & Family saw Chartex to 410gns and Suffolks to 400gns.
We now look forward to our next MV sale of rams & ewes & non MV rams which will be held on Saturday 4th August and our Autumn Breeding Ewe Sale on Saturday 8th September.