Saturday 24 February, 2024

Suffolks top Winter Warmers at 1,800gns

The Winter Warmers show and sale of in-lamb ewes and ewe lambs at Melton Mowbray topped at 1,800gns for the pre-sale show breed and reserve inter-breed champion

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Top price Suffolk from the Sullom flock
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Top price Suffolk from the Sullom flock

 The sale leader was a Suffolk ewe lamb from G.I. Richmond's Sullom flock, Preston. By Pyeston Real Deal, it sold to Jake and Emma Pamplin, Northamptonshire.

Making 1,000gns was Littlewood Hettie, a Blue Texel ewe lamb from Josh Geary, Milton Keynes, which sold to Ron Darlington, Hartington.

At the same money was a Suffolk ewe lamb from Pam Lupton's Kexbeck flock, which was knocked down to E. Boby, Newark.

Texels topped at 840gns for the breed and inter-breed champion, a shearling ewe from Messrs Chaves, Peacehay flock, Wellington, which sold in-lamb to Teilo Fendigedig.

Texel ewe lambs sold to 550gns for S. Cobbald's Lavenham flock, Sudbury.

Top price Texel  from the Peacehay flock
Top price Texel from the Peacehay flock

Blue Texel ewes sold to 750gns for Premier Glitz, in-lamb to Ettrick Flodden, from Robert Mawer and Emma Benge, Woodall Spa, which sold to C.A. Jessop, Colerton.

Top price Blue Texel Premier Glitz
Top price Blue Texel Premier Glitz

New this year were Border Leicesters, which topped at 750gns for Cwm BLA35, carrying quads to Trinant Titanic from D.J. and G.A. Watkins, Hereford. The buyer was J. Simpson, Faringdon.

Top price Border Leicester from D.J. and G.A. Watkins
Top price Border Leicester from D.J. and G.A. Watkins

Also selling for the first time were Dorsets, which peaked at 480gns for S.D. Driver, Glossop, with ewe lambs to 320gns from Alex Birch, Baslow.

Charollais ewe lambs sold to 610gns for both A. and K. McNeil, Doncaster, and Deborah Whitcher, York, with Dutch Spotted ewe lambs to 600gns from A. Salt, Darley Moor.

The annual commercial production sale from G.A. Stephens, Melton Mowbray, saw in-lamb four-tooth ewes top at 420gns, with Texel gimmers to 400gns.

Auctioneers: Melton Mowbray Market.

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