Dorsets sell to 4,000gns at May Fair at Exeter

Increased average for Dorset rams at May Fair

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Dorsets sell to 4,000gns at May Fair at Exeter

The May Fair sale of Poll Dorset and Dorset Horns at Exeter topped at 4,000gns for Ballytaggart Fritz, a January-born shearling ram by Wilsey Dreckly from Thomas Wright, Co Antrim. The buyer was Richard Fitton, Bolton.

 Next at 3,200gns was the second prize winning shearling Newtoncoombe Falcon, by Lisnafillan Elvis from Keith May, Bodmin, which sold to Fooks Bros, Bridport.

Ram lambs sold to 2,200gns for Ballytaggard Groucho, also by Wilsey Dreckly from Messrs Wright, which was knocked down to Matthew and Adam Care for their Burhos flock, Looe, Cornwall.

Hydes Farming, Essex, claimed both the overall champion and reserve in the pre-sale show and sold the reserve at 1,600gns to Richard and David Rossiter, Kingsbridge. The champion made 1,000gns to Thomas Wright.

David Lewis. Narbeth, sold the ram lambs, Pembroke Ghost at 1,800gns to Les French and Pembroke Grasshopper at 1,500gns to Christina Johnston, Bamburgh.

Females

Individual females sold to 800gns for the third prize winning shearling ewe from  Emma Crosfield, Lower Langham Farm Partnership, Gillingham, which sold to Jeremy Durrant, Hydes Farming, Essex.

The champion, a Sandy Lane Capercaillie sired shearling from Rob and Richard Hole, Sherborne, Dorset, sold at 600gns to Messrs Smith and Taylor, Derbyshire.

Horned hoggets old at 500gns and 480gns for J.H. Kemball and Son, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

MV and registered females sold to 550gns/head for the champion pen from Fooks Bros, Poorton, which went to Arthur Jones, Salisbury.

Les and Heather French, Launceston, sold hoggets to 370gns twice.

The first prize pen of ewe lambs from Messrs Hole sold for 280gns/head.

Registered non-MV hoggets peaked at £245 for pens from S. and D. Cole, Torrington.

 Average – 115 rams, £857 (+£36 on 2023).

 Auctioneers: Kivells.

 

 

 

 

 

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