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Report by Howard Walsh
The male and overall champion made the top price of 1,650gns in the Jacob Sheep Society’s central region show and sale in Worcester on Tuesday.
All the top prices came for two-horned sheep and while the day’s ceiling bid fell short of last year, some of the section averages were up.
Sale leader was the home-bred January 2016 born ram Lickhill I’m Batman from Stourport-on- Severn breeders Mr and Mrs S. Carpenter. Having been reserve breed champion at this year’s Three Counties – as its’ sire, ‘Beam Me Up Scottie’, was in 2015 – it was sold to B.D. Coe, Harleston, Norfolk.
Second top at 1,200gns was a shearling ram from the Trumper Family, Abergavenny. By Border Windrush out of a Blackbrook ewe, it sold to Messrs Morrish, North Breazle, Okehampton.
Also by Windrush was the reserve overall champion, a shearling ewe from Rhodri Jones, Builth Wells. Born February 2016 and out of a Nettlebed ewe, it went to G. and S. Wood, Scales, Ulverston, at 1,020gns.
Ram lambs topped at 900gns for Border Gambler from Clive Richardson, Ulverston. By his Border Viscount II and out of a home-bred ewe, it sold to Linda Wilson, Aspatria, Wigton, while a ram lamb from the furthest travelled vendor – Adam Christie, Huntly, Aberdeen – made 800gns. Adamski Revel is by Dunmor Antonio.
The dearest ewe lamb at 540gns was a Gobaith Star sired entry from Lesley Partridge, Droitwich. It was bought by Messrs Freshwater, Bicester. The first prize ewe lamb from Jerry Strong and Lorna Hendy, Pershore, was by Nutwood Warrior out of a home-bred Elmley dam and sold at 450gns.
4 flock ewes £181.12 (last year £143.50); 18 shearling ewes £240.33 (£189.37); 36 ewe lambs £195.41 (£200.25); 10 shearling rams £473.55 (£374.42); 21 ram lambs £332.50 £500.18).
Central Region Flock Competition Results 2016
Large flock: 1st Deborah Powell
2nd Jane & Alan Nightingale
3rd Higginson and Ridout
Small flock: 1st Bob & Paula Bramley
2nd Angela & John Pountney
3rd Stan & Beryl Taylor
Champion flock: Bob & Paula Bramley
Best 4 horned male: 1st Stan & Beryl Taylor
2nd David & Lesley Partridge
3rd Jean Blacknell
Best 2 horned male: 1st Bob & Paula Bramley
2nd Lucy Thompson
3rd Jane & Alan Nightingale
Group of ewe lambs: 1st David & Lesley Partridge
2nd Deborah Powell
3rd Jane & Alan Nightingale
Central Region Young Handlers’ Competition
Under 12: 1st Leah Dixon; 2nd Isabel Cartwright; 3rd Charlie Dumbleton;
4th Poppy Dixon; 5th Charlotte Cartwright
Intermediate: 1st Abbie Higginson; 2nd Caitlin Carpenter; 3rd Benjamin Clay
4th Tom Lewis
Senior: 1st Charlotte Heaven; 2nd Amanda Heaven; 3rd Seren Carpenter
Champion: Abbie Higginson; Reserve: Charlotte Heaven
The Autumn Meeting on Sunday the 23rd October at the Worcestershire home of Deborah Powell’s Pard House Flock was a huge success. Not only did we have the opportunity to see David and Deborah’s Jacob Flock, but also their Belted Galloway cattle and a pedigree herd of Belted Welsh Blacks. A stunning heifer from their Belted Galloway herd had just calved. David and Deborah took everyone on a tractor and trailer tour of the farm and also showed John and Angela Pountney’s Woodgates Flock. It was a wonderful day. In the afternoon Stephen Harrison and Robert Price announced the results of the Flock Competition and the Presentation of the Central Region Young Handler’s Trophies. The Central Region AGM was also held at this meeting.
All members are welcome at any of the forthcoming events. We are always pleased to see new members. Please contact Lucy Thompson, the Central Region Council Member, if there is anything she can do to help. Lucy is always pleased to hear from you.