100% Clearance at NI Export Sale

The first NI Hampshire Down pedigree export sale for many years was held recently at Beattie Livestock Sales in Omagh. This was very much a “test” event for a small offer of top quality rams just before the breeding season starts in early July. Top price ram lamb from Ashley Flock The...

Prices hold strong at the Premier Sale

The 2022 Premier Sale did not disappoint with a good number of sheep entered and quality on display on the day. Whilst there wasn’t the record breaking prices of last year, buyers paid premium prices for the top ram lambs and there were eleven lots making over 1000gns and a...

Scottish Region Sale – Stirling report

The Hampshire Down breed is gaining interest in Scotland with averages significantly up from the previous sale in 2019. Females were definitely in demand at the Stirling Sale of Hampshire Down sheep with 100% clearance on shearling ewes. But it was the shearling rams that topped the sale with 900gns...

South West Record Broken at Exeter Sale

Bidding from all over the country via Marteye helped to make another record breaking sale for the Hampshire breed this time at Exeter Market, Devon. Breaking the record for the south west sale with a final bid of 1500gns was Adrian Rundles TREWORTHAL B832000130. This shearling ewe by Treworthal Savea  and...

Females to the Fore at Carlisle

Champion In Lamb Senior Ewe - Graylen with sponsor Graham Shepherd The females were in demand at Carlisle on Saturday, taking both the overall Championship and the top price of the day at 1800gns. The lovely lady taking the honours was an in lamb shearling ewe from Graham & Judith Galbraith...

Females sell out at the Northern Ireland Sale

Hampshire’s on the crest of a wave. The atmosphere was electric on Saturday 11th Sept at Beattie Livestock Mart, Omagh, with high demand for Hampshire Down sheep. There was a 100% clearance of ewes of all ages topping at 1350gns and a 71% clearance of rams. Judging the show was Trevor Fegan...

Record Breaking Premier Sale

Trade can only be described as on fire for Saturdays Premier Sale of Hampshire Down Sheep at Shrewsbury Auction Centre, with the record for the top price being broken several times with three lots making over 4000 gns. Commercial buyers seem happy to invest good money in a ram to...

Commercial Demand at Northern Irish Premier Sale

The Northern Irish Premier sale held recently at Ballymena Livestock Market saw a steady trade for rams with 90% selling to commercial fat lamb producers. Shearling rams averaged £413 and ram lambs £313. A strong shearling ram from Peter Lawson’s Glenbrook Flock sired by Loughbrae Black Knight sold to John Mc...

Prices up as ‘Online Sale’ more accessible to buyers all over Europe.

Buying on photos and videos did not deter purchasers with frantic bidding at the HDSBA Online Timed Auction over the weekend. Sheep sold to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium proving that Online can gain a vast audience including several commercial buyers. Members went to...