Hampshire Down ewes sold to a top of 750gns at the North East sale in Skipton on Friday 30 September.
Sale leader at 750gns was a Wilstrop bred shearling ewe by Whitehead Dylan from Graham and Judith Galbraith, Kendal, Cumbria to R Melling, Scarisbrick, Lancashire. The Galbraiths also sold a homebred shearling ewe by Graylen d’Artagnan at 550gns to Peter Beers, Holland, and a a Clogherny Hogan sired ewe lamb at 420gns to Andrew Jones, Wymondham, Norfolk.
Other leading shearling ewes included an entry at 480gns by Maes-Glas Theodore from EB and SA Jones, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire to P Strickland, Lancaster. The same purchaser also secured the top priced ewe lamb at 480gns from Lisa Chasney's Wilstrop flock. She was by Whitehead Gladiator and within the breed’s top 1%.
Two more shearling ewe entries from EB and SA Jones attracted a 400gns bid. First to go was by Maes-Glas Warrior and sold to P Strickland whilst the second 400gns bid was made by R Melling for a Maes-Glas Musketeer sired entry.
Averages: 1 shearling ram £210.00; 5 ewe lambs £378.00; 8 shearling ewes £417.00
Auctioneers: CCM Auctions