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Lancaster Lads - Thursday 13th August

Posted Thursday, 13 August 2015, 11.59am

The annual show and sale of Terminal sire rams attracted a strong entry of rams forward for the sale with buyers travelling far and wide to attend the sale. A selective trade with good quality rams in strong demand and well sold as many purchasers were looking to improve the quality of the prime lambs sold. A high clearance rate 79% achieved for an early sale.
Thanks goes to the pre-sale judges for sparing their time and expertise in judging a quality line up of rams. We also thank the North West Suffolk breeders club for their continued support and sponsorship of the Suffolk sheep classes. Thank you to the sale sponsors of Country & Commercial Insurance Brokers.

In what was a strong line up of rams the overall championship rosette was awarded to JT & J Kelsall of Summerlands with a Texel Shearling. The reserve champion was awarded to ST Birkett of Hall Croft with a Beltex x shearling.

Buyers were looking for strong well-grown rams with good conformation. A small entry of Charollais rams met plenty of demand as shearlings from MP & A Lee of Cinder Hill selling to £480. A good entry of Texel and Beltex x rams saw the reserve champion sell to the day’s top price of £880 from ST Birkett of Hall Croft. James and Joe Wannop of Heaton Hall twice sold Beltex x rams to £700. The champion ram from JT & J Kelsall of Summerlands sold to £680. Good tups easily sold £500 plus with others selling £350 plus.

There is always a good consignment of Suffolk rams at Lancaster.  Buyers slightly cautious of purchasing Suffolk rams this year with current prime lamb prices. The champion Suffolk ram was awarded to the shearling from S & G Mellor of Windicott Farm who has won the Rowan Cherrington cup for three consecutive years and went onto sell for a top price of £650. A large entry of Suffolk ram lambs met plenty of interest topping at £580 from Alan Blair of Thornfleet.

It was nice to welcome a couple of Hampshire Down shearling rams to Lancaster from Graham and Judith Galbraith of Endmoor that sold to £400 and £350.

Class 1 Suffolk Shearling

1st Lot 138 S & G Mellor £650

2nd Lot t177 GI Richmond £460

3rd Lot 161 J & F Nutter £400

Class 2 Suffolk Lamb

1st Lot 118 M Evens £360

2nd Lot 120 TA Blair £300

3rd Lot 119 M Evens

Class 3 Charollais Shearling

1st Lot 1 JA & A Geldard £380

2nd Lot 10 JD & V Towers £320

3rd Lot 6 MP Lee £480

Class 4 Texel Shearling

1st Lot 38 JT & J Kelsall £680

2nd Lot 39 JT & J Kelsall £500

3rd Lot 40 JT & J Kelsall £650

Class 5 Beltex/Beltex X Shearling

1st Lot 67 ST Birkett £880

2nd Lot 91 JA & A Geldard £650

3rd Lot 78 JD & V Towers £650


Lot 38 JT & J Kelsall £680

Reserve Champion

Lot 67 ST Birkett £880

Champion Suffolk Ram 

Lot 138 S & G Mellor £650 winning the Rowan Cherrington Cup



Champion Ram going through the Ring

Ladds night out Lancaster 2015

Lancaster Lad,s 2015

Posted by North West Auctions on Thursday, 13 August 2015
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