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J36 Lads Night Out Thursday 1st September 2016

Posted Thursday, 01 September 2016, 11.05am

Caption: Overall Champion Ram from ST Birkett & Son Old Croft

Caption: Overall Reserve Champion pictured with (L-R) Vendor Ben Towers and Suffolk Judge James Dixon

Caption: Texel Champion photographed with (L-R) Texel Judges Keith & Jack Allen and Vendor Tom Ladds

A fantastic entry of over 600 terminal sire breeding rams and individual females were forward for the "Lads Night Out" sale. The auction was packed throughout the evening with faces, old and new, and with buyers from throughout the North of England and Wales. There was a fantastic trade from start to finish with purchasers looking to purchaser strong powerful replacement rams. This sale continues to grow from strength to strength and is fast gaining a strong reputation with sheep breeders each year.

A strong pre-sale show was well supported with solid numbers forward in every show class saw the overall Champion awarded to ST Birkett & Son of Old Croft with a very stylish Beltex shearling ram. The reserve champion was awarded to JH Towers & Son of Tunstall Hall with a powerful Suffolk shearling ram.

The trade topped at £1,200 for the sale champion the Beltex shearling ram from ST Birkett & Son of Old Croft with Texel rams selling to a top of £1,050 from W & MM Case of Plumpton. Beltex cross rams sold to a top of £1,000 from ME Wannop & Son of Heaton Hall, with buyers looking for powerful rams with plenty of conformation and these were easiest to sell. Suffolk rams sold to a top of £950 for the reserve champion from JH Towers & Son of Tunstall Hall.

The individual female sale continues to be a success with a consignment of Suffolk gimmer shearlings from Messrs Ellwood of Heathwaite selling to £380 and regularly selling in the three hundreds.

Show Results

Suffolk Class

Suffolk Judge
James Dixon

Suffolk Shearling Ram
1st Lot 531 JH Towers, Tunstall Hall
2nd Lot 643 ME Petherbridge, Kirkfield
3rd Lot 509 PJ & EA Wharton, High Hall

Suffolk Ram Lamb
1st Lot 526 TA Blair, Thornfleet
2nd Lot 690 Messrs Howson, Brough Head
3rd Lot 489 Messrs Howson, Brough Head

Champion
Lot 531 JH Towers, Tunstall

Texel Judging

Texel Judge
Jack & Keith Allen

Texel Shearling Ram
1st Lot 171 Messrs Ladds, Benson Hall
2nd Lot 176 S Cunliffe, Seatle Hall
3rd Lot 266 E & CA Shuttleworth

Texel Ram Lamb
1st Lot 666 P Holden
2nd Lot 192 S Cunliffe, Seatle Hall
3rd Lot 193 S Cunliffe, Seatle Hall

Champion
Lot 171 Messrs Ladds, Benson Hall

Charollais Judging

Charollais Judge
Richard Cleasby

Charollais Shearling
1st Lot 377 Messrs Wales, Thackwood
2nd Lot 371 JA & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw
3rd Lot 376 Messrs Wales, Thackwood

Charollais Ram Lamb
1st Lot 382 JD & V Towers, Camp House Farm
2nd Lot 387 Galtres Farming, Manor Cottage
3rd Lot 403 J Stott, Kingsland

Charollais Champion
Lot 377 Messrs Wales, Thackwood

Beltex Judging

Beltex Judge
Martin Fishwick

Beltex Shearling
1st Lot 109 ST Birkett, Hall Croft
2nd Lot 104 K Armistead, Eskdale Drive
3rd Lot 2 F Joel, Westhouse Lodge Farm

Beltex X Shearling
1st Lot 47 JA & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw
2nd Lot 70 ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall Farm
3rd Lot 57 Messrs Lads, Benson Hall

Beltex Champion
Lot 109 ST Birkett, Hall Croft

Overall Champion
Lot 109 ST Birkett, Hall Croft

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