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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Show & Sale of Beltex Rams & Females

North West Auctions held the annual show and sale of Beltex sheep on Friday evening, which attracted customers from across the region. A catalogue entry of 38 forward for the sale met a buoyant trade throughout for the females forward, with a selective trade for the males. The pre-sale show was expertly judged by Bradley Thompson of Selside, who awarded the champion rosette to Ann Moss, Barnard Castle with her gimmer shearling, ‘Holmebeck Barbie’, sired by ‘Bardnaheigh Torque’ that went on to sell for the top price of the evening of 1,000gns. The run of gimmer shearlings forward from Messrs Moss went on to average 757gns. Rams sold to a top price of 1000gns also from Messrs Moss for ‘Holmebeck Bonzer’.

‘Boys are back in Town’, the second sale of terminal sire breeding rams saw a catalogued entry of 168 rams and females for sale. There was plenty of interest in the sale which grows in size each year. Good quality tups were in demand and good to sell with buyers looking to purchase big carcass tups with good conformation, second-rate and plainer types were tougher to place.

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Beltex Show Results

Judge

Mr B Thompson, Selside

Sponsor

Mole Valley County Store

Class one – Best Shearling Ram

1st Lot 8, P & A Moss, Ewebank Farm – Champion Male
2nd Lot 9, LM & C Whitaker, Morrland Cottage – Reserve Champion Male
3rd Lot 1, AJ Wood, Withy Trees Farm
4th Lot 5, P & A Moss, Ewebank Farm
5th Lot 11, RM Fitton, Moss Hall Farm
6th Lot 10 RM Fitton, Moss Hall Farm

Class two – Best Gimmer Shearling

1st Lot 29, P & A Moss, Ewebank Farm – Champion Female
2nd Lot 20, M & E Jennings, Crake Hall – Reserve Champion Female
3rd Lot 33, P & A Moss, Ewebank Farm
4th Lot 35, LM & C Whitaker, Moorland Cottage
5th Lot 19, M & E Jennings, Crake Hall
6th Lot 23, Messrs A Hewson, Burgh Head Farm

Class three – Best Gimmer Lamb

1st Lot 38, Mr G & Miss L Robinson
2nd Lot 37, Mr G & Miss L Robinson

Champion

Lot 29 P & A Moss, Ewebank Farm

Reserve Champion

Lot 8 P & A Moss, Ewebank Farm

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