Charmoise Sheep sell to 800gns at opening NWA J36 Sale
North West Auctions held its first show and sale of pedigree Charmoise Hill sheep on behalf of the society which saw a full ring side of buyers in attendance from through out the Northern Counties, Scotland and Wales, all keen to secure both rams and ewes. The pre-sale show for the best pen of presented pen of sheep was kindly judged by Mr H Murray who went on to awarded the first prize rosette to a pen of shearling rams from Mr M Prince, Chesterfield with the second prize pen awarded to a pen of ewes from Mr O Roberts, Ruthin and the third prize rosette awarded to a pen of ewes from Mr W McTaggart, Hawick.
Breeding rams sold to a top price of 800gns from a shearling from the Cariad flock on behalf of Ms S Duggan, Llangadog purchased by S Pickthall, Workington. 650gns was achieved for a Whitehaugh shearling from W McTaggart, Hawick selling to LA&M Lambert, Carnforth. Closely followed by Mr O Roberts, Ruthin selling a Hafod shearling at 600gns purchased by CR Price, Brecon. Other shearling rams regularly sold at 450-600gns with an overall market average of £530 achieved.
Females attracted keen interest from both new and exciting breeders, achieving a top price of three occasions of 400gns. First to achieve this price was Mr O Roberts, Ruthin selling a 2017 born ewe having run with the Royal Welsh breed champion, going on to be purchased by GE Edgar, Brampton. Shearlings from W McTaggart, Hawick also achieved 400gns on two occasions going on to find new homes with CR Price, Brecon and JT Armstrong, Ledbury. Ewes also sold to 380gns from Ms Duggan, Llangadog. All females today averaged £372.
North West Auctions would like the Charmoise Hill Sheep Society for their kind instruction to host this sale and look forward to the forth coming sale of in lamb sheep on Saturday 28th January.