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Worcester Sale Report 2018

WORCESTER DORSETS PEAK AT 1400gns

The Dorset Horn & Poll Dorset Society’s Annual Show & Sale at Worcester recorded a brisk and spirited demand particularly for females but top call of the day went to a Shearling Ram “Huish Z11384” from David Rossiter’s Devon based flock at 1400gns to WD & S Roberts, Llangefni, Angelsey.

The purchaser was also keen to purchase quality females and took home a total of 3 females, including the second prize Shearling Ewe from David Lewis’s Pembroke flock at 600gns and another Shearling Ewe from Adrian Dufosee’s Deverill flock at 260gns.

Les French’s trip from Cornwall with a strong consignment of females from his Wilsey flock was well worth selling, 2 of the top prices in the female section – The Champion in the Pre-Sale Show levelled at 540gns for a Shearling Ewe carrying twins secured by David Lewis, Narberth, Pembs.

Another shearling ewe carrying triplets sold to 500gns to John Breare, Northampton.

David Lewis’s Pembroke flock sold a shearling ewe at 400gns to G & V Matravers, Loughborough, Leics.

Joe Larder’s Byeways consignment in the shearling ewe section found favour with 2 Shearling ewes selling both at 300gns to A Baker, Llanidloes, Powys.

Ewe lambs were closely followed, peaking at a creditable 300gns for the First Prize winner from Joe Larder, Byeways to Griffiths & Davies, Machynlleth, Powys.

Ram lambs were a selective trade but rallied to achieve 500gns for David Rossiter’s Second prize winner to G Jones, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion.

Averages:
34 Indiv Shearling Ewes - £283.50
10 Indiv. Ewe Lambs £234.15
4 Shearling Rams £727.12
3 Ram Lambs £346.50
51 “pens” Ewe Hoggets £122.70
64 “pens” Ewe Lambs £87.44