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Sherbourne Production Sale

What a glorious twelfth – the first on-farm production sale in the breed Society.

The Sherborne Flock of Richard and Robert Hole, took the plunge with great results.

Sherbourne Production Sale 2017

59 females and 3 rams were sold. The top price was a telephone bid from the Treoes flock of Rhiannon Richards and Phillip David for Sherborne X3676 one of this year’s show ewes sired by Hilltop Uptop, out of Sherborne U2180. She was carrying a twin by Downkillybegs Trademark and she sold for 750 gns.

The next ewe in the ring was also a show ewe by Richhill Ucal, out of Sherborne X3668, also carrying a twin by Downkillybegs Trademark. She was bought by Toby Holland for 550 gns.

Mary Cubitt with the Male Champion, Thomas Wright & son, Sam, with the Reserve Male Champion, & Judge, Geraint Jones

Trade for ewe lambs was sparkling with the top price of 460 gns. This lamb was sired by Richhill Ucal and was sold to Andrew Jones from Llanelli. Andrew purchased a total of 8 females. Many buyers went home empty handed and disappointed due to the high prices.

Averages:
18 in lamb ewes - £320.00
12 empty ewes - £271.00
22 September ewe lambs - £302.00
7 November ewe lambs - £321.00
Overall Average - £309.00

May we take this opportunity to thank all the people who supported this sale, with special thanks to Russell Steer and his team from Kivells.

A date for your diary – 10 August, 2019 – the second production sale of the Sherborne Flock.

Richard Hole