Freckleton leads NSA Exeter sale at 1,200gns.
Topping the days trade in the Beltex sale ring at Exeter’s NSA multi breed sale on Wednesday 16 August was a shearling ram from Colin Roots’ flock. Freckleton Baxter is a son of Ryder Pavarotti and out of a home bred dam by Freckleton Kerron. Having stood Male and Reserve Overall Champion under judge Jim Lukehurst, he went on to sell for 1200gns to M Bennett, Marshwood, Dorset.
Next best in the shearling tup offering was Bishops Benvolent from Andrew Bishop. By the noted Bulldog, he’s out of the Luggsmill Milos daughter, Luggsmill Padma and was knocked down to Gwen Renfree, Quethiock, Cornwall, at 600gns.
Of the ram lambs, Henry Jewitt, Co Durham, went to 1000gns to secure the Reserve Male Champion, Fingle Centurium from Lousie Elworthy-Moorhouse. By Kingledores Alfred, this one is out of the Kingledores Tempest daughter, Fingle Armani. The next best from Louise’s pen of ram lambs was Fingle Calvados, a Swelle Angus son out of the Glantre Norris daughter, Teign Valley Wrinkly Dinkly. Buyer here was R Bond, Blackawton.
Andrew Bishop was back in the headlines in the shearling ewes, selling Bishops Beyou for 1000gns to J and G Howieson, Luxborough. This one is by Figaro V/D Laatste Stuiver, out of a Belgian sired home bred ewe. Andrew also sold his second ewe, Bishops Brassy, another Belgian bred ewe for 600gns to previous buyer Gwen Renfree.
Meanwhile, the Female and Overall Champion, Freckleton Barrones, from Colin Roots, then sold for 950gns to the judge J Lukehurst, Ashford, Kent. Again by Pavarotti, this one is out of the Freckleton Repear daughter, Freckleton True Blue.
A call of 600gns from J Cheek, Ventnor, secured the highest priced ewe lamb on the day, again from the Bishops pen, this time in the form of Bishops Cassie. Home bred on both sides, this one is by Bishops Abel and out of a Burnside Mighty Man daughter. His second on offer on the day then went to sell for 450gns to the same buyer. Bishops Chumba Wumba is again by Abel and carries The Bulldog breeding on both sides.
Selling at 400gns was the winner of the ewe lamb class and reserve female champion, Fingle Cocktail from Louise Elworthy-Moorhouse. By Kingledores Alfred, she’s out of a Teign Valley bred ewe by Beechtree Killipso and joined the two Bishops lambs selling to J Cheek. Report & photos courtesy of Countrygirl Media.