Leek – 2 September

2nd September 2020

Buyers were selective at the Beltex Sheep Society’s evening sale at Leek on Tuesday, 2 September, but despite that averages still improved in all sections for more rams sold. At the end of the night, 25 shearling rams averaged £568 (20 x £464 in 2019) with six ram lambs at £471 (5 x £618) and 10 shearling ewes at £460 (13 x £411).

Two flocks led the trade with one of these being Tom and Jack Belfield’s Boothlow flock from Sheen, Buxton, which topped the shearling ram entry with rams at 880gns, 850gns and 800gns. Selling to J Trueman and Partner, Adlington, Macclesfield, for 880gns was Boothlow Ecstasy ET, an embryo son of the 2000gns Woodies Walnut, herself a Glenkeen Sanders daughter. Ecstasy’s sire is the 4200gns Broughton Cardhu which has bred well in the flock.


Boothlow Eddie – 850gns


The very next lot, a full embryo brother named Boothlow Eddie ET, sold to BA and SW Mills, Redmires, Sheffield, for 850gns.

Another Broughton Cardhu son, Boothlow Eveready, sold to J Simpson, Stoney Middleton, Hope Valley, for 800gns. His dam is Boothlow Custard, a Muirton Amaretto daughter.

The Belfield brothers also led the ram lamb trade when Boothlow Fine Tune ET sold to Madders and Johnson, Tixall, Stafford, for 440gns. He is a full brother to the top priced ram lamb here last year, being by Cardhu and out of Boothlow Bramble.

Entries also sold well for Andrew Wainwright’s Todhalls flock from near Cupar, Fife, with Wainwright Extra Special topping his entry at 800gns. Selling to TW Fountain, Marston Montgomery, Ashbourne, this Woodies Bad Boy son is out of the Rathbone Alien-sired Todhall Cleopatra.

The Rathbone Alien-sired Todhall Eagle, sold to M and L Gibson, Nantwich, Crewe, for 750gns. Eagle is out of Todhall Calla, a Woodies Bad Boy daughter.


Todhall Eve – 700gns


Todhall shearling ewes topped the female entry when two sold for 700gns apiece. Angus Hamplett paid that to take Todhall Eve to join his Booden flock near Haughton, Stafford. Sired by Rathbone Alien, her dam is the Padkin Sugar Daddy-sired Todhall Cover Girl.


Todhall Ella – 700gns


Also making that when sold to Mark Shaw, Disley High Peak, was another Rathbone Alien daughter in the shape of Todhall Ella, which is out of the Woodies Bad Boy-sired Todhall Charlotte.

The Belfields saw their Boothlow Emma sell to R Tomkinson and Son for the Rojan flock, Butterton, Stafford, for 660gns. Sired by Broughton Cardhu, she is out of Boothlow Carly.


Boothlow Capucino – 620gns


The aged ewe trade peaked at 620gns for Boothlow Capucino, which also sold to the Tomkinsons. By Tercrosset Aerosmith, she is out of a Clary Prankster daughter.


Boothlow First Place – 560gns


The Tomkinsons paid a further 560gns for the dearest of the ewe lambs, Boothlow First Place, another by Cardhu and this time out of the flock’s show ewe, Boothlow Berlinda.

At 500gns was Beachy Fantasy ET, a Glenpark Dynamite daughter which sold to Nick Gill and Kayley Kennedy for their Nikay flock near Keswick, Cumbria.

Averages: 25 shearling rams, £568 (20 x £464 in 2019); six ram lambs, £471 (5 x £618); two aged ewes, £536 (no comparison); 10 shearling ewes, £460 (13 x £411); nine ewe lambs £342 (8 x £311).

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