Melton Mowbray – 12 September

12th September 2020

Melton Mowbray

A pair of shearling rams from Richard and Rachel Sharp headed up the sale of males and females at the National Sheep Association ram sale held at Melton Mowbray Market on Saturday, 12 September, when they sold for 750gns and 720gns.


Belvoir View Eco ET, Richard and Rachel Sharp, 750gns


The sale met a strong demand throughout and it was the very last shearling on offer, Belvoir View Eco ET, that sold for the top price of 750gns. His pedigree features Mount Pleasant Minty on to the Dooley Adonis daughter, Belvoir View Crystal, and he heads to work near Peggs Green, Leicestershire, for MJ and RJ Howkins.


Belvoir View Eagle 40, Richard and Rachel Sharp, 720gns


Also in the money for the Belvoir View flock from Eaton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, was Belvoir View Eagle 40, this time by Callacrag Cowboy and out of the Padkin Sugar Daddy-sired Belvoir View Cassie. Buyer here was J Redburn, Swannington, Leicestershire.

Selling for 600gns to RH, RG and JRH Holmes, Apley, Market Rasen, was the first to enter the sale ring, Brookhurst Ee By Gum from Mrs JA Longhurst, Raunds, Northamptonshire. His pedigree features Bishops Calais on to the Hafod Roland-bred Brookhurst Thelma.

Shearling rams also reached 580gns for Victoria Bowring’s Windmill Emperor from the flock near Nether Langwith, Mansfield. Selling to A Brown, Ridgeway, Derbyshire, this Matt’s Dancer son is out of Windmill Amazing Grace, by Beechcross The Mr T.

Topping the ram lambs at 500gns as Brothertoft Ferguson ET from Chris Wright, Boston, Lincolnshire. Sired by the 10,000gns Woodwick Brave Heart, his dam is the Jewitt Awesome Wild One-bred Brothertoft Clementine, and he sold to R Richins, Martson, Oxford.


Beachy Destin To Dream ET, F & A Robinson, 650gns


Evan Jones paid 650gns for the top price female to join his Merton Hall flock near from Smithy Fen, Cambridgeshire. Consigned by F and A Robinson, Scamblesby, Louth, Lincolnshire, Beachy Destin To Dream ET was originally bred by John Barclay. Sired by Kingledores Battleaxe, she is out of Beachy Tooty Fruity, a Kingledores Rascal daughter.

Hitting 600gns was Matthew Prince’s Stonedge Ebony ET, a Broughton Willie Wonder daughter from the flock near Ashover, Chesterfield. Selling to Chris Wright of the Brothertoft flock, she is out of the Orkney Something Special-sired Clary Westie.

Averages: 11 shearling rams, £569; two ram lambs, £420; four aged ewes, £444; eight shearling ewes, £344; four ewe lambs, £294.

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