Melton Mowbray

4th September 2021

A top Beltex price of 1000gns was set at Melton Mowrbay Market’s Multi-breed Sheep Spectacular on Saturday, 4 September, when that was paid for Anthony Neaves’ aged ram, Woodies Exterminator.

The sale saw two aged rams average £919 with 13 shearling rams at £545 and two ram lambs at £368. On the female side, nine shearling ewes levelled at £448 with six ewe lambs at £150.

Leading the way at 1000gns when snapped up by Matt Prince for his Stonedge flock near Chesterfield was Woodies Exterminator, a Woodies Cookie Monster son originally bred by Stuart Wood out of his Rathbone Tony-sired Ardstewart Anna Bell.

Mr Neaves, from Tonbridge, Kent, also received 780gns for a shearling ram as well as 750gns for another aged ram. The 780gns shearling ram was Peachy View Finn whose pedigree features Wilodge Crafty on to a home-bred Peachy View Banter daughter. He sold to R Mawer of the Corner Farm flock near Horsington, Woodhall.

Selling to Rupert Coles, Laughton, for 750gns was Ballycreelly Eleventhirtynine. This time bred by Kevin McCarthy, he is full of Belgian breeding being by a V/H Groentenhof ram and out of a Belgian-bred ewe known as Babette.

Sticking with the male offering and Victoria and Gillian Bowring’s Windmill Frisky from Nether Langwith, Mansfield, sold to Robert Sabine, Lower Shuckborough, for 660gns. Sired by Bronic Ego, Frisky’s dam is Tercrosset Amber, an Artnagullion Sid daughter.

Chris Wright’s Supreme Champion, a shearling ewe named Brothertoft First ET, set the second highest price of 950gns when also sold to Matt Prince, Stonedge. Her sire is the 10,000gns Woodwick Brave Heart while her dam is Brothertoft Clementine, herself by Jewitt Awesome Wild One.

Just a few lots later, Chris, from near Boston, sold another Woodwick Brave Heart gimmer, this time out of Dooley Natasha, for 660gns to Rupert Coles.

Thanks to Robert Smith for photos.

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