Thame Sheep Fair 1 August 2019


Pre-sale show results (Judge: James Ludgate, JML Farming)

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st VJ & ML Roots FRECKLETON FBT.C2315 1

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Bishop BISHOPS ARB.D1327 10
2nd A Bishop BISHOPS ARB.D1365 9
3rd H Hawkins & Partners TOUCHWOOD EKO.D001 6
4th VJ & ML Roots FRECKLETON FBT.D2608 13
5th S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.D011 5

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st H Hawkins & Partners TOUCHWOOD EKO.B012 19
2nd H Hawkins & Partners TOUCHWOOD EKO.A004 18

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Bishop BISHOP ARB.D1357 29
2nd A Bishop BISHOP ARB.D1331 28
3rd H Hawkins & Partners TOUCHWOOD EKO.D022 22
4th H Hawkins & Partners TOUCHWOOD EKO.D032 25

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Male Champion Aged Ram VJ & ML Roots
Reserve Male Shearling Ram A Bishop
Female Champion Shearling Ewe A Bishop
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe A Bishop
Supreme Champion Shearling Ewe A Bishop
Reserve Supreme Aged Ram VJ & ML Roots

Beltex met a steady trade at the Thame Sheep Fair on Wednesday, August 1, where a shearling ram from Andrew Bishop topped the entry at £1200.

Bishops Dennis the Menace, which secured a second prize and the Reserve Male title at the pre-sale show, is sired by the 10,000gns Woodies Beyond Limits and out of a home-bred daughter of an imported ram known as The Bulldog.

Mr Bishop received a further £950 for his Female and Supreme Champion, Bishops Daffodil, a shearling ewe by The Bulldog and this out of Bishops Alumni, herself by another imported sire.

Making £680 was Crabtree Dexter, an Orkney Basil Brush-sired shearling ram from Georgina Crabtree. Bred from the Woodies Apollo daughter, Boothlow Belle, Dexter was shown successfully as a lamb.

Full report and photos to follow.