2nd September 2022

Colin Roots, Freckleton Flock

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.F865 1

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st L Elworthy FINGLE CLM.G005 30
2nd D Thornley DOOLEY DOO.G2474 12
3rd Tipptts & Williams WILODGE WIL.G3231 17
4th G Dufosee SPECTRE DUF.G004 27
5th D Thornley DOOLEY DOO.G2476 14
6th AJ Mutch & Son HEATH HOLM GUS.G024 20

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st AJ Mutch & Son HEATH HOLM GUS.G003 58
2nd AJ Mutch & Son HEATH HOLM GUS.H010 57
3rd J & G Howieson LAMBERHURST MLF.H021 54
4th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.H1054 59
5th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.H1059 61
6th J & G Howieson LAMBERHURST MLF.H040 55

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st A Groucott SWFFRYD AOG.G2699 64
2nd J & G Howieson LAMBERHURST MLF.G024 88
3rd ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.G959 72
4th S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.G012 82
5th S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.G016 85
6th L Elworthy FINGLE CLM.G073 67

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.H001 90
2nd S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.H002 91
3rd J & G Howieson LAMBERHURST MLF.H005 95
4th J & G Howieson LAMBERHURST MLF.H017 96
5th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.H1055 98
6th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.H1046 99

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Male Champion 1st Prize Shearling Ram L Elworthy
Reserve Male 2nd Prize Shearling Ram D Thornley
Female Champion 1st Prize Ewe Lamb S Taylor
Reserve Female 1st Prize Shearling Ewe A Groucott
Supreme Champion Shearling Ram L Elworthy
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ram D Thornley

Demand continued to grow for Beltex rams at McCartneys Rural Worcester centre where the joint Beltex Sheep Society and South West Beltex Club sale on Friday, 2 September, peaked at 2100gns and the shearling ram average continued to improve year on year.


Huntspill Gavin ET, P Clatworthy, 2100gns


It was two unshown shearlings from Percy Clatworthy’s Highbridge-based flock that topped the entry with his dearest, Huntspill Gavin ET, selling to AL and Ar Wolfe, Stoney Stanton, Leicester. The result of a pair of implanted embryos bought from Stuart Wood, Gavin is by Vogue Fastrac and out of a Clary Chancer-sired Woodies ewe.


Huntspill Gregory, P Clatworthy, 1500gns


Hitting 1500gns when knocked down to G Davies, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, was Hunstpill Gregory which offers some different breeding being by Black Jack Disaranno and out of Hackney Daphne, a Topflite Al Pacino daughter.


Fingle Gaff, L Elworthy, 1st Prize Shearling Ram, Male Champion and Supreme Champion, 1300gns


The Supreme Champion from the pre-sale show was next in the trade stakes when Louise Elworthy’s Fingle Gaffa, all the way from Crockernwell, Exeter, sold for 1300gns to R Richins, Mill Lane, Marston. This son of the imported ram called The Bare Boy is out of the Teign Valley Talisman-sired Fingle Bandcamp.


Dooley Gervais, D Thornley, 2nd Prize Shearling Ram, Reserve Male and Reserve Supreme, 1000gns


Messrs Richins bought the sole other four-figure entry when they paid 1000gns for the Reserve Supreme, Doley Gervais. Bred from Dooley Exciting, a Clary Banter daughter in David and Joe Thornley’s Diseworth-based Flock, Gervais is by Dooley Earnest.


Heath Holm Hanky Panky, AJ Mutch & Son, 1st Prize Ram Lamb, 800gns


Angus Mutch sold the highest price ram lamb at 800gns when his Heath Holm Hanky Panky from New Yatt, Witney, sold to Robert Shaw, Steenwood Lane, Rugeley. Sired by Broxty Fakri D’oudairies, Hanky Panky is out of a Charndon ewe by Wealdenway Winters Tale.

Females peaked at 520gns for Aled Groucott’s Swffryd gimmer, a Fronarth Edward daughter from Hafodyrynys, Crumlin. Bred from the Topflite Al Pacino daughter, Swffryd Daisy, she sold to Robert Parker, Hambridge Road, Bishops Itchington.


Averages: One aged ram, £315 (4 x £446 in 2021); 31 shearling rams, £628 (37 x £605); six ram lambs, £348 (3 x £427); 17 shearling ewes, £293 (32 x £445); eight ewe lambs, £286 (no comparison).

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