6th September 2019

Stuart Clatworthy, Huntspill Flock

Pre-sale show results

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st VJ & ML Roots FRECKLETON OJT.B004 3
2nd M Friend & E Carr XANA 3182.0296 5

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st D Thornley DOOLEY DOO.D1599 48
2nd P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.D1667 39
3rd AJ Mutch HEATH HOLM JAM.D029 13
4th AT Davies BRYNGROES ATD.D703 64
5th EK South CHILTERN EKS.D010 10
6th AJ Mutch HEATH HOLM GUS.D007 14

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st L Elworthy FINGLE CLM.E023 85
2nd P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.E2065 82
3rd S & S Gibbons WHATMORE WHA.E002 97
4th AM Evans RAGLAN AVS.E002 88
5th AT Davies BRYNGROES ATD,E993 77
6th AM Evans RAGLAN AVS.E007 89

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st L Elworthy FINGLE CLM.C288 107
2nd MN Jones GLAN-Y-MOR GYM.A017 104

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.D1716 132
2nd P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.D1727 131
3rd D Costelloe BAILEY BROOK DJC.D026 119
4th L Elworthy FINGLE CLM.D062 108
5th T Goldsmith GOLDSMITH TGG.D141 122
6th G Dufosee SPECTRA DUF.D010 110

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st M Friend & E Carr XANA MFC.E027 152
2nd VJ & ML Roots FRECKLETON FBT.E2960 142
3rd M Friend & E Carr XANA MFC.E021 153
4th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.E661 148

Beltex Champions

Category Breed Breeder Name
Supreme Champion Shearling Ewe P Tippetts
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ram D Thornley
Male Champion Shearling Ram D Thornley
Reserve Male Shearling Ram P Tippetts
Female Champion Shearling Ewe P Tippetts
Reserve Female Shearling Ewe P Tippetts

The Supreme Champion, Paul Tippett’s shearling ewe named Hackney Daytoday, led the trade at Worcester when she was knocked down for 1,500gns at a sale where averages, for the most part, improved on the year although 20 fewer animals changed hands.

Picked out by Stuart Clatworthy of the Huntspill Flock in Somerset, who said she displayed tremendous width and depth and caught his eye as soon as he saw her, Daytoday is a naturally-born daughter of Paul’s prolific Scooby Doo daughter, Hackney Wow, while her sire is the 60,000gns Topflite Al Pacino. Daytoday joins Robert Pritchard’s Bluestone flock on Drury Lane, Redparley, Gloucestershire.

Mr Tippetts, from Shifnal, Shropshire, sold another Al Pacino daughter, this time the Reserve Female Champion, Hackney Dream Weaver ET, for 550gns to the judge, Stuart Clatworthy. She is out of Hackney Beat That.

The second highest price of 1,000gns was paid for the Male and Reserve Supreme Champion, Dooley Demetrius from David Thornley, Hartshorne, Swadlincote. He is by the 6,500gns Clary Banter bought when he stood Champion at Carlisle, while his dam is Dooley Boo, by an imported V/D Harlembois ram. Demetrius sold to Evan Jones of the Merton Hall flock near Cottenham, Cambridgeshire.

Three shearling rams from Angus Mutch, New Yatt, Witney, were next in the trade stakes with two at 740gns and another at 720gns. First to sell at 740gns was Bailey Brook Dubliner ET, a Hackney Cocky son originally bred by Dermot Costelloe out of Bailey Brook Alice. He heads to work near Glewstone, Ross-on-Wye, for S Madeley.

Matching that when sold locally to BJ & SM Powell, Bournes Green, Kidderminster, was Health Holm Destroyer, this time by Wilodge BBF and out of a Charndon ewe.

Then, Bodoney Dougie ET, bred by Andrew and Jamie McCutcheon, sold to CJ Brooke, Alfrick, Worcester, for 720gns. His pedigree features Hackney Wonderboy on to Beautry Wanda.

Hitting the 640gns mark was Louise Elworthy’s shearling ewe, Fingle Daydream, which also sold to Mr Jones’ Merton Hall flock. Out of Teign Valley Toothpaste from the flock at Crockernwell, Exeter, she is by Kingledores Alfred.

Selling for 580gns to MD & EA Evans, Stottesdon, Kidderminster, was Silver Birch Dexter ET, a shearling ram from J Cork, Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton. This Airyolland Weapon son is out of Hackney Tiny.

The other entry to break the 500gns barrier to sell at that price to Chayce Parslow, Bromsberrow, Herefordshire, was an imported aged ram from M Friend and E Carr, Hay Hill, Ham, Deal, Kent. Their two-shear Van de Witte Hoeve ram was bred by Kristof Schillewaert.

Averages: 3 aged rams, £385 (7 x £357 in 2018); 27 shearling rams, £419 (39 x £487); 8 ram lambs, £332 (11 x £378); 3 aged ewes, £326 (3 x £252); 22 shearling ewes, £399 (24 x £387); 8 ewe lambs, £255 (7 x £269).

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