Tavistock Ram & Female Sale Sale Reports

Tavistock Ram & Female Sale

21st September 2021

Tavistock

Mr Elfyn Owen, Cernyw

Tavistock Association Sale -Tuesday 21st September, 2021

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A good selection of traditional and crossing type rams were on offer at Tavistock. The shearling ram class saw some strong tups forward.

Our Judge Elfyn Owen, Cernyw flock who was hotfoot from Builth the previous day, selected Helen Havill’s traditional ram Martin Grange 3585/N002 to lead the class and also awarded him the  breed champion rosette on the day. This powerful bodied ram had great presence and colour, a fine example of the breed. He is by Shrewbridge G2. This old tup has produced some great sheep for Helen recently and Dick Montague over the years.

Elfyn was determined to take this ram home with him to North Wales and the hammer fell at 2600gns in his favour,  a record price for the breed at Tavistock.

Crossing type shearlings met a lively trade, the second prize ram of  J A Hutchings, High Fell sold to 750gns,  and from A & M Mortimore, Meldon selling to 780gns.

Phil Medland, Tavy  sold two hardy type local shearlings for 700 gns a piece, C Pearse & Son, Barramoor selling at  800 gns .

There were Few ram lambs forward but again Helen Havill led the market with her 1st prize ram lamb at 920gns. This lamb also goes back to the Shrewbridge G2 off a homebred tup.

Sale Average: 42 Rams Offered for sale – 36 Sold – Average of £525.29

Shearling Rams

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Shearling Rams Mrs H Havill Martin Grange 31
2nd Shearling Rams Mr J A Hutchings High Fell 24
3rd Shearling Rams Mrs H Havill Martin Grange 30

Ram Lambs

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Ram Lambs Mrs H Havill Martin Grange 45
2nd Ram Lambs Miss R S Frank Pickering 39
3rd Ram Lambs Mrs H Havill Martin Grange 44

Ewe Lambs

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Ewe Lambs Mrs H Havill Martin Grange 57
2nd Ewe Lambs Mrs H Havill Martin Grange 58

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Male Champion Mrs H Havill Shearling Ram
Reserve Male Champion Mr J A Hutchings Shearling Ram
Overall Champion Mrs H Havill Shearling Ram
Reserve Overall Champion Mr J A Hutchings Shearling Ram

Gallery

Tavistock Champion Lot 31 Shearling Ram from Mrs H Havill Martin Grange sold for 2600gns

Tavistock Reserve Overall Champion Lot 24 second prize Shearling Ram from J A Hutchings High Fell sold for 780gns

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