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Zwartbles sheep were first imported from Holland in the early 1990’s and have since become established in all areas of the UK and Ireland.

Zwartbles are an elegant sheep (Zwart-Black, Bles-Blaze) with outstanding maternal properties making them an excellent crossing variety as well as a  pure breed.

Pedigree Zwartbles have enjoyed considerable success in the show ring due to their striking appearance, amenable nature and lively character.

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Exceptional Maternal Ability – Rapid Lamb Growth

Prolific – Lean Quality Meat – Easy Keeping Nature

Zwartbles top at 2000gns at Worcester

The annual show and sale at Worcester held by McCartney’s was topped by a ewe lamb selling for 2000gns a breed record for a Zwartbles in the South.

The ewe lamb Beech Hay Black Diamond bred by Rob and Vicky Grinnall was the female and overall champion at the sale and sold to an undisclosed buyer from Yorkshire. Other leading prices were as follows:

Rams: Trade topped at 950gns for a ram lamb Cynefin Bobi from O Hughes Owen Anglesey. Bobi was also the male and reserve champion and sold to M Simpson’s Tardoes flock Kilmarnock. Next in the lambs was at 400gns for Pen Llyn Buckaroo from W J Williams Gwynedd selling to B Gibson’s Hadrian and C Anderson’s Wallridge Moor flocks Northumberland. Shearling rams topped at 500gns for Homlea Alladin from J Thorburn Annan to I Crabtree’s Crabtree flock Ashbourne.

Females: Out with the top of 2000gns next leading prices were for two ewe lambs at 400gns the first again from Rob and Vicky Grinnall Beech Hay Blaze selling to M J Cornish Devon the second was for Bobet Angela from B Williams Aberystwyth selling to S Rowland’s Dyfi flock Powys.

Shearling Gimmers topped at 420gns for Pistyll 00054-707A from for GA & HM Francis’ also the reserve female champion selling to D Miskelly’s Corrybrae flock Aberdeen then at 360gns Mendip 00009-0981A from P and A Coombs Somerset selling to E B Skyrme Lampeter and at 310gns to the same buyer for G Doyle’s  Atherington 00657-110A.

Aged Ewes topped at 200gns for B H and D C Roberts for Gable West 00705-007T selling to DWF Pearse’s Huish flock Devon.

Non MV’s topped at 110gns twice for shearlings from A Tongue’s Windmill flock Bromsgrove selling to J Kimber’s Speccott flock Okehampton.

Averages:
1 Senior Ram £157.50
5 Shearling Rams £247.80
21 Ram Lambs £230.00
7  Senior Ewes £174.00
32 Shearling Ewes £213.61
65 Ewe Lambs £196.27

ZSA – Annual General Meeting – 12th October 2014
Venue :The Pear Tree Inn & Country Hotel,Smite, Worcester, WR3 8SY United Kingdom + Google Map Phone:01905 756565 Website: http://www.thepeartree.co.uk Time: TBC
Updated: September 2, 2014 — 6:03 am
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