Sale Report for Exeter Market on September 15, 2017
Dominate Exeter Sale
Although there seemed to be a goodly number of buyers around the sale ring at Exeter, and vendors from as far afield as Shropshire
and West Sussex, trade was very sticky with female prices well down on last year’s sale. The top price of 420gns, paid for lot 52a, the shearling ram Quince Rose Devin from Mrs B Pritchard’s flock equalled exactly last year’s sale topper in every way, and was expertly produced by J Holman and D Mugridge, from the non-MV section. He stood second in his show class and Reserve Male
Champion, and has joined the Fullers flock of Mrs J Ravenhill-White, Umberleigh.
The next 5 highest prices all went to MV accredited males, 3 of them shearlings, with lot 8, Rull Green Dhansak, consigned by his breeder Mrs P Browne, realising 320gns and bought by Miss Ward of the Silkwood Flock, Gloucestershire. Next highest shearling ram price at 250gns was paid for lot 7, the Champion Male and Overall Champion, Wolfclyde Dreadnought, brought all the
way down from Shropshire by his breeders A & K Robinson, by Jo Hamby to join her Netherhill Flock. Rounding off a good section at 240gns was lot 4, Billesley Des-Barney, consigned by Mr & Mrs Klinkenberg, making the journey from West Sussex worth it, and bought by Mrs Pearcy for her Corkscrew Hill flock, Totnes.
Joining the shearling ram party was the winner of the ram lamb class, lot 11, Alston Manor Ernie, making 300gns for his breeder,
Master M Northmore, and selling to R Reddaway, Crediton. He was one of only 2 ram lambs to find new homes, the other being lot 14, Taylors Lane Eric (obviously some Morecambe and Wise fans in the crowd), from breeder Mrs J Leatham, and bought for 240gns by BS Poad, Saltash.
Female and Reserve Overall Champion lot 20, Speccott Dora, consigned by her breeder Jethro Kimber, failed to make her reserve, as did the Reserve Female Champion, lot 38, Washingpool Emily, so it was left to lot 32, a Tivvy ewe lamb, bred by Mrs S England to lead the females home at 200gns, bought by T Darke. Lot 33, another Tivvy lamb, was next highest priced at 170gns lamb, whilst Speccott Eva, lot 30, and Washingpool Eleanor, lot 37, from Barry Mills, both made 160gns, and were bought by Mr M Vickery, Synderford Flock and T Darke respectively.
160gns was the joint top price of the shearling ewe section headed by a Speccott girl, lot 22, Speccott Devon, bought by C Kelland,
and a non-MV Brambles ewe, lot 83, bred by S Lyons, and joining Ernie the ram lamb bought by R Reddaway. Mr Lyons had several Brambles shearling ewes ranging around the 130gns mark, and the non-MV ewe lambs peaked at 105gns, this a Hollystone lamb, lot 101, bought by MJ Pidsley, Honiton.
Many thanks must go to Joan Rowlands for judging and to the Caunter family – Phillip for inspecting, Christine for stewarding the
show classes and daughter Emma for helping scribe.
1 Senior Ram 160gns
4 Shearling Rams 240gns
2 Ram Lambs 270gns
1 Shearling Ewe 160gns
16 Ewe Lambs 146gns
1 Shearling Ram 420gns
1 Aged Ewe 110gns
18 Shearling Ewes 120gns
14 Ewe Lambs 85gns
Report submitted by Anne Robinson