Sale Report for Worcester In-Lamb Sale 2018 on November 17, 2018
In-Lamb Females in Demand
A combination of nice quality females and a good number of buyers made the first of this year’s ZSA in-lamb sale a success.
Champion and top priced sheep made the journey from Northumberland for consigner Caroline Anderson worthwhile. Lot 9 Pen Llyn Envious, bred by Will Williams and produced to perfection by Caroline, won a very strong shearling ewe class, took the Championship and topped the sale at 620gns. She was bought by Eliza Burton, and had a much shorter journey home, staying in the Midlands.
Another shearling making a long journey to Worcester was the second highest priced sheep, Speccott Ellaria, lot 34, brought up from Devon by her breeder Jethro Kimber, and selling for 370gns to Ms E Duff. Two more shearling ewes broke the 300gn barrier, Lot 29 Brace Erica and Lot 26 Brace Elsia, bred and consigned by Avril Evans and Noel Porter.
Topping a very small senior ewe section was the first placed ewe, lot 7, Somerwood Dawn, who made 290gns and went north with Susan and Peter Addison.
The ewe lamb section was headed by lot 36, Checkley Foxglove, making 320gns, and travelling to Devon with DWR & M Pearse. Mr & Mrs Weaver’s Checkley lambs also took 2nd and 3rd highest prices in this section with lots 38 & 39, Checkley Frost and Checkley Fortune, making 270gns and 220gns respectively. Sadly, the first placed lamb and Reserve Champion, Adeney Fair Haven, failed to make her reserve.
Thanks must go to the judge Barry Mills, Washingpool Zwartbles, for making the long journey up from Somerset, and to Joan Rowlands and Anne Robinson for ensuring the smooth running of the sale.
Demand was high for in-lamb sheep with lots of new faces around the ring, proving that both established and new breeders are keen to buy quality, veterinary inspected sheep, a point to bear in mind when considering future flock planning.
Senior Ewes 218gns
Shearling Ewes 260gns
Ewe Lambs 180gns
Non-MV Ewe Lambs 35gns
Report submitted by Anne Robinson