Sale Report for Worcester Market on August 10, 2019
Sticky Trade at Worcester Black Diamonds Sale
This year’s first sale at Worcester Market was a difficult one for vendors with most males forward failing to find a new flock. Shearling ram average was up this year whilst the ram lamb average was down.
Out of the 11 shearling rams forward, only 5 were bought by fellow breeders. Topping this section was lot 362, standing second in the show class, Scaldwell Ferdinand, consigned by breeder Mr A C L Cox and bought for 600gns by C Parker, Buckinghamshire.
Second top was lot 264, Mr & Mrs D Hutchinson’s Glengorse Frodo, who won the show class and took the Reserve Male Champion spot. 400gns secured him for A M Yardley, Staffordshire.
Close on his heels was lot 268, Speccott Finlay, consigned by Mr N Porter and Mrs A Evans. 380gns secured him for S S Deakins, Powys.
Again there was a poor clearance rate, this time amongst the ram lambs, with again only 5 out of 16 selling. Male Champion and Reserve Overall Champion, lot 286, Carlea Greyson topped his section and realised 580gns for breeder Miss C Powell. He was bought by W W McCurdie, Warwickshire. Second highest was lot 281, Wallridge Moor Grizz, who made 480gns (and took second place in his show class) for breeder Mrs Caroline Anderson and has gone to Devon with P Browne.
Another lamb breaking the 400gns barrier was lot 279, Redgate Glyndwr, a substitute lot for breeders Dr J Moore and Ms A Coleman. 410gns secured him for S Marsh-Edwards, Carmarthenshire.
Shearling ewe average was better this year and 16 out of the 23 forward were snapped up by buyers. Topping this section and the whole sale was the female and Overall Champion lot 31, Hayberries Finn. She made 1000gns for breeders Mr & Mrs Addison and was bought by D Pickford, Cheshire. Second top price of 600gns went to lot 321, Castle Hill Fuchsia. She stood 4th in the show for breeder Mr S J Inns and has gone to Cornwall with B Wenmouth.
380gns (and 3rd placed shearling ewe) secured lot 305, Wallridge Moor Fliss, bred by Mrs Anderson and bought by J C Burdge, Bristol.
Ewe Lambs had the best clearance with 28 changing hands and lot 329 secured top price in her section and second highest overall sale price for a very delighted breeder Alison Smith. Bunshill Gemma made 700gns and booked a trip to Yorkshire with M Preston. Next top was lot 330, Tasley Generous, who won her show class for breeder Miss S Bower. She made 520gns and was bought by D & C Jones, Powys. Rounding off a good day for Sam Inns was lot 350, Castle Hill Genesis, 6th placed ewe lamb, who made 480gns and has gone to Lancaster with R Heigh.
5 Shearling Rams 356gns
5 Ram Lambs 404gns
16 Shearling Ewes 320gns
28 Ewe Lambs 186gns
Report submitted by Anne Robinson