Sale Report for Worcester Black Diamond Sale on August 14, 2021
Boys Make It Two from Two at Worcester
The second ZSA sale of 2021 was held by McCartneys, Worcester Market, on Saturday 14th August, and is the second one to be topped by a shearling ram, this time Hayberries Hell Fire. Brought all the way down from County Durham by breeders Peter & Susan Addison, he justified the long journey by taking his show class, male champion, and then overall show Champion. He went on to top the sale at 2100gns, the hammer going down to R Wilson, Cumbria.
Next highest in this section was lot 14, Pistyll Harry, consigned by Jim Gould, Wrexham. The only sheep presented by Mr. Gould, he sold to K Helen, Winchester for 680gns. The third ram to make 600gns was a stablemate of Hell Fire, Deighton Hercules. Brought out by the Addisons, he sold to Clay Farm Partnership, Kidderminster.
The only senior ram to find a new flock, and the only other sheep to make 4 figures, was lot 7, Viking Garth. Alec & Caroline Houseman brought him down from North Yorkshire to win his show class and achieve the 2nd highest sale price, 1000gns. He’s away with S Amos, Peterborough.
Topping the ram lamb section were 2 lambs – the first was a substitute lot, lot 41, Tasley Jet. Justifying his trip off the subs bench, he took the ram lamb show class and the reserve male champion spot for breeder Steph Bower, Bridgnorth. Making 600gns, he’s gone to the West Country with Jethro Kimber. Matching him pricewise was lot 27, Hayberries Jetsetter, standing second in the show to T Jet, and who was bought by Parker & Bird, Buckinghamshire. 400gns secured lot 25, Pistyll Jagger. Consigned by breeders A, H, A & R Francis, Carmarthen, he returned over the Welsh border with S Deakins, Powys. 2 chaps both made 380gns – getting some of his money back for Jethro was lot 36, Speccott Jarta and going home with Odgers & Braithwaite, Lancashire, whilst lot 20, Carlea Jim, brought out by breeder C Powell, joined Jarta on the 380 mark and is away to Gloucestershire with RW Swinnerton.
Only 2 senior ewes were forward and the section was headed by lot 44, Hayberries Exquisite. Making 280gns for her breeders the Addisons, she was bought by Jason Kestell, Launceston. Lot 46, Checkley Guinevere realised 250gns for C & K Weaver, Cheshire, and has made the trip down to West Sussex with A De Boer.
Shearling ewes sold to a top price of 850gns. Section leader, Lot 56, Castle Hill Hawthorn, brought out by breeder Sam Inns was the sheep making this money and bought by S & S Murray ltd, Bridgnorth. Rounding off an exceptional trailer load from Co Durham was lot 47, Hayberries Hauxwell. 1st in the shearling ewe class, female champion and reserve overall champion, she made 550gns and joins CH Hawthorn at the Murrays, Bridgnorth. 400gns secured lot 57, Rockford Hot Socks. She stood second to the female champion in her show class and leaves breeder Jason Kestell to join J & C Browne, Devon.
Last section of the day, ewe lambs, was headed by lot 78a, Tasley June. She topped her show class & took the reserve female champion spot for Steph Bower and sold for 620gns to the Addisons. Second highest price went to lot 75a, Greenhill Juniper. Breeder and the judge of the show, Martin Preston, brought out this lamb and she sold for 450gns to the Murrays, Bridgnorth. The 3rd lamb making over the 400gn mark was lot 84, Derwen Joules. The second and last substitute lot of the day, she made 420gns for breeder Arfon Lloyd and sold to Raymond Heigh, Lancaster. Breeder Alison Smith’s pen of lambs was headed by lot 74, Bunshill Josie. She was bought for the 4th top price of 340gns by Eliza Burton, Derbyshire.
Aged Rams £1050
Shearling Rams £987
Ram Lambs. £356.50
Aged Ewes. £278.25
Shearling Ewes £399
Ewe Lambs £235.62
Report submitted by Anne Robinson