The inaugural Winter Warmers multibreed sale of in-lamb ewes at Newark saw a solid trade throughout, with demand strong for all breeds on offer and notable prices across the board.
Auctioneer James Sealey said the sale had been a huge success, drawing both local and well travelled buyers and rewarding vendors who had backed the sale from the outset. “It was great to see such a big crowd around the sale ring from start to finish and we look forward to many more pedigree sheep sales here at Newark.”
Leading the trade at 680gns was a Texel shearling ewe from the Chave family’s Peacehay flock, Somerset. This was, CFP1300732, a Douganhill Lonestar daughter out of a dam by Cennen Magnum and carrying to Peacehay Untouchable. She sold to Philip Weaver, Caunton, Newwark.
Second best of the Texels at 620gns was the very next lot from the Chaves, CFP 1300790. This Skeeoch Tardis daughter is out of a Douganhill Lonestar daughter and sold in-lamb to Caebetran Trojan. She headed to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, with P A Pollyn.
Then at the same money was a ewe lamb from the Ashley family’s Lincs flock. This was AHL1400767, a Sportsmans UFO daughter out of a dam by another Sportsmans sire. She sold to Wales with Steve Smith for the Pen Parc flock, Welshpool.
Following that at 500gns was another in-lamb gimmer from the Chaves, CFP 1200805. Sired by Sheeoch Tardis she is out of a Lyonshall King of Clubs daughter and is in-lamb to Peacehay Untouchable. This one sold to previous buyer P A Pollyn.
Selling for 460gns to the same buyer was another Peaceyhay gimmer by Cennen Magnum, CFP1300676. This one is out of a Douganhill Lonestar dam and sold having been AI’d to Peacehay Untouchable. With the same buyer and vendor combination also responsible for another 460gns sale for CFP1300741, a Scolton Panther daughter. She’s out of a dam by Castlecairn Phoenix and sold carrying to Peacehay Untouchable again.
The Chaves sold again at the same money was selling CFP1300669, a Sheeoch Tardis daughter out of a dam by Cennen Magnum. In-lamb to Untouchable again she went home with S MacPherson, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.
Leading the other breeds on offer was a call of 640gns for a Suffolk ewe lamb from Tina Blythe. This was LCD1400701, a Lindum Silverstone daughter out of a Norman Rock Star daughter. She sold to Roy Bowring, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.
Then at 600gns was a Beltex ewe lamb from Andrew and Becky Bishop. This one is by an imported sire and out of a dam by Luggsmill Nye. She sold to S Marsh, Gustin, Dover.
Selling at 500gns were a pair of Charollais ewe lambs from the Tina Blythe, with the first of these being YDG1400657, a Kelby Nero daughter out of a dam by Lincs Jack Daniels. She sold to M Kellet, Northampton.
The second at this money was another Kelby Nero daughter, YDG1400656, a ewe lambs of of a Rhaeadr King daughter. She sold to Robin Kellet, Northampton.
And making 460gns was another of the Beltex offering, this time Richard Sharp’s shearling ewe RSS T016. She is by Sinclairs Range Rover and out of a dam by Mount Pleasant Minty and sold to Dover with previous buyer S Marsh.
Averages; eight Texel Senior Ewes £233.63, 26 Texel Shearling Ewes £434.13, 68 Texel Ewe Lambs £112.70, 40 Beltex Senior Ewes £69.21, 71 Beltex Shearling Ewes £89.46, 12 Beltex Ewe Lambs £369.25, 21 Rouge Ewe Lambs £166.25, one Suffolk Shearling Ewe Lamb £672.00
37 Charollais Females £248.31, three Hampshire Downs £192.50 (Newark Livestock Sales).