The Berrichon breed record was matched when rams sold to a high of 3,000gns at Borderway mart’s multi-breed sale, Carlisle, last week (29 August).

 

Top price vendor was the Woodston Manor Partnership, Lindridge, Tenbury Wells, with their homebred ram lamb Woodston Orion.

Lot 29 Berrichon Top Price sold for 3000Gns from the Woodston Manor Partnership

He is a single born lamb, sired by JSC 12 0033 and is out of a German import. He stood first in his class at the Three Counties Show earlier this year and won third prize at the Royal Welsh.

 

Buyer was Aled Richards, Meifod, Powys.

 

Second best with a bid of 2,500gns was the first prize ram lamb Burradon Orlando from Messrs Curry, Thropton, Morpeth. Sired by Rakefoot Lorenzo. Highest bidder was Michael Barker Farms, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Lot 34 Berrichon sold for 2500Gns from Messrs Curry

Third highest bid of 2,200gns was paid for the male and supreme champion Statesman Napoleon, bred by Tom Stayt, Chipping Norton.  He is sired by a Trgwynt Italic son and was knocked down to W Williams, Pwllheli, Gwynedd.

Lot 3 Overall Champion Berrichon sold for 2200Gns from Tom Stayt

Females

 

Leading female trade at 1,000gns was the first prize shearling gimmer Rakefoot WJC 13 014 from Messrs Cockbain and Sons, Keswick. Sired by Criffel Lionheart she was purchased by RA Davenport, Sandbach, Cheshire.

Lot 70 Top Price Berrichon Female sold for 1000Gns from Messrs Cockbain & Sons

Averages: 15 shearling rams, £651; 24 ram lambs, £777; one aged ewe, £630; 19 shearling gimmers, £431; and 11 ewe lambs, £344.59.