A strong commercial demand was seen at the Beltex Breed Society’s annual show and sale at Worcester last week when the first lot through the ring set the day’s leading price of 1,700gns.
The sale topper went to the male and overall champion, a two year old ram Freckleton Rodney by Artnagullion Niarga from VJ and ML Roots, Southam, Warwick. The buyer was RG Hughes, Caersws.Worcester13Freckleton Rodney 1700gns champ

The Roots family also enjoyed success in the yearling ram section with their homebred Freckleton Sparticus by Freckleton Kerron selling for 780gns to S Amoss, Manningtree.

Next at 910gns was Hackney Standard, a yearling ram by the 2,000gns Kingledores Rockstar from Paul Tippetts, Shifnal to DS Wadland, Aston le Walls, Daventry.

Much She’s A Cracker topped the yearling ewe section at 760gns. Bred and exhibited by E and C Jones, Dingestow, Monmouth she was knocked down sold to ED Jones, Cottenham, Cambridge.
Averages: rams: 3 senior £868.00; 34 yearlings £498.44; 13 lambs £338.42; females: 21 shearlings £407.00; 4 lambs £315.00.
Auctioneers: McCartneys