Best of Berrichons make 1,300gns at Worcester

The best of the Berrichons Breeders Group reached their 10th anniversary sale at Worcester in high style with the Strathallan flock of Robert Graham recording a list of top prices throughout the sale.

Five four figure prices were achieved with the top two both at 1,300gns. The first shout at this money was for an in lamb gimmer carrying a single by Samson, a former Paris show champion secured by RA Davenport, Sandbach, Cheshire.

The same buyer also took the second gimmer from Strathallan also in lamb to Samson at the same price and a third similar bred yearling at 1,000gns.

A dispersal of the adult portion from Strathallan found much interest with a three year in lamb to Rakefoot Milliondollar Man (purchased for 2,000gns) selling to a creditable 1,050gns to Mr B Evans, Trefeglwys, Powys. Other gimmers from Strathallan sold 1,000gns to J, J & L Yeo, Braunton, Devon.

Other flocks within the group were closely followed and also enjoyed the support from a strong attendance. Woodston Manor Partnership secured 880gns and 720gns for two gimmers by Sauchnie 002 both in lamb to Woodston Nero, purchased by J, J & L Yeo, Devon and G Jones St Clears, Carmarthen respectively.

The Incledon prefix gained success with an in lamb gimmer carrying twins to the Reserve Supreme Champion from Carlisle, Rakefoot Nugget making 560gns to K. Moore, Kings Norton, Birmingham.

The trip from North Devon for the Swincombe sheep provided worthwhile with a top of 440gns for another in lamb gimmer out of a ewe by a French Imported ram taken by PJ Hope, Longtown, Hereford.