British Lop record smashed at Melton Mowbray

Trade at last weekend’s sale of British Lop pigs at Melton Mowbray’s sale of Traditional Native Breeds hit a sparkling 1050gns for a boar from Julian Collings’s Launceston-based herd. This one was Liskeard Cornishman, a January born entry which sold to Barry Chadwick, Derbyshire.

Leading the cattle sale at the venue was a Dexter from Messrs Munn and Bell, Newark at 2950gns. This three year old cow Needles Hall Radiant Ria was snapped up by P Rampley, Fordham.

A brace of Longhorns made 2500gns, the first of which was April 2008-born bull Gorse Plumber from the Brigg family, Lighthorne. He sold outside the ring to S f Wright, Long Stanton. The second at this money was Hambleton Guinea, a February 2006-born heifer from Andrew Nelson, Rutland. She was bought by Bernard and Margaret Llewellyn, Carmarthenshire.

Topping the British Whites on offer was September 2007-born bull Albany Ole from F W Cook and Son at 1500gns. He sold to Philip Sieger, Asterley.

Leading the sheep prices was a 370gns call for a Jacob ram lamb. This one was Gelscoe Lucky Lord from R Kernohan, Loughborough. He was bought by M Wallace, Pilton. Next best sheep price was 320gns paid for the top Southdown, a shearling ewe from Messrs Humphrey, East Dean. This sold to L Clements, Nottinghamshire.