Great trade at NSA South West ram sale

Tremendous trade was seen at NSA South west ram sale with more than 700 rams forward and reaching a top of £1260 for a Texel shearling.


The Shearling consigned by Messrs R and R Jordon, Gidleigh, Chagford sold to M R Rottensburg, South Molton. Texel shearling ewes topped at £483 for Mrs C Winkworth, Chulmleigh and averaged £442.13.


Suffolks sold to a top of £735 for a shearling consigned by Mrs J Romans, Exbourne, purchased by Messrs Strout of Launceston. Suffolk ram lambs sold to £399 fro P and C Osman, South Molton. Shearling rams and ram lambs averaged £353.50.


Charollais topped out at £630 for a ram lamb sold by Messrs C Hopper and Son, Tiverton selling to Mr V Pitt, Exminster. Shearling rams also made good money topping at £598.50 for Norman and Vile, Taunton. Shearling ewes also made £451.50 for A Pedrick, Buckfastleigh.  Ram lambs averaged £257, shearling rams £342 and shearling ewes £225.


On the Beltex front shearling rams sold top £525 for Marshall Farms, Watchet.


Overall sale averages were high with Texels selling 90%, Suffolks 82% and Charollais 80%.