Shearling ram sells for 880gns at Worcester Oxford Down sale

The Oxford Down Society Sale at Worcester proved a memorable day for Miss N Farmer when her shearling ram Woodside Pringle took the overall championship and was sold for 880gns to E Duggleby, Driffield, Yorkshire. 


The only entry in the sale from the Woodside flock was hotly contested and joined a newly formed flock in Yorkshire.


Ram lambs were closely followed and Mr J R Williams’ Greenland flock, from Aberystwyth had a total clearance topping at 330gns for a December twin selling to J W Hook, Witney, Oxon.  Mr Hook also took two other Greenlands rams, the reserve male champion at 300gns and a half brother also at 300gns.


Females were well sold with quality the name of the game.  The female champion, a shearling ewe from J W Hook’s Barley Park flock sold to 330gns to the show judge, Tudor Jones, Anglesey,  who also secured a half sister at 350gns.


Best in the ewe lambs were two half sisters from R J and J Richardson’s Horsley flock which both sold to 180gns to D Lindford, Buckingham.


Averages: Five shearling ewes, £253.05; six ewe lambs, £158.37; four shearling rams, £456.75; five ram lambs, £273.00 (McCartneys)