Blacknose Beauties ram sale makes record

A new breed record sale price of 14,000gns was set at the Blacknose Beauties National show and sale at Borderway Market last Saturday (21 August).

Breaking the record for a second time were Gerallt and Kerry Jones with their two-shear ram Snowdonia Goliath, which won overall male champion in the pre-show sale.

He was purchased in a two-split between Messrs Ellis, Dyffryn Flock and Messrs Evans, Valeview Flock, both from Denbigh.

Setting a new female breed record price of 10,500gns were Jennie McAllister and Raymond Irvine with the yearling ewe Highland Harmonie. Buyer was Messrs Coates, North Yorkshire. 

Highland Harmonie with owners

Female breed record set by yearling ewe Highland Harmonie © MacGregor

Averages: One aged ram, £14,700; seven ewes, £3,750; five shearling rams, £3,990; eight shearling ewes, £4,948; 10 ram lambs, £2,762; 18 ewe lambs, £3,573. (H&H).