David Rossiter with the Champion (Ram Lamb)
WORCESTER SEES DORSETS TO 560gns
The Dorset Horn/Poll Dorset Society Show & Sale at Worcester enjoyed a close and keen following with a strong company of buyers and females very much to the fore.
David Lewis and son, Jake, with the Reserve Champion (Ewe Lamb)
Top call of the day went to a Ewe Lamb from David Lewis’ “Pembroke” flock who won First and Reserve Champion in the preceding Show and was out of a daughter of Pembroke S108 that won Breed and Reserve Interbreed Champion, Three Counties Show 2012. She was secured at 560gns by R. Fitton, Bolton, Lancs.
Females throughout were in demand and a second prize Shearling Ewe from a strong consignment from W.L. French, Launceston, Cornwall levelled at a creditable 350gns to M. Care, Helston, Cornwall. Ewe Lambs from Joe Larder’s “Byeways” flock, Somerset, the National Flock Comp winners 2016 met with approval with a third prize winner at 300gns to J Marshall, Derby and a daughter of Riverview Tomahawk at 310gns to A. Baker, Llanidloes, Powys.
The second prize Ewe Lamb from Richard and Robert Hole’s “Sherborne” flock found favour and sold to 300gns to Toby Holland, Cardigan.
Rams were, in the main, a selective trade peaking at 500gns for the first prize and Overall Champion a Ram Lamb from David Rossiter’s “Huish” flock, Devon who had previously won Breed Champion royal Cornwall, Interbreed Champion Ram Lamb and Interbreed Performance Recorded Champion, Devon County 2017 the successful purchaser being Tim Pratt, Woodbridge, Suffolk for his “Deben” flock.
19 Individual Shearling Ewes £269.13
3 Senior Ewes £178.50
17 Individual Ewe Lambs £249.53
3 Ram Lambs £385.00
56 (pens) Ewe Lambs £149.25
Judge: Mr Denis Rankine
Champion: D W Rossiter
Reserve Champion: Mr D Lewis
Ewe, Shearling or over: 1. D W Rossiter 2. W L French 3. D W Rossiter 4. R & R Hole 5. W L French
Ewe Lamb: 1. Mr D Lewis 2. R & R Hole 3. Mr J Larder 4. Mr J Larder 5. Mr T Pratt
Ram, Shearling or over: 1. W L French 2. W L French
Ram Lamb: 1. D W Rossiter 2. Mr J Larder 3. Mr D Lewis 4. Mr S Driver 5. R & R Hole