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Worcester Sale 2021 - Report


Louise Crowthers Top price ram lamb - Buckenhill Donnie, D28

The annual Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Show and Sale at Worcester, saw a very strong trade and a hundred percent clearance in all sections. Females were definitely in demand and saw a top of 920gns for an in-lamb gimmer, from The Byeways Flock of Mr Joe Larder, Sandford , Somerset. The gimmer sired by Huish ZEB and carrying twins to Sandy Lane Xceptional sold to Mr S Herraty, Highranachan, Argyll. Close behind at 820gns was lot 4, from Sam Driver, Sandy Lane Flock. She was second in her class in the pre-sale show and sold carrying twins to stock sire Blackhill Bash. She was the pick of Mr P Hancox, Kidderminster. Champion of the day went to lot 26, a ewe lamb from Mr T Pratt, Hacheston, Suffolk. His Deben lamb, sired by Hilltop Bill had cracking figures and sold to the judge Llyr
James, Ty-croes, Ceredigion. The males were not to be outdone with the top price of the day going to lot 56, which was a ram lamb from the Buckenhill Flock of L Crowther. Her homebred lamb sold at 1050gns and found a new home with D.J + L.S Billany Cwn Clydan, Ceredigion.

Tim Pratt’s Champion ewe lamb, Deben D922

Individual in lamb gimmers = 11/11 sold average £589.00
Individual gimmers not in lamb = 7/7 sold average £271.50
Groups of ewe lambs = 9/9 sold average £346.50
Yearling rams = average £577.50
Ram lambs = 6/6 average £661.50