The annual show and sale on behalf of the Berrichon sheep society, held at Borderway Mart on Friday 30th August saw a top price of 1500gns achieved for the 1st prize shearling ram Marshland Troy consigned by Mr B Evans. This ram sired by Statesman Ramsay and out of Tregwynt Orchid was bred by Clive Morse and used last year in Mr Evans’ Janos flock.
Mr Evans also sold the best of the ram lambs, Janos Uncle David J who was actually sired by the top price Marshland Troy. This lamb was out of a Burnhope bred ewe and sold for 1200gns in a half share to Messrs Gwynne, Talgarth and Messrs Bowen, St Clears.
At 1000gns was the 1st prize ram lamb and Supreme Champion Janos Uncle Ben, again from B Evans. This lamb was sired by the Royal Welsh Show 2018 Reserve Champion Janos Sydney and out of Janos Polly, a powerful ewe by Newark Maximus. Uncle Ben was purchased by Messrs Pollock from Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
Two rams sold for 950gns, the first of these was a ram lamb from GB Thomas’s Goitre flock sired by Spring Prince Charmin and purchased by Messrs Redmond, Co Armagh.
The 3rd prize winning ram lamb from Mrs F Barbour was the other to go for 950gns, this was Newark Usain sired Galtres Prince. Usain is no stranger to the show ring having been 2nd at Ayr Show in the any other breed class and 1st in his class at Dumfries Show. He was purchased by Messrs Thomas from Swansea.
The 1st prize aged ram and Reserve Male Champion Janos Sherlock sold for 900gns, this 2017 born ram was consigned by the James Family of the Ditton flock and he had won Reserve Male Champion at the Three Counties Show this year. He was purchased by Messrs Gallagher from Enniskillen.
The best of the females at 1250gns was the last shearling gimmer into the ring from GB Thomas’ Goitre 01484 sired by Spring Prince Charmin and out of a homebred dam. This gimmer was purchased by Messrs Neill from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Another from the Janos flock sold for 1000gns, this time it was a gimmer Janos Tigerlily sired by Janos Samson and out of a Madryn bred dam. The successful purchaser on this occasion was Messrs Wallace from Newry, Co Down.
2 aged rams £945.00; 21 shearling rams £464.00; 17 ram lambs £620.73; 5 aged ewes £193.20; 15 shearling gimmers £643.30; 7 ewe lambs £385.50