A top call of 5000gns lead the shearling ram trade at the English National Sale, Worcester, with this price paid for Whitehart A Lister from Nicola Hartwright, Bringsty, Worcester. This son of Blackadder Weaver is out of a dam by Cherryvale Shergar and stood second in the pre-sale show.
He was well fought for, eventually being knocked down in a two-way split to Michael and Ella James, Duhonw and Stephen Abberley, Old Helmley, both Powys.
Then at 3500gns was the best of the sale from Messrs Chave’s Peacehay flock, Peacehay At Your Service. He’s by Clarks Wizard and out of a dam by Blaencar Valiant. This one sold to Russel and Gill Watkins for the Millend Flock, Herefordshire.
And at the same price was Philip Weaver’s first prize shearling, Empire Allstar. Sired by Alwent You’re the One, he is out of a dam by Lochar Rascal and sold to N Davies, Builth Wells.
Following him closely at 3400gns was Kimbolton Ace from Paul Phillips. This one is a son of Hollyford Vroom Vroom and out of a dam by Kimbolton Va Va Voom and sold with an index of 491. He was taken by R Greasley, Kedleston, Derby.
Two then traded at 3000gns, with the first of these being Clun Admiral from A E Williams and Son. This son of Blore View Winger is out of a Clun Panther daughter and was the choice of G P Jones and family, Llanthomas.
Second at this level was Stonehills Africa from the Riby family, Yorkshire. Sired by Calybury Yates, he is out of a dam by Strathbogie Terminator and sold with an index of 352, being bought by David and Tomas Bradley-Farmer, Dumfries.
And a 2600gns call secured Whitehart Autumn Gold. This one from Nicola Hartwright is by Cherryvale Shergar and out of a dam by Langside The Gaffer. He found a new home with M A Jones, Clun, Craven Arms.
Making the next best of 2400gns was Kimbolton Arrow from Paul Phillips. Sired by Hollyford Vroom Vroom he is out of a Goldies Supreme daughter and sold with an index of 461 to Messrs Quick, Loosebeare.
Average;66 shearling rams £1342.73 (McCartneys).
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