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DELIGHTED BREEDERS AT CHELFORD BLEU DU MAINE SALE

 

The Annual Sale of Bleu du Maine Sheep held at Chelford last week resulted in a cracking trade throughout, as many sheep exceeded their breeder's price expectations, some with considerable margins.

Paul Farmer, from Ashover, Derbyshire, again put forward a smart pen of Millenium Bleu shearling rams which peaked at 460 gns, when selling to K & J Davies, Knighton, Powys, others making to 440 and
420 gns, both going to Brian Griffiths, Newtown.

Ram lambs sold for 280 gns, also for a Millenium Bleu this time from Trystan Bevan, Caernarfon who saw the best of his pen sold to D Stamper, Preston.

Females also met a lively trade, with the best of the shearling gimmers from A Fearnley, Halifax making 300 gns to Messrs Duerden, Ulverston; whilst the ewe lambs peaked at 240 gns for an entry from the Aintree flock of Richard Pilkington, Wrexham, also going home to Ulverston.

Averages:

Shearling Rams £319.20
Ram Lambs £259.00
Shearling Gimmers £266.00
Ewe Lambs £252.00

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