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BLISTERING TRADE FOR TOP QUALITY AT CHELFORD BELTEX SALE

Beltex breeders, and commercial sheep producers, descended upon Chelford from the far and wide to produce a trade described as "blistering" for top quality sheep, at last Thursday's Annual Summer Show and Sale held on behalf of the Beltex Sheep Society, by Auctioneers Wright Marshall.

Director and Auctioneer, Gwyn Williams, commented that "the sheep coming forward are getting better and better at each Beltex sale we conduct at Chelford, and it was illustrated again today when some of the outstanding quality sheep attracted lively bidding from start to finish".

Beltex 1

Trade for quality female sheep in particular was outstanding, with a new Centre record for a Beltex of 4,200 gns being paid for the best of an excellent pen from Richard Wood, Kingledores, Biggar, Scotland. This February 2014 born gimmer by Glenkeen Sanders, and out of a Kirklawhill bred ewe by Brickrow Konrad, overall champion at the Scottish in-lamb sale last year, drew a huge crowd around the ring at sale time and it was A Wood, Whittingham, Preston, who beat off all comers to take her home.
Stuart Wood of Skene, Aberdeenshire again produced some excellent sheep, and saw the best of his pen of gimmers make 1,600 gns to David Prince, Chesterfield. This sheep known as Woodies Walk on the Wildside, was by Woodies Thug, and out of a homebred ewe by Kingledores Rob Roy.

The Female Championship had been awarded to a ewe lamb from Society Chairman John Barclay of Maybole, Ayrshire. Beachy Amber by the 3,000 gns Beautry Warlock and out of a homebred ewe by Horseclose Pimms O'clock made 600 gns to Nicola Beardsley, Weston Underwood, whilst the Reserve Female Champion, a shearling gimmer from Jock McMillan's Clary flock, made 1,000 gns to David Prince.

Beltex 2

Judge for the pre-sale show was Sue Wilkinson, renowned breeder from Yorkshire, who chose as her Supreme Champion the best of a pen of ram lambs from Richard Wood, Kingledores Ambassador.

March born, by Kingledores Warlock and out of a Woodies ewe by Kingledores Rameses, he made 1,500 gns to I D Bunting, Castle Douglas.

The Reserve Male Championship was awarded to Woodies Watchdog, from Stuart Wood, a March born twin by Todhall Sumo, out of a Belgian bred ewe, which made 2,000 gns to Paul Tippetts, Shifnal, Shropshire.

Averages:

Aged Rams £462.00
Shearling Rams £549.00
Ram Lambs £591.00
Shearling Ewes £588.00
Ewe Lambs £345.00

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