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Sale at Exeter - Thursday 28th August 2014

Fantastic Clearance Rates for the first Society Sale of the 2014 Season

There was a very positive mood prior to this year’s sale and this followed through with some firm results.  The sale remained level with a consistent trade throughout.  All section averages are up considerably on 2013; Aged Ewes +£33, Shearling Ewes +£42, Ewe Lambs +£24 and Rams +£116.  Up to date harvests, better grass growth throughout the summer added to a positive cull ewe trade are some of the factors believed to have helped this year’s confident trade at Exeter.

The Aged Ewe section set off strong with 100% clearance.  Cathy & David Evans, Modbury sold their two year olds for £124/head to J Cane, Bishopsteignton.  The Evans sold a further pen of two year olds for £115/head to C Helyar, Taunton.  Mike Young, Liskeard sold his two year olds for £118/head to STJ Turner, Crediton.

The shearling ewes followed.  Arfon Hughes topped the section.  His second prize pen which included the second prize individual ewe sold for the day’s female top price of £208/head to Highgate Farm Partnership, Cornwall.  T & B Fort, Keighley sold a pen for £178/head to MH Miller, Milton Abbas.  Robert Bennett sold a pen at £175/head to Highgate Farm Partnership he then sold further pens at £174 x 2 and £172.

The non MVA section also proved productive with all the shearling ewes presented being sold.  Miss C Barker, Romsey sold both of her pens of 9 ewes for £155/head and £160/head to RC Gubb, Torrington.  RHS Turner, Honiton sold a pen for £150/head to S Pierson, Kent.

The ewe lambs saw a 100% clearance.  JM & GC Adams, Truro topped the section when selling a pen of five for £130/head to S Pierson, Kent.  The first prize pen from WJ & DJ Williams, Nefyn sold for £128/head to SP Gubbin & Son, Cornwall.  AW Davies sold the 2nd prize pen for £124/head to Davie Farm Partnership, Shobrooke.  ST Morris, Hereford sold a pen of 20 for £123/head to R & C May, Ivybridge.

The ram section saw three rams sell for over 1000gns.  First to hit the mark was G & A Fort, Keighley with lot 13 which had been 4th in the pre sale show.  Bred from a HM Dugdale & Son sire and out of a homebred ewe this shearling ram sold for 1200gns to Sandley Farm Partnership, Gillingham.  Robert Bennett, Powys was next to realise 1200gns when selling lot 41 a Laga Farms sired shearling ram from a homebred ewe.  He was bought over the phone by H Goldie, Dumfrisshire.  T & B Fort sold lot 40, a J Goldie sired ram for 1100gns to R Branton, Uplowman.  The champion ram from AW Davies, Nefyn sold for 920gns to C Alderman, Cornwall


Ewes (forward 81, sold 81)                           to £124                 av. £103.1 (+£33)

Shlg Ewes (forward 412, sold 411)                to £208                 av. £157.8 (+£42)

Ewe Lambs (forward 253, sold 253)               to £130                 av. £108.1 (+£24)

Rams (Forward 51, sold 47)                          to 1200gns            av. £599.4 (£116)

Top Prices


DC & CM Evans                 £124

M Young                           £118

DC & CM Evans                 £115

H Llwyd                            £110

M Young                           £110

DC & CM Evans                 £100

AW Hughes                       £100

Shearling Ewes

AW Hughes                        £208

T & B Fort                          £178

R Bennett                          £175

R Bennett                          £174 (x2)

R Bennett                          £172

T & B Fort                          £172

Manor Farm East Marden     £172 (x2)

Ewe Lambs

JM & GC Adams                  £130

WJ & DJ Williams                £128

AW Davies                         £124

ST Morris                           £123

T & B Fort                          £122

E & D Jones                       £121


R Bennett                          1200gns

G & A Fort                         1200gns

T & B Fort                          1100gns

AW Davies                         920gns

M Young                            780gns

JM & GC Adams                 750gns

E & D Jones                       750gns

Show Results

Judge: Ashton Selway


Pen of Five Shearling Ewes

1st M Young

2nd AW Hughes

3rd M & P Hendy


Pen of Five Ewe Lambs

1st WJ & DJ Williams

2nd AW Davies

3rd T & B Fort


Champion Pen of Females – M Young (Shearling Ewes)


Aged Ram

1st R Turner (50)

2nd AW Hughes (1)

3rd R Turner (51)


Recorded Ram

1st R Bennett (43)

2nd Manor Farms East Marden (22)


Shearling Ram

1st AW Davies (20)

2nd R Bennett (41)

3rd WJ & DJ Williams (25)

4th G & A Fort (13)

5th DN Bennett & Son (31)

6th J & R Twose (37)


Champion Ram: AW Davies (20)


Individual Shearling Ewe

1st R Turner

2nd AW Hughes

3rd AW Davies



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