Shrewsbury Sale

by richard on July 24, 2012

We took five shearling ewes and two four-horned shearling rams to the Shrewsbury sale on 1st July. We were delighted that one of the ewes, Carrcross Lobivia, won the Primitive Sheep Championship against a strong field including Shetlands and Castlemilk Moorits. However, prices did not reflect her worth and we brought her and one other shearling ewe home again. Three shearling ewes and both rams sold to the same buyer, but at disappointing prices.

Shearling ewes shortly after shearing, July 2012

However, the value of taking the sheep to the sale became apparent when we had a conversation with a local Soay and Texel keeper whose son was in the process of setting up a Hebridean flock for his employer. Father and son visited our flock a fortnight after the sale when the remaining shearlings had re-grown a decent fleece compared to the photos.

Shearling ewes shortly after shearing, July 2012


This led to the sale of all the remaining 11 shearling ewes and we were delighted that they would be founders of a new flock in the Blackdown Hills.


That leaves us with just one two-horned shearling ram, Carrcross Malus, to sell. He is shown below with his sire Brookewood Ram 388.

Carrcross Malus undergoing halter training prior to an appearance at the Minsterley Show

Brookewood Ram 388, sire of Carrcross Malus


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