Hexham Sale 2017
The 53rd annual Association show and sale of Bluefaced Leicesters was held at Hexham Auction Mart on Wednesday 20th September 2017. The prize show was kindly sponsored by Allflex UK Group Ltd and represented by Sean O'Toole. The judge Mr Oliver Scown gave all exhibits due consideration and made his awards as follows.
Best Shearling Ram
1-T L Forster & Son, Lowes Fell
2-J Herdman, Edlingham
3-T L Forster, Lowes Fell
Best Ram Lamb
1-D W Henderson, Burndale
2-J A Murray, West Butsfield
3-D W Henderson, Burndale
1-D W Henderson, Burndale (Ewe Lamb)
2-D W Henderson, Burndale (Gimmer)
Male Champion - T L Forster & Son
Male Reserve Champion - J Herdman
Female Champion - D W Henderson
Reserve Female Champion – D W Henderson
Overall Champion - T L Forster & Son (Shearling Ram)
Reserve Overall Champion - D W Henderson (Ewe Lamb)
The champion shearling and Overall Champion was shown by regular consignors M/s T L Forster & Son, Lowes Fell. He was 50/J21 sired by 3935/H10 Piel View, and out of a homebred ewe sired by Lowes Fell C9. He was later sold at £1400 to Mr N Murray, Cross House. Reserve Male Champion was awarded to a homebred shearling ram from J Herdman, Edlingham - 175/J17 sired by 281/H2 Carry House, and out of a homebred ewe sired by 1538/C2 Midlock. He went on to sell for £400. The first prize ram lamb was awarded to Derek Henderson, Burndale. He was sired by the 2814/J4 Street and sold at £350 to David Robinson, Hawksteel. Champion Female and Overall Reserve Champion also went to Derek Henderson for a ewe lamb sired by 891/H3 Lower Down which sold at £250 to Lindsay Carter, Lindowan flock. A good ring of buyers was present for the small entry and a sharp trade was obtained.
Shearlings - £1400, £1300, £1050, £950 & £750 (x2) Lowes Fell, £600 Lowes Fell & Blue Burn, £500 Lowes Fell & Blueburn, £480 Blueburn, £400 Lowes Fell, Edlingham Newtown (x2) & The Shield.
Ram Lambs - £380 West Butsfield, £350 Burndale
Ewe Lamb - £250 Burndale