The Annual Clun forest Sheep Breeders Society Sale took place in Ludlow Market last Friday with buyers attending from as far a field as Aberdeenshire. The thousand pound barrier was breached twice in the male section with top price of 1,300 gns being paid by Richard Price, Trewyrlod to Evan Jones for his homebred shearling ram WALTON DONALD. The other thousand pound animal was another shearling ram, PEN-Y-WERN DAVID, who made 1,000 gns for A.E.Williams & Son and found a new home with L.E.Lloyd & Sons, Sarnesfield. The Champion of the day, PEN-Y-WERN DAZ, also came from A.E.Williams & Son, who are celebrating their 75th Anniversary as Clun breeders and was sold for 900 gns to Burwarton Estates. The top price for a ram lamb, HONDDU ENDEAVOUR, came from I.T.Davies & Son and was also snapped up by L.E.Lloyd & Sons. The highest priced Aged Ram, KIBEE CAPTAIN came from Kira Newey and sold for 160 gns to W.H.Morse, Pembrokshire.
In the Female Section the breed record equaling price £300 was made twice but prices in general were slightly disappointing with some cracking females selling for very reasonable prices. The first £300 price was made by Mike Eckley, Brecon with COURT-LLACCA DEMI and set a new record for a shearling ewe which went to David Beech, Derbyshire. Mr Beech then went on to buy a pair of strong ewe lambs for the same price from new breeders R. & P.Whitticase, Churchstoke.
CLASS 1 - BEST RAM LAMB
1 I.T.DAVIES & SON
HONDDU ED SHERAN
3 N.P. & C.J.WILKINS
CLASS 2 - BEST AGED RAM
CLASS 3 - SHEARLING RAM
1 A.E.WILLIAMS & SON
2 I.T.DAVIES & SON
3 R.E.& C.M.PRICE
CLASS 4 - CHAMPION RAM
WIN A.E.WILLIAMS & SON
R-U I.T.DAVIES & SON
CLASS 5 - NOVICE RAM
CLASS 6 - BEST AVERAGE PRICE FOR 3 RAMS
CLASS 7 - BEST PEN OF 10 TWO-YEAR OLDS
1 G.R.ROBERTS & SON
2 G.R.ROBERTS & SON
CLASS 8 - BEST PEN OF 5 SHEARLING EWES
1 W.GOUGH & A.WATKINS
3 W.GOUGH & A.WATKINS
CLASS 9 - BEST SINGLE FEMALE
CLASS 10 - BEST PAIR OF EWES
1 W.GOUGH & A.WATKINS
CLASS 11 - HIGHEST PRICED PEN OF 10 EWES ANY AGE
CHAMPION PEN OF 5 OR MORE EWES
WIN W.GOUGH & A.WATKINS
The Catalogue for the Annual Show and Sale of Clun Forest Sheep can be downloaded here
The Markteplace (stock for sale) has been updated with two adverts 20/08/2021
The Draft catalogue for the CFSBS Sale at Ludlow on the 10th September has been uploaded to the Society Sale page.
Any alterations should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org before the Sunday 22nd Evening AT THE LATEST
The Marketplace has been updated on the website with Shearling Rams for sale - see "For Sale/Wanted"
The entry form for the CFS Annual Sale at Ludlow (to be held 10th September) can be downloaded from the Sale page (under Society news)
or the first time since the 1970's Clun Forest Sheep were able to have their own breed classes thanks to the work of exhibitors in previous years turning out regularly in the Any Other sections. There were 5 exhibitors present with the judging overseen by Mr. R. Vincent.
Mr R. Vincent found his overall Breed Champion in Miss A Pennells' homebred Shearling ewe "Nipna Delight". Reserve Breed champion came from the same exhibitor in the Male Champion - "Charben Ben", the Nipna Flock's 3 shear stock ram bred by R. Vernon.
Reserve Female Champion came from the 2nd place in a very hotly contested Shearling ewe class "Court-llacca Diana" exhibited by M & T Eckley & Sons, Herefordshire. The same exhibitor also produced the Reserve Male Champion coming from the ram class "Pen-y-wern Blockbuster" bred by A.E. Williams.
The Clun Forest made a great impression in the following days' Interbreeds with "Nipna Delight" being pulled into the final 5 and then the Interbreed pair both from A. Pennell went one further to be pulled out as Reserve Interbreed Pair champions.
The full results are as follows;
Ram; 1st A. Pennell 2nd M & T Eckley 3rd A. Fisher
Ram Lamb; 1st A. Pennell 2nd R. E. Willan & S J Tyson 3rd A. Fisher
Ewe; 1st D J D Knowles 2nd A Pennell 3rd A Fisher
Shearling Ewe; 1st. A Pennell 2nd M & T Eckley 3rd D J D Knowles 4th D J D Knowles 5th A Fisher 6th A Fisher
Ewe Lamb; 1st. A Fisher 2nd A. Pennell 3rd R. E. Willan & S. J. Tyson 4th D J D Knowles
Group of 3; 1st R. E. Willan & S. J. Tyson 2nd. A Pennell 3rd A Fisher
Male Champion; Champ A. Pennell Res. M& T Eckley
Female Champion; Champ A. Pennell Res. M & T Eckley
Overall; Champ; A. Pennell (Female), Res. A. Pennell (Male)
We had CountrygirlMedia join us in the ring to take these great images;
Final Call for Flock Photos for the upcoming 2020 Flock Book. The Flock Book is about to go to print and with no shows in 2020, it was agreed that Flocks can include an image alongside their listings in the flock book should they so wish.
If you have yet to send in an image, they MUST be with the Secretary by Saturday 15th May 2021 at the very latest. Please send as JPEG to email@example.com
Rare Breeds Survival Trust says its new RBST Watchlist, published today in a fresh format, reflects growing recognition among farmers and smallholders of the commercial potential and environmental importance of the UK’s rare breeds of livestock and equines.
RBST works across the UK to save and safeguard the future of rare and native livestock and equine breeds, and its Watchlist is the annual situation report for these breeds. The outlook for many of the UK’s rare native breeds has remained broadly unchanged, thanks to continuing interest from new breeders, the commitment of dedicated Breed Societies, conservation programmes at the 25 RBST-accredited farm parks, and generous public support for RBST’s work.
The way the RBST Watchlist is produced has also been updated this year to give a more holistic view of each breed’s outlook, reflecting robust measures of the genetic diversity within each breed, not just the numbers of breeding females registered as previously used. The new Watchlist is also presented in a simpler style to clearly show Priority and At Risk breeds, and can be found at www.rbst.org.uk.
Where will this fabulous breed take us next!