Worcester Southdown trade tops at 920gns for East Dean shearling ram on Saturday 11th August 2018
Sat 11 August 2018
Saturday’s (11th August) sale of Southdown sheep as part of the Society’s premier show and sale saw a top price of 920gns for the pre-sale champion, a shearling ram, from the East Dean flock of Messrs Humphrey, Chichester, West Sussex.
This son of Ridings Astronomer out of a home bred ewe was the championship pick of judge Roland Williams who gave him the male and overall championship and was later knocked down to Jessica Elnaugh, Drinkstone, Suffolk.
Next best in the shearling ram offering was Cambridgeshire-based Patrick Goldsworthy’s Webb Ellis Mas, which sold for 600gns to S A and P Welton, Carmarthenshire. This one is a son of Ridings Daniel and is out of a home bred dam going back to East Dean breeding.
Southdown Report 11 08 18.pdf