Sale Reports

Percy Tai'ts Supreme Champion 2017
Percy Tai'ts Supreme Champion 2017

Paul Farmers Millennium Bleu Supreme Champion
Paul Farmers Millennium Bleu Supreme Champion

Stuart Goldie's Ewe Lamb
Stuart Goldie's Ewe Lamb

Sale report from Beeston September

BLEU DU MAINE SHEEP PEAK AT 420 GUINEAS AT BEESTON CASTLE SALE The first sale of Bleu Du Maine Sheep held at Beeston Castle Auction since the closure of Chelford, saw a top price of 420 guineas for a Millennium Bleu Gimmer, placed as Reserve Millennium Champion in the pre-show sale, from Paul Farmer, Ashover, Derbyshire. A February 2016 born triplet by Brickrow Holly Willy, she went home to Broughton in Furness, Lancashire with Bracelet Hall Farms. It was the Millennium Bleu Champion, best of a pair of Shearling Rams also from Paul Farmers, Moorlands flock, again a triplet, this time born in March, 2016 by an Aintree Ram which made 400 guineas to Portdinorwic, Gwynedd producer Huw Williams; another triplet form the same batch, from Paul Farmer, made 390 guineas to the same home. Averages: 4 Shearling Gimmers £441.00 12 Shearling Rams £294.00 Auctioneers Wright Marshall, Beeston Castle Auction, and Cheshire CW6 Tel: 01829 262100 4



Percy Tait’s Perdi flock topped every section of the annual Bleu du Maine Society show and sale at Carlisle .  Leading the sale at 2000gns was a shearling ram sired by Greenside Lynn and out of a Tighnahinch Jumping Jack daughter.  He had won Interbreed Champion at the Three Counties Show this year and continued this success when he won his class and went onto be Supreme Champion at the pre-sale show. He was purchased jointly by Colin Mair and Graham Morrison both from Aberdeenshire.

Following this at 1500gns was a Perdi ram lamb who had won 2nd prize in his class at the pre-sale show. Sired by Randelstown Nugget and out of a Greenside Lynn sired ewe the purchaser on this occasion was Sally Shone from Malpas.

Two shearling rams sold for 650gns. The first of these was Maximum OJ from Sally Shone, sired by a Perdi ram and out of Maximum Mrs Peachy this shearling was purchased by Richard Pilkington for his Aintree flock.

Also selling for 650gns was another Perdi shearling by Greenside Lynn the successful purchaser on this occasion was Messrs Clayton from Boston Spa, Wetherby.

Percy Tait also topped the females at 1000gns with a shearling gimmer again sired by Greenside Lynn and out of a Tighnahinch Jumping Jack daughter. She was purchased by Joyce Miller from Kirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie.

Joyce also purchased the next best female Dunelm Orchid from Jonathan Stables. This gimmer sired by Cysgod Look at Me and out of Rumwell Millie sold for 900gns.

Percy Tait’s second gimmer, who was the same way bred as the top priced male and females, sold for 800gns to Messrs Cruden from Dyce, Aberdeenshire.

Stuart Goldie’s shearling gimmer Maunby Ousel sold for 720gns to Messrs Wylie from Kirriemuir, Angus. This gimmer was sired by Maunby Lord and out of Maunby Lupin.

In the Millennium Bleu section a shearling ram from William Baillie sold for 920gns. Sired by a homebred ram and out of the Perdi Lorenzo sired Calla May he was purchased by Arwel Rees from Caereinion, Welshpool.

Following this at 900gns was a the 1st prize winning Millennium Bleu shearling ram from Rosemary McAllister, sired by Artnagullion Wurzel. He was purchased by Messrs Frame from Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Ikley based Denton Park Estates purchased a shearling ram from Kerrie McDermid for 850gns and the top priced Millennium Bleu female at 600gns. This was a shearling gimmer from Paul Farmer’s Moorlands flock.

Averages: 18 Shearling Rams £457.92; 33 Shearling Gimmers £396.77; 9 Lamb Rams £511.00; 24 Ewe Lambs £296.63; 1 Aged Ram £157.50; 18 Millenium Shearling Rams £621.83; 22 Millennium Shearling Gimmers £346.02