Monday 8 January 2018

Into 2017

Having thought that 2016 was complete one last item came to my attention & that was that at the Early NSA Ram Sale at Builth Wells  we actually sold the top priced ram at the sale for 1250gns
Another Mount Aloe son out of a Langstone K2 daughter  full of flesh with a big gigot  -  buyers were R Swift & Sons of Church Eaton in Staffordshire. If you think the ram is sulking that's because he was not halter trained & didn`t appreciate the opportunity of a photo call.
Fast forward to Builth Early Ram Sale 2017 & there we were again this time winning the pen prize for the large pens of shearling rams with our 20 rams
Always a good venue for good commercial rams. A Foulrice Osprey grandson won 1st prize performance recorded shearling ram, was reserve Champion & sold for the joint top price of 980gns to one of our regular customers  - Reg Brookes & Son of Worcs. The tags round some of the rams necks are easy identifiers for rams in the top 10% (gold) & those in the top 25% (silver)
Mount Aloe did it again at the Skipton Charollais Sale  - producing the 1st prize ram lamb which was subsequently made Champion under the watchful eye of judge Mr Harold Keast
Pictured with the Judge &  daughter Deborah & her 1st prize shearling ram which was reserve champion