Northern Dorset Breeders Club

The only sheep breed that can and will, lamb naturally out of season

Chelford Show and Sale Report 2014


The second to last lot of the day at this year’s Northern Dorset Breeders Club Show and Sale at Chelford Agricultural Centre took the top price with Alex Birch’s Horn Ram ‘High Rakes Tubby T153’ sired by Richill Saracen selling for 590gns. Being the only Dorset Horn entry on the day, he attracted considerable interest. Two females shared the top price of 320gns. Firstly Edwin Pocock’s smart shearling ewe and Female Champion ‘Hall Lane T101’, sired by ‘Hall Lane Lancelot’ who had been running with the ram. Secondly, James Royan’s ewe lamb ‘Bennachie Una U2’ by ‘Sherborne Prince Regent’. This ewe lamb was second in the ewe lamb class earlier in the day. Sam Driver’s shearling ewe, ‘Sandy Lane T1071’ a ‘Ballytaggart Pele’ daughter scanned in lamb with a single was next in the top prices at 310gns. She sold to NDBC member David Hullah for his Fourways Flock.

Trade for females was consistently good throughout the day with a sound commercial base price. Many of the individual females sold to Dorset flocks, established and starters. Several lots of penned sheep found homes as embryo recipients, a very useful extra market that the Dorset females have. Rams on the other hand were harder to sell with very few customers in attendance. James Royan’s Male and Supreme Champion a cracking ram lamb by ‘Sherborne Prince Regent’ unfortunately failed to meet its reserve. Edwin Pocock’s 1st prize Shearling ram ‘Hall Lane Titch’, by ‘Ballytaggart Nijinsky’ with a sire index of 407 points, putting him in the top 1% of the breed was the second highest ram price at 400gns.

The club would like to thank Iolo Davies our judge for the day and Wright Marshalls the auctioneers.

Top Price Rams

Alex Birch Lot 358 590gns

Edwin Pocock Lot 341 400gns

Top price Shearlings

Edwin Pocock Lot 303 320gns

Sam Driver Lot 301 310gns

Edwin Pocock Lot 305 270gns

Top Price Ewe Lambs

James Royan Lot 319 320gns

James Royan Lot 318 310gns

Sam Driver Lot 327 240gns (x2)

Chelford Show Results 2014

Judge Mr I. Davies

Champion – James Royan

Reserve Champion – Edwin Pocock

Male Champion – James Royan

Reserve Male Champion – Sam Driver

Female Champion – Edwin Pocock

Reserve Female Champion – A D Johnson

Best Pen of 5 – A D Johnson

**Shearling Ram 1st**Edwin Pocock 2nd Sam Driver **3rd**Alec Steff **4th**Alex Birch **5th**Edwin Pocock

**Ram Lamb 1st**James Royan **2nd**Sam Driver **3rd**Mr & Mrs D Beeby **4th**A D Johnson **5th**David Eglin

**Shearling Ewe 1st**Edwin Pocock **2nd**Thornbank Farms **3rd**Sam Driver **4th**Edwin Pocock 5th David Eglin

**Ewe Lamb 1st**A D Johnson **2nd**James Royan 3rd Sam Driver **4th**Sam Driver **5th **James Royan