Northern Dorset Breeders Club

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

Gisburn Show and Sale 2018

Saturday 11th August saw the Northern Dorset Breeders Club hold it’s second sale at Gisburn Auction, Lancashire. Topping the days trade was the Reserve Champion, a ram lamb from Christina Johnson’s Bamburgh Flock. Sired by Sherborne Wayfarer he sold away at 540gns. The next best price came for the days Champion, a shearling gimmer from Sam Driver’s Sandy Lane Flock. Sired by Sherborne Undecided, she sold away at 430gns to Tom Weston, Chesterfield. At 350gns was Sam Driver’s horn shearling ewe sired by Sandy Lane Wildcard, she sold to Bruce Kenworthy. Females continued to enjoy a spirited trade with ewe lambs from Bamburgh, Burley and Sandy Lane selling around the 300gns mark. A strong run of penned ewes and shearlings from Alec Steff topped at 195gns.
Trade for rams as expected was more selective. Sheila Gray’s 1st prize shearling ram, Burley Z627, sired by Downkillybegs Windfall, was the next best price to the reserve champion at 320gns.
The club would like to thank our sponsor Carrs Billington and our auctioneers and sponsor Gisburn Auction Mart for their continued support. We look forward to hopefully an even better sale next year!

Champion – Mr S Driver (Shearling Gimmer)
Reserve Champion -Miss C Johnson (Ram Lamb)
Pen of 5 – Miss C Johnson

Gimmer Shearling
1st Mr S Driver
2nd Mr S Driver
3rd Mr A Steff

Gimmer Lamb
1st Miss C Johnson
2nd Mrs S Gray
3rd Mr S Driver
4th Mrs S Gray
5th Mr S Alderson

Shearling Ram
1st Mrs S Gray
2nd Mr A Steff
3rd Mr S Driver
4th Mr J Marshall
5th Mr S Alderson

Ram Lamb
1st Miss C Johnson
2nd Mr S Alderson
3rd Mr A Steff