THE Fantastic Fifty production sale of South Downs from the Chaileybrook and Brant flocks of Jonathan Long and Sid Cook, respectively, saw a Chaileybrook ewe lamb take the top call at 880gns and set a new breed centre record for a ewe lamb in the process.
This lamb is by the flock’s most recent French import sire Dartagnan and out of a dam which is a granddaughter of the 1050gns record priced ewe lamb Chaileybrook 14/0021 and from the same family as the 2500gns female record holder Chaileybrook 16/00018. Buying this stand out lamb was J C Burdge, Harptree, Bristol.
Next best at 720gns was a one-crop ewe, a daughter of the multi-award winning Percheron out of a Sarkozy daughter, Chaileybrook 15/0010, herself a multiple breed champion. From the flock’s best family and carrying twins to Dartagnan, she was bought by the Robinson family, Church Stretton, Shropshire.
Averages: 10 Chaileybrook ewes £508.20, five Chaileybrook gimmers £583.80, four Chaileybrook ewe lambs £501.37, one recipient carrying embryo £472.50; nine Brant ewes £402.50, 10 Brant gimmers £400.05, four Brant ewe lambs £288.75 (McCartneys).
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