The Yearling ewes kicked off the sale with the Show Champion on the day (Lot 4006) TOM/21/965 ‘Statesman Willow’ reaching the highest price on the day at 500gns, selling to GR & B Wilson, Fishguard.
The early First Choice Sale of Berrichons at Worcester Market saw a top call of 2000gns for the Yearling Ram Yarburgh Wright from Mrs J Bett.
I first came across the Berrichon breed when we needed a ram on short notice, and one was available to fill the slot. I liked the look of the lambs (good length and shape) that were produced from the mule ewes so from there the interest developed into a small number of pedigree ewes as a trial.
I believe the Berrichons are a very underrated breed with their ability for easy lambing, good get-up and go and ability to finish quickly. I look forward to judging at the Three Counties Show in June.
From breeding and showing sheep from a very young, Ben has knowledge and experience beyond his years. He is a fourth-generation shepherd and runs Windrush Farm – a modern pedigree & commercial sheep breeding enterprise in the Cotswolds.
I have judged the Berrichons at Carlisle and a number of local agricultural shows and look forward to the honour of judging the Royal Highland Show 2022.
Double-digit cost inflation is hitting every single enterprise of British agriculture, casting doubt on the sector’s ability to maintain food supplies in the year ahead.
Berrichon Prime lambs topped the market at £153/ head – 326p/kg.
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