A WONDERFUL show of breeding rams was staged at Clitheroe Auction Mart’s annual show and sale of Suffolks, and with more limited numbers forward this year trade was brisk.
Show judge Simon Pickard, of Bolton-by-Bowland, spent time studying the entries forward before awarding the championship to John Nutter, of Hurst Green, whose strong and well-framed shearling later sold at 400 guineas to Mr J. Rogerson, of Singleton.
Reserve champion was awarded to George Whittaker, of Clitheroe, whose lamb ram realised a fantastic 310 guineas when selling to Mr M. Holmes, of Cliviger.
Auctioneer Jeremy Greenhalgh commented: “Overall trade was very pleasing, with good averages displayed for both shearling and lamb rams. It was a simple case of supply and demand and more good quality sorts could have been sold.”
Suffolk aged rams sold to £252, shearlings rams to £420 (av. £281) and lamb rams to £336 (av. £304).