The Best of the Berrichon group of breeders started a production sale in 2005. The inspiraton of the late Nick Barron, the sale was set up to offer breeders an opportunity to purchases berrichon females. Our aims are simple, to offer pedigree ewes from established flocks for sale at a central location.
All the ewes offered for sale are fully registered with the British Berrichon Society in lamb to fully registered rams. We like to think we can offer ewes from some of the best UK show flocks, winning numerous large show and sale championships over the 30+ years the berrichons have been in the UK.
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The “Best of the Berrichons” Breeders Group reached their 10th anniversary sale in high style with the Strathallan flock of Robert Graham recording a list of top prices throughout the sale. Five 4 figure prices were achieved with the top two both at 1,300gns. The first shout at 1,300gns was for an in lamb gimmer carrying a single by Samson, a former Paris Show champion secured by RA Davenport, Sandbach, Cheshire the same buyer taking the second gimmer from Strathallan also in lamb to Samson at the same price and a third similar bred yearling at 1,000gns. A dispersal of the adult portion from Strathallan found much interest with a 3 year in lamb to Rakefoot Milliondollar Man (purchased for 2,000gns) sellilng to a creditable 1050gns to Mr B Evans, Trefeglwys, Powys. Other gimmers form Strathallan sold 1,000gns to J, J & L Yeo, Braunton, Devon.
Other flocks within the group were closely followed and also enjoyed the support from a strong attendance. Woodston Manor Partnership secured 880gns and 720gns for two gimmers by Sauchnie Maximus both in lamb to Woodston Nero, purchased by J, J & L Yeo, Devon and G Jones St Clears, Carmarthen respectively.
The Incledon prefix gained success with an in lamb gimmer carrying twins to the Reserve Supreme Champion from Carlisle, Rakefoot Nugget making 560gns to K. Moore, Kings Norton, Birmingham.
The trip from North Devon for the Swincombe sheep provided worthwhile with a top of 440gns for another in lamb gimmer out of a ewe by a French Imported ram taken by PJ Hope, Longtown, Hereford.
7 Senior Ewes £649.50
12 Yearling Ewes £834.75
9 Yearling Ewes £463.16
10 Yearling Ewes £374.85
12 Yearling Ewes £350.87
Auctioneers McCartneys, Worcester Tel: 01905 769770
SWINCOMBE TOP BERRICHONS AT 750gns
The 11th Annual Sale of the “Best of the Berrichons” Breeders Group again proved a resounding success with discerning buyers supporting a great quality entry with a top price of 750gns. The top spot was “Swincombe 1347” an in lamb shearling ewe form Malcolm and Kathy Yeo’s Devon based flock, she had previously won first at Devon County Show and was carrying a single to Windrush Professional, the Carlisle Champion when purchased for 1200gns, the successful purchaser being A. Bowen, St Clears, Carmarthen, the same purchaser taking another Swincombe in lamb shearling ewe for 410gns. Other entries from Swincombe also enjoyed a close following with “Swincombe 1356” also by Hennallt Jim, who was Reserve Interbreed Continental Champion, Royal Welsh 2010 topping as 620gns to Windrush Farming Partnership, Oxfordshire.
The “Incledon” prefix from John& Jean Yeo was very much to the fore and found much favour with the buyers. Top in their consignment went to “Incledon Pepper” an in lamb shearling ewe carrying twins to Statesman Provider who won 3rd Royal Three Counties Show 2016, she was taken by Woodston Manor Partnership for their Worcestershire based flock, the same purchasers taking another in lamb shearling from Incledon at 520gns.
A select entry form a new consignor to the Group Meirion Jones’ “Aber” flock was in demand and peaked at a creditable 550gns also to Woodston Manor Partnership.
The youngest member of the Group, Camerson Hillhouse at 16 years of age produced two smart in lamb shearlings and was suitably rewarded with a top of 350gns for “Axel Pop” carrying twins to the Royal Three Counties Reserve Male Champion “Woodston Nero” and taken by John & Jean Yeo, Braunton, Devon.
Original instigators of the Group, Woodston Manor Partnership fielded their usual quality entry and achieved a sound level trade topping at 330gns for Woodston Patrice also carrying twins to Woodston Nero.
Several new buyers opened accounts at the sale including Megan Towers, Northampton who took a total of 4 purchases topping at 400gns for a Swincombe gimmer and D Burton, Buckinghamshire, who secured 5 in lambers with a top of 300gns twice for Incledon and Woodston Entries.
15 “Swincombe” In Lamb Shearling Ewes £409.50
12 “Incledon” In Lamb Shearling Ewes £402.50
4 “Aber” In Lamb Shearling Ewes £399.00
9 “Woodston” In Lamb Shearling Ewes £311.50
2 “Axel” In Lamb Shearling Ewes £362.25
Acutioners McCartneys, Worcester
Tel: 01905 769770