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Hexham

September 23

Hexham and Northern Marts held their 51st annual show of Bluefaced Leicesters on Wednesday, September 23, with a small increase in the number of entries compared to the previous year.

The pre-sale show was judged by Mr Robin Peart, Mayland Flock, who awarded his overall champion to the male champion a home bred shearling ram from TFC Robinson and Son, Bog Hall 410/G5. He is sired by 50/E8 Lowes Fell out of a homebred ewe sired by 119/D11 Cocklaw.

There was a good ring of buyers present and a satisfactory trade was obtained.

Top price on the day went to not just one shearling ram, but three shearling rams, all selling at £950 and all coming from the Lowes Fell pen of TL Forster and Son. They were all homebred rams 50/G11, 50/G7 and 50/G12. G11 and G12 were sired by the homebred ram 50/D1 out of homebred ewes sired by 468/A5 Walton. G7 was sired by the 2814/E1 Street he was awarded the reserve champion rosette and was cashed in for £400.