New breed record at Ryeland centenary sale
The previous Ryeland breed record price was smashed not by one sheep, but by three at their hugely successful centenary sale held at Ludlow market on August 26. This traditional breed, native to Herefordshire, has experienced a huge surge in popularity in recent years, primarily due to its suitability as a smallholder’s sheep. The new record price of 2,700gns was set by a shearling ewe from the Dolwen flock (J&S Donovan) which sold to a new breeder. This exceeded the previous breed record by 700gns. Other top prices on the day included 2,600gns for a shearling ram from the Mansell flock, and 2,400gns for a 2-yr- old Bryn Caffo ram. A new record for Coloured Ryelands was also set when a ram lamb from the Arberth flock sold for 1,100gns.
The Ryeland record holder.