New breed record at Rye­land cen­te­nary sale

Country Smallholding - - Tim’s Tips -

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.

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