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NSA ScotSheep5 Jun 2024
The Society will be attending ScotSheep
EasyCare Open Day and Members Weekend15 Jun 2024
The 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 15 June 2024 at
Monellie Farm, Drumblade, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 6ER
Followed by a farm tour
By kind permission of The Skinner family
On Sunday 16th June 2024
We will have a members trip to see the EasyCare sheep belonging to the Cowie family at
Home Farm, Leith Hall, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ
It is likely that our hosts will be arranging for us to have a distillery trip & possibly a visit to a local castle on Friday 14 June 2024
We are provisionally block booking rooms in the Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie for the weekend Friday 14th to Sunday 17th June. Prices to follow
NSA MALVERN EVENT30 Jul 2024
The Society will have a stand at the Three Counties Showground in 2024
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EasyCare Sheep Society Sale 2023 - Worcester Sale results. 2024 EASYCARE SALE DATE IS SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER21 Sept 2024
EASYCARE RAMS PEAK AT 2600GNS
The EasyCare Sheep Society’s Annual Sale at Worcester recorded great success with breeding ewes being closely followed by a strong contingent of buyers underlining the breed's continuing interest and expansion.
However, the ram section, bulging with interest and strong buying support recorded the top price of the day. A Group 1 yearling ram carrying 2 myostatin genes from long time breed supporters HV & MW Thomas, Aberaeron, found favour with buyers and briskly reached 2,600gns finally being secured by C Alderman, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Four figure prices were commonplace with the same breeder taking 1200gns, and 1150gns again both group 1 carrying 2 myostatin genes being taken by K & E Dean, Rye, East Sussex and J M Wight Ltd, Lanark, respectively.
Glentham Farming Co, Doncaster also had two yearling rams forward both with 2 myostatin genes and both being knocked down at 1250gns to K & E Dean and L. E Harrison, Barnard Castle.
The trip from Anglesey for Richard Owen proved successful, selling yearling rams to 1200gns to J. M Wight Ltd, Lanark, and another yearling to A. J. Powell, Crickhowell at 1050gns.
Other notable four figure prices for yearlings included 1200gns from JE & MS Davies, Aberystwyth to Harnage Estates, Shrewsbury.
D. A. L Davies, Tregaron at 1150gns also to J M Wight Ltd.
G & MC Shepherd, Preston at 1150gns and 1050gns to D Stannage, Leicester and Glentham Farming Co, Doncaster respectively.
Breeding ewes enjoyed a sound if not selective following with quality very much the order of the day – those with the quality credentials were in poll position and excited a strong buying contingent.
Topping the prices were an outstanding run of yearlings from C. Levinson, Gloucester peaking at £195 to AS & AC Addis, Hereford, with other pens at £190 to D Ralph, Crickhowell, £186 to P.T Reynolds, Leominster, £182 to Scots of Norton Ltd, Kidderminster.
G & J Jones, Ludlow recorded £190 also to D Ralph.
Michael Coyne, Anglesey sold a strong number of yearlings topping at £181 to J C Jeffrey, Shaftesbury and £176, £174 to JR & JA Stanbury, South Moulton.
Ewe lambs were also in demand selling at £141 for a pen from R Goode, Worcester to D Stannage, Leicester.
526 Yearling Ewes av £161.35
225 Senior Ewes av £101.80
115 Ewe Lambs av £106.75
87 Yearling Rams av £672.48
10 Senior Rams av £449.40
4 Ram Lambs av £362.25
UPSET PRICES FOR RAMS 2023
YEARLING RAMS 300GNS
SENIOR RAMS 250GNS
RAM LAMBS 250GNS
Rams & ewes - Society Sale Protocol
We ask that breeders check their rams prior to selling. Do a check of the testicles, make sure the rams are good with their mobility etc as we will pull out anything we feel is not to breed standard [see the Breed Standard on the website] or is suspect in mouth, legs, feet, or testicles.
With regards to a fertility test we have reserved judgement on this as to be honest it simply states on the day it was tested it was fertile but from the sale in September to the rams going out at the beginning of November onwards anything can happen to them which is beyond the Society's control. Therefore, it is prudent to either put extra rams out or take up insurance.
Ewes must be sound in the udder, legs, and mouth. They must have fully shed their fleece without assistance. They must be clear eyed and free of any injury or lameness. Check mouths for overshot jaws. DO NOT BRING BROKEN MOUTHED EWES
All rams and ewes presented for sale must be tagged with double tags bearing the word EasyCare or EC on their tags.
If you are MV accredited you will need to provide the paperwork beforehand to the auction mart and they will provide separate accommodation. All MV accredited stock is sold first into a clean ring. The Society does not currently require all stock to be MV accredited. Most, if not all markets ask that stock is dipped or jabbed for scab. Withdrawal dates must be noted and stated on the entry form.
With regards other health checks, if the vendor has carried out certain procedures e.g. Heptovac, worming etc we ask that this is made known prior to the sale so it can be put in the particulars. If blood tests have been taken to establish a ram's myostatin status or scrapie status, again the reports for these tests must be shown to the market and the information presented in the particulars. We also recommend you laminate copies of the test results and put them on the selling pen as it makes it clear to prospective purchasers what they are buying. The vendors must provide the results to the purchaser after the sale so they have the results for their own records.
Any further health checks are entirely at the vendors discretion we would simply say that it is good farming practice to isolate newly purchased stock for a period to assess their health.
If the seller has in mind to make their stock available for export, they must be MV accredited, must have an up-to-date Brucella test and possibly more legislation could be in force by the time the September sales arrive so a visit to the Animal and Plant Health website is always a good idea.
As a Society we can only make a judgement based on what we see on the day. We make it clear to everyone to present strong, healthy stock in the best condition they can but without overlooking the fact that we are a commercial breed and purchasers don't expect rams to have been stoked full of food or preened and polished.
We do not issue pedigree certificates.
Finally, you must be a fully paid-up member to enter the Society Sales. Membership is £25 per annum.
SCHEDULE & CLASSIFICATION
There will be no show - however, the sale is open for
1 Senior Ewes
2 Yearling Ewes
3 Ewe Lambs
4 Senior Rams
5 Yearling Rams
6 Ram Lambs
Females will be sold in the pens, (in £’s) rams sold through
a ring (in Gns)
FEMALES WILL BE SOLD WITH A MINIMUM OF 5 PER PEN
FEMALES: £1.00 + VAT (£1.20) per head - Up to 50 ewes then no further payment
RAMS: £10.00 + VAT (£12.00) per head
ENTRIES CLOSE - FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2023
(LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
SCRAPIE GENOTYPING is voluntary, if you scrapie genotype & or myostatin test, please enter results and bring certificates with you.
SCAB – it is recommended that all sheep are treated for scab. It is in the vendors interest to declare any treatments/ withdrawal periods relevant to the sheep.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1. The sale will be held subject to the Rules and Regulations of the EasyCare Sheep Society, the conditions of sale as recommended by the LAA and the Auctioneers standard conditions of sale.
2. All sheep offered for sale must be the property of a current member of the Society. All sheep must have EasyCare printed on management part of tag (easy to arrange with your own tag supplier) or an additional tag must be purchased from ECSS and inserted at sale.
3. Entry is open to MAEDI-VISNA and non MAEDIA-VISNA flocks. All relevant documentation must accompany all sheep. MV sheep will be sold as per individual market arrangements, please check with the Auctioneers for details.
4. Scrapie/Myostatin Genotyping is voluntary. If you test your sheep, please bring relevant certificates with you. It is the vendor’s responsibility not the Society or the Auctioneers, to provide these certificates for purchasers. Testing results should be included on entry forms. Tested Rams will be given priority in the Sale Order.
5. Sheep must be hornless and have shed their fleece with no signs of having been shorn. Any upgrading Ewes will be sold at end of sale.
6. Ram entries are limited to a maximum of 10 Rams IN TOTAL per vendor. Each vendor may bring Senior Rams no more than 3 and/or Ram Lambs no more than 3 and Yearling Rams within the total of 10 Rams.
7. All Rams will be offered for sale subject to an upset price which will be decided after consultation at the Society AGM of that year. Currently £300 for Yearling Rams and £250 for Senior Rams and Ram Lambs.
8. All sheep are warranted by vendors as correct in mouth and udder at time of sale.
9. All Rams will be sold in Guineas with a commission rate of 5.25%, all Females will be sold in £’s, with a commission of 5.25%. Commission will be split equally between the Auctioneers and the Society.
10. All entries must be made on official entry forms (attached) and must be completed in all respects. Entries must be accompanied by full entry fees (cheque) or be paid by BACS or by card direct to auctioneers. Entries will not be accepted into the catalogue if relevant fees are not forward, and Society Membership has not been paid
11. Substitutes are allowed. Details of substitutes must be logged with the Auctioneer one week prior to the sale. Any late entries are at the discretion of the Auctioneer and will be sold at the end of the sale list. Uncatalogued sheep will NOT be offered for sale.
12. All transactions, either by auction or by private treaty following the sale must be passed through the Auctioneers sale office.
13. Vendors shall have the right to place a reserve price on any or all of their sheep. This must be notified to the Auctioneers in writing, preferably before the sale and will be treated as a reserve and not a guide.
14. Vendors are responsible for taking their Rams to the sale ring and returning them to the pens after being offered for sale.
15. All sheep may be delivered to the auction premises on the day of sale between 7am-9am or the evening before between 4pm-6pm by prior arrangement with the Auctioneer. Limited straw for bedding will be provided but vendors must bring their own feed / buckets etc
The EasyCare Sheep Society Sale contact details:
Mrs Louise Hobson - Society Secretary
Tel: 01274 566925
Coordinator for Worcester and Exeter
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM ON THE BUTTON BELOW
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