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EasyCare Sheep Society 2020 AGM and Open Day on Orkney27 Jun 2020
By kind permission of Mr Erland Spence the Society is holding the 2020 AGM and Open Day at Beaquoy Farm, Dounby, Orkney.
The EasyCare Sheep Society is staying at The Standing Stones Hotel, Stenness, KW16 3JX
It is possible the hotel is already fully booked so I suggest you try www.orkney.com for other places to stay.
We are arranging other things to do while we are on the island but these are to be confirmed.
Please do come along to what promises to be a very enjoyable long weekend
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EasyCareTM Sheep Society Sale - Skipton Auction Mart5 Sep 2020
Results for the 2019 sale
John Garnett of Skipton’s senior ram, bred by James Howard of Holmfirth, sold to Mr Jackson of Blubberhouses near Otley for 310gns. The average price for senior rams was 240gns, no yearling rams were presented.
We had 57 females forward to sell. Smart 6 toothed ewes from John Bargh of Preston achieved 105gns sold to Mrs Jowett of Bentham, four toothed made 115gns again to Mrs Jowett and Mr Bargh’s yearlings, who had all raised a lamb this year made 128gns sold to Neil Greenwood of Trawden.
John Hobson of Bingley put 40 yearling ewes May/June 2018 born in the sale. They sold to 132gns to telephone bids from Mr George Hay, Insch, Aberdeenshire and to new flock starters Messrs Laycock of Silsden near Keighley.
EasyCareTM Sheep Society Sale - Gaerwen Mart, Anglesey7 Sep 2020
Report for the 2019 Society Sale
Highest Priced EasyCare Ewes
£96 - R Owen & Partners, Trefri, Bodorgan
Highest Priced EasyCare Rams
200gns - R Owen & Partners, Trefri, Bodorgan
200gns - E Owen, Glantraeth, Bodorgan
From £90, to £96, average £93
From £63, to £75, average £68
EasyCareTM Sheep Society Sale - Exeter Market11 Sep 2020
The 2019 sale results
The annual sale on behalf of the EasyCare sheep society saw the females sell to a steady trade whilst rams were keenly
sought after topping at 460, 410, 380, 300 & 280gns for Ivor Prouse of Holsworthy, 350gns for Jo Hewitt of Wheddon
Cross and 280 & 240gns for Gill Baker of South Molton. Females sold to £103 for Robert Partridge of Teignmouth and
£100 for all AS Kent of Taunton (x2), Frenchbeer Farm of Chagford (x2) and also for SR Ellicott of Tiverton. SAL1
EasyCareTM Sheep Society Sale Worcester19 Sep 2020
TOP BREED PRICE FOR EASYCARE TM YEARLING RAM AT WORCESTER ON 21 SEPTEMBER 2019
Vendor Mr Richard Owen sold his double copy myostatin gene yearling ram to Messrs J Davies for 2,200 guineas, a breed record.
Yearling ewes from Jo Adams sold to £164 to G & MC Shepherd
Ewe lambs from Mr Roper sold to £88 to Mr J C Jeffrey
Full clearance with a strong trade. 2 rams from John Davies made 1,100gns and 1,350gns, both with myostatin genes. Smart untested rams achieved to 800gns.
New buyers attended to start new flocks along with the well established breeders.
The Society was pleased that all the stock presented was to a high standard as befits a Breed Society sale.
EasyCareTM Sheep Society Sale - Carlisle Market2 Oct 2020
4th October 2019
Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual Autumn sale of Easy Care sheep on Friday 5th October, where two yearling rams sold for the top price of the day of 1300gns.
Both these rams were consigned by Derek Steen from Moffat and the first, lot 172 was purchased by Messrs Blaylock from Coldstream and the second by Messrs Paterson from Caldbeck, Wigton.
Messrs Blaylock also bought a further two rams from Derek Steen, one at 1100gns and one at 900gns.
Lot 186 from A Brewster & Son sold for 900gns to Messrs Nelson, Castle Douglas and lot 168 from Derek Steen again sold for 800gns to Messrs Clarke, Blairgowrie.
Shearling Rams: 1300gns(x2), 1100gns, 900gns, 800gns Coxhill, 900gns Easter Denoon
Ewe Lambs: £86, £85, £84 Synton Mains Farm
The Myostatin Gene terms explained:
If the catalogue and/or the lab result says Texel Type, MyoMax Gold or T ++ it means the ram is a double copy carrier of the myostatin gene
If the catalogue and/or the lab result says Carrier, MyoMax Silver or T + it means the ram is a single copy carrier of the myostatin gene
IF YOU ARE BUYING A RAM WHICH HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO THE SALE AS A GENE COPY CARRIER PLEASE ASK TO HAVE THE LABORATORY RESULTS FOR YOUR RECORDS AS THE SOCIETY IS NOW INSISTING THAT RAMS BE SOLD WITH PROOF OF GENETIC TESTING
If your rams are advertised as scrapie tested please provide the buyer with the results of the test
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