EasyCare Sheep Society Sale Worcester 2023 is on Saturday 16th September
16 Sep 2023

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. 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.


Sale Report - 2022

The sale day was well attended but we had far too many rams and some very, very poor sheep, both male and female that should not have been presented into any Society Breeding Sale, anywhere.

Can I repeat THE SOCIETY BREEDING SALES ARE NOT A DUMPING GROUND! STOP BRINGING SUBSTANDARD SHEEP TO BREEDING SALES! Send them to a cull market please.

That said we had 15 rams over 1,000gns and plenty more in the 600gns to 900gns region. There was strong demand for good rams. Gethin Davies was thrilled to take top spot with a double myostatin gene ram to 2,000gns. However, the ram trade just died towards the end. A lesson for next year, please think about the rams you have and are selling and how many you have. The EasyCare is a resilient breed and lasts a long time so the churn of rams isn't the same as other breeds. Folk don't necessarily need a ram a year.

Sadly there was less demand for good ewes which I can only put down to the 2022 year of extreme drought. Some farms have had worse drought than 1976 and this showed in condition and the coats of some sheep from farms which in other years have been first class. The EasyCare is a very determined animal and they will often not eat the extra hay given to them even if their lives depend on it. I had a few conversations with exasperated shepherds who couldn't encourage their sheep to eat haylage despite there not being a blade of grass available. Livia and Ashlea Kirk of Toller Porcum, West Devon achieved £135/head which was the top ewe lamb price of the day for their well presented ewe lambs. Richard Cook was the top price for the yearlings but he withdrew some lots.

The day was also skewed by the upset price being put to 300gns without consultation and without being announced at the start of the sale. The Society apologises for this and we will take steps to ensure it never happens again. In future the upset price will be printed in the catalogue so even if the auctioneer forgets to tell the buyers and vendors everyone will have had access to the catalogue and can read the conditions of sale. On the day, the change of upset price caused a lot of upset indeed.

Louise Hobson - Society Secretary

McCartneys

The Heath Meadows
Nunnery Way
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR4 0SQ

Telephone: 01905 769770

Fax: 01905 769772

Email: worcester@mccartneys.co.uk

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EasyCare Sheep Society Sale 2023 - Exeter Market Sale is on Friday 8th September
8 Sep 2023

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. 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.


SALE REPORT FOR EXETER 9TH SEPTEMBER 2022

On the whole a good turnout of quality sheep and good to see so many established and new flock keepers.

Old ewes topped at £105 for Kevin Kearney Buckland Brewer, with good sized well fleshed ewes. Bottom end £79 for very senior broken mouthed ewes from Messrs Hewitt and Wood, Wheddon Cross .

Yearling ewes where a more difficult trade. The top of £181 ahead for 20 from IR &JM Prouse, Holsworthy reflected the quality and strength of the sheep. The others came in at £138 down to £118 for lighter less fleshed ewes.

Ewe lambs topped at £110 for A Hendy Totnes, down to £100 for T Dawe, Lifton.

Almost all rams sold bar 2 . Most where well over upset price and met a good trade. Top prices for Messrs Hewitt and Wood, Wheddon cross 710gns and 510gns for yearling rams .

On a lighter note we all admired the athleticism and enthusiasm shown by Ashley Kirks very typical EasyCare yearling rams . They made 340gns and 280gns.

On behalf of the EasyCare sheep society thank you to David Kivell for his time and to all the team in Exeter market . It was a pleasant and good humoured sale.

Jo Hewitt.



PLEASE FIND THE CATALOGUE FOR THE 2022 SALE IN PDF DOWNLOADABLE FORM ON THE CATALOGUE BUTTON ON THIS PAGE

Exeter Livestock Centre

Matford Park Road
Matford Business Park
Marsh Barton Trading Estate
Exeter
Devon
EX2 8FD

Telephone: 01392 251261

Email: livestock@kivells.com

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EasyCare Sheep Society Sale 2023 - Carlisle Market - date to be confirmed
30 Sep 2022


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.

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. 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.


Sale Report 2022

The 2022 sale definitely had a buzz about it that was lacking in 2021 despite the atrocious weather. There were more buyers present and there were less rams forward and only Richard Cook of WE Cook [Farmers] Ltd presented yearling ewes. The stock brought forward to sell were of excellent standard and all but a couple of rams found new homes.

The MV Accredited section was placed in a well lit area directly outside Ring 4 so that buyers were easily able to see the rams on offer prior to the start of the sale. Likewise, the penning of the non MV ewes and rams were well placed, easily located and accessible for Ring 3, the newly named David Thomlinson Ring.

We moved rings from 4 to 3 but it worked fine and we didn't lose anyone on the changeover. It was clear some buyers had come specifically for particular rams and if they didn't get what they wanted they left but, unlike Worcester, we still had an audience at the end of the sale which meant we had the right number of sheep to sell. We had some excellent ewe lambs presented and they sold well to new and repeat buyer homes.

It was very clear the Society's presence at NSA ScotSheep in June had helped bring the breed in front of prospective buyers in Scotland. We will be attending the NSA events throughout 2023 and will need help with stock and volunteers to man the stands.

Top prices

MV Rams

D Steen - 1,800gns ARR/ARH 2 copy carrier

Non MV Rams

J Howard - 1,600gn ARR/ARQ non carrier

Ram Lambs

J Greener - 280gns not tested for scrapie or myostatin

Yearling ewes

R Cook - £220

Ewe Lambs - April born

S Murray - £168

Ewe Lambs - June born

S Murray - £85

Other prices

Rams

Steen 1,200gns, Howard 1,050gns, Steen 1,000gns, Howard 950gns

45 rams average £580.77 including the three ram lambs

30 yearlings average £199

147 ewe lambs average £122 including the June born ewe lambs that were strong but smaller

Carlisle is the last Society Market Sale of the season but there are plenty of sheep to sell on our website 'Stock For Sale' page

Louise Hobson - Society Secretary




Harrison & Hetherington

Borderway Mart
Rosehill
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA1 2RS

Telephone: 01228 406200

Fax: 01228 406201

Email: info@borderway.com

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EasyCare Sheep Society Sale 2023 - Gaerwen Mart, Anglesey - date to be confirmed
12 Sep 2022

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.

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. 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.

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Sale Report 2022

Mixed trade reported on the day but no figures provided by the mart or by the co-ordinators who attended

Thanks to all vendors and buyers who attended

Morgan Evans

Gaerwen Auction Centre
Lôn Groes
Gaerwen
Isle of Anglesey
LL60 6DF

Telephone: 01248 421582

Fax: 01248 421908

Email: auctions@morganevans.com

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EasyCare Sheep Society Sale 2023 - Skipton Auction Mart - to be reviewed
10 Sep 2022

PLEASE NOTE:

THE SKIPTON EASYCARE SHEEP SALE IS CANCELLED 2022

The Society will review the 2023 sale but it is likely to remain off our fixture calendar as the date and type of sale on the day offered at the moment does not fit the Society's requirements.


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Craven Cattle Marts

Gargrave Road
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Telephone: 01756 792375

Fax: 01756 797959

Email: admin@ccmauctions.com