Monday, April 22, 2024

Big finish for Canty circuit as Sheffield delivers

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Last of the annual ewe fairs for the region chalks up strong returns.
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Fewer entries than previous years – and its status as the last of the ewe fairs on the Canterbury circuit – meant quality breeding ewes were set for a very strong sale at the annual Sheffield ewe fair.  

A line of 650 capital stock Romdale 2-th ewes offered by vendors Ed and Jenna Harrington of Springfield kicked the sale off with their outstanding presentation fetching the top 2-th price of the sale, selling from $196-$200.

This set the tone for the day and vendors were well rewarded, Hazlett auctioneer Phil Manera said.

A line of 190 Romney 2-ths offered by DG Martin of Sefton followed closely, going under the hammer at $180, while the Clarkson family of Greendale sold 125  Romney 2ths at $183.   

The last of the 2-ths were Romdales offered by vendor RA Nesbit of Loburn. They made $178. 

A feature line of 2-shear Romney ewes consigned from JG and DA Crawford  of Oxford received the top overall price of the day, selling at $234. 

Genuine 5-year ewes strengthened as the sale progressed with a large line of 1140 Romdales from The Lakes Station selling from $124 up to $150, and a run of 150 Romneys from T and R Ferguson of Hawarden sold at $140.

A small line of annual draft Romney ewes from Norwood Farm fetched $148 and a big line of 530 AD Romtex from Brooksdale Station, Springfield, pulled up at $133.

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