John Osborne held a highly successful dispersal sale of his Trebarn flock, as part of the annual female sale held at Exeter Market (9th October 2020). As well as local support, buyers came from as far afield as Aberdeenshire and Yorkshire. Topping the day’s trading was a shearling ewe by an Artnagullion sire out of a Arbryn Nugget ewe. She was knocked down at 2,000gns to Patrick Tully for his Bincombe Fock in Bridgwater, Somerset. The ewe was in lamb to Bronwydd Undeniable purchased for 2,400gns.
Mr Tully also took the next highest priced sheep at 850gns; this was a 2-shear ewe by the Nugget sire.
New breeder Mrs L Gregory from Launceston in Cornwall took several lots including a shearling ewe from the dispersal group for 700gns. This ewe was very similarly bred to the top-price animal.
The last lot through the ring, a Foulrice Utah sired ewe lamb from the Trebarn flock sold for 650gns to Tom Newth, Castle Cary. The Prestleigh Flock had the top price amongst the other sale vendors; their 2-shear ewe sold for 500gns to Joanne Singer, Inverurie, Abedeen.
Amy Pedrick, Chairman of the South West Region was pleased with the outcome “We achieved a 100% clearance of stock forward and some good high prices. Also several new members will be joining the Society as a result of their purchases”.