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Highlights of Agribition horse sale, sheep show

Fourteen select horses sold for an average $8,075 during the Canadian Western Agribition sale Nov. 24.

Twenty-two horses were on the sale bill but several passed after not meeting reserve bids, including one that reached $15,000.

A bay mare from perennial high seller Frehlick Quarter Horses at Estevan, Sask., topped the sale at $13,000.

FQH Chex Night Hawk sold to Rod Cattle Inc. of Bengough, Sask.

At the Saskatchewan Sheep Breeders Association show held during Agribition, grand champion banners were awarded in several breeds, as well as commercial and market lamb classes.

The Govan Ranch at Englefeld, Sask., exhibited both the grand and reserve Canadian Arcott champion ewes: Braebank C Beatrix and Sheep Trax Ciara 544C.

In the ram class, Braebank Donald Trump, from Halverson Livestock at Delisle, Sask., was named grand champion while Braebank Elijah, exhibited by Lorrie Thomson at Nokomis, Sask., was the reserve.

Furze Farms of Maryfield, Sask., exhibited the grand champion Dorset ewe, Furze Adele 43A, while Wiens Livestock at Drake, Sask., showed the reserve, Prairie Rose 27A.

Cross Creek Farm at Kirkella, Man., swept the ram class with Cross Creek Egg Nog and Cross Creek Eddi 36E.

The North Country Cheviot grand champion ewe was Double L Carys 2C from Double L Farms at Fox Valley, Sask. Kim and Diane MacDougall from Regina showed the reserve, Mackid’s Britt Lass 10E.

The two exhibitors placed the same in the ram class, with Double L Ed 21E and Mackid’s Britt Ladd 4E.

The top suffolk ewe was judged to be Furze Einstein 60E from Furze Farms, followed by Flying F Kong, from Flying F Ranch and Ryder Fellner at Weyburn, Sask.

Flying F and Fellner also won the grand champion Suffolk ram with Rocking S Trump 1C. The reserve went to Rocking S Las Vegas 1D.

In all other breeds, Clinton Wiens of Drake took the ewe banners with Wiens C Rubette 17E and Wiens C 16D.

The ram winners were TCS Pachanga 15E from Tobacco Creek Sheep at Carman, Man., and Mountain View B.C. E7 from Mountain View Farms at Langley, B.C.

Commercial show winners were the Govan Ranch and Double L Farms in the single ewe, Furze Farms and Double L Farms in commercial ewe pens, and Kim and Diane MacDougall and the Govan Ranch in purebred pens.

The top market lamb was shown by Nolan Larson of Southey, Sask. Cross Creek Farm showed the reserve.

In the sales ring, a Canadian Arcott ewe consigned by Braebank Stock Farm of Pilger, Sask., sold for $900 to Jodi Hawken of Glenavon, Sask., to stand as the higher seller. The sale average $563.95 on 38 lots.

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