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Regional Contact Member
NEW REGIONAL COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THE EASTERN REGION
The Jacob Sheep Society Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Coe as the new Regional Contact Member for the Eastern Region. Charlie farms around 100 acres with his father, David, at Great Wenham in Suffolk where they run a suckler herd of pedigree Longhorns and Northern Dairy Shorthorns as well as flocks of pedigree Jacobs, Wensleydales and Whitefaced Dartmoors.
Home grown cereals are fed in the beef finishing yards to locally sourced store cattle. Charlie is a Harper Adams graduate and was a founder member of Hadleigh Young Farmers Club some years ago. He regularly shows his sheep with great success and won the Interbreed Best Trimmed Championship at the Royal Norfolk Show last year.
MELTON MOWBRAY SHOW AND SALE
Regional Contact Member – Charlie Coe
With an easing of Covid restrictions and a return to selling in the pens there really
was a sense of normality returning to the annual Eastern Region Show and Sale held at Melton Mowbray Market on September 10/11, 2021.
A short entry met a brisk trade with just one lot going unsold on the day. Female
sheep not forward on the day would certainly have sold to advantage with no shortage of bidders present.
Topping the sale was the Show and Sale’s only four-horn shearling ewe from the
Gorringe family’s Shutecombe Flock. This shearling ewe had taken breed champion in Friday’s show judged by Jean Simmons. By Dunmor E by Gum and out of a homebred ewe she was eventually knocked down for 330gns as the Channel 5 cameras looked on finding a new flock with Joe ‘Farmer Joe’ Troefer-Cook and later televised as part of the “On The Farm” programme in October.
DNK Legacy flock sold a run of four ewes as they dispersed their two-horn flock having decided to focus on four-horn sheep. A powerful 2019 homebred ewe by
Bollington Edwin attracted plenty of interest before selling for the day’s second highest price of 310gns to Charlotte and Gill Heaven, Gloucestershire. The five ewes forward on the day all found new homes and averaged £270.
There was strong demand for ewe lambs with 100% clearance selling to an
average of £207 and topping at 300gns for a ewe lamb from Charlie and David Coe. This January born lamb out of a homebred ewe was sired by Kingsmore Wayne and had earlier been placed 1st in the ewe lamb class and reserve breed champion. The same vendor also sold the 2nd prize ewe lamb, again sired by Kingsmore Wayne, for 290gns.
From one of the next generation of Jacob breeders, George Sandall (Glenbank), came a pair of eye catching two horn March born ewe lambs. Both prize winners
in the show the day before, they went on to sell for 200gns and 260gns to new breed buyers the Sykes family, Northamptonshire. Long-time sale supporter Tom Green’s run of four ewe lambs topped at 170gns for a Woolpit Casey sired lamb out of a homebred ewe.