Saturday October 8th 2016 saw a new Derbyshire Gritstone Sheepbreeders Society record for the highest price when Tim Harding sold his homebred shearling Spittle 69 to Megan Needham for 4,000gns.
The long standing record of 2,850gns held by Philip Read had only been broken in 2015 when John Pickard sold his homebred shearling for 3,200gns.
This outstanding price and the buzz that was witnessed around the ring suggests that the breed is seeing a real increase in popularity and demand.
See a full length video of him going under the hammer on the Derbyshire Gritstone Sheep Facebook page HERE
Top Breed Prices:
1. Tim Harding - 4,000gns to Megan Needham (2016)
2. Clive Mitchell - 3,800gns to Stephen Charles (2017)
= 3. David Eggleton - 3,200gns to Jim Scriven (2017)
= 3. John Pickard - 3,200gns to Clive Mitchell (2015)
4. David Eggleton - 3,000gns to Tim Harding (2016)
5. Phillip Read - 2,850gns to Riley Bros
6. Ken Clarke - 2,800gns to John Pickard
Spittle 60 (2016) - Photo taken by Tim Harding