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Shropshire Downs Sheep.

In tlieir .report of Shropshire:, sales during 1889, Messrs Lythall and Co.;. seoretari.es to the Shropshire Breeders' Association, offer congratulations to their patrons and friends on account of improve* ment in the prices obtained.. The in«-i----creased value was partly owing to tKe foreign demand, Shropshires having been purchased to go to all parts of the - world. It was pointed but in the report thst foreigners only buy,from registered flocks, ;r. and sheep from pure registered flocks fetched . fully 25 per cent more than. ■; those from unregistered flocks. Altogether, 1701 rams were sold by. Messrs j Lythall, 393 ram lambs, 9339 ewes, and -\ 791 ewe lambs., Mr Graham's- average < was the highest; they also sold the, highest priced ram, ;viz., 200 guineas. 7 Messrs P. and G. Evans sold a ram for 180 guineas, and Mr JV 8.. Farmejr one, for 145 guineas, Mr T. Manselfa ram lambs mad^ th§ highest average," as did, . his ewes.and §we iambs. • Thie average for, j.< rams was higher generally than in 1888, but about fifty less came to the hammer, and there were slightly fewer ram lambs, ewes, and ewe lambs sold than in the/, previous year. '." v - ,' ■

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Shropshire Downs Sheep., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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Shropshire Downs Sheep. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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