A warm welcome from all at Thame Sheep Fair 2019
County’s Out in the field Team were out in force at this year’s 17th Annual Thame First Sheep Fair, held outside of the town.
25,000 sheep were sold over the two day show with traders from across the country in attendance. Peak prices were achieved by a Pedigree Beltex Ram at £1,200; aptly named ‘Bishops Dennis the Menace’. For commercials £600 was the top price for Charrolais shearlings and Texel Shearlings.
County’s stand featured the usual light refreshments and the chance to meet members of the team. Also on offer was the chance win win a prize food hamper in a draw (won by B Cooper) and the newly designed farming quiz. With the high score of 8 out of 12 the winner of the prize vouchers was S Parsons.
Twitter highlights from the day include:
It’s official, lunch is served. You can come and grab a bite to eat, have a go at our competition with Will and meet our Out in the Field team. A great second day so far at Thame #thame #sheepfair #thamesheepfair #rural #farminsurance pic.twitter.com/SR4kd3khen
— County Insurance Farm (@County_Farm) August 2, 2019
— County Insurance Farm (@County_Farm) August 3, 2019
It’s lunchtime at Thame and here’s a few guests enjoying some great weather and time with our Out in the Field team. Come along and say hello#thame #sheepfair #thamesheepfair #show #rural #farminsurance pic.twitter.com/ULwadCBhLx
— County Insurance Farm (@County_Farm) August 1, 2019
Lisa Mosson, Commercial Executive at County for over 7 years, said: “The Sheep Fair is an excellent opportunity for us to meet up with clients old and new on a social basis and gives colleagues who are usually office based the chance to meet face to face.”
She added: “The sales are always a good barometer for sheep trade and luckily the weather was a little kinder this year; although still warm enough for ice creams!”
A full report of the day’s trading can be found here
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