Banwy Charollais Flock bows out in style

Top price of 2,600 gns and top averages at Banwy Dispersal Sale

The difficult decision taken by Arwel Owen to disperse his Banwy Charollais Flock, due to his work commitments proved an ideal opportunity for buyers from all over the UK to purchase top-quality breeding stock.  118 lots came under the hammer at Welshpool Market at the weekend (Sunday 16th October) and sold to a top of 2,600 gns and registered an excellent average of £738 for the ewes and £579 for ewe lambs.

The top priced ewe was a 2013 born ewe carrying twins to Aberkinsey Nitrogen.  Described by Mr Owen as the widest ewe in the flock her purchaser was Mrs Louise Lea from Hales in Shropshire for her Polbar Flock.  An Aberkinsey Nitrogen shearling ewe attracted the next highest bid of 2,200 gns from David Roberts from Kenley in Shropshire.  Also going back to the Boyo Flock were two ewe lambs at 1,200 gns and 1,100 gns.

Starting up a new flock of Charollais were James and Belinda Kimber from Bean Hill Farm in Cotswold.  Already breeders of pedigree Simmental cattle and Texel sheep they had decided to start a Charollais flock.  They purchased the next three highest priced sheep in the sale.  At 2,000 gns was a very shapely, 2012 born ewe, whose breeding goes back to the record-priced Banwy Immense which sold for 10,000 gns.  She was scanned with twins to the 7,000 gns sire Glyn Coch Mr T.  Another by the same Aberkinsey sire was next on their buying list at 1,600 gns, this time in lamb to Aberkinsey Nitrogen.  A 2013 ewe bred on similar lines also cost 1,600 gns; her dam had bred the top price ram lamb at this year’s Builth Wells Ram Sale.

Heading up the ewe lamb section was a price of 2,000 gns paid by C H Rees from St Donats in Glamorgan.  Her sire was Aberkinsey Nitrogen out of a Foulrice Leon ewe.  This added to their earlier purchase at 1,500 gns for an embryo transfer, shearling ewe by Aberkinsey Nitrogen.

Ben James from St Michaels, Worcestershire was adding some quality stock to his Cinders Flock with the addition of an Aberkinsey sired shearling ewe at 1,550 gns and an Aberkinsey Nitrogen ewe lamb at 1,300 gns.

Buyers from Aberdeenshire were present and L & A Anderson from Drumoak paid 1,200 gns for a 2013 ewe purchased at the dispersal sale of Mr Robert McInally at Lanark Market.  A Galtres Kommander ewe she was carrying twins to Aberkinsey Nitrogen.

Another new buyer was Noken Farms Ltd who went to 1,200 gns for a ewe lamb out of the top-priced ewe in the sale.  Her sire was Aberkinsey Nitrogen.  They added a further 2 ewes and a ewe lamb to their purchases.

Two stock rams went under the hammer; top price was paid for Aberkinsey Nitrogen.  Going to 1,250 gns to secure this impressive sire was Jeremy Price from Herefordshire.  The other sire Oakchurch Rufort sold to R Lamb, Maud in Aberdeenshire for 800 gns.

Averages :

 81 Ewes sold to average £738.37

36 Ewe lambs sold to average £579.25

2 Rams sold to average £1076.25

Auctioneer : Welshpool Livestock Sales Ltd