Final Day for Lionel Organ’s Charollais Flock tops at 3,000 gns

Thirty years of breeding came to a close as the Tymaen Flock of Charollais sheep from renowned pedigree breeder, Mr Lionel Organ came under the hammer on his farm in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire at the weekend.   Due to advancing years, Lionel had regretfully decided to disperse the flock and was rewarded with a top of 3,000 gns for his junior stock ram, Arbryn Roberto.  Last lot in the sale, his buyer was T & D Fenton from Ballymena in Northern Ireland.

Ewes topped at 2,300 gns for a 2013 born ewe carrying triplets to the top-priced tup.  Putting in the final bid was R & J Andrew from Maybole in Ayrshire for this heavily fleshed daughter of Rainbow Marmaduke.

Taking a number of sheep back to County Donegal in Eire was Mr Devenney.  His highest priced animal was 2,000 gns, a shearling ewe that was breed champion at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Show.  Her sire was Wrenvale New Age Reveller and again she was carrying triplets to the Arbryn tup.  Mr Devenney took a 2013 born ewe, catalogued as Lionel’s favourite for 1,700 gns.  This Riverdale Mastermind ewe was in lamb to Oakchurch Professor and due twins.  Another shearling by Mastermind was knocked down to the same buyer for 1,350 gns, this time with twins by Arbryn Roberto.

The sale also had the dispersal of the Glantren Flock for Huw and Bronwen Evans and their top-priced sheep at 1,300 gns was also purchased by Mr Devenney.  This 2012 born ewe was sired by Glyn Coch Konga and scanned with triplets to Glyn Coch Night to Remember.   They sold two further four-figure ewes; one at 1,250 gns to G & E Price from near Aberystwyth with triplets by the Glyn Coch sire and also at 1,000 gns a Logie Durno Magnum ewe to Nigel Sheldon from Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.   A successful show shearling ewe from the Glantren flock made 1,000 gns to Mr Evans from Llanwrda also by the Logie Durno sire.

Ewe lambs were tremendous trade with the Tymaen Flock securing the best price of the day of 1,650 gns twice.  Mr Timm from Yorkshire purchased nine of the lambs going to the top figure for a Logie Durno Mack the Knife daughter.  He also paid 1,350 gns for an Oakchurch Professor triplet lamb and 900 gns for one from the show team.   Also in the market for ewe lambs was Witton Farms from Angus; they paid 1,650 gns for a Tymaen Mad Max lamb, one from the 2016 show team.  Their next highest price was 1,200 gns for a daughter of Riverdale Mastermind and at 1,000 gns one from the Glantren Flock by Loanhead Magnum.

David Roberts from Kenley, Shropshire went to 1,250 gns to secure another show lamb this time by Oakchurch Professor from the Tymaen Flock.

Trade throughout the sale for the 174 lots was brisk which resulted in the Tymaen Flock averaging £475 for 112 sold and the Glantren Flock averaging £504 for 62 sold.

Auctioneer : Dai Lewis, Llandysul