March 28, 2019

Sale Results 2018



Category Number Entered Number Forward Number Sold Average 2018 Top Price Gns
WORCESTER PREM. 226 Sh Ewes 22 21 14 £1,092.00 1900
Sat 30th June   Rams 2 2 2 £971.25 950
    Sh Rams 27 25 22 £1,064.80 2100
    Ram Lambs 175 121 119 £1,489.32 22000
DUNGANNON 143 Rams 4 2 0 £0.00 0
Monday 30th July   Shearling Rams 27 23 11 £711.82 2200
    Ram lambs 101 88 54 £777.59 3800
    Females 11 11 8 £458.13 900
        8 7    
SHREWSBURY 22 Shearling Rams 12 12 6 £387.10 400
Tuesday 31st July   Ram Lambs 10 10 9 £394.34 455
BUILTH WELLS NSA 162 Adult Rams 3 2 2 £693.00 920
Mon 6th August   Shearling Rams 130 127 54 £539.97 1100
    Ram Lambs 29 26 14 £552.75 1900
BEESTON CASTLE 21 Shearling & Rams 10 10 4 £459.38 560
Thursday 9th August   Ram lambs 11 10 8 £447.56 880
EXETER NSA SALE 145 Older Rams 1 0 0    
Wednesday 15th August   Shearling Rams 61 57 33 £479.50 720
    Ram Lambs 50 46 24 £362.69 650
    Older Ewes 7 6 5 £283.50 320
    Shearling Ewes 26 20 19 £314.45 500
CARLISLE 54 Shearling Rams 15 15 11 £604.23 900
Friday 31st August   Ram lambs 13 13 10 £415.80 500
    Females 27 15 15 £370.30 420
DUNGANNON SEPT. 48 Shearling Rams 11 9 6 £444.50 720
Thursday 13th Sept.   Ram Lambs 37 26 18 £322.58 400
BALLYMENA 99 Shearling Rams 34 31 19 £444.32 900
Mon. 17th Sept   Ram Lambs 65 61 38 £311.30 520
BUILTH WELLS II 416 Senior Rams 3 3 3 £430.50 580
Mon 17th September   Shearling Rams 223 212 182 £606.87 4000
    Ram Lambs 190 178 127 £469.85 2600
SKIPTON 44 Shearling Rams 19 19 13 £424.85 700
Tuesday 18th Sept   Ram Lambs 25 20 13 £318.23 350
WELSHPOOL 80 Senior Ram 1 1 0    
Thursday 27th Sept.   Shearling Rams 60 48 47 £539.07 1000
    Ram Lambs 19 13 13 £455.54 650
EXETER FEMALES 45 Ewes 20 15 9 £277.66 400
Fri. 12th October   Shearling Ewes 22 5 1 £630.00 600
    Ewe Lambs 3 3 3 £252.00 260
SKIPTON FEMALES 88 Ewes 2 2 0    
Sat. 13th October   Shearling Ewes 61 60 51 £556.91 1700
    Ewe Lambs 25 25 22 £564.61 2650
EASTERN REG. FEMALES 62 Ewes 23 20 20 £222.07 360
Sat. 27th October   Shearling Ewes 30 15 15 £364.70 700
    Ewe Lambs 9 7 7 £270.00 350
DUNGANNON FEMALES 117 Shearling Ewes 72 65 57 £588.55 1400
Mon 29th October   Ewe Lambs 45 42 31 £406.11 1200
WELSHPOOL FEMALES 53 Ewes 7 4 4 £611.63 1000
Sat 3rd November   Shearling Ewes 44 34 32 £525.00 720
    Ewe Lambs 2 2 2 £504.00 480
  1825   1826 1590 1184    


Record Breaking Charollais Premier at Dungannon

The Charollais Sheep Premier 2018 was another record breaking success for the Breed with a record top price and averages up. Making his mark was Lot Number 69 shown by the Springhill Flock of Graham Foster. Standing first in the January Ram Lamb Class, this eye-catching ram ,an ET Ram sired by Ballynoe House Playboy and out of a Rhaeadr Dam caught the eye of several buyers and after a flurry of bids was knocked down to Abbie Moseley, Shropshire for 3,800gns, a Breed record in Dungannon. The Springhill Flock averaged 1,487gns for 6 sold

The Judge, Mr David Norman chose his Champion on the day from the Hollylodge Flock of McConnell Brothers, Parkgate. Winning the Early December Ram lamb Class, this ram is a full brother to Hollylodge Supreme sold privately to the Ingrams, Aberdeen last year and whose progeny topped Worcester Premier at 9,500gns. Aptly named Hollylodge Topman he later sold for 2,700gns to Coleraine Breeder William Sherrard for his Greenvale Flock.

Reserve Champion went to the first prize Shearling Ram, Lot 16 Tullyear Silver Dollar, from the Tullyear Flock of Drew and Stephen Cowan, this big well muscled ram sired by Springhill Royal Commander later selling for 2,200gns to John McCafferty, Donegal and Paul Barnes, Cookstown. The Tullyear Pen also sold a ram lamb, a half brother to the Shearling for 1,000gns.

The Artnagullion Pen of William McAllister had a terrific day, placed first in the late December Class with Lot 72, Artnagullion Terminator, a powerful son sired by Knockin Shop, this lot selling to Donegal Breeder John O’Kane for 2,100gns. Next into the ring was another prize winning Knockin Shop son, Artnagullion Turbo, this one taking second place in the January Class and selling for 1,650gns to Breed Chairman Arwyn Thomas from Wales. Standing third in the January Class to his pen mate was another Knockin Son, this lot, Artnagullion Trojan selling to David Mawhinney for his Rockvllla Flock at 2,300gns. Artnagullion averaging 2,017gns for their three rams.

The Hillside Pen of Alistair Moore generated a lot of interest enjoying considerable success on their first outing to the Premier taking second place in the late December Class with Hillside Tennyson, a great carcase ram sired by Kirkhouse Remo. Tennyson created quite a stir in the sale ring eventually knocked down to Robert Gregory, Shrewsbury for 2,600gns. The next two lots from this pen selling for 1,700gns and 900gns making an average of 1,733gns for three lambs.

William Sherrard sold his third placed Shearling Ram, Logie Duno Senator sired by Rhaedar Orlando for 1,150gns and Stephen Macauley received 900gns for his Erenagh Pacman son from Donegal Breeder Jim Devenney.

Female Champion and Reserve both came from the Ballynoe House Flock of Ian Craig, two smart ewe lamb daughters of Knockin Shop selling for 900gns and 600gns. Ian’s Ballynoe House Pen averaging 673gns for their three ewe lambs.

The club would like to reiterate their thanks to Danske Bank, Provita, J Thompson and Sons and Dungannon Saleyard for their generous sponsorship and to Mr David Norman of the Kirkhouse Flock, Cumbria for giving of his time to Judge the Pre sale Classes

Averages – 11 Shearlings 712gns: 53 Ram Lambs 760gns: 7 Ewe Lambs 478gns:


Ffrwd Top Notch lives up to his name selling for 22,000gns at Worcester Charollais Premier Sale.

A ram born and bred in Anglesey by Dewi Evans, Ffrwd Top Notch, topped the national Charollais sheep sale at Worcester market, with McCartneys auctioneer Clive Roads striking the hammer down at 22,00gns to David Roberts, Shropshire, and Jonathan and Janet Corbett, Gloucestershire. Reared outside day and night since the first week of January, the ram lamb is sired by Edstaston Sotogrande and a home bred Ffrwd dam. Edstaston Sotogrande was purchased at the 2017 sale for 4,000gns, jointly owned by the Ffrwd and Wedderburn flock. The sale of Ffrwd Top Notch has become the second highest price paid for a Charollais. A second lamb bred by the same sire, Ffrwd Tyrone sold at 6,200gns to a collective of Welsh buyers, Adrian Davies, Justin Evans, Tim Pritchard and David Curran.

Gregor and Bruce Ingram, Aberdeen, sold their ram lamb Loanhead Trademark for 9,500gns to Kenny and Sheila Malcomson; Nothern Ireland. Sired by Hollylodge Supreme and out of a Loanhead ewe; Trademark won Overall Champion at the Premier Show; with an index EBV of 358.88. Both also sired by Hollylodge Surpreme; Loanhead Titan sold for 2,400gns to Abbie Moseley, Shropshire and Loanhead Top Gun sold for 2,500gns to Drew and Stephen Cowan, Northern Ireland.

Boyo flock, Shropshire, had a second week of sale success, after a fantastic sale for David Roberts at the Females with Figures sale a week prior to Premier Sale; selling three ram lambs at high prices: Boyo Tyson, sired by Mortimer Power Ranger sold for 3,400gns to Gwynne and Gail Jones, Chepstow; Boyo Toy Story, sired by Aberkinsey Nitrogen sold for 3,200gns to Tom Newth, Somerset and Boyo The Greatest Showman, sired by Galtres Favour sold for 2,900gns to Robert Tindall of Yorkshire.

Shropshire based Edstaston flock presented six ram lambs sired by last year’s record breaker Knockin Shockin; who Robert Gregory purchased for 26,000gns. The highest priced Shockin’ son was Estaston Tempranillo selling for 5,800gns to Edward Buckley & Jim Jeffrey, Southern

Ireland. Tempranilllo’s recorded EBV index is 386 in the top 10%. Shockin’s sons averaged 2,828gns.

Leicestershire based Dalby flock saw their rams make up to 5,800gns, with Dalby Tuilagi, sired by a homebred sire Dalby Ranieri and dam, making top price for Charles Sercombe, bought by William and Carole Ingram, Aberdeen. Tuilagi’s recorded EBV index is 451.49, putting him in the top 1% of index, top 5t% growth and top 1% muscle.

Reserve Show Champion Knockin Tickle My Fancy bred by Abbie Moseley, Oswestry, sold for 5,000gns to Geoff Biddulph and Mary Madders & Stuart Johnson of Stafford. Tickle My Fancy’s recorded EBV index is 402.96, putting him in the top 10% of index figures. Robbleston Tornado bred by the Jones family, Harverfordwest, sold for 3,300gns to the Elsworthy family, Exeter.

Shearling rams
For another year running, top prices in the shearling section came from the Loanhead pens of rams from Gregor and Bruce Ingram with show champion Loanhead Saxon, sired by Wernfawr Red Bull, selling for 2,100gns to Gwynn and Jeannette Williams, Brecon. Heading to Germany, the second highest selling shearling, Loanhead Sterling sired by Rhaeadr Orlando sold for 2,000gns to Volken Derbisz.

Top-price ewe was winner of the ewe lamb class at the Royal Highland Show last year from the Logie Durno flock, sired by Wernfawr Red Bull, selling for 1,900gns to Lawrence Buckland, Gloucester. Selling at the same price, 1,700gns, was another ewe from William and Carole Ingram bought by Edward Buckley and a ewe from Artnagullion flock sired by Riverdale Preacher, bred by William McAllister of Ballymena, Northern Ireland bought by David Roberts.

119 Ram lambs at £1489.32
22 Shearling Rams at £1064.80
2 Older Rams at £971.25
14 Shearling Ewes at £1092.00

Auctioneer : Clive Roads, McCartneys

Pictures : supplied direct from Tim Scrivener



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