Sale Results 2018

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