Sales results 2014

SALE Total  Entry Category Number Entered Number Forward Number Sold Average 2014 Top Price Gns
WORCESTER PREM. 263 Shearling Rams 51 45 37 £1,249.22 4200
Sat 5th July Ram Lambs 197 173 124 £1,031.03 4300
Shearling Ewes 12 12 10 £484.05 600
Ewe Lambs 3 3 3 £315.00 300
STIRLING PREMIER 61 Ram lambs 31 26 12 £556.50 850
Wednesday 16th July Sh. Ewes 30 29 12 £398.13 800
DUNGANNON 130 Shearling Rams 24 21 18 £665.70 2100
Monday 28th July Ram lambs 93 87 70 £640.50 3200
Females 13 12 8 £537.60 1100
BUILTH WELLS NSA 157 Senior Rams 1 1 0
Mon 4th August Shearling Rams 111 103 71 £538.90 1000
Ram Lambs 45 45 35 £393.90 700
CHELFORD 47 Shearling Rams 12 11 10 £553.87 825
Saturday 9th August Ram lambs 29 24 16 £341.25 575
Shearling Ewes 2 5 0 £0.00 0
Ewe lambs 4 1 1 £315.00 300
EXETER NSA SALE 166 Senior Rams 2 1 1 £399.00 380
Wednesday 20th August Shearling Rams 65 52 42 £570.00 1000
Ram Lambs 68 59 52 £400.41 540
Older Ewes 18 8 6 £367.50 420
Shearling Ewes 7 5 5 £331.80 340
Ewe Lambs 6 6 5 £275.10 300
CARLISLE 70 Shearling & older rams 36 35 21 £434.50 600
Friday 29th August Ram lambs 34 34 22 £361.30 600
Older & shearlings ewe pens 8 7 7 £216.75 270
DUNGANNON SEPT. 130 Shearling Rams 30 28 19 £463.66 700
Monday 1st Sept. Ram Lambs 100 93 44 £364.16 640
SKIPTON 84 Shearling Rams 32 28 17 £497.21 800
Tuesday 16th Sept Ram Lambs 37 34 22 £338.15 600
Shearling & older ewes 15 4 1 £252.00 240
STIRLING 15 Shearling Rams 7 7 0
Fri. 19th Sept Ram Lambs 8 8 4 £420.00 480
BAKEWELL 6 Ewe Lambs 6 26 6 £225.75 294
Fri. 20th Sept
BUILTH WELLS II 558 Senior Rams 2 2 2 £498.75 650
Mon 22nd September Shearling Rams 287 260 228 £552.92 3200
Ram Lambs 257 227 183 £435.55 3000
Females 12 12 10 £365.40 550
BALLYMENA 82 Shearling Rams 16 14 10 £378.00 580
Mon. 22nd Sept Ram Lambs 66 58 46 £296.05 500
WELSHPOOL 165 Senior Ram 1 0 0
Thursday 2nd Oct. Shearling Rams 76 55 53 £469.92 920
Ram Lambs 88 78 64 £358.31 550
SKIPTON FEMALES 99 Ewes 6 6 2 £304.50 300
Sat. 11th October Shearling Ewes 61 60 29 £414.21 950
Ewe Lambs 32 24 20 £341.78 480
BRECON FEMALES 65 Older Ewes 12 12 9 £281.17 350
Thursday 23rd October Shearling Ewes 46 39 35 £323.10 500
Ewe Lambs 7 7 1 £200.00 200
DUNGANNON FEMALES 132 Shearling Ewes 68 61 54 £567.00 2000
Mon 27th October Ewe Lambs 64 55 53 £352.25 1200
WELSHPOOL FEMALES 182 Older & Shearling ewes 171 158 124 £332.27 1150
Saturday 8th November Ewe Lambs 11 4 4 £236.25 300

Strong Trade for Logie Durno Charollais Ewes

The Ingram family from Logie Durno Farm, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire enjoyed a total clearance, 12 sheep over £1,000 and buyers from Ireland, Holland and Belgium at their Production Sale of in-lamb Charollais ewes and ewe lambs in Ludlow Market at the weekend (18th October 2014). In line with their move to predominantly later lambing ewes for shearling ram production, they offered for sale the majority of the December lambing ewes and shearlings.

Topping the sale at 1,500 gns was a full sister to their Interbreed Champion at the Royal Welsh Show in 2012.  This 2012 bred ewe was by Rockvilla Golden Promise out of a Rutland ewe and was carrying triplets to Wernfawr OMG at purchase at 3,200 gns from the Worcester Premier sale this year.  Buyer for her was Mr Ben James from Tenbury Wells, near Worcester.

Taking the next three top-priced ewes, was Mr Alun Jones from Glan-y-Mor, Talsarnau, Gwynedd for his recently formed flock.  First on his list at 1,450 gns was a 2012 born ewe by the Irish ram, Bawnard Bolt out of a Crogham Hannibal ewe.  She had the added attraction of carrying twins to the Royal Welsh Interbreed champion ram lamb, Logie Durno Officer.

Mr Jones carried along this line with another daughter of Bolt, at the same price, this time out of a Crogham ewe but again in lamb to that outstanding ram, Officer.  Last on his list was the top-priced shearling ewe at 1,480 gns.

One of a number of buyers from over the water was Mr David Darker and Richard Allen from County Wicklow.  They put in the final bid of 1,440 gns for an embryo transfer 2013 ewe by Loanhead Midas Touch out of a ewe which was reserve champion at the Royal Welsh Show as a lamb in 2011.  This one was carrying a single to Wernfawr OMG.

Going back to the Scottish flock of Mr Darling from Duns, Berwickshire at 1,400 gns was another Loanhead Midas Touch 2013 born ewe, out of the Crogham ewe and in-lamb to Logie Durno Officer.

Next in the prices at 1,350 gns was a massive ewe lamb sired by Crogham Lambert.  David Roberts from Kenley in Shropshire was her buyer.  Earlier in the day he also purchased the ewe lamb’s dam for 1,100 gns; a top breeding ewe by Rockvilla Golden Promise whose progeny have sold up to 5,600 gns.

Averages

 24 Ewes sold to average                             £685.56

49 Shearling ewes sold to average              £629.23

16 Ewe lambs sold to average                      £565.59

Auctioneer : Clive Roads, McCartneys

Elmwick and Cold Harbour sell for 1,000 gns

Two Charollais in-lamb shearling ewes topped the joint production sale held at Builth Wells Market at the weekend.  (19th October 2014).

From Mrs Jennifer Curtis’s excellent pen of 15 in-lamb shearling ewes from Evesham, Worcestershire, the one that caught the eye of Northern Irish breeder, Mr Trevor Bell from Co Down was a Ffrwd Madison daughter.  She was carrying triplets to the Three Counties Show interbreed champion and Royal Welsh Male Champion of 2012, Elmwick Mr McGregor.  The Elmwick finished with an average of £529.50.

At the same money was a yearling ewe from Tony and June Gregory’s Cold Harbour flock.  She was sired by their home-bred stock ram Famous Grouse out a Penrhos Ibanez ewe, purchased at the Arjane Dispersal sale.  With performance figures in the top 10% and carrying a lamb by Logie Durno Navigator her buyer was Jamie Wild from the Redhill Charollais Flock from Oakham, Rutland.   The Cold Harbour flock sold a further Famous Grouse yearling ewe for 880 gns to Nigel Sheldon from Carmarthenshire for his Wrenvale Flock, who was also purchaser of an Arbryn shearling at 780 gns.

At 880 gns was a yearling by Loanhead Liberator from Arwyn Thomas’s Arbryn Flock.  Her dam was the top show ewe, Elmwick Kit Kat and she was scanned in lamb to Shamrock Northern Star.  She was knocked down to Tim Prichard of the Castellau Flock, Glamorgan.

Averages

13 Ewes sold to average                     £352.15

63 Shearling ewes sold to average     £479.83

Auctioneer : Mike Evans, Brightwells.

Geldards grasp double glory at Skipton Charollais females highlight

Breed mainstays, the Geldard family from Cumbria, clinched a memorable championship and reserve championship double at the milestone 10th anniversary show and sale of pedigree breeding females staged under the auspices of the British Charollais Sheep Society at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Oct 1)

Father and son John and Richard Geldard, who run the Wraycastle flock at Low Foulshaw Farm, Gilpin Bridge, Kendal, won the Skipton title, the latest of many at the North Yorkshire venue, with their first prize shearling ewe, a December, 2012-born daughter and one of triplets by the family’s Parkgate Jack, their top-performing senior stock ram for three years and himself by the highly regarded Ballyhibben Paddy Power. The dam is a Banwy Immense-sired ewe.  Scanned carrying twins to Galtres Never Say Never Again, purchased for 2,500gns at this year’s Worcester Premier Sale, the victor sold for 720gns to Messrs Beaumont of Longridge, Preston.  Another same way bred Wraycastle shearling ewe, just two days younger than the champion, picked up first prize honours in a special anniversary show class open to members of the society’s northern region, which covers Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.  Also scanned carrying twins to Galtres Never Say Never Again, the ewe was then awarded the reserve championship by the show judge, British Charollais Sheep Society chairman David Mawhinney, who runs the Rockvilla pedigree flock in Newtonlands, County Down, and had travelled over specially for the landmark fixture, which was sponsored by JG Animal Health.

He described his two principals as “super sheep with very little between them.” His chosen reserve champion, which was also the second prize shearling ewe, by Highway Lord Lucan, made top price in sale of 950gns to Messrs Tindall of Linton Springs, Wetherby.

Breed stalwarts Charles and Valerie Marwood, whose Foulrice flock is based at Whenby, York, were again prominent among the prizewinners with the third prize shearling ewe, by their own Foulrice Lightening, out of a Foulrice Eboracum-sired ewe. Scanned carrying twins to Lowereye Neil’s Favourite, she was sold for 550gns to S Cummings.  Another Marwood shearling ewe, a Langstone K2 daughter also scanned in-lamb to Lowereye Neil’s Favourite, was awarded second prize in the northern region show class.  On a good day, the Marwoods were also responsible for the first and second prize ewe lambs, two further Foulrice Lightening daughters. The red rosette winner, out of an Edstaston Head Master-sired ewe sold for 600gns to Messrs Tindall with the runner-up making 400gns, claimed by Kenton Foster for his new Kentons Flock.

The third prize ewe lamb was shown by Cambridgeshire vendor, DC Green, of Sutton, near Ely. By Dalby Lazelle, out of a Rockville Golden Promise-sired ewe, the December-born lamb was sold for 480 gns to JD & V Towers & Son, of Farleton, Lancashire.

Northamptonshire’s Geoff and Carol Watson, who run the Sulwood pedigree flock at Eastbrook Hill, Desborough, stepped up with the first prize ewe, born in December 2011 to a show-winning sire, while her dam, Sulwood Kinki Kitten, was interbreed champion at the Royal Norfolk and supreme terminal sire female at the Great Yorkshire. Colin and Ros Bowen, of Gwyndy, Llandeloy, took second in class with a ewe by Foulrice Leroy and scanned with twins to Gwyndy Kadinsky.

The remaining prize winner, third in the northern region show class, was a shearling ewe from the North Yorkshire Halfpenny flock of husband and wife team Stephen and Nicola Hodgson, of Patrick Brompton, Bedale. By Springfield Inxs, out of an Aberkinsey Earth Mover-sired dam, the ewe is scanned in-lamb to Halfpenny Kaiser, the 2013 Great Yorkshire Show terminal champion.

Other notable prices included Messrs DC&J Green, from the Regan flock, who made the long journey north from Ely in Cambridgeshire and sold a Dalby Lazelle sired lamb for 480gns.

Colin Bowens’ Gwyndy flock had 520gns for a Millhouse Musician sired shearling sold scanned twins to Gwyndy Kadinsky, whilst Mark Worthington made 480gns from a shearling by Dudston Jasper in lamb to Galtres Lynz Unstoppable.

 

Parkgate Charollais sale tops 2,100 gns for three-shear ewe

Buyers from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales were out in force at the on-farm sale of top Charollais females from the Parkgate Flock of Alan and Herbie Kennedy, Westerparkgate, Dumfries.  On offer was the majority of their 1 – 3 crop ewes and one from this group topped the sale at 2,100 gns.  Sired by Arjane Kukri this ewe had won the interbreed championship at Dumfries in 2014 as well as 2nd prize at the Royal Highland Show.  Her dam was also a prolific show winner.  Putting in the final bid was Mr Arwyn Thomas from Carmarthenshire to secure her for his Arbryn Flock.

Next best was the top-priced shearling ewe who sold for 1,750 gns to N & J Carragher from Lochmaben, Lockerbie.  This ewe was sired by Parkgate Kaiser out of a Lornbrook were and scanned carrying twins to Ballyhibben O’Driscol.

Mr Carragher was setting up a new Charollais flock and was buyer of 12 lots during the sale.  He bought further lots at 1,150 gns and 1,050 gns and also the top-priced ewe lamb at 1,050 gns.  This lamb was by Carnew Nijinsky and her dam by Gogwell Gentle Giant had sold to the same buyer earlier in the sale.

There was plenty of interest from Northern Ireland with many of the top figured sheep heading across the water.  D & S MaCauley’s pick at 1,100 gns was a shearling ewe by Rhaeadr Midas out of a Dalby ewe in lamb to the Ballyhibben O’Brian sire who goes back to his Erenagh flock in Downpatrick.   Ian Craig from  Antrim went to 1,250 gns for a very smart, 5 year-old Glyn Coch Idol ewe carrying to Ballyhibben Mobydick.   He also paid 950 gns for a Lornbrook Irish Mist ewe, whose grand dam was a previous interbreed winner at Dumfries Show.

Local breeder Stuart Mair from Waterbeck Lockerbie was the buyer at 1,700 gns of a 2-shear ewe by Foulrice Knockout .  Her dam was purchased at the Southam Flock dispersal sale for 1,500 gns.

Going to 900 gns on two occasions was another new breeder Mr C McKeague from Cumnock in Ayrshire.  His first choice was an older ewe by Kings Land Leading Light out of a Southam Exotic dam, carrying a single to Ballyhibben O’Brian.  Also at 900 gns was a shearling ewe this time by Rhaeadr Midas, a favourite in the sale.

A lovely Foulrice Knockout 3-year old ewe was on the buying list of David Sloan from Rigghead, Dumfries who went to 950 gns for this triplet carrying ewe.  He also took a shearling ewe at the same money; an embryo born ewe by Rhaeadr Midas carrying twins to Carnew Nijinsky.

Averages

43 Flock ewes averaged             £650.75
41 Shearling ewes averaged      £559.75
19 Ewe lambs averaged             £453.15

Auctioneer : Clive Roads, McCartneys

Worcester Saucy Sale
Edstaston ewe lamb top sale at 1,700 gns

A top-quality show ewe lamb from Mr Robert Gregory’s Edstaston Flock near Shrewsbury topped the annual Worcester Saucy Sale of Charollais females at the weekend.  The lamb was knocked down for 1,700 gns to Mr David Roberts from Kenley in Shropshire.  The lamb was sired by the 6,500 gns Dalby Malachite out of a Glyn Coch ewe.

Next best was an in-lamb shearling ewe from Mr Adrian Davies from Carmarthen.  Her dam was the Supreme Interbreed champion from this year’s Royal Welsh Show and her sire Dudston Monty.  She was carrying a single to a home-bred sire, Glyn Coch Night to Remember.  Taking this one at 1,500 gns was Mr Justin Evans from the Vale of Glamorgan.

The Ingram family from Aberdeenshire had their usual strong consignment of in-lamb shearling ewes.  Their top was 1,000 gns for a very well-bred gimmer out of Dalby Hyacinth by Rockvilla Golden Promise.  She was in lamb to Logie Durno Officer, the Interbreed champion ram lamb at the 2014 Royal Welsh Show.  The ewe’s top 5% performance figures were also the attraction to her buyer, Mr Scott Horton from Buckinghamshire.  Not far behind at 950 gns was another Loanhead gimmer this time by Rutland Humdinger and also with the added attraction of being in lamb to Logie Durno Officer.  Mr E J Taylor from Leamington Spa for his Little Dassett flock was her buyer.

Drew and Stephen Cowan were well-rewarded for their long trip over the water from Northern Ireland, with in-lamb shearlings selling to 980 gns and 800 gns for daughters of Castellau Millionaire. The Tullyear ewes sold to to Ben Bingham also from Northern Ireland the other to P J Smith from Somerset.

Averages :

11       Ewes                    £468.00

56      Shearling ewes     £529.12

12      Ewe lambs            £606.37

Auctioneer : Clive Roads, McCartneys

Aberkinsey Shearling tops Builth sale at 3,200 gns

Averages for both categories of rams at the main Builth Wells sale were up on the 2013 figures.

A strong show of lambs produced the pre-sale show champion from Arwyn Thomas’s Arbryn Flock.  Lot 4450 (substitute entry) was an ET lamb sired by Shamrock Northern Star out of top show ewe, Elmwick Kit Kat.  A full brother to Arbryn Ottoman was sold at the Worcester Premier sale for 3,100 gns and the Builth Champion nearly reached this figure when sold for 3,000 gns to Mr Chris Parkinson from Doncaster for his New House Flock.

Topping the sale was a strong, well-fleshed shearling ram from Meilir Jones’s Aberkinsey flock in north Wales.  Again this was an ET lamb whose full brothers had sold well at the Premier Sale.  Sired by Southam Easy Rider out of an Aberkinsey Earth Mover ewe the final bid was put in by Huw Roberts for his Bachymbyd flock in Ruthin.  Another shearling the same way bred went for
1,750 gns to Mr G Morgan, Herefordshire.   First ram in the Aberinsey run sold for 1,500 gns to Mr David Jerman, Powys.  The pen of 17 shearling rams finished the top average in this ring of £995 for 17 sold.

The 1st prize pen of shearlings from Gregor and Bruce Ingram’s Loanhead Flock finished the day on an average of £750 for 22 sold.  Their top rams made 1020 gns twice for two Crogham Hannibal II sired rams.

In the lamb ring Charles Marwood sold his high-indexed son of Dalby Mount Aloe, Foulrice Onyx for 1,500 gns to Nick and Mimi Hart, Herefordshire.   Adrian Davies from Carmarthen sold a Dudston Monty son for 1,350 gns to Janet and Jonathan Corbett, Gloucestershire for their Wedderburn flock.

Winning the card for the Champion Pen of rams was Tim Prichard with lambs from his Castellau Flock.  These sold to a top of 950 gns for the 4th prize winner at the Royal Welsh show.  Sired by Castellau Nockout out of a Southam Exotic sired ewe, Robert Towers from Lancaster put in the final bid for his Camp House flock.

BUILTH WELLS NSA SALE AVERAGES

                                No Fwd              No Sold       %                 Average                Top
Older Rams           2                         2                 100%           £498.75                 650 gns
 Shearling Rams     260             228              88%             £552.92 (+£7)       3,200 gns
 Ram Lambs           227              183              81%              £435.55 (+£56)     3,000 gns

Top Price Goes To Tullyear Oman at Dungannon Premier Sale

Charollais Sheep trade in Northern Ireland got off to a flying trade with averages up and an excellent clearance.  The buzz around the market confirmation of the interest in the breed.   Topping the trade at 3200gns was Tullyear Oman, a ram lamb from the Tullyear pen of Drew and Stephen Cowan. Oman is a son of Foulrice Nuria top priced ram lamb at Worcester Premier 2013 who was purchased by Eddie Buckley’s Kilbarry Flock.   Oman’s maternal sire is Tullyear Krackerjack . Standing second in the late December born class this impressive ram was purchased by Friarstown Charollais, County Leitrim.

Champion of the day chosen by Judge Geoff Probert was a powerful shearling ram shown by the Artnagullion Flock of William McAllister.  This Ballyhibbon Kickstart son sold to a consortium of English and Welsh Breeders for 2100gns. Standing second in the shearling class was the Carnew Flock of Jonathan Aiken, his Castellau Lord Mayor son selling for 1000gns to Eamonn Quinlivan, County Clare.

Reserve Champion went to the Female Champion a big powerful ewe lamb from the Erenagh Flock of Stephen Macauley, selling for 1100gns to County Tyrone breeder Neville Martin.

First Prize in the Early December Ram Lamb Class went to the Carnew Flock of Jonathan Aiken, this Lord Mayor son sold for 700gns to a County Antrim Buyer. The Carnew Flock also won the January Ram Lamb Class with another Lord Mayor son, this eye-catching ram bred from the multi prize winning Carnew Jo sold for 2000gns to Southern Breeders Eddie O’Gorman and Eddie McCarthy.  Standing second in this class was William McAllister with his 1st prize placed Balmoral Ram, this Ballyhibbon Kickstart son sold to County Donegal for 1700gns.

First prize in the late December born class came from the Bunderg Flock of Robert and Gary Scott, sired by Rhaeadr Magic this well-muscled ram sold to William McAllister for 1600gns.

The Group of Three sponsored by J Thompson & Sons Animal Feed was won by William McAllister’s Artnagullion Flock.

One of the top pen averages of the day went to the McMordie Family, their Riverdale Flock sold to a top of 1100gns for a Logie Durno Nobleman son.  This high index lamb sold to County Donegal.  A Logie Durno Laird son from the same pen sold for 1000gns to County Armagh breeder,  Noel Donnelly. The McMordie Family sold three rams to average 983gns.

McConnell Brothers sold to a top of 1000gns, sired by Tullyear Norris and out of the same dam as Hollylodge Made to Measure this stylish ram going to the  Lornbrook Flock of Diane Christie.

Averages:

18 Shearlings         £665.70

70 Ram lambs       £640.50

8 ewe lambs            £537.60

The Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club are once again indebted to main Sponsors Danske Bank, also J Thompsons and Sons Animal feeds and Dungannon Market for their generous Sponsorship

Show Results:

Shearling: 1st William McAllister, 2nd Jonathan Aiken, 3rd Diane Christie

Early December born Ram Lamb: 1st Jonathan Aiken, 2nd Drew and Stephen Cowan, 3rd Norman McMordie

Late December born Ram lamb: 1st Robert and Gary Scott, 2nd Drew and Stephen Cowan, 3rd Jonathan Aiken

January Ram lamb: 1st Jonathan Aiken, 2nd William McAllister, 3rd Diane Christie

Group of Three: 1st Artnagullion Flock, 2nd Carnew Flock, 3rd Rockvilla Flock

Ewe Lamb: 1st Stephen Macauley, 2nd William McAllister, 3rd William McAllister

Female Champion: Stephen MaCauley

Male Champion: William McAllister

Reserve Champion: Stephen Macauley

Champion: William McAllister.

Castellau One in a Million tops Worcester Premier Sale at 4,300 gns

Average prices, numbers sold and clearance rates were all up at the Charollais Sheep Premier Sale held at Worcester Market at the weekend.  Leading the trade at 4,300 gns was a very smart tup lamb from the Castellau Flock of Tim Prichard, Glamorgan.  After fierce bidding from a number of breeders, Norman McMordie from Northern Ireland put in the final nod for this son of Castellau Lord of the Manor.   “This lamb was just what I was searching for, plenty of style, correct with excellent performance figures and pedigree to match his looks” said Mr McMordie.

Enjoying an outstanding sale was Meilir Jones from Trelawynd in Flintshire.  His five shearling rams all sired by Glen Coch Mr T out of Bachymbyd Jack Daniels bred ewes averaged £2,961.  Aberkinsey Number 1 sold for 4,200 gns to S & S Murray from Pattingham, Nr Wolverhampton for her Shipley Flock.  Next at 4,000 gns was Aberkinsey Nuclear Power which was knocked down to Matthew Rees from Ceredigion.  The next two sold for 2,600 gns to A J Snaith, Northumberland and 2,300 gns to E J Taylor from Warwickshire.

The Aberkinsey Flock was also to the fore with their ram lamb, Aberkinsey Optimum which took the reserve show champion award prior to the sale.  Going to 4,200 gns was Mr Patrick Tully from Bridgewater in Somerset for this twin by Southam Easy Rider out of a Bachymbyd Jack Daniels ewe.

The show classes were judged by Mr Drew Cowan from Northern Ireland and he selected a lamb from the Loanhead Flock of Gregor and Bruce Ingram from Aberdeenshire as his champion.  Outlaw was sired by Logie Durno Laird out of Riverdale Iris and was purchased for 3,200 gns by Dewi Evans from Anglesey for his Ffrwd Flock.  Going back to the Northern Irish flock of R Scott at 3,100 gns was Loanhead One and Only a very muscular tup by Riverdale Noble out of a Logie Durno Jackpot ewe.  An embryo lamb out of the 2012 RWAS Champion of Champions Logie Durno Kate by Loanhead Midas Touch sold to Mr and Mrs Mark Rushbrooke and Mr and Mrs Tony Gregory for 2,600 gns.  Tim Prichard from the Castellau flock took a further Loanhead lamb at 2,200 gns.   A shearling ram, Loanhead Nimrod this time by Rutland Humdinger from the same flock sold for 3,200 gns to Mr T C Phillips from Brecon.

The Logie Durno flock which is owned by Gregor and Bruce’s parents, William and Carole enjoyed their best trade with their pen of lambs.  Topping their trade at 3,100 gns was Logie Durno Obama, the winner of the Signet Performance ram lamb class.  Sired by Crogham Lambert out of a Rockvilla Golden Promise ewe his purchasers were Ian Spence and Sue Pye, Aberdeenshire.  Their next best price was 2,600 gns paid by Gail and Gwen Jones from Chepstow for Logie Durno Outstanding another Crogham Lambert lamb.

Arwyn Thomas from Carmarthenshire achieved 3,100 gns for Arbryn Olazabal an embryo lamb by Shamrock Northern Start out of top show ewe, Elmwick Kit Kat.  Joint purchasers of this one were Charles Sercombe from Leicestershire and Society Inspector, Mr Robert Gregory from Shrewsbury.  Brecon breeder, Mr David Curran attracted some lively bidding late in the day, with a top of 3,200 gns for Wernfawr OMG.  This embryo tup lamb was by Wrenvale Mad 4 Ewe out of a Foulrice bred ewe by Rutland Ensign and was purchased by the Ingrams.  Ben James from Tenbury Wells, Worcester went to 2,500 gns for Wernfawr Olympus, another Wrenvale sired lamb this time out of a Netherkier Kiwi ewe.

Ian Matthews from Brecon sold Buckland Oberon for 2,600 gns a Logie Durno Macbeth son to Northern Irish breeder, Robert Scott for his Bunderg Flock.  Scottish flock owners, Alan and Herbie Kennedy from Dumfries achieved 2,500 gns for their lamb by Carnew Nijinsky.  Buyer for this one was G J Williams, Brecon.  Another Welsh bred lamb, Glyn Coch Olympus sold for 2,650 gns to local breeder Mrs Jennifer Curtis for her Elmwick Flock along with John and Ann Griffiths, Chestnut Park Flock.

Auctioneer Clive Roads said after the sale “I had buyers all around the ring for the sheep, there was a buzz and enthusiasm for the lots on offer and a great result achieved for everyone.”

Averages

37 Shearling rams averaged      £1249.22

124 Ram lambs averaged            £1031.03

10 Shearling ewes averaged      £484.05

3 Ewe lambs averaged                  £315.00

Auctioneer : Clive Roads, McCartneys