Leading the collective sale of Charollais at Worcester Market at the weekend (5th October) was a powerful ewe lamb from the Logie Durno Flock of William and Carole Ingram, Aberdeenshire. This December born ET lamb was knocked down at 2,800 gns to David and Joe Lewis from Cheshire for their Cattlearch Flock. The ewe lamb’s sire was Loanhead Talisman and an ET brother was earlier in the year Champion at the breed’s premier sale, also held at Worcester. Others from the same pen sold for 980 gns and 720 gns.
Close in price at 2,400 gns was a well-bred shearling ewe from Dewi Evans’s Ffrwd Flock in Anglesey. Sired by Edstaston Sotogrande this one was carrying twins to Knockin Unanimous and was the choice of Southern Irish breeder, Paul Brophy from Co Carlow. A full sister to the top-priced ram Ffrwd Top Notch sold for 1,000 gns to Mr A J Hector from Somerset.
Several buyers were over from Ireland, including Mr J Miley from Co Roscommon. A very smart ewe lamb from Robert Greogory’s Edstaston flock caught his eye and he went to 1,250 gns to secure her. The sire of this one was the record priced, Knockin Shockin and her dam was by Arjane Jumanji. Previous progeny of this ewe have sold for 5,800 gns for Edsaston Tempranillo and a full sister was a 1st prize winner at the Royal Welsh Show.
Adrian Davies from Carmarthenshire had a good sale with his pen of 11 shearling ewes topping at 1,500 gns and averaging £567.47 Buyer of this daughter of the 7,000 gns Brettles Sherman was Justin Evans from Glamorgan. The ewe was from a top breeding female line and was carrying a single to Wedderburn Savill.
Saucy Sale Averages :
62 Shearlings averaged £577.75
10 Ewe lambs averaged £981.70
Auctioneer : Clive Roads, McCartneys