Plenty of support for the annual Hereford High Flyers sale that this year featured a reduction sale of David & Paul Curran’s Wernfawr Flock.
The aged ewes on offer from Wernfawr, Arbryn and Castellau sold at 100% clearance rate averaging 516.67gns. The top price was Lot 4 from the Wernfawr flock selling for 1,200gns to David Roberts of the Boyo flock – a Castellau ewe sired by Logie Durno Officer and in lamb to Wernfawr Stormer. The second highest price was Lot 14, also from Wernfawr flock, selling for 950gns to Robert Towers of the Camp House flock – sired by Shamrock Northern Star and in lamb to Wernfawr Ultimate Warrior.
In the shearling ewe section, the average was 664.53gns. Top price went to Lot 29 (pictured below) from Wernfawr flock selling for 3,800gns to James Danforth of the Lodgehill flock – sired by Brettles Sherman and in lamb to Wernfawr Stormer.
The second highest price was Lot 27 from Wernfawr flock, selling for 2,200gns to David Roberts. This shearling was sired by Wernfawr Stormer.
Other top prices from Wernfawr flock included Lot 32 selling for 1,350gns to David Roberts of the Boyo flock and Lot 44 that sold for 1,000gns to Jim Neil of the Runningburn flock.
The Gwyndy flock of Colin & Ros Bowen had a top price of 1,000gns for Lot 49, selling to Harry De Vliegher of Holland, who also purchased Lot 50 for 800gns. Gwyndy’s Lot 55 sold for 750gns to Nigel Sheldon of the Wrenvale flock – sired by Padest Sir Lancelot and in lamb to Bronwydd Professor.
The Elmwick flock of Jennifer Curtis had a top price of 1,300gns for Lot 58, selling to Andrew Davies of the Cannahars flock and his nephew Craig Bacon of the Broadgate flock – sired by Foulrice Raphael and in lamb to Elmwick Tommie.
Emyr Hughes Bronwydd flock had a top price of 950gns for Lot 68, which sold to Messrs B J & D E Baker of the Olives flock and Lot 69 selling for 750gns to Harry De Vliegher of Holland
Tim Prichard’s Castellau flock had a top price of 700gns for Lot 73, selling to I D & E M Griffiths from the Cardsland flock – sired by Wernfawr Spartacus and in lamb to Boyo Uncle Ted. Sant Andras flock of Justin & Tom Evans had a top price of 650gns for Lot 84, selling to Adrian Davies from the Glyn Coch flock – sired by Rhaeadr Popeye and in lamb to Bronwydd Tomahawk. The Kirkhouse flock of David and Johnathan Norman supported the sale once again by travelling all the way from Cumbria with two shearling ewes and one ewe lamb, with lot 95 selling for 400gns to Cheryle Twiggs of the Harptree flock.
The Arbryn flock of Arwyn Thomas had a top price of 1,400gns for Lot 90, which sold to Ben and Amelia Watts of the Willow flock. This shearling was sired by Brettles Sherman and is in lamb to Artnagullion Turbo. Arwyn’s second highest price Lot 89 selling for 1,200gns to Jim Neil of the Runningburn flock – also sired by Brettles Sherman and in lamb to Artnagullian Turbo. Arbryn’s Lot 91 sold for 1,000gns to Carwyn Lewis – sired by Brettles Sherman and in lamb to Arbryn Tonto. Arbryn’s Lot 87 sold for 950gns to Cerieth Evans, Cwmgwili flock – sired by Brettles Sherman and in lamb to Arbryn Tonto.
In the ewe lamb section the average was 595.63gns, with a top price of 1,900gns for Wernfawr Lot 109 bought by Jim Neil of the Runningburn flock. The second highest price ewe lamb was Lot 115 from the Wernfawr flock, selling for 1,350gns to Declan Miley, of the Knockcroghery flock – sired by Arbryn SamJay. The same buyer also bought Lot 111 for 1,100gns.
Multiple Wernfawr ewe lambs made four figures. Lot 127 sold for 1,300gns to David Roberts of the Boyo flock; Lot 106 sold for 1,250gns to Sinead and Eoin Brophy of the Kellistown flock; Lot 124 sold for 1,050gns to the Elsworthy family of the Elsridge flock and Lot 117 sold for 950gns to Graham Foster of the Springhill flock. The Kirkhouse flock sold a ewe lamb for 420gns to Messrs TF Duncan & Co, Co Antrim – sired by Rhaeadr Tradesman.
With a total of 134 head of Charollais females on offer at the sale, only 4 were not sold, with a total of 47 different buyers.
Following the sale of ewe lambs, doses of semen were offered for sale with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. Collwyn and Avril Rees of the Llynfi flock bought both lots, 10 doses from Wernfawr Nijinksy for 105gns and 10 doses from Wernfawr Stormer for 210gns, with Brightwells Madley department donating 105gns also.
Many thanks go to all the vendors for such a strong show of sheep, to the buyers who travelled from all around the UK to attend and to Greg Christopher and his team at Brightwells.