Prices were up across the board and spread across the flocks at the collective sale of Charollais in-lamb shearling ewes and ewe lambs held at Worcester Market last Saturday (3rd October). Some outstanding quality animals attracted four-figure prices including the sale leader, an ewe lamb from the Ingram Family’s Logie Durno flock in Aberdeenshire. Their daughter of Logie Durno Umpire sold for 3,000gns to Jeremy Price, Oakchurch Flock in Herefordshire. The same buyer took a further ewe lamb from the Ingrams at 1,450gns; this time sired by Logie Durno Untouchable.
Next best in the prices was from Robert Gregory’s Edstaston Flock in Shropshire at 2,000gns. The ewe lamb was sired by the record-breaking Knockin Shockin out of the flock’s most successful female line. The lamb had Signet Performance figures in the top 1%. Buyer for her was Declan Miley from County Roscommon in Ireland.
Helen Sloan and her daughter Hannah from Dumfries had a smart consignment of 5 shearling ewes forward for the first time. They were rewarded with a top bid of 1,400gns for the Dumfries Show Champion in 2019. Her buyer was Robert Gregory, Edstaston Flock. Irish breeder, Declan Miley took a Leelaw sired shearling in lamb to Springhill Viking at 1,200gns.
Regular vendor Adrian Davies from Carmarthen had a top price of 1,350gns for an in-lamb shearling sired by Arbryn SamJay. Going to this money was David Roberts from Kenley, Shropshire for his Boyo Flock. Close behind at 1,300gns was a Wernfawr Stormer shearling, the pick of Ben Radley from Dumfries.
Dewi Evans from Anglesey achieved 1,400gns for a Edstaston Sotogrande shearling ewe, carrying twins to his new stock ram, Dalby Veainu. Justin Evans from the Vale of Glamorgan was the buyer.
The Dalby Flock of Charles Sercombe was also in four figures for a high performance index shearling by Dalby Ranieri carrying twins. This one also went across the water to M. Brolly, Co Donegal. Another Irish buyer, D Fennell, Co Carlow went to a 1,000 gns for an Oakchurch Ruben shearling from Abbie Moseley, Oswestry.