Charollais females met a strong demand at this year’s Saucy Sale at Worcester Livestock Market with auctioneer James Amphlett recording clearance rates of 97% for ewe lambs and 96% for shearling ewes. Topping the shearling ewe offering and sale overall at 3600gns was Adrian Davies, LLandeilo, Carmarthenshire.
Glyn Coch 20XCA01541 is by Wernfawr Stormer out of a Brydan ewe that has already produced the 4600gns Glyn Coch Up and Under. She was sold having been AI’d to the 8500gns Logie Durno Wall Street to David Roberts for his Boyo flock, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
The second highest priced shearling ewe on the day came from the Edstaston flock of Robert and Jeanette Gregory, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in the form of the 2600gns Edstaston 20TG00969. This ET-bred Knockin Shockin daughter is out of Edstaston Petunia, an Arbryn Olazabal daughter. Having been scanned with twins to Knockcroghery Vald’isere, she heads across the water to D and S Cowan, Banbridge, Co Down.
Next up at 1900gns was Rigghead 20HR02940 from Helen and Hannah Sloan, Collin, Dumfriesshire. By Edstaston Urban Warrior, this one is out of a homebred female by Banwy Pick of the Crop and was shown successfully at the Royal Highland standing fourth. She was sold having been scanned for twins to Carnew Wisecrack to Steve Stamp, Highbridge, Somerset.
At 1800gns was the pick of the pen from Victoria Sercombe, Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Leicestershire. Micklehills Violet is by Edstaston Tulloch out of one of the flock’s most consistent breeders, Micklehills Orla. Ranked in the top 1% for scan weight and top 5% for overall index, she sold having been scanned for twins to Dalby Wappy Chappy to Gwyn and Gail Jones, Chepstow, Monmouthshire.
Next up at 1500gns was another from Helen and Hannah Sloan’s pen in the form of Rigghead 20HR02964. By Loanhead Rembrandt, this one was scanned carrying a single to Carnew Wisecrack and caught the eye of Justin Evans, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan for his Sant Andras flock.
Leading ewe lamb trade at 3500gns was the best from Cullompton, Devon-based Michael and Melanie Alford’s Foxhill pen. Foxhill Wild Rose is by Rockvilla Ferrari out of a homebred Logie Olympian daughter. This one joined the top priced shearling ewe selling to David Roberts for his Boyo flock.
Next best at 3400gns was the third lamb in from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire-based William and Carole Ingram in the form of Logie Durno 21ZNN37396. By the 16,000gns Foxhill Va Va Voom, this one is out of a Loanhead Talisman daughter, making her a full sister to the 8500gns Logie Durno Wall Street and the 10,000gns Logie Durno Washington. Securing this one was Glen Baird, Arghavilly Charollais, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland.
The Ingram’s second lamb, Logie Durno 21ZNN37385, another by Va Va Voom, this time out of a Logie Durno Jackpot daughter, then caught the eye of Declan Miley, Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon, Eire, for 3000gns.
Then at 2300gns was another from the Alford family’s pen in the form of Foxhill Whitney, a Thackwood U Corker daughter out of a Carthorpe Grand Duke daughter. This one is the natural sister to the 17,000gns Foxhill Walkabout. This one sold to Sheila Malcomson for her Ringclare flock, Donaghmore, Newry, Northern Ireland.
Next up at 1500gns was Oswestry, Shropshire-based Abbie Moseley selling Knockin 21XXJ01067. By Knockin Undercover Brother, this one is out of an Oakchurch Ruben daughter and sold to Turret Charollais, Co Cork, Eire.
Averages: 50 shearling ewes £782.88; 29 ewe lambs £1127 (McCartneys).