Saturday 16th October saw a phenomenal trade for Charollais females with competitive interest across the board. Dominating proceedings in the shearling ewe section was Whitland, Carmarthenshire-based Arwyn Thomas whose strong run of 22 females topped the day at 7000gns, setting a new centre record for the breed.
Sale leader was Arbryn 20WRF00701, an Artnagullion Turbo daughter out of a homebred daughter of Shamrock Northern Star who was shown successfully as a yearling. She was sold to J Neil and Son, Kelso, Scottish Borders, having been AI’d to the 10,000gns Loanhead Washington.
Next up from Mr Thomas at 3400gns was Arbryn 20WRF00704, full sister to the sale leader. This one was AI’d to Arbryn Tonto, a former first prize winner at the Royal Welsh Show in 2019 and caught the eye of Emyr Hughes, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
Then at 3100gns was Arbryn 20WRF00723, a Tonto daughter out of Arbryn Rihanna, again by Shamrock Northern Star. Having been AI’d to Loanhead Washington, this one was knocked down to D Lewis, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire.
Next up from the same pen and selling for 2650gns was Arbryn 20WRF00690, a Tonto daughter out of a Dalby bred ewe by Dalby Ranieri. Again AI’d to Washington, this one heads to Tiverton, Devon, with FA and CJ Elsworthy.
Leading the way in the ewe lamb offering at 3400gns was the best from father and son team David and Paul Curran, Brecon, Powys. Their leader was Wernfawr 21XEV01765, a Glyn Coch Volcano daughter out of a Wernfawr Powerhouse dam. Re-investing some of his previous earn was Arwyn Thomas for his Arbryn flock.
Three ewe lambs from the Curran family’s pen then sold for 2200gns, the first being Wernfawr 21XEV01760, another by Volcano and this time out of a homebred daughter of Glyn Coch Night To Remember who has already produced tups to 3100gns and daughters to 1900gns. She heads across the water to D and S Cowan, Co Down, Northern Ireland.
Also selling at 2200gns was Wernfawr 21XEV01742, a Wernfawr Uptown Funk daughter out of a Wernfawrn Nijinsky daughter which heads to Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, with AM and RW Davies.
The final one at this money was another Uptown Funk daughter, Wernfawr 21XEV01770. Out of a daughter by Shamrock Northern Star, this one sold to Ben James, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.
Then at 2000gns was the best from Colin and Ros Bowen, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, in the form of Gwyndy 21XPR08196. By Boyo Vancouver, this one is out of a home bred daughter of Wernfawr Rokocoko and sold across the water to Trevor Bell, Comber, Co Down, Northern Ireland.
Averages: 54 breeding females £1297.14; 20 ewe lambs £1125.60 (Hereford Market Auctioneers).