Young Charollais breeders and first-time exhibitors at the sale, Mitchel Britten and Elizabeth Barber from Wymondham, Norfolk, lead the way at Saturday’s sale of Charollais Females With Figures at Worcester Livestock Market on Saturday 11th June, with a shearling ewe selling for 1600gns.
Their sale leader Cavick 21WVW01211 is by Loanhead Vanquish and out of a Loanhead Midas Touch daughter, making her full ET-bred sister to the 15,000gns Cavick What A Boy! who sold at last year’s Premier Sale at Worcester. Taking this one home was Gwyn and Gail Jones, Chepstow, Gwent, for their Springfield flock.
Next up at 1350gns was another Loanhead Vanquish daughter, Cavick 21WVW01269, this time out of a homebred daughter by Logie Durno Navigator. This one carries an index of 207.23 and found a new home with the Camp House flock of R J and J Towers, Ingleton, Carnforth.
Two shearling ewes then commanded a 1200gns price tag, the first being Cavick 21WVW01250. Another by Vanquish and this time out of a Knockin Shockin’ daughter with a top 10% index of 261.42, this one was knocked down to P D and I V Pritchard, Crickhowell, Powys for the recently established Wenllan flock.
The second at 1200gns was Cavick 21WVW01267, a daughter of Cavick Utterly Butterly and out of a Loanhead Midas Touch daughter. With an index of 209.20, this one joined the top priced female selling to the Springfield flock.
Leading the way in the ewe lamb offering at 650gns were long-time supporters of the sale Margie and Mark Rushbrooke, Bewdley, Worcs. Brettles 22WF04096 is by Edstaston Vancouver out of a Brettles Tintin daughter. Carrying the third highest Terminal Index of the breed and a top 5% maternal index, this one sold to Jonathan and Carroll Barber for the Crogham flock, Wymondham, Norfolk.
5 breeding ewes £268.80; 21 shearling ewes £756.50; 6 ewe lambs £498.75 (McCartneys).