Sale leader at Saturday’s (22nd October) High Flyers sale of Charollais in-lamb females and ewe lambs at Hereford Livestock Market saw a top call of 2600gns for an in-lamb shearling ewe from Arwyn Thomas, Whitland, Carmarthenshire.
By the 10,000gns Loanhead Washington, Arbryn 22WRF00886 is out of a homebred female by Bronwydd Terminator. With an EBV index of 323 and carrying a single to the 3400gns Logie Barbarian, she was knocked down to Tom Newth for his Castle Cary, Somerset-based Prestleigh flock.
Next best at 2000gns was another from the Arbryn pen, this time Arbryn 22WRF00912. By one of the flock’s successful homebred sires, Arbryn Tonto, she is out of a homebred Rhaeadr Real Deal daughter. She sold having been served to the homebred Arbryn Atilla to B J and D E Baker, Hooe, East Sussex, for the Olives flock.
Next up in the shearling ewe offering was the best from the Robleston flock of R G and R A Jones and Son, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Robleston 22WGN05857 is again by the 10,000gns Loanhead Washington – a tup shared with the Arbryn flock – and out of a homebred Rhaeadr Real Deal daughter. At 1500gns she now joins the Pembroke flock of David Lewis, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire.
Also selling for 1500gns was the best from Kelso-based Jim Neil, with Runningburn 22VDU00323. By the privately purchased Logie Durno Winston, she’s out of a Wernfawr bred female by Ffrwd Tyrone. She has scanned a single to Hollylodge Bon Accord and was the pick of D Anderson, Bushmills, Co Antrim.
Next up and selling for 1400gns was one of the show team shearling ewes from Jennifer Curtis, Evesham, Worcestershire. Elmwick 22DQ02756 is by Runningburn Warlord and out of a homebred female by Wraycastle Platinum. She sold having been AI’d to Sant Andras Barnstormer to David Roberts for his Boyo flock, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Then at 1200gns and back with the Jones family’s pen was Robleston 22WGN05865, another Washington daughter out of yet another Real Deal homebred daughter. Having been AI’d to the 2800gns Carnew Brave Heart, this one joins the Prestligh flock of previous buyer Tom Newth.
Next up selling for 1000gns each was a pair of shearling ewes from sale leader vendor Arwyn Thomas. The first at this money was Arbryn 22WRF00904, another by Washington and this time out of an Artnagullion Turbo daughter. AI’d to Logie Durno Barbarian, she caught the eye of N Sheldon, Swansea, West Glamorgan, for the Wrenvale flock.
At the same money was Arbryn 22WRF00877. Again, by Washington and this time out of a Rhaeadr Prince daughter, she sold carrying twins to Barbarian to T Lewis, Llanharon, Mid Glamorgan.
Ewe lambs met a top call of 1500gns for the best from Emyr Hughes’ flock based at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Bronwydd 23WAJ01011 is by the noted Foxhill Va Va Voom and is out of the 3400gns Arbryn Wanda, who was purchased at last year’s High Flyers sale and is by Artnagullion Turno. Joining the top priced shearling ewe on the day, she heads to Somerset with Tom Newth.
Three ewe lambs then met a price tag of 1000gns, the first being Kirkhouse 23XNK03334 from father and son team, David and Johnathan Norman, Cockermouth, Cumbria. By Loanhead Vanquish and out of a homebred female by Kirkhouse Robinson, she heads across the water to G Houston, Randalstown, Co Antrim.
The next at that money was the second one in from Dai and Paul Curran, Brecon, Powys. Wernfawr 23XEV02183 is by Glyn Coch Arkle and is out of a Glyn Coch Volcano daughter and caught the eye of G E Powell, Cockshutt, Shropshire.
The final ewe lamb at 1000gns was another from the Curran team, this time Wernfawr23XEV02169, a daughter of Galtres Fortune out of a homebred Wernfawr Uptown Funk daughter . Taking this one back to Tregare, Monmouthshire were Messrs Heath and Cowles for the Artha flock.
Then at 800gns was another from Emyr Hughes, this time Bronwydd 23WAJ00999. By Boyo Vancouver and out of an Arbryn-bred daughter by Arbryn Tonto, she heads north to George Town, Dumfries, to Ben Radley’s Loaningfoot flock.
Averages: 14 ewe lambs £703.57; 63 shearling ewes £782.50 (Hereford Market Auctioneers).