Logie Durno proves to be pick of the Premier at 6200gns

Top price of the day went to champion from the pre-sale show, a shearling ram from the Ingram family who, year in year out, make the long journey down from Aberdeenshire to support the sale. 

Logie Durno, champion and top price at 6200gns

Selling for the top call of 6200gns was a shearling ram, Logie Durno 23NZZ49126, a Logie Durno All Star son out of a homebred dam which is sister to the 9000gns Logie Durno Walking Thunder. Backing his convictions having given him the championship tap earlier that day was Tiverton, Devon-based pre-sale judge Robert Hopper of the Cogwell flock, in partnership with Patrick Tully, for his Bridgwater, Somerset-based Bincombe flock. 

Staying with shearling ram trade, the Ingram’s then took 5200gns for their reserve shearling ram champion, Logie Durno 23ZNN49142, this time a son of Crogham Aries II out of a Logie Durno Umpire daughter who stood second at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2021. A brother to the champion at last year’s Premier Show and Sale, this one found a new home with D and J Norman, Cockermouth, Cumbria, for the Kirkhouse flock. 

Logie Durno, reserve shearling ram champion, 5200gns

Having secured the ram lamb and reserve overall championship, Mitchel and Elizabeth Britten’s Cavick Cracker, then went on to the secure the second highest price of the day at 5500gns. By the homebred sire Cavick Balenciaga, which is owned in partnership with the Ffrwd and Wern flocks, this one is out of a Loanhead female by Rhaeadr Orlando. After much interest, this one was knocked down to the Ingram family for their Logie Durno flock. 

Ram lamb champion and reserve overall from Cavick, 5800gns

The Ingram’s were back in action then selling Logie Durno 24ZNN54305 for 4500gns. By the noted Foxhill Va Va Voom and out of a homebred Logie Durno untouchable daughter, this one was the pick of Paul and Ollie James for the father and son’s Ditton flock, based near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. 

Logie Durno, 4500gns

Two further ram lambs followed at the 4000gns mark, the first being Pembroke Crafty from Dave Lewis, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire. By the 4600gns Foxhill Benedict, this one is out of a 2000gns Arbryn female and caught the eye of Tom Newth for his Shepton Mallet, Somerset-based Prestleigh flock. 

Pembroke, 4000gns

The other to hit the 4000gns price tag was the best from Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire-based Adrian Davies. Glyn Coch Corach Rambler is by the privately purchased Moelfryn Bouncer and out of a homebred Wernfawr Ultimate Warrior daughter. Taking this one home back to Wymondham, Norfolk, were Mitchel and Elizabeth Britten, for their Cavick flock. 

Glyn Coch, 4000gns

Meanwhile, the reserve ram lamb champion sold at 3600gns. Thackwood Columbia from Messrs Wales, Carlisle, Cumbria, is by Boyo Vancouver and out of a homebred female by Ffrwd Topnotch. This one was knocked down to J Lewis, Sandbach, Cheshire. 

Thackwood, 3600gns

Next up at 3200gns was Bronwydd Casanova from Emyr Hughes, Haverfordwest, Carmarthenshire. By the homebred Bronwydd Brenin and out of a Wernfawr Vinnie daughter, this one was the pick of Grant Pink for his Bicton flock, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 

Bronwydd, 3200gns

Also, at 3200gns was Moelfryn Corker from Gethin Davies, Llanon, Ceredigion. By Bronwydd Wise Guy and out of a privately purchased Boyo female by Rigghead Untouchable, this one joined the ram lamb champion on the trailer home to Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, with the Ingram family. 

Moelfryn Corker, 3200gns

A small number of females on the day saw a top price of 1800gns for the female champion, a shearling ewe from the Loanhead flock of Gregor and Bruce Ingram. Loanhead 23WNC49245 is by Logie Durno All Star and is out of a Rhaeadr Orlando daughter. This one heads to Taunton, Somerset with Matthew and Jamie Collard. 

Averages: 4 shearling ewes £1443.74; 1 ewe lamb £525.00; 14 shearling rams £2205.00; 61 ram lambs £1443.31 (McCartneys).