A ewe lamb from Mr Robert Gregory’s Edstaston Flock, Shrewsbury topped the annual Worcester Saucy Sale of Charollais females at the weekend.
Sired by the 6,500gns Dalby Malachite and out of a Glyn Coch ewe, the lamb was knocked down for 1,700gns to Mr David Roberts, Kenley, Shropshire.
Next best was an in-lamb shearling ewe from Mr Adrian Davies from Carmarthen. Her dam was supreme interbreed champion from this year’s Royal Welsh Show and her sire was Dudston Monty. She was carrying a single to a home-bred sire, Glyn Coch Night to Remember. Taking this one at 1,500gns was Mr Justin Evans, Vale of Glamorgan.
The Ingram family, Aberdeenshire, had a strong consignment of in-lamb shearling ewes. Their top was 1,000gns for a gimmer out of Dalby Hyacinth by Rockvilla Golden Promise. She was in-lamb to Logie Durno Officer, the interbreed champion ram lamb at the 2014 Royal Welsh Show. The ewe’s buyer was Mr Scott Horton, Buckinghamshire. Not far behind at 950gns was a Loanhead gimmer this time by Rutland Humdinger and in-lamb to Logie Durno Officer. Buyer was Mr E J Taylor, Leamington Spa.
Drew and Stephen Cowan were well-rewarded for their trip from Northern Ireland, with in-lamb shearlings selling to 980gns and 800gns for daughters of Castellau Millionaire. The Tullyear ewes sold to Ben Gingham, also from Northern Ireland, the other to P J Smith, Somerset.
Averages : 11 ewes, £468.00; 56 shearling ewes, £529.12; 12 ewe lambs, £606.37.