Saturday’s sale of Charollais females from the Logie Durno and Tilton flocks of the Ingram family and Alan Thomas, respectively, saw the Logie Durno offering take the pick of the trade, topping at 5200gns for a shearling ewe.

The sale leader was an ET bred sister to last year’s Royal Welsh breed champion Logie Durno Jackpot and was knocked down to Angus Howie for the Millhouse flock and was carrying twins to Southam High and Mighty.

Next best at 4200gns was a shearling out of Southam Ice Maiden and by Logie Durno Jackpot. Again ET bred she is full sister to a shearling which had been shown this year and was taken by Aberdeenshire buyer Jim Innes, buying foundation stock for a new flock.

Following that at 4000gns was a Crogham Hannibal II daughter carrying triplets to Edstaston Jigsaw. She sold in a two way split to Tim Prichard and Justin Evans for the Castellau and Sant Andras flocks, respectively.

At 3500gns was a full ET sister to the 4200gns shearling, with this one sold to Mr Howie. And making 3400gns was one of a number sold to breeders across the Irish Sea. Leading the consignment heading for the ferry was a Logie Durno Jackpot daughter out of a Rutland Ensign sired ewe which sold carrying twins to Arjane Klansman. She was knocked down to David and Liz Mawhinney, Newtonards.

A 2700gns bid was enough to secure a Crogham Hannibal II sired shearling carrying twins to Logie Durno Jackpot. She sold to H and M Evans, Anglesey.

And following that one across Offahs Dyke was another Hannibal II daughter at 2400gns. This one, a full sister to this year’s Worcester Premier Sale champion, Logie Durno Lincoln, went to Edward Morgan, Carmarthenshire.

Averages; 11 Logie Durno ewes £487.77, 124 Logie Durno shearling ewes £1032.20, 14 Tilton ewes £575.25, 24 Tilton ewes £523.68 (Halls with McCartneys).