Many breeds have barely got going on the tup sales, but already the first in-lamb ewe sales of the season have been held, with Charollais in-lamb ewes selling to a top call of 1750gns at Worcester.
Taking this top call at the “Saucy Sale” was the best of the day from Jonathan and Carroll Barber’s Crogham flock, Norfolk. Their shearling ewe, by Rockvilla Ferrari and carrying twins to Kings Land Invincible, sold to Willie Ingram, Logie Durno, Aberdeenshire.
Next best sale of 1720gns was achieved for a shearling ewe by Logie Durno Finnegan from Drew and Stephen Cowan, Banbridge, Co Down. This one, carrying twons by Tullyear Egbert sold to David Roberts, Kenley, Shropshire.
At 1700gns was the best from Meilier Jones’ Aberkinsey flock. By Foulrice Eurostar and in-lamb to Skelton Whin Istabraq, this one sold to A T Edwards and Arwel Owen.
Also making this money was this year’s Royal Show champion from Charles and Helen Sercombe, Melton Mowbray. This high index shearling ewe is by Rockvilla Golden Promise and carrying twins by Rainbow Hermes. She was snapped up by Peter Scott for his Coleford flock, Gloucestershire.
Then making 1380gns was the best from Adrian Davies’ Glyn Coch flock. This money was given for an ET bred daughter of Galtres Dominator, sire of three Royal Welsh breed champions for Tim Prichard, which was sold in-lamb to Edbaston Juno, top priced lamb from this year’s premier sale. Buying this was E M Morgan, Carmarthen for a new flock.
Averages; 81 ewes £587.16, 23 ewe lambs £428.22 (McCartneys).