Charollais ram lambs peak at 7800gns


3062012 Lot 151 web.JPGThe British Charollais Sheep Society’s premier sale at Worcester saw bidding reach 7800gns for a ram lamb from the Loanhead flock of Gregor and Bruce Ingram.


Loanhead Midas Touch, by Crogham Hannibal 2nd, is an ET-bred lamb out of a ewe by Foulrice Garcia. He was sold on the day to P J Wood, St Andrews, Fife but a half share was later bought back by the breeders.


Charles Sercombe’s pen produced the 6500gns ram lamb Dalby Malachite. The twin-bred lamb is by Dalby Lazelle and out of a show winning ewe by Dalby D’Artagnan.


3062012 Lot 108 webJPG.JPGHe was bought by a consortium of three breeders headed by Shropshire flock owner Robert Gregory.


A joint bidding deal by Welsh breeders Adrian Davies (Llandeilo) and David Curran (Brecon) secured Logie Durno Magnum from Willie and Carole Ingram at 5600gns (below). His paternal grand-sire is Southam Front Runner and he is out of a ewe by Rockvilla Golden Promise.


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David Curran claimed the championship with his ram lamb Wernfawr Magnum. By Glantren Legend and out of a Rutland Domingo sired ewe, he goes to J D Corbett, Newent, Gloucestershire at 5200gns (below).


3062012 Lot 218 web.JPG The best from Myfyr Evans’ pen was the ram lamb Rhaeadr Minder taken at 4800gns in a joint deal between well known Charolais cattle breeder Esmor Evans from north Wales and Peter Vaughan, Leominster. The lamb is by Ballyhibben Klass Act.


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Top priced shearling also came from the Rhaeadr flock. Rhaeadr Lord – also by the Ballyhibben sire – made 4000gns to Jonathan Wales, Carlisle.


3062012 Lot 68 web.JPG Averages: 159 ram lambs £1119; 47 shearling rams £1088; 25 shearling ewes £874 and 10 ewe lambs £528. (McCartneys)