Charollais Worcester Saucy Sale tops at 1,700gns

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.

Top priced lot, shearling ewe, sold for 1,700gns

Top priced lot, ewe lamb, sold for 1,700gns

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.

Second highest lot, ewe lamb, sold for 1,500gns

Second highest lot, shearling ewe, sold for 1,500gns

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.