Final Southam Charollais dispersal hits 4100gns

The final sale to disperse the noted Southam flock of Charollais for Lionel and Jenny Organ, Rhos, Llandysul, saw prices peak at 4100gns for a shearling ewe which sold to noted Charolais cattle breeder Esmor Evans, Maerdy.

This one was a daughter of homebred sire Southam Exotic and was scanned carrying a pair to Edstaston Jigsaw, a sire making his mark in the Logie Durno flock of the Ingram family, Aberdeenshire.

Next best of the day was a 3500gns bid, again made by Mr Evans, which secured another shearling, this time by Foxhill Farm Gemini, carrying triplets to Jigsaw. Then at 3000gns was another byn Southam Exotic which was carrying a set of twins by Royal Welsh breed champion Logie Durno Jackpot. This one was taken by David Mawhinney, Newtonards, Northern Ireland, for the Rockvilla flock.

Selling at 2700gns was a daughter of Wardshill Icon which was scanned carrying a set of triplets by Carthorpe Grand Duke. This one was bought by Gary and Cherry Davies, Carmarthen.

Then at 2450gns was another shearling by Icon, this time due with a single by Edstaston Jigsaw. She sold to Howell Ress, Vale of Glamorgan.

One by Foxhill Farm Gemini then sold at 2100gns.She was due to Jackpot and sold to Peter Scott, Eastbach, Gloucestershire.

And a pair then sold at 2000gns, the first selling to Mr Scott, while the second, a Southam Exotic daughter due with lambs to Tymaen Kilroy, sold to Tim Prichard, Llantrisant.

Best of the old ewes sold at 1400gns, this was a Southam Eros sired ewe carrying twins to Southam High and Mighty. This sold to R J Tindell, West Yorkshire. Then at 1300gns was a ewe by Carthorpe Grand Duke due with a set of triplets to Southam High and Mighty, she was bought by Mark Davies, Aberaeron.

Averages; 25 in-lamb older ewes £729.12, two older ewes with lambs at foot £871.50, 53 in-lamb shearling ewes £1219.39 (Dai Lewis).