Charollais flock breaks two breed records

Two record-breaking prices were set for the Charollais breed at the Tullyear production sale at Beattie Livestock Yard, Omagh, last week (14 November).

A two-shear ewe was the first of a brace of record 7,500gns calls for the Tullyear flock of Drew and Stephen Cowan, Clareville, County Down.  

Tullyear 18QY02821 is by Tullyear Egbert daughter and out of a Bawnard Keystone daughter. She was knocked down to the Ingram family of the Logie Durno and Loanhead flocks, Aberdeenshire. She was in-lamb to Logie Durno Van the Man.

See also: Worcester Charollais hit 22,000gns

Charollais two-shear ewe

Tullyear 18QY02821 © Alfie Shaw

The previous female Charollais record was 7,000gns set in 2011.

An in-lamb shearling matched the record price tag. Tullyear Uptown Lady is a Loanhead Topgun daughter out of a home-bred, Tulleyar-sired dam. This one sold to Graham Foster of the Springhill flock in Northern Ireland.

Charollais ewe

Tullyear Uptown Lady © Alfie Shaw

At 5,500gns was Tullyear Uptown Girl, which sold to Robert and Jeanette Gregory of the Edstaston flock, Shropshire. She is by Edstaston Toulouse and out of a Bawnard Keystone Dam.

Shearling ewe

Tullyear Uptown Girl © Alfie Shaw

Averages: 108 Tullyear females, £1,100 (100% clearance) (Richard Beattie)