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