A top of 3,100gns and other prices at 1,550gns and 1,500gns helped trade level at more than £700 for shearling ewes at Worcester’s Females with Figures pedigree Charollais sale on Saturday (23 June).
A great day’s trading was had by the Boyo flock, which achieved the day’s top three prices. First was a Banc Nomis daughter out of a reserve breed champion at the Great Yorkshire Show.
She went home with Lawrence Buckland, Stonebow, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire, who also bought another Banc Norris shearling for 900gns.
The Boyo flock also saw a 1,550gns bid from Paul Amphlett, Tawelfa, Powys, for a shearling by Oakchurch Rufort and out of a 2,400gns dam bought at the Banwy dispersal sale.
The flock also topped ewe lamb prices at 1,500gns for daughter of the 7,000gns Wernfawr Spartcacus out of a Bronwydd-bred ewe. She knocked down to Bryan Evans, Penrhos, Powys.
Camp House flock reduction
Shearling ewes (17) made £345.26 from the Camp House flock of Robert Towers, Farleton, Lancaster, selling 20 older ewes and 20 shearling ewes.
Bidders came from Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Wales and across the north of England to bid for genetics from the flock which dates back to 1987 when the Towers first tried a Charollais on Masham ewes.
A total of 13 older ewes levelled at £276.23.
Averages: 2 ewes and lambs at foot, £341.25; 19 shearling ewes, £707.36; 8 ewe lambs, £498.75.
(Clive Roads, McCartneys)