A top call of 10,800gns was the highlight of Saturday’s Charollais Premier sale at Worcester, with a record entry allowing buyers to be discerning in their bidding.
Taking the day’s top price and setting what I believe is a new centre record for the breed was a shearling ram from the Willie and Carol Ingram and family’s Logie Durno flock, Aberdeenshire. This was Logie Durno Kracked-It, a Crogham Haniball II son out of a dam by Foulrice Gladiator, sire of last year’s Worcester sale topper Logie Durno Judge and Jury. He carried an index of 375, placing him in the top 5% of the breed. He sold in a two way split to Tim Prichard and Justin Evans for the Castellau and St Andres flocks, respectively.
Next best at 6500gns was one from Dilwyn Davies, Highway Liberator. This ram lamb is an ET bred son of Penrhos Ibanez out of a Dalby Conorde-sired dam which was the top priced ewe at the Arjane dispersal. He is a full brother to Arjane Clansman, sold to Logie Durno at 7200gns. He was also shared, this time by Charles Sercome and David Mawhinney for the Dalby and Rockvilla flocks.Then making 6000gns was another identically bred sheep, this time from the Ingrams themselves. Again ET bred this ram lamb, Logie Durno Lord of the Ring, scanned a muscle of 42.8mm and has an index of 325, putting him in the top 25%. Buying him were Angus and Sue Howie, Dunning.A 5600gns bid then secured Kingsland Leading Light from Peter Vaughan. This ET bred lamb is by Logie Durno I’m Yer Man, interbreed champion at the Highland in 2009 and Great Yorkshire in 2010. He is out of a Southam Eros-sired dam and has an index of 279. He went to Herbie Kennedy, Dumfries.At 4800gns was Logie Durno Laird from the Ingram’s. This son of 7200gns sire Arjane Klansman is out of a dam by Royal Welsh interbreed winner Rockvilla Golden Promise and has a massive index of 413, within the top 1% of the breed. He sold to N McMordie, Saintfield, Co Down.And following that at 4200gns was Foulrice Leon from Charles Marwood. Sired by Wernfawr Jim, this one is out of a dam by Foulrice Grenadier and has an index of 308 as well as being the best muscled lamb at Foulrice this year. This was shared by Arwel Owen and Aled Shenton.Just short of that money at 4000gns was Glyn Coch Knight from Adrian Davies. Sired by Glyn Coch Igniter, he is a February-born shearling out of a dam by Wray Castle Dai Hard. This was knocked down to J and P Jeffrey, Middleton, Co Cork.Also at this price was Loweyre Lucky Lad from Neil Oughton. This is a Mortimer Investment son out of a dam by Loweyre Great Guns and has an index of 384 and is a myomax carrier. He was sold to C H Rees, Llanwit Major, Glamorgan.And then selling for 3800gns was the reserve overall champion from the pre-sale show, Logie Durno Korker from the Ingrams. He is a shearling by Crogham Hannibal II and ET bred out of a dam by Rutland Ensign. A full brother to 4400gns Logie Durno Jack Daniels he has an index of 308 and his dam is a maternal sister to Highland and Great Yorkshire interbreed winner I’m Yer Man. He went to S D Tindall, Wetherby.
At the same price was Bachymbyd Kracker, a shearling from T H Roberts. This Inglis Director son is out of A Penrhos Drummer daughter and in a three way split to the Quick family, Mike and Melanie Alford and Geoff Probert.The pre-sale champion, Logie Durno Lincoln made 2400gns. This son of Crogham Hannibal II and out of a dam by Rutland Ensign and is full brother to the dam of 8200gns sire Logie Durnon Judge and Jury. He sold with an index of 326. This one headed across the water with E McCarthy, Buttevant, Co Cork.That’s all I know about at the moment, I’ll update the report with more prices and buyers details as soon as I have them….