Ram lambs hit 3800gns at Banbury
JOINT top price was 3800gns, paid twice for ram lambs at the British Charollais Sheep Societys show and sale at Banbury last weekend.
Sharing top spot were entries from Brian Atkinsons Scratch-mere flock in Cumbria and Susan Davies Heighley flock from Crewe.
Mr Atkinsons lamb, a son of Cock othe North, was a class winner and sold to James Kinnairds Findatie flock, Kinross.
The Scratchmere pen of 10 lambs, which included one at 2000gns to R Pearson, North-umberland, averaged £1195.
Mrs Davies top price lamb was reserve breed champion at Staffordshire Show and is by the 10,000gns Tullochallum Royal Scot. Buyers were Madders and Johnson, Tixall, Staffs. The Heighley average was £1064 for six lambs.
Leading lamb average was achieved by the three entries from William and Carol Ingrams Logie Durno flock from Aberdeenshire which sold to 2800gns (M J and C W Thomas, Coventry) and levelled at £1375.
Supreme champion was a lamb from Jonathan and Carroll Barbers Crogham flock sired by Netherallan Majestic and out of a ewe by Crogham Centurion. It was bought by judge Ashton Selway, Sturminster Newton, Dorset for 3000gns. The eight Crogham lambs averaged £978.
Top shearling price was 2000gns for one from Yorkshire breeders Charles and Valerie Marwoods Foulrice flock.
AVERAGES: 115 ram lambs £585 and 87 shearling rams £537. (Midland Marts) ee