THE Charollais premier sale at Worcester topped at 12,000gns for Knockin Ultrashock from Abbie Moseley, Oswestry, which sold to Jeremy Price, Staunton on Wye.
The ram lamb was full brother to the 2017 breed record holder, Knockin Shockin by Oakchurch Ruben out of a Dalby Malachite ewe.
Under bidder was Jonathan Barber, Norfolk who then, in partnership with Stuart Dunkley, Northamptonshire, bought Knockin Ultimate Package, another Oakchurch Ruben sired lamb but out of a Lindisfarne ewe from the same pen at 3,200 gns.
Making 7,000gns was Glyn Coch Usain Bolt, a triplet ram lamb, by Wernfawr Stormer, from Adrian Davies’s Glyn Coch flock, Llandeilo, which was the joint purchase of Dewi Evans, Anglesey and Emyr Hughes, Pembrokeshire.
From the same pen, Glyn Coch Up and Under, by the same sire made 4,600gns to Michael Power, Co Limerick.
Logie Durno Ultimatum, a ram lamb by Loanhead Talisman from the Ingram family, Inverurie, sold for 5,500gns in a two-way split to Ben Radley, Dumfries, and R. and J. Andrew, Ayrshire.
Robert Gregory, Shropshire, sold sons of Knockin Shockin, to 4,800gns for Edstaston U R the Man, which went to Robert Whittaker, Roxburghshire. Edstaston Ultravox, by the same sire from the same vendor sold for 4,000gns to Norman McMordie, Northern Ireland.
The first prize winning ram lamb from the Royal Highland Show attracted a bid of 4,600 gns from David Roberts, Shropshire. This was Rigghead Untouchable by Tawelfa Rioja from Helen Sloane, Dumfries.
Shearling rams sold to 3,600gns for the top 1 per cent high performance index ram, Dalby Tarquin from Charles Sercombe, Melton Mowbray. By Dalby Ranieri it was inter-breed champion at Rutland Show and a winner as a lamb at the Great Yorkshire Show. The buyers were Drew and Stephen Cowan, Northern Ireland. The champion shearling ram, Loanhead Tarantino from the Ingrams sold for 3,200gns to Chris Hawes, Bicester.
Shearling ewes topped at 1,850gns for a daughter on Knockin Shop from William McAllister, Northern Ireland which sold to B. Dalton, West Yorkshire.
Averages - 1 older ram, £735;105 ram lambs, £1,352.16(-£136.84);22 shearling rams, £1,344.95(+£280.15);15 shearling ewes, £835(-£257).
Auctioneers - McCartneys