The auction sale record for a Charollais ewe was broken twice at the production sale from the Tullyear flock of Drew and Stephen Cowan, held at Beattie Livestock Yard, Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Leading the way at 7,500gns was a two-shear ewe by Tullyear Egbert out of a Bawnard Keystone daughter, which was knocked down to the Ingram family for their Logie Durno and Loanhead flocks, Aberdeenshire.
The ewe was carrying a single to a ram of their breeding; Logie Durno Van the Man.
The previous record for a female Charollais was 7,000gns set in 2011.
Also selling for 7,500gns and breaking the record was the in-lamb shearling, Tullyear Uptown Lady, by Loanhead Topgun and out of a home-bred dam. It sold to Graham Foster for his Springhill flock, Northern Ireland.
Tullyear Uptown Girl by Edstaston Toulouse and out of a Bawnard Keystone dam, sold to Robert and Jeanette Gregory of the Edstaston flock, Shropshire, for 5,500gns.
A two-shear Logie Durno Finnegan daughter out of one of the flock’s best French dams, sold for 3,000gns to the Ingram family who also paid 2,900gns for an in-lamb shearling by Tullyear Silver Dollar out of a Castellau Millionaire sired dam. Both were in-lamb to Logie Durno Van the Man.
Michael Power and son, Alymer, County Limerick bought a Loanhead Topgun daughter out of an Oakchurch Royal Ryan dam for 2,600gns.
The Cowan family sold a ewe for the charity, the Children’s Heartbeat Trust and it made 1,000gns to Jim Devenney and daughter, Gillian, Donegal.
A 100 per cent clearance was achieved, with 70 per cent of the stock being exported to the UK mainland and Southern Ireland.
Average – 108 lots - £1,100.
Auctioneer: Richard Beattie.