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New Charollais female record set in Northern Ireland

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.  

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The two-shear ewe which sold for 7,500gns
The two-shear ewe which sold for 7,500gns

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.

Tullyear Uptown Lady, a shearling which sold for 7,500gns
Tullyear Uptown Lady, a shearling which sold for 7,500gns

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, a shearling which sold for 5,500gns
Tullyear Uptown Girl, a shearling which sold for 5,500gns

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.

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