SATURDAY, October 16, saw a phenomenal trade for Charollais females with com-petitive interest across the board. Dominating proceedings in the shearling ewe section was Whitland, Carmarthenshire-based Arwyn Th-
omas, whose strong run of 22 females topped the day at 7000gns, setting a new centre record for the breed.
Sale leader was an Artnagullion Turbo daughter out of a homebred daughter of Shamrock Northern Star, who was shown successfully as a yearling.
She was sold to J Neil and Son, Kelso, Scottish Borders, having been AI’d to the 10,000gns Loanhead Washington.
Next up from Mr Thomas at 3400gns was a full sister to the sale leader.
This one was AI’d to Arbryn Tonto, a former first prize winner at the Royal Welsh Show in 2019 and caught the eye of Emyr Hughes, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
Then at 3100gns was a Tonto daughter out of Arbryn Rihanna, again by Shamrock Northern Star. Having been AI’d to Loanhead Washington, this one was knocked down to D Lewis, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire.
Leading the way in the ewe lamb offering at 3400gns was the best from father and son team David and Paul Curran, Brecon, Powys.
Their leader was a Glyn Coch Volcano daughter out of a Wernfawr Powerhouse dam. Re-investing some of his previous earn was Arwyn Thomas for his Arbryn flock.
Three ewe lambs from the Curran family’s pen then sold for 2200gns, the first being another by Volcano and this time out of a homebred daughter of Glyn Coch Night To Remember, who has already produced tups to 3100gns and daughters to 1900gns. She headed to D and S Cowan, County Down.
Then at 2000gns was the best from Colin and Ros Bowen, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. By Boyo Vancouver, this one is out of a home bred daughter of Wernfawr Rokocoko and sold to Trevor Bell, Comber.
Averages: 54 breeding females £1,297.14; 20 ewe lambs £1125.60.