Averages and overall numbers sold improved on the year at the annual collective sale of Charollais in-lamb ewes and ewe lambs, at Worcester Market, where sheep from Scottish breeders, William and Carole Ingram, sons Gregor and Bruce and daughter Amy, topped the trade.

Sale leader at 2000gns was the show ewe, Loanhead My Fair Lady from Gregor and Bruce Ingram, who own the Loanhead flock alongside their parents' Logie Durno flock from Pitcaple, Inverurie.

Breed champion at the Highland Show and inter-breed champion at the Royal Welsh in 2013, and reserve breed and a member of the winning inter-breed pairs at the Welsh in 2015, this ewe has also bred several successful progeny into pedigree flocks throughout the UK and Southern Ireland. She sold carrying triplets to the 2015 Highland Show champion, Rhaeadr Orlando, to R Douglas from Ballybay in Co Monaghan.

William and Carole Ingram's Logie Durno flock produced the second top price at 1700gns for a gimmer by Orlando, with their nine cashing in at £732.66. Their dearest sold to Sean Godrey, Kilgarvan, Co Kerry.

Logie Durno also topped the ewe lambs at 920gns for a daughter of the 7000gns Wernfawr Red Bull, bought at Worcester, last year. She sold to David Roberts buying for his Boyo flock from Kenley, Shropshire.

The Glyn Coch flock of Adrian Davies, from Carmarthenshire, also had a good day selling 10 gimmers at £774.90. Pick of his group was a daughter of Wernfawr Powerhouse carrying twins to Wernfawr Stormer, which made 1200gns to M and M Hughes, Penrhyn Farm, New Quay, Ceredigion, who also bought Glyn Coch gimmers at 1000gns and 900gns.

Robert Gregory's entry of three gimmers from Harmer Hill, Shropshire, averaged £777.00 selling to 800gns twice for two Skelton Whin Oddysey daughters. The first sold to Robert Towers from Farleton, Lancaster with the second knocked down to Malcolm Duffield, Hartpury, Gloucester.

The Knockin Flock of Abbie Moseley from near Oswestry, Shropshire, achieved 900gns for a ewe lamb by Oakchurch Ruben – the sire of the record breaking 25,000gns ram lamb Knockin Shockin, sold in July this year. The buyer was Justin Evans from Vale of Glamorgan for his Sant Andras flock.

Scottish breeder, Stuart Ramsey, Falsidehill Farm, Kelso bought six lots for his Skyefall flock.

Averages: Eight ewes, £832.12 (+£322.87 for two less); 66 gimmers, £565.09 (+£51.09 for 20 more); 20 ewe lambs, £517.50 (+£40.80 for the same number).

Auctioneers: McCartneys