A GOOD crowd of buyers both old and new gathered at Worcester Market for the dispersal of the Jonathan and Janet Corbett's Wedderburn Charollais sheep flock from Worcestershire, where just short of £100,000 changed hands from a lead price of 3900gns.

Selling at this price was a gimmer daughter of Elmwick Mr McGregor, out of a 2012-born Edstaston ewe. Buying some of his own genetics, she sold to Robert Gregory of the Edstaston flock, Harmer Hill, Shropshire, with the gimmer changing hands in lamb to Edstaston Sotogrande, a ram sold for 4000gns at the Worcester sale in July.

Her dam, was Lot 1 in the sale, and sold up to Aberdeenshire with William and Carole Ingram of the Logie Durno flock from Pitcaple, for 2200gns. This 2011-born top breeding female which was purchased by the Corbetts at the Saucy Sale, is by Argane Jumanji, and out of an Edstaston ewe by Parkgate Highlander.

Notably, all her progeny were keenly bid for with her ewe lamb, by Boyo Royal Ascot, selling for the joint highest price in this section at 2600gns up to Aberdeenshire for the Ingrams.

Also heading up to Logie Durno at the same money was the second ewe lamb, a Rhaeadr Popeye-daughter out of a Wernfawr Magnum dam that stood first at the Three Counties and third at the Royal Welsh.

Ewe lambs attracted some of the highest prices, with another Popeye daughter out of a Parkgate ewe by Carnew Nijinsky, making 2500gns to Patrick Tully from Bincombe Bartons, Somerset.

And later, a triplet born ewe lamb, by Rhaeadr Popeye, made 1500gns to David Roberts, Kenley, Shropshire.

Next best in the ewe section were two at 1600gns apiece, with both being bred by Herbie and Alan Kennedy of the Dumfriesshire-based Parkgate flock which has since been dispersed. The first was a Ballyhibben Paddy Power ewe with a successful show record that scanned with triplets to Edstaston Sotogrande. She was the choice of Dewi Evans from the Ffrwyd flock in Anglesey.

The next ewe in the ring had been placed third at the Three Counties Show and second at Moreton-in-the-Marsh this year and sold again at 1600gns to FA and C Elsworthy from Tiverton in Devon.

Starting up a Charollais flock following some time away from the breed was David Brewster from Brewster Farms, Staffordshire, who purchased eight animals to set up a flock for his god-son. His top price was 1420gns paid for an Elmwick Mr McGregor gimmer out of a Southam ewe, which sold carrying triplets to the Edstaston sire.

Averages: 60 ewes £614.77; 55 gimmers, £651.57; 30 ewe lambs, £761.60; five ewes not scanned in lamb, £182.70; 13 gimmers not scanned in lamb, £227.00.

Auctioneers: McCartneys