A full brother to the 25,000gns record priced Charollais, Knockin Shockin, sold in 2017, produced the lead price at the breed's premier sale at Worcester Auction Mart last weekend, going under the hammer for 12,000gns.

The two-day show and sale which saw a number of Scottish producers make their presence felt, was led by Knockin Ultrashock, a ram lamb in the top 1% of the breed for index from Abbie Moseley's flock from near Oswestry, Shropshire. He sold to Jeremy Price, Oakchurch, Staunton on Wye, Hereford, who was buying back some of his own genetics. Ultrashock is a son of Oakchurch Ruben, a tup sold in 2016 for 3200gns, bred from a home-bred ewe by the high figured Dalby Malachite.

“The lamb has tremendous shape with a terrific gigot and outstanding figures from his CT data. Just the type of animal I was looking for my flock for the future,” said Mr Price, who also breeds pedigree Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and grows soft fruit.

Under bidder was Jonathan Barber of the Crogham flock in Norfolk, who bought another son of Oakchurch Ruben from the same pen at 3200gns in partnership with Stuart Dunkley of the Hyde flock from Northants. Knockin Ultimate Package also had performance figures in the top 1% of the breed and was out of a home-bred daughter of Rainbow Lindisfarne.

Second top price was 7000gns paid for Adrian Davies' Glyn Coch Usain Bolt, a triplet-born ram lamb from Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, which sold in a two-way split to Dewi Evans, Anglesey and Emyr Hughes, Pembrokeshire. The breeding behind this transaction includes Wernfawr Stormer – a son of the top breeding ram Wernfawr Nijinsky, of which a share was bought privately from David and Paul Curran - bred from a home-bred ewe by Banwy Power Ranger ewe.

Glyn Coch Up and Under, from the same stable and by the same sire then made 4600gns to Irish producer, Michael Power from Co Limerick. His dam, a Glyn Coch daughter of Wraycastle Dai Hard, last year bred two lambs at 2000gns

Aberdeenshire's Ingram family – William and Carole, sons Gregor and Bruce and daughter Amy – from Logie Durno, Inverurie, again enjoyed a flying trading for shearling rams and tup lambs from their Logie Durno and Loanhead flocks. They also dominated the show classes the previous day.

Sale leader here at 5500gns was Logie Durno Ultimatum, a tup lamb by their own Loanhead Talisman – a son of Cannahars Super Star – bred from a home-bred show ewe by Rhaeadr Orlando that stood second at the Highland, last year. She sold back up to Scotland with Ben Radley buying for his Loaningfoot flock from Dumfriesshire and R and J Andrew's Rowanston flock from Maybole, Ayrshire.

Other lambs from the Ingrams sold to 3500gns for the first prize winner, Logie Durno Upper Class, another by Talisman but bred from a home-bred ewe by Crogham Hannibal II, which again sold in a two-way split to Northern Ireland breeders, William McAllister, of the Artnagullion flock and Ian Craig's Ballynoe House flock.

Two lambs from from Gregor and Bruce's Loanhead flock then made 3000gns each to include Loanhead Unleased by Cannahars Super Star, purchased by AP James, Bridgnorth, Shropshire and Loanhead Ur the Boy, a son of Dalby Tuilagi, bought by the McConnell Bros, Northern Ireland.

The Ingrams also sold the champion and second top priced shearling ram at 3200gns. This was Loanhead Tarantino, a Hollylodge Supreme-sired entry purchased by Chris Hawes, buying for his Grange flock from Bicester, Oxon. He is bred from a home-bred ewe by Loanhead Midas Touch and is a twin brother to Loanhead Titan that made 2600gns to the Knockin flock as a lamb.

Later a 2600gns bid was given for the family's Logie Durno Titan, a Rhaeadr Orlando son purchased by Griffiths Brothers, Cardigan and 2500gns was paid for Loanhead Thunder, a Hollylodge Supreme son, bought by DA Evans, Carmarthenshire.

Sons of the record breaking Charollais, Knockin Shockin sold here in 2017, proved popular too for his owner, Robert Gregory from The Meadows, Harmer Mill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Leading this trade at 4800gns was Edstaston U R the Man; a top 1% performance ram out of a home-bred daughter of Arbryn Olazabal. He was knocked down to Robert Whittaker from Roxburghshire buying for the Hundalee flock.

Northern Ireland breeder, Norman McMordie, also splashed the cash for another from Mr Gregory, forking out 4000gns for Edstaston Ultravox, another by Shockin, this time bred from Edstaston Samantha, a top show female as a ewe lamb by Edstaston Madison.

And, another the exact same way bred, made 2600gns selling to David and Helen Sloan and daughter Hannah, buying for their Rigghead flock at Dumfries.

More than financing that transaction, the family sold their best, Rigghead Untouchable, a single born lamb by Tawelfa Rioja, for 4600gns to David Roberts, Kenley, Shropshire. This cracker which is bred from a Rigghead ewe by the AI sire, Banwy Pick of the Crop, stood first in his class at the Highland Show and champion at Ayr in May.

William McAllister’s Artnagullion flock from Northern Ireland, was another in the money, selling his best, Artnagullion Ulysses, for 3800gns. He is by the 6000gns Knockin Shop, and heads down to Bridgwater, Somerset, with Patrick Tully.

Another by Knockin Shop, Artnagullion Thunderbolt, a shearling tup made 2300gns selling to Gail and Gwyn Jones, Springfield Flock, Chepstow, while their gimmers by the same sire peaked at 1850gns purchased by B Danforth, Walton Lodge, West Yorkshire.

Top price amongst the shearling rams was 3600gns paid for the prize winning Dalby Tarquin from Charles Sercombe's Melton Mowbray based flock from Leicestershire. This tup in the top 1% of the breed is by Dalby Ranieri, out of a Dalby Kracked-It ewe, and boasts a heap of show titles to include inter-breed champion at Rutland Show and five first prizes as a lamb, to include the Great Yorkshire. He heads home to Northern Ireland to join Drew and Stephen Cowan’s Tullyear flock.

The Dalby flock sold its top priced ram lamb, by Edstaston Tulloch for 2600gns to Myfyr Evans, Raeadr, Denbigh.

Averages: 105 ram lambs, £1352.16 (-£136.84 for 14 fewer sold); 22 shearling rams, £1344.95 (+£280.15 for the same number); 15 gimmers, £835.00 (-£257.00 for one more).

Auctioneers: McCartneys