Ram lambs sired by tups bred by the Ingram family from Logie Durno, Aberdeenshire, produced the top two highest priced Charollais sheep at the breed’s Premier sale at Dungannon, where trade peaked at 3400gns.

Selling at this price was a lamb from William Sherrard’s Greenvale flock from Macosquin. A son of Logie Durno Senator, he was purchased by Huw Roberts, Ruthin, Wales.

McConnell Brothers’ Hollylodge flock, Parkgate, Co Antrim, had a good day selling six lambs to average £1128.75.

Dearest here at 3200gns was a son of Loanhead Ur The Boy, which sold to the Billyhibbon flock of Southern breeder, Michael Powers.

The Springhill flock of Graham Foster, Ardstraw, Newtownstewart, sold his top to Donegal breeder John McCafferty for 2100gns. This was a son of Logie Durno Untouchable, out of a Rhaeadr-bred ewe.

Adding to the Springhill sales, Dumfriesshire breeder, Ben Radley, who owns the Loaningfoot flock, went to 1000gns for a Rhaeadr Undercover son. Mr Foster’s pen of six averaged £1066.80.

Also selling across the Irish Sea to Ayr, was the best from Norman McMordie’s Riverdale flock, Saintfield, Co Down, which realised 1300gns to James Andrew, Rowanston. He is by Edstaston Ultravox. Riverdale sold five lambs to average £1081.50.

Top priced shearling at 850gns was an Artnagullion Tornado son from Glenn Baird’s Aghavilly flock, Armagh. He is bred from a Loanhead ewe.

Females peaked at 980gns for a ewe lamb by Aldby Tyson, from Alistair Moore, Portglenone, Ballymena. She sold to Tom Newth, Somerset.

Auctioneers: Dungannon Auction Mart.

averages: Nine shearling rams, £979.65; 54 ram lambs, £780.15; 19 ewe lambs, £605.85.