Charollais sheep breeders enjoyed a cracking trade for their Premier sale at Worcester with three five-figure prices and a new record ram lamb average of £1900.30.

Top price was 17,000gns paid for the ram lamb Foxhill Charollais Walkabout from Devon-based Michael and Melanie Alford's selective flock. Their sale leader is a son of last year’s 4600gns purchase, Thackwood U Corker, and out of a dam by Carthorpe Grand Duke which has previously bred lambs to 2500gns.

Walkabout sold to the Ingram family, buying for their Logie Durno and Loanhead flocks from Pitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, who also enjoyed a flying trade with ram lamb sales at 10,000gns and 8500gns.

Their best, Loanhead Washington from Gregor and Bruce’s flock, is by last year's 16,000gns Foxhill Charollais Va Va Voom and sold to Arwyn Thomas, Whitland and RG and RA Jones, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

The family also secured the champion and reserve honours at the pre-sale show with males and went on to sell some of the top priced females.

Second top price was 15,000gns paid for Cavick What a Boy, from Mitchell Britten and Elizabeth Barber, Wymondham, Norfolk. This ram lamb is by a Loanhead tup and sold to a quartet of breeders.

For full report and pictures see this week's Scottish Farmer