A prime name of 6,000gns and a ewe lamb common of £1,092 have been among the many headlines on the dispersal of the Oakchurch flock of Jeremy and Ala Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire, final week (27 May).
A 2015-born ewe by one of many flock’s most profitable sires, Banwy Oh What a Boy, topped the commerce at 6,000gns. Oakchurch Ruby 16WKW00153 is out of a Banwy-bred dam by Foulrice Nelson.
Boasting an index of 280, she had been flushed beforehand and progeny had grossed greater than 14,000gns. She caught the attention of David Roberts of the Boyo flock, Shrewsbury.
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Another aged ewe impressed on the day to hit the second-highest worth of 4,500gns. Oakchurch WKW00495 is a 2017-born feminine by an Aberkinsey tup and bought to Irish breeder David Argue, County Cavan.
The prime shearling ewe was a Barnard Tycoon daughter that made 4,000gns.
Oakchurch 21WKW00955 bought to Ben James, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, who additionally took residence its dam, a Glyn Coch Mr T daughter out of a Banwy-bred feminine, for two,800gns.
The highest-indexed sheep within the catalogue – at 380.58 – made 3,000gns. Oakchurch 21WKW00909 is by Lowerye Ronnie and out of a Banwy Oh What a Boy daughter. She bought to GE and S Whiting, Liskeard, Cornwall.
The prime ewe lamb matched this worth with one other profitable bid from David Roberts.
Oakchurch Alabama Slammer 22WKW00972 is by the 15,000gns Cavick What a Boy! and carries an index of 267.77.
Averages: 51 aged ewes £1,023.75; 27 shearling ewes £1,187.50; 26 ewe lambs, £1,092.40 (McCartneys).