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Lamb by Welshpool record breaker is winner

Created on 17/09/2010 @ 10:12
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A ram lamb which shattered the record books when sold at Welshpool by a local farming family two years ago has sired the winning lamb at the annual British Charollais Sheep Society show and sale of commercial rams at Skipton Auction Mart. on Tuesday.

Cumbrian Charollais sheep breeders JA and R Geldard & Sons, of Low Foulshaw Farm, Kendal, bought Banwy Immense for a record 10,500gns at the breed society's sale at Welshpool in 2008 - a lamb bred in a flock of just six ewes that was only in its third season of selling.

 But selleres Arwel and Amanda Owen, who scooped the jackpot with the ram lamb were no newcomers to the livestock scene. Arwel has also been well known for his wins with Charolais cattle produced from the family's farm near Welshpool.
Immense is by the good producer Foulrice Eurostar - whose progeny were among the most sought after - and out of a ewe by Southam-A-One. He stood champion under judge John Geldard who mounted a determined spate of bidding, partnered by eldest son Richard, to secure the ram for the family's Wraycastle flock of 130 ewes at Levens, Cumbria.

Now the Cumbrian family have a champion of their own with a lamb by Banwy Immense winning at the annual British Charollais Sheep Society show and sale of commercial rams at Skipton Auction.

The Skipton victor sold for 520gns, top price in the ram lamb class, to Northern Charollais Sheep Society chairman Robert Tindall, of Linton Springs Farm, Wetherby.

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