The Charollais pair from the Ingram family, Logie Durno, Aberdeenshire, have made the long trip south worthwhile by taking the interbreed pairs title here at Builth Wells this morning.
This pair, made up of a homebred aged ewe and a bought in tup were picked out by judged Duncan Currie for their excellent fleshing qualities and perfect balance as a pair. “What I was looking for was a real pair, two sheep evenly matched and well balanced. The Charollais pair fitted the bill perfectly.”
The Ingrams’ older ewe is the same ewe as won the Highland show last month. This is Logie Durno Kate. She is by Rockavilla Golden Promise and out of a Rutland ewe and is full sister to the 2010 Royal Welsh champion Logie Durno Jackpot. Her team mate was Ffrwd Lord of the Ring, a son of a Rhaeadr tup which was bought at the main Builth tup sale for 3200gns last September.
Standing reserve was the Kerry Hill pairing of a shearling tup and shearling ewe. The ram from Geraint Roberts is homebred and by a tup bought from Messrs Francis, Myndcal. Meanwhile the gimmer is from Sion Jones and was bought last year as a lamb from J P Owens. She enjoyed success at this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival.