FATHER and son Charles and Stephen Marwood’s celebrated Foulrice flock at Whenby, near York, took the championship, reserve championship and top price at the British Charollais Sheep Society’s 13th annual autumn show and sale of registered breeding females at Skipton mart on Saturday.

Judge Ben James, of Worcestershire, bought all three leading performers on price, including both his champion and reserve.

The champion was a December, 2016-born ewe lamb, a daughter of Dalby Mount Aloe out of a ewe sired by the home-bred Foulrice Majestic. She sold for 700gns.

Majestic was also responsible for the Marwood’s first prize shearling ewe and reserve champion, who is out of a Foulrice Lightening-sired ewe. Scanned carrying a single lamb to Dalby Sherman, she sold for 1,200gns.

The Marwoods also had the second prize ewe lamb, another December 2016-born by Foulrice Osprey, the 2015 Great Yorkshire Show male champion, out of a Foulrice Kestrel-sired ewe.

She beat the champion on price when selling for a section high of 800gns.The Marwoods sold further ewe lambs at 720gns and 700gns, and shearling ewes at 550gns and 500gns.

The third and fourth prize ewe lambs came from Kenton Foster’s flock in Garriston, Leyburn.

The former made 480gns and the latter 500gns.

Mr Foster also made 500gns with another ewe lamb and shearling ewe, as did a ewe lamb from David Dennis, who runs the Silton flock at Over Silton, Thirsk.

The 52 pedigree Charollais females averaged £520.96 per head for ewe lambs, compared to £335 last year.

Shearling ewes averaged £469.