Charolais bulls peaked at 3900gns and achieved an 85% clearance at the breed society’s spring sale staged at Brecon yesterday.

Leading the sale was the champion from the pre-sale show Maerdy Caddug TI +30, SRI +33, a 17 month old by Maerdy Padirac and out of homebred dam by Glencardon Piper. Bred and exhibited by Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold, he sold to C Merrish, Barnstaple.

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The same vendor offered four more lots including two sharing a 2800gns price tag. First to go was Maerdy Benzene TI +27, SRI +31, a two year old Victorieux son and out of a homebred cow by Maerdy Grimaldi. The buyer was D T Edwards, Brecon.

The second 2800gns lot, Maerdy Crispian TI +25, SRI +32, was a 16 month old by the 55,000gns Perth supremo, Thrunton Voldemort and out of a homebred cow by Maerdy Nelson. Crispian was knocked down sold to W Davies and Sons, Brecon.

At 2300gns Esmor Evans sold Maerdy Corridale to R S Preece and Son, Hereford. This entry was a two year old by Victorieux and out of another Maerdy Nelson sired dam.

Breed newcomer, Dyfrig Jones, Llandeilo, sold two year old Stanboro Clayton for 3300gns to A R Crane, Barnstaple. Clayton was by Whitecliffe Tyson and out of a Thrunton bred cow going back to Caylers Humble.    

A bid of 2200gns secured Edenhurst Bermuda TI +37, SRI +37 for M J N Farms, Market Drayton. This three year old offered by Griff and Carolyn Morris, Llanstephan, was by the noted Mowbraypark Paramount and out of a cow going back to Rushmore Champagne.

Another 2200gns price tag accompanied Moelfre Cavalier from Kevin Thomas, Newcastle Emlyn. Sired by Gretnahouse Vigorous, this 18 month old was out of a homebred cow by Allanfauld Norseman and purchased by BG Morris, Builth Wells.

 Averages: Bulls £2467.50 (McCartneys).