Suckler men fuelled a solid trade for Charolais bulls in Welshpool on Thursday 13 November where bidding peaked at 5400gns and 40 lots sold to average £2626 accompanied by a 75% clearance.
Next at 4400gns was Esgob Crackerjack, an April 2007 born entry from Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmynach, Bala to W O Jones, Criccieth. Earlier on in the day Crackerjack had been awarded the overall reserve championship by judge, Ben Harman who described him as ‘genuinely classy’. “He is another wonderful bull by the 18,000gns Thrunton Virginian who is leaving that consistent quality.” Virginian is by Burradon Talisman, sire of the 55,000gns
Mr Harman went on to find his supreme championship in the 19 month old Bailea Crosby who was bred and exhibited by Brian Jones, Heol Senni, Brecon. “While there was little between the bulls in the final line up,
Two more lots were knocked down sold for 4000gns each. First class prize winner, Trefaldwyn Celtic, a May 2007 born entry by Burradon Talisman made 4000gns to local producer, R Jones, Dolanog, Welshpool.
Later in the day, Mr Thomas offered another Vigorous son, this time Moelfre Cadet a 17 month old out of a homebred dam by Doonally New and he made 3200gns to E Anwyl, Staylittle, Llanbrynmair.
The day’s second 3600gns call came from I W Roberts, Dolgwyddelan, Conwy for Maerdy
Averages: 40 bulls £2,626.35; 10 females £1,401.75.