Charolais bulls met a brisk trade at the breed society’s sale in Welshpool on Thursday (6 November), selling to a top of 6,500gns.
Sale leader was the reserve champion, Trefaldwyn Ivanhoe TI +57, SRI +58 bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool. This 18-month-old is by Goldies Eddy and out of Mr Owen’s National Welsh junior female champion Trefaldwyn Emerald, a member of his 35 cow herd. Buyer was E Jones, Llandeiniolen, Caernarfon.
Next best at 6,000gns was Davally Invincible a 14 month old by Balthayock Longbow and out of a Wesley dam. Bred and exhibited by DJ Thornely and AJ Smith, Swadlincote, Derby, he went home with BJ and MY Davies, St Harmon, Rhayader.
The reserve senior champion Montgomery Ianto from Gareth Jones, Llangadfan, Welshpool made 5,200gns when selling to W McAskie, Mount Joy, Omagh, County Down.
Two entriesmade 5,000gns. First to go was Deunawd Ian by the 5,000gns Brynffanigl Elvis from Will Owen, Criccieth. Buyer was B Bayliss, Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford.
The second 5,000gns price tag went to the 20-month-old Caylers Imperial TI +49, SRI +35, a Thrunton Dominator son and our of a homebred dam from the Barker family’s 30 cow herd based at Nuthampsted, Royston. He went home with JP and CM Jones, Penegoes, Machynlleth.
Next at 4,900gns was Gower Inferno TI +51, SRI +39, a 22-month-old Skysea Bolero son from Richard and Alison Tucker, Horton, Swansea. Purchaser was AT Williams and Son, Newcastle, Monmouth.
The supreme champion Newroddige Imp went under the hammer for 4,800gns to Peter Howells, Llanwenog, Llanybyther. Bred and exhibited by Newroddige Charolais, Edingale, Tamworth, he is by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger.
The female section was topped at 6,500gns for a three-year-old cow Moelfre Gala by Allanfauld Norseman. From Kevin Thomas, Newcastke Emlyn, she sold with her Maerdy Dynamite sired heifer calf at foot to DH Jones, Ceredigion.
Averages: 37 bulls, £3,822.57.
Females: five collective heifers, £2,230; Newroddige, eight cows and calves, £2,481; three heifers, £1,680; Moelfre: eight cows and calves, £3,150; five heifers, £1,110; Trannon: three heifers, £1,732.
(Welshpool Livestock Sales)