Prices peaked at 5,500gns at the Charolais show and sale at Borderway Mart on Friday (20 November).

Topping trade was the 18-month-old, second prize bull Moelfre James, from Kevin Thomas, Castlenewydd Emlyn, Carmarthenshire.

Sired by Anside Foreman he is out of the homebred dam Moelfre Derwenna which won female champion at the Royal Welsh in 2011. He boasts an SRI within the top 25% of the breed. Buyer was W and J Mair, Cumnock, Ayrshire.

Next came two bids of 4,800gns.

First of these went to Goldies Jimbo from Hamish Goldie, Dumfries. Sired by Blelack Digger he is out of Goldies Galaxy and sold to PS Jones, Holyhead, Gwynedd, with a TSI and SRI within the top 1% of the breed.

The third prize-winner Ellerton Jaguar, from Mr A Brown, Selby, Yorkshire, also made 4,800gns when selling to W Hird, Wigton, Cumbria.

Sired by the 20,000gns Elgin Davinci he is out of Ellerton Buttercup who has bred progeny up to 10,000gns.

Females

Leading female prices at 4,200gns was Wissington Charolais, Colchester, Essex, with Wissington Jessica, sired by Goldies Eddy. She sold to J and E Wight, Biggar, Lanarkshire, with a TSI of +44 and an SRI of +45.

Averages: 18 bulls, £3360; four females, £2,940 and four unhaltered females, £2,861.25.

(Harrison and Hetherington).