Welsh Blacks were in demand at Dolgellau last week, when the top price was an 11,000gns bid for a bull from T W Williams and Co’s Caerynwch Major 6.
This June 2009-born bull is by Tallin Major and out of Caerynwch Gladys 40, a Rhys Glyndwr daughter. He was snapped up father and Son, Meical Wyn Jones and Sion Jones, Tyddyn Perthi, who run the Deinioen and Perthi herds, respectively.
Second best bid of the day came for the pre-sale champion, Ysguborau Lllewelyn 51 from Willam Jones, Tywyn. Sired by Machreth Banner 7, this March 2009-born bull is out of Ysguboriau Vera 45 and sold to Beryl F Evans, Glanfaron, Talybont.
Then making 3800gns was second prize bull Gwril Ionawr from Robert Pugh, Llwyngwril. This one is a Caerynwch Ebrillwr 12 son out of Gwril Medwen 3, a Gerddi Cyfhebog 59 daughter. January 2009-born Ionawr sold to J P Owen, Gwytherin, Abergele.
Just behind that at 3700gns was Ynysfor Meirion, an April 2009-born bull from Ken Ellis, Bryncrug. He is by Rhydygarnedd Ceiriog and is out of Penwernhir Meg 3, a Chwaen Erddyn 137 daughter. Sold having worked at home he went to S G and M R Owen, Swyddffrynnon.
Top call among the females on offer was an 1800gns bid for in-calf heifer Graig-Goch Bet 49 from Emyr Jones, Nebo. Sired by Graig-Goch Berwyn 57 and out of Graig-Goch Bet 45, she was sold having been served by 14,000gns sire Ysguboriau Brennin 75. Buying this one was Richard Owen, Betws-yn-Rhos.
A pair then sold at 1400gns, including the female champion from the pre-sale show, Ysguboriau Norma 37. This in-calf heifer by Machreth Banner 7 is out of Ysguboriau Norma 30 and sold in-calf to Caerynwch Major 4. Bred by William Jones, she went to Messrs Beardmore, Bronnington, Whitchurch.
The other to make this price was another from the same home as the top priced female, Graig-Goch Memi 51. This July-2009 born maiden heifer is by Graig-Goch Gerwyn 29 and out of Graig-Goch Memi 46. She sold to Carwyn Lewis, Llanweennog.
Averages; 20 bulls £3360, 25 females £930.30 (Farmers Marts, Dolgellau).