One of the summer’s most successful Charolais from the show circuit, Rumsden Fawkes, has been sold in a private five figure deal. Fawkes, a son of 55,000gns bull Thrunton Voldemort, has enjoyed a strong winning streak, collecting top accolades across the UK, including Junior interbreed championships at the Royal Highland, Royal Welsh and South of England Shows and also breed champion at the Royal Welsh and reserve breed champion at the Highland, where he picked up the Beefbreeder championship as well.
Buying Fawkes is Northern Irish breeder Paddy Gallagher from Maghera, with the bull remaining with his breeders, Rupert Taylor Ltd, for the next few months.
He will be serving some of the 40 plus females that will be for sale in the Rumsden Dispersal at Carlisle on May 12 2012.
As well as an impressive show record he also boosts strong figures, with a TSI of +38 and figures for 200, 400 and 600day growth in the top 1% of the breed. Semen has already been collected, and will be jointly marketed.
Commenting on his purchase new owner Paddy Gallagher said: “I am delighted with the purchase of Fawkes and see him as a step forward for my Gallaran herd. He exhibits exceptional style, length, muscle, and size, which are factors that I feel are very important for the future of the Charolais breed. I first picked out Fawkes as a calf at Rumsden and have had great enjoyment watching his successful show career this summer. I hope he will put a few trophies on the sideboard for me too in the future.”