Charolais bulls met a keen demand from commercial producers selling to a top of 2550gns in Holsworthy on Wednesday 2 April at the South West Charolais Club’s official spring show and sale.
Leading the trade at 2550gns was the day’s champion, Pengwedna Buster, a 21 month old Maerdy USA son and out of a Maerdy bred cow going back to Maerdy Grimaldi. Bred and exhibited by Mrs and Miss A E Pascoe, Helston, Cornwall he was knocked down sold to K C and J C Heard, Okehampton, Devon.
Next at 2050gns was the two year old Littlebovey Bart from Henry and Emma Vooght, Bovey Tracey, Devon to C Morrish, Barnstaple, Devon. A Balthayock Tomahawk son, he was out of a Bassingbourn bred cow bred from Glenleary lines.
A bid of 2000gns secured Lovistone Baron for AS Tamblyn and Son, Liskeard, Cornwall. This two year old bred by B R Nancekivell, Okehampton, Devon was by Penhole Samaritan and out of a Clayknight bred cow. Two lots commanded a bid of 1850gns. First in the ring was Saxon Betton, a two year old by MMB Apollon from Devon based breeders, Messrs Conley, Moretonhampstead, Devon to L M Paull, Fowey, Cornwall.
The second 1850gns bid was made by A S Tamblyn and Son, Liskeard, Cornwall for Balbithan Brazil, a rising two year old by the 10,000gns Inverlochy Topsire from Mr and Mrs Andrew White, Worth Matravers, Dorset.
Females sold to a top of 1600gns for an entry from R S and S M Hopper, Bude to Messrs Power, Okehampton. Bassingbourn Tullia was a five year old Maerdy Osborne daughter offered with her 10 month old heifer, Penfound Celia, by Riddlecombe Upstart.
Averages: 9 bulls £1,892.22