Charolais bulls sell to 6,800gns at Welshpool

British Charolais sold to a top of 6,800gns at the breed society’s sale in Welshpool on Friday (2 May).

Sale leader was Montgomery Harman, a 19 month old, by Blelack Digger. He was the highest performance recorded bull in the catalogue with a TI of +76 and SRI of +66. Bred and exhibited by the Roberts and Jones partnership, Llangadfan, Welshpool, he sold to join David Jones’ 60-cow suckler herd at Maesmawr, Welshpool.

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Earlier in the day, the 20-month-old Montgomery Halifax (TI +66, SRI +57), another Digger son, from Roberts and Jones made 5,800gns when selling to R Reynolds, Beguildy, Knighton.

Second best price of the day at 6,000gns was the 17-month-old Trefaldwyn Horatio (TI +64, SRI +59), another Blelack Digger son, this time bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool. He went to join James and Alec Cowan’s 100-cow suckler herd at Synodd Inn, Llandysul.

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The day’s champion, the 20-month-old Maerdy Hoelen (TI +25, SRI +17) made 5,000gns when selling to Aled Williams, Llangernyw, Abergele. Bred and exhibited by Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold, Hoelen is a Maerdy Ulm son.

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Maerdy Hidlwr (TI +49, SRI +31), another 20 month old from Esmor Evans, this time by Maerdy Dynamite, made 4,500gns when selling to MR Bound, Tylwch, Llanidloes. Later in the day Maerdy Huwllwyd TI +41, SRI +42, an 18 month old first class winner by the 10,000gns Blelack Fabulous, made 4,000gns to H Davies, Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire.

Two entries were in the money from the Barker family’s Caylers herd, Nuthampstead, Royston. Caylers Isaac (TI +40, SRI +32) a 16 month old Thrunton Dominator son and first class winner commanded a 4,800gns bid from BJ Davies, St Harmon, Rhayader. Earlier their 19-month-old Caylers Hunter (TI +36, SRI +33) by the homebred Caylers Fergus made 4,000gns when selling to RT Richardson and Son, Ilam, Ashbourne.

John Williams, Caersws, offered his 20-month-old Trannon Harold, by Wesley Evolution for 4,600gns to WJ Lewis, Pennant, Llanon. Next at 4,400gns was Hendy Isaac, a 16 month old by Pinay from the Rees family, Llangurig, Llanidloes. Buyer was DI Hughes, Aberhosan, Machynlleth.

A bid of 4,200gns was made by R Vaughan-Jones, Tywyn for Cargriff Houston, an 18 month old Blelack Digger son from Griff Morris, Llanstephen, Carmarthen.

Averages: 37 bulls, £3,791.35; two heifers £1,575

Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales