Charolais sold to a top of 4,400gns at Holsworthy this week (23 April) at the South West Charolais Association’s annual spring sale.
Sale leader at 4,400gns was Balbithan Fiji TI +15, SRI +6, a four-year-old Newhouse Benson daughter that sold with Balbithan Jamaica – her 10-week-old bull by Loganbar Goran – at foot. Bred by Mr and Mrs Andrew White, Worth Matravers, Dorchester, and turned out by herdsperson, Jane Haw, Fiji was no stranger to the ring having secured various successes on the 2013 show circuit, including the interbreed exhibitor bred cow title at the Royal Cornwall. The pair was knocked down sold to Lisa Davey, Launceston.
Leading the bull trade at 3,400gns was Trenestrall Hike, a two-year-old from Will Palmer and Son, Ruan Highlanes, Truro. Sired by Harviestoun Flambeau, he went home with A Lee-Shute, Camworthywater, Launceston.
A bid of 2,900gns from Messrs McInerney, Exeter, secured the two-year-old Bailea Highresolution by Bailea Ulysse from Brian Jones, Heol Senni, Brecon.
Two entries made 2,700gns. First to go was Mr and Mrs Andrew White’s Balbithan Ivanhoe, a 14-month-old by the 10,000gns Chunal Dougie. Buyer was Rob Tucker, Tavistock.
Next at the same money was the 13-month-old Polgoda Ivor TI +35, SRI +36 by Beanhill Fantastic. Bred and exhibited by DR and B Stacey, Bugle, St Austell, he was knocked down sold to M and S Littlejohns, Okehampton, Devon.
A bid of 2,500 was made by WG Smythe and Son, Barnstaple for Marne Imperial, a 15-month-old Goldstar Echo son from R Tremayne, Gweek, Helston.
Beanhill Highlight TI +50, SRI +47, a 19-month-old Blelack Digger son from RJ and BE Kimber,
Christian Malford, Chippenham made 2,400gns to B and T Baker, Barnstaple, Devon.
Averages: Eight bulls £2,802