Moelfre Charolais reduction peaks at 6,300gns

Charolais females met a solid demand selling to a top of 6,300gns in Welshpool last week when Kevin and Sioned Thomas, Newcastle Emlyn, staged a major reduction from their Moelfre herd.


Sale topper at 6,300gns was Moelfre Eirlys TI +33, SRI +35, a two year old Burradon Talisman daughter, out of a Moynton bred dam and sold in calf to Gretnahouse Vigorous. The buyer was breed newcomer, Mark Swistun, Llanforlais, Gower who went on to buy two more lots including at 4,000gns Moefre Crystal TI +29, SRI +17, a Major daughter sold with her five month old heifer, Moelfre Gail by the 8,500gns Newhouse Chicago.


Next at 6,200gns was the split cow and calf pair, Moelfre Aur, a six year old Killadeas Jack daughter and her eight month old bull, Moefre General by Chicago. Aur went for 2,800gns to DL George and Son, Cardigan, while General made 3,400gns to CM Hughes and GT Jones, Machynlleth.


At 5,500gns, Moelfre Desire TI +31, SRI +23, a three year old Greatnahouse Vigorous daughter and out of a Mowbraypark bred dam sold to AL Evans, Coedbryn, Llandyssul. She was accompanied by her five month old heifer, Moelfre Goldie by Allanfauld Norseman.


Moelfre Becca TI +54, SRI +55, a five year old bred by Gretnahouse Ultimate and out of a Ffynnon bred dam, together with her bull calf, the five month old Moelfre Gladiator, by Texan made 5,200gns to JS Abel, Cwmdelan, Llanidloes.


Two entries shared a 5,000gns bid. First in the ring was the split lot, Mowbraypark Starshine, a 10 year old by Brampton Chopper and her yearling bull, Moelfre Freddy TI +26, SRI +17 by Chicago. Starshine sold in calf to Chicago for 1,800gns to DG Davies and Sons, Aberaeron, while Freddy made 3,200gns to TWC Williams, Llanwrddfa, Carmarthen.


The second 5,000gns call came from J McGuigan, Maghera, County Derry for Moelfre Arian TI +30, SRI +26, a six year old by Thrunton Torreador and out of a homebred dam by Allanfauld Norseman. She was offered with her Chicago sired four month old twin heifers, Moelfre Goldilocks and Moelfre Glena.


Averages: 21 cows and calves £4,140; 11 in calf heifers £3,131; 11 maidens £2,367; 2 bull calves £4,620. (Welshpool Livestock Sales)