Welsh Black entries of 46 females (including 28 maiden heifers) and three bulls at the society’s annual autumn sale was again very well attended but buyers were very cautious fearing a long Winter ahead resulting in a selective trade.
The pre sale Judge was Mr Elfed Wlliams, Plas Padog, Betws y Coed and the Junior Judge was
Mr Rhys ap Gwyndaf, Hafod Dinbych, Pentrefoelas.
The champion female of the day was Ysbuboriau Nesta 72nd a March 2010 born In Calf to Caerynwch Major 4th and shown by W R P Jones & Co, Ysguboriau, Tywyn being sold for 2,000gns to Mr R D Jones, Caerberllan, Llanfihangel y Pennant, Tywyn.
The reserve champion female as lot no 17 shown by I G Roberts, Tryfil Isaf, Llanerchymedd being July 2012 born Tryfil Seren 3rd and In Calf to Ysguboriau Bleddyn 79th with the hammer coming down at 1,400gns to G B Jones, Hendre, Tregeiriog, Llangollen.
Another In Calver, Lot 9, Ysguboriau Dwynwen 126th from the Ysguboriau Herd was sold for 1,550 gns to Mr G James, Llys Owen, Bryngwyn, Newcastle Emlyn.
Lot 8, a calved Heifer namely Coedllys Mirabella 17th with calf at heel shown by Mr & Mrs W J Davies, Bryn Glas, Ponterwyd was sold for 1,280gns to D G Evans, Tanllan, Taliesin.
The champion maiden heifer was June 2011 born Deicws Glain 2nd shown by Mr G C Williams, Tyddyn Deicws, Gwytherin being sold for 1750 gns to E Ll Williams, Dolaugwyn, Bryncrug.
Another Heifer from the same vendor, lot 29, a May 2011 born Deicws Hanna 8th was sold for 1000 gns to T O Evans a’i Feibion, Hafod Dinbych, Pentrefoelas.
The reserve champion maiden heifer was lot 20, the February 2011 born Waedog Celynen shown by E W Jones, Rhiwaedog, Rhosygwalia selling for 950gns to G P Lynch, Bryn Ffynnon, Llangwm.
Another maiden heifer to reach four figures was lot no 34, being June 2011 born Mynach Non 16th shown by A & R C Williams, Pentre, Cwmtirmynach selling for 1,020gns to Lloyd Roberts, Waterloo, Abergele.
In the young stock class, the spring born females were in demand with the April 2012 born Gwerncaernyddion Rose shown by R J Evans, Gwerncaernyddion, Llanbedr selling for 720gns to Emily Evans, Ty’n Shettin, Llanwddyn.
Another June 2012 born Caerynwch Ebrill 8th shown by T W Williams and Co, Caerynwch, Dolgellau selling for 670 gns to E P Evans, Gerddi Bluog, Harlech.
The Champion Bull was June 2010 born Brysgaga Baledwr shown by Rowland Rees but left the ring unsold.
14 Females up to 2000 gns, av 1170 gns.
11 Maiden Heifers (born between 8/9/10 and 9/9/11) up to 1750 gns av 910 gns
12 Females born on or after 1/1/12 up to 720 gns av 544 gns.