Welshpool Charolais reach 6600gns

Following the trend set at Thainestone and Newark in recent days demand for Charolais sires continued in strong form at Welshpool yesterday when the breed’s sale was topped at 6600gns by Brynffanigl Cracker.


Sale leader was the day’s reserve champion an 18 month old from Bob Roberts and his son, Rheon who were enjoying the second consecutive highest entry in Welshpool within five months. Cracker was by Derryharney Outstanding and out of a Blelack Ladysman sired homebred dam from their 35 cow herd based at Brynffanigl Uchaf, Abergele.

Buying this one were Brian and Craig Davies who run a 80 cow suckler herd at Rhayader. “Cracker was the pick of the day’s crop, he demonstrated everything in the right places and we were determined to take him home,” said Craig.

Next at 5500gns was class winner, Bailea Cosmic, a rising two year old by Burradon Talisman, sire of the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of a homebred dam by Doonally New. Bred by Brian Jones, Hoel Senni, Brecon, he was knocked down sold to EM Gittins, Llansadwrn, Menai Bridge.



Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans was another breeder enjoying one of his best ever day’s at Welshpool selling a string of 13 entries to average £3404. His highest forward at 5400gns was the 17 month old Maerdy Cambull, who was placed second in his class and was within the breed’s top 1% with a TSI +39 and SRI +41.


Sired by Maerdy Padirac and out of a homebred dam by Maerdy Forum, he sold to DL Davies, Llanegryn, Towyn.

Next at 5200gns was Maerdy Corridor, a two year old, one of twins by Victorieux and out of a homebred cow by Maerdy Nelson. The buyer was H Powell, Rhayader.


The day’s champion, Midas Charlie bred and exhibited by Roger Coppinger, Edstaton, Wem commanded a bid of 4800gns from W G Davies, New Cross, Aberystwyth. Sired by Burradon Talisman, this 18 month old was out of a Burnaston bred cow going back to Oldstone Egbert.Welshpool09MidasCharlie.jpg

 According to judge, Steven Nesbitt, “Charlie along with the reserve champion, Brynffanigl Cracker were by far the pick of the top quality bulls suited to the commercial man. There was little between them, however Charlie just had the edge, with a better top and locomotion.”

 Two more Maerdy Padirac sons from Esmor Evans were among his top lots attracting a joint bid of 3800gns. First to go was Maerdy Cambridge TSI +25, SRI +30, an August 2007 born bull out of a homebred cow going back to Maerdy Orateur. He sold to JLC Williams, Penmorva, Port Madoc. SW Hammond, Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells secured the second 3800gns entry, Maerdy Cadlys TSI +42, SRI +47, a 17 month old who homebred dam went back to Hermes.

 Three, 20 month old Maerdy bred bulls were next in the price stakes for Esmor Evans. At 3250gns Maerdy Cambaceres sold to Coleg Powys, Newtown. This entry was by the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort jointly owned by Mr Evans and Charlie Boden, and out of a homebred cow by Maerdy Grimaldi. Two lots shared a 3000gns price tag. First was Maerdy Cambodia, a Maerdy Vamp son to HE Williams and Sons, Clun, Craven Arms. The second 3000gns bid secured Maerdy Colibri TSI +31, SRI +38 for Messrs Powell, Craven Arms.

 A bid of 4300gns secured Pennal Carlos, a 17 month old bred by Alwyn Rees, Pennal, Machynlleth for JC Jones, Llanerfyl, Welshpool. Sired by Allanfauld Superscot, he was by a homebred dam by Oldstone Egbert.

Forking out 4200gns for Shraden Ceres TSI +34, SRI +35 was IWL Evans, Llanwddyn, Oswestry. Bred by Roger Everall, Shrawardine, Shrewsbury this October 2007 born bull was by Shraden Outstanding and out of a homebred dam from his 70 cow herd. Both sire and dam went back to the noted Mowbraypark Paramount.

Mr Everall’s next best at 3200gns was Shraden Chancellor TSI +23, SRI +30, a two year old Balthayock Matthew son and out of a homebred dam by Grove Enterprise. Chancellor went home with T Hughes and Sons, Old Radnor, Presteigne.

 At 3600gns, the Langadfan, Powys based Roberts and Jones partnership sold their 20 month old Montgomery Calvin to OI Roberts, Llandovery, Carmarthen. Sired by Suzeringie, he was out of a homebred dam by Shrawardine Murphy.

Esgob Commanchero, the sole entry from Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmynach, Bala made 3500gns to E and B Williams, Llannefydd, Denbigh. This 17 month old was a Roundhill Rocky son and out of a homebred dam by Grove Enterprise.

For Roger Coppinger, it was his most successful day in 15 years of attending Welshpool. He eventually went on to head the female trade with a 2150gns for Midas Bambi, a two year old maiden and second prize class winner. Sired by Maerdy Polo, she was out of another Burnaston bred dam, this one going back to Killadeas Jack. She was knocked down sold to Wynne Rees, Llangurig, Llanidloes as a birthday present for his wife, Dianne.

 Averages: 40 bulls £3111.56 (Welshpool Livestock Sales).

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