Charolais sold to a top of 4,400gns in Holsworthy on Wednesday 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 by Newhouse Benson daughter sold with Balbithan Jamaica, her 10 week old bull by Loganbar Goran. 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 rising 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 were sold for 2,700gns. First to go was Mr and Mrs Andrew White’s Balbithan Ivanhoe, a 14 month old by the 10,000gns Chunal Dougie to Rob Tucker, Tavistock. Minutes later, the 13 month old Polgoda Ivor TI +35, SRI +36 by Beanhill Fantastic commanded the second 2,700gns bid. 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 W G 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: 8 bulls £2,802