April 12, 2017 Champion is a Legend
A small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 3,500gns at the South West Charolais Association’s annual sale at Holsworthy on Wednesday 12th April, where bulls averaged £2,934 with three more sold than last year.
Bidding peaked at 3,500gns for the pre-sale show champion Polgoda Legend from David and Bernadette Stacey, St Austell, Cornwall. The 15-month-old Legend is bred from a good show line being sired by the Royal Cornwall Show breed champion Balbithan Eria and out of homebred Polgoda Glamoupuss, herself a Royal Cornwall show class winner and he stays local in Bugle, Cornwall going home with HJ Trudgian and Partners.
Just behind at 3,200gns was the reserve champion from Mr and Mrs Andrew White, Swanage, Dorset. Balbithan Mustang is another with show success in his pedigree as his homebred dam Balbithan Flora goes back to the 12,000gns Devon County Show champion Newhouse Benson and he is sired by the 11,500gns Loganbar Goran. This January-2016-born lad caught the eye of GHJ Medland, Peter Tavy, Devon.
Mr Medland was in a buying mood and went on to purchase two more including the first of three to sell for a 3,000gns price tag. Lovistone Leicester who stood third in his class at the pre-sale show is a 15-month-old sired by Balthayock Hamish and was bred and exhibited by Brian Nancekivell, Okehampton, Devon.
Another selling for the same price, from the same home and from the same sire was the November-2015-born Lovistone Leonard, this time out of homebred dam Lovistone Illusive going back to the proven easy calving and short gestation Blelack Digger. Leonard was purchased by AJ and DM Finnemore and Son, Advent, Cornwall.
The final bull to sell for 3,000gns was exhibited by Will Palmer and Son, Truro, Cornwall and was knocked down to A Crane, Kedworthy, Devon. The 23-month-old Springfarm Eldon son Trenestrall Lazie who had been tapped out second in his class earlier in the day by judge John Wylde.
There were just two heifers forward both exhibited by Jane Haw on behalf of Dorset breeders Mr and Mrs Andrew White and sired by the 11,500gns Loganbar Goran. First to sell was the 23-month-old Balbithan Lavender which was purchased by DT Daniel, North Petherwin, Cornwall for 1,550gns. Then moments later Mr Daniel snapped up the slighter younger 22-month-old Balbithan Lenor for the same price.
Average: 9 bulls £2,934; 2 Heifers, £1,628
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Judge: John Wylde, Bridgewater, Somerset
Class Two – Bull born on or between 06/05/2015 – 26/12/2015
1st – David and Bernadette Stacey – Polgoda Legend – s. Balbithan Eria
2nd – Will Palmer and Son – Trenestrall Lazie – s. Springfarm Eldon
3rd – Brian Nancekivell – Lovistone Leicester – s. Balthayock Hamish
Class Three – Bull born on or between 05/01/2016 – 07/02/2016
1st – Mr and Mrs Andrew White – Balbithan Mustang – s. Loganbar Goran
2nd – Mr and Mrs Andrew White – Balbithan Macbeth – s. Balbithan Inkleberry
3rd – Patrick Greed – Killerton Macduff – s. Maerdy Eurocrat
Class Four – Bull born on or between 11/02/2016 – 25/02/2016
1st – David and Bernadette Stacey – Polgoda Maverick – s. Balbithan Eria
2nd – Mrs C Clapp – Cove Milkyway – s. Thrunton Fairfax
3rd – Brian Nancekivell – Lovistone Magnus – s. Woodpark Fearless ET
David and Bernadette Stacey – Polgoda Legend – s. Balbithan Eria
Mr and Mrs Andrew White – Balbithan Mustang – s. Loganbar Goran
May 10, 2016 Martland Charolais herd dispersal peaked at 3,700gns
Females sold to a top price of 3,700gns and the 24 cow and calf lots averaged £2,254. Bulls reached 3,500gns with 8 lots averaging £2,783 at the 2006 established Martland herd dispersal sale on behalf of John and Caroline Wlyde, Woolavington, Somerset at Exeter Livestock Centre on Friday 6th May.
Topping the prices at 3,700gns was a cow and calf outfit. The 2010-born Martland Flower sired by Moynton Carlton and her three month old heifer calf Martland Mayflower sired by Doonally Olmeto found a new home with DC Crosier, Middlezoy, Bridgewater.
Just behind at 3,400gns was a split pair. The four year old Blelack Digger daughter Culmvale Honey TI +55 SRI +55 caught the eye of DP & B Smith, Dingestow, Monmouthshire who later purchased two more lots and her seven month old son Martland Lincoln sired by Blakestown Trustee was purchased by T Gaden, Stow on the Wold, Glocestershire.
Another split lot going on to two separate homes this time for a total of 3,000gns was Champflower Cilla. This daughter of Tolland Universe bred by F Evens, Taunton, Somerset was snapped up by Jane Haw, Dorchester, Dorset and L Darch, Chard, Somerset purchased her July 2015-born heifer calf Martland Legacy sired by Skysea Fearless.
The next pair went for 2,750gns and Jane Haw purchased the bull calf Martland Lancaster another by Skysea Fearless at 8 months old. His dam Martland Hippy a September 2014-born twin by the 14,000gns Devon County Show Champion Beanhill Echo caught the eye of MJ & GM Summers, Dulverton, Somerset, who also liked the look of her twin sister Martland Hoppy. Hoppy’s 9 month old bull calf Martland Lavish a son of Esperanto was purchased by CD Bailey, Iddesleigh, Devon and the pair fetched a total of 2,200gns.
Next to purchase were JP and PC Turner, Tintagel, Cornwall who bought the four year old Martland Gabriella and her month old bull calf Martland Magnum sired by Skysea Fearless for 2,450gns. Gabriella who is a full sister to the 11,000gns Martland Heavyweight is a daughter of the homebred Martland Eric.
Minutes earlier the 2010-born Moynton Tyrone daughter Martland Fifi and her two month old bull calf Martland Marmite – another by Fearless – were knocked down sold for 2,400gns to GR Gould, Minehead, Somerset.
Finishing off the females at 2,300gns was another split pair. Littlebovey Cala bred by Mr H and Mrs E Vooght Bovey Tracey, Devon sired by Balthayock Tomahawk went home with JM Stone, Kingsbridge, Devon. Her eight month old Skysea Fearless son Martland Lionheart TI +47 SRI +50 was purchased by RS Robson, Launceston, Cornwall.
The eight young bulls on offer met with a ready trade and leading the bids at 3,500gns was the 14 month old Martland Leon TI +41 SRI +40 sired by Skysea Fearless who goes on to work in Purton, Wiltshire with FR Crew.
Making 3,100gns was the September 2014-born Martland James, the man behind the money on this Liscally Eti ET son was K Tovey, Bishops Sutton, Bristol.
The fourteen month old Skysea Fearless son Martland Lourie TI +48 SRI +45 was the next highest priced at 2,900gns and was purchased by JS and J Down Ltd, Taunton, Somerset.
Following on at 2,550gns was another the same age and by the same sire, Martland Larger TI +43 SRI +40. Forking out the cash for this one was OJ and DJ Nelmes, Warmwell, Dorchester
Two bulls were knocked down at 2,500gns a piece with the first being purchased by KM Clark, Newton Abbot, Devon. The January 2015-born Martland Levi is sired by Doonally Olmeto.
Matching the 2,500gns price tag was Martland Larkin – another fourteen month old by Fearless. The final bidder was JP Williams, Yelverton, Devon.
Average: 8 bulls £2,783; 24 cows with calves £2,254; 10 heifers £1,323 Auctioneers: Kivells
April 14, 2016 Much Improved Charolais Sale at Holsworthy
A small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 4,400gns at the South West Charolais Association’s annual sale at Holsworthy on Wednesday 13th April, where bulls averaged £3,159 with a clearance rate of 75%.
Leading the bids at 4,400gns was the May 2014-born Trenestrall Jack sired by Springfarm Eldon and out of a homebred dam going back to Mowbraypark Topredo. Jack caught the eye of B Clarke, Doddiscombleigh, Exeter and was bred and exhibited by Will Palmer and Son, Truro, Cornwall.
Mr Palmer took two others which also went home with new owners. First going for 3,200gns was Trenestrall Joode, a 22 month old son of Westcarse Beefy who was purchased by Messrs Hembrow, Braddock, Cornwall.
Minutes earlier Messrs Smallwood, Germansweek, Devon snapped up Mr Palmers’ other entry Trenestrall Jivago, another 22 month old this time sired by Mortimers Cosmo at 2,300gns.
Next at 4,000gns was the Champion, an entry from John Wylde, Woolavington, Somerset. The April 2014-born Martland Justabout, a son of Skysea Fearless and out of Champflower Cilla – who will be sold at the Martland herd dispersal sale next month – went home to Lifton, Devon with Messrs Batten.
Leading the bids for the females at 1,550gns was the blue ticket winner Marne Jewel, bred and exhibited by Robert Tremayne. Jewel, a 25 month old heifer sired by the Black Isle Show champion Lochend Apache was purchased by DP Daniel, North Pentherwin, Cornwall.
Mr Daniel also took home the class winner Marne Jennica for 1,500gns, an April 2014-born out of the same sire and exhibited by Michelle Hanson, Wendron, Cornwall.
Finally two young heifers sired by Balbithan Eira and shown by David and Bernadette Stacey, St Austell, Cornwall, also found new homes. First at 1,300gns was the 14 month old Polgoda Lily TI +42 SRI +43 stayed local going to Truro with EP Loader and the 13 month old Polgoda Lavendar was snapped up for 1,200gns by EC Haste, Beaworthy, Devon.
Average: 6 bulls £3,159; 5 Females, £1,376
May 19, 2014 Louis Charolais dispersal peaks at 3,600gns twice
Charolais sold to a top of 3,600gns twice in Exeter on Saturday 17 May when George and Vernon Staddon, Plymouth dispersed their Louis herd.
The first 3,600gns bid was made for Louis Daffodil, a six year old Louis Axminster daughter offered with her seven month old bull by Thrunton Fitzroy. The buyer was Brian Lavis, Okehampton. The second 3,600gns call came later in the day from Fred Hayes, South Molton for Louis Henstridge, a two year old bull by Cockerington Brutus.
First lot in the ring, Louis Celandine, a seven year old by Shraden Tophat sold with her nine month old bull calf by Thrunton Fitzroy was secured for 3,400gns by Colin Edwards, Tavistock. Next at 2,600gns was another Tophat daughter, the 10 year old Louis Velvet accompanied by her eight month old heifer to Patrick Greed, Exeter.
The spring calved cows were headed at 2,050gns for Louis Daisy, a Louis Axminster daughter with her three month old heifer to Paul Harris, Kingswear. Leading served heifer at 1,550gns was Louis Gillia, a Cockerington Brutus daughter to Messrs Chandler, Shropshire.
The herd’s stock bull, Thrunton Fitzroy a three and a half year old by Maerdy Cecil made 2,700gns to Messrs Gribble, Launceston, whilst Tolgus Dependabull, a six year old year old Moynton Alexis son attracted a 2,000gns call from Ross Skelley, Plymouth.
Averages: 22 cows with calves £2,100, 4 in calf heifers £1,470, 11 maiden heifers £1,160, 5 bulls £2,572
Auctioneers: Kivells & Husseys, Exeter Livestock Centre
April 24, 2014 Holsworthy Charolais peak at 4,400gns
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
April 25, 2013 Holsworthy Charolais peak at 4,300gns
Charolais bulls sold to a top of 4,300gns in Holsworthy on Thursday 24 April at the South West Charolais Association`s annual spring sale.
Sale leader at 4,300gns was the champion, Martland Grazer TI +27, SRI +23, a 21 month old by the 55,000gns Sportsman Columbo and out of a homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by J and C Wylde, Woolavington, Bridgwater he was knocked down sold to PL Heard, Okehampton.
Earlier in the day, Mr Heard had offered his Meldon George TI +33, SRI +31, a rising two year old by Broadbury Diesel to Messrs Needham and Son, Bucklands Newton who also went to 2,300gns for Wyvern Goodun TI +54, SRI +45, a two year old Blelack Digger son from DM Barker, Heathfield Taunton.The day’s second highest call at 3,600gns was the 14 month old Blelack Digger son, Beanhill Harry TI +70, SRI +74 from RJ and BE Kimber, Christian Malford, Chippenham to MS Andrews, Winsford, Minehead.
A bid of 3,200gns secured Downtown Grady TI +33, SRI +26 for A J & D M Finnemore, Camelford. A 20 month old by Balbithan Condor, he was bred and exhibited by Brian Lavis, Bridestowe, Okehampton.
Two, two year old heifers by the 10,000gns Perth champion, Chunal Dougie from Mr and Mrs Andrew White, Worth Matravers led the female section and both were secured by H Dunstan and Sons, Mabe, Penryn. Balbithan Godmanston TI +38, SRI +46 made 3,400gns, while Balbithan Galaxy TI +20 SRI +32 attracted a 3,000gns bid.
Averages: 8 bulls £3,189; 6 females £2,138.