May 5, 2015 Charolais in high demand at Welshpool
35 bulls sold to an average price of £3870, peaking at 6,900gns with a clearance rate of 74% at the Welshpool sale on Saturday 2 May.
The top price of 6,900gns went to the 21 month old reserve champion Dawson Invictus TI +63 SRI +64. Invictus who was exhibited by Rachel Dawson, Newton Burgoland, Leicestershire is sired by Blelack Digger and out of a homebred dam going back to the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo, and was purchased by RT Watkins, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
Two lots from J and A Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire were next along. First at 6,600gns was the 19 month old Goldies Eddy son Oakchurch Immortal TI +69 SRI +68, who was purchased by RJ Roberts, Tywyn, Gwynedd. Then the 15 month old class winner Oakchurch Julius TI +66 SRI +67 by Blelack Digger sold to AV Roberts, Porthmadog, Gwynedd for 6,000gns.
The next call of 5,600gns was bid for the class winner Maerdy Ironist TI +42 SRI +32 from Esmor Evans, Mold, Flintshire. Purchased by J Jones and Co, Bala, Gwynedd this 17 month old is sired by the 20,000gns, Royal Welsh supreme champion Maerdy Grenadier.
The champion exhibited by Kevin Thomas, Castlenewydd Emlyn, Carmarthenshire was next to sell for 4,800gns. The 19 month old Moelfre Indra TI +21 SRI +25, sired by 16,000gns Anside Foreman was bought by R Jones, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd.
At 4,600gns came another Goldies Eddy son, Trefaldwyn Imense TI +43 SRI +39 who was purchased by R Ryder, Machynlleth, Powys from Arwel Owen, Welshpool, Powys. Mr Owen also sold the 17 month old Trefaldwyn Idol TI +41 SRI +42 also by Goldies Eddy later in the day to RG Jenkins and Co, Caersws, Powys for 3,800gns.
Another vendor with two top priced lots was RT & DM Roberts, Abergele, Clywd, both were sired by the 11,000gns Gwenog Fieldmarshall and out of homebred dams going back to Alsnow Almighty. The first to sell at 4,500gns was the 16 month old class winner Brynffanigl Intrest TI +36 SRI +36 who was purchased by W Day, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Then Edward Brothers, Oswestry, Shropshire paid 4,000gns for the 18 month old Brynffanigl Iwan TI +35 SRI +34.
A bid of 4400gns from JR Phillips, Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire secured the 14 month old Blelack Digger son Montgomery Jack TI +52 SRI +51, exhibited by Roberts & Jones, Welshpool, Powys. The same vendor also sold the 15 month old Montgomery Jupiter TI +70 SRI +63 by Balthayock Adonis for 3,700gns to JA Piggott, Malpas, Cheshire.
Then Caylers Inspector TI +34 SRI +21, a 17 month old by Thrunton Dominator from Caylers Charolais, Royston, Hertfordshire was purchased by GKE Rees, Rhayader, Powys for 4,200gns.
The next lot in the ring securing 3,900gns, was presented by BS Jones, Brecon, Powys. Bailea Igenity a 22 month old son of the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat sold to TH Williams & Son, Welshpool, Powys.
The 19 month old Class Winner Cargriff Ironman was purchased next by T Gayden, Stow on the Wold, Glocestershire who paid GG Morris, Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire 3,800gns for his Blelack Digger son. Another of Mr Morris’ Digger sons, the 19 month old Cargriff Impeccable sold to RJ Williams, Knighton, Powys for 3,500gns.
At 3,600gns JN Pugh, Wrexham, Clwyd was next to make a purchase from exhibitor A Platt, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The class winning 15 month old Lindford Joey sired by the 25,000gns Perth Reserve supreme champion Inverlochy Ferdie.
The second lot to secure 3,500gns was exhibited by DJ Thornley and AJ Smith Swadlingcote, Derbyshire. Davally Invader ET TI +41 SRI +39, a 19 month old son of the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister was purchased by WE Evans, Llanrwst, Conwy.
The only female of the sale was a cow with her eight month old heifer calf at foot presented by RJ & BE Kimber, Chippenham, Wiltshire. The 2008 born Beanhill Damson by the 17,000gns Coolnaslee Universe and her calf Beanhill Jamelia sired by Alwent Goldbar were purchased by Ian Hollishead, Goostrey, Cheshire for 3,000gns.
Averages: 35 bulls £3,870
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
KJ Thomas – Moelfre Indra
Reserve Supreme Champion
RE Dawson – Dawson Invictus
1st – RE Dawson – Dawson Invictus
2nd – BS Jones – Bailea Igenity
3rd – RA Owen – Trefaldwyn Imense
1st – GG Morris – Cargriff Ironman
2nd – KJ Thomas – Moelfre Igor
3rd –JAW Rees & Son – Hendy Inferno
1st – KJ Thomas – Moelfre Indra
2nd – RT & DM Roberts – Brynffangil Iwan
3rd – DJ Thornley & AJ Smith – Davally Invader ET
1st – DE Evans – Maerdy Ironist
2nd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Invader
3rd –GG Morris – Cargriff Impact
1st – RT & DM Roberts – Brynffanigl Intrest
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Irwel
3rd –A Platt – Beanhill Igloo
1st – A Platt – Lindford Joey
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Jumpjet
3rd –BS Jones – Bailea Jonesey
1st – J & A Price – Oakchurch Julius
2nd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jester
3rd –DR & B Stacey – Polgoda Jeremy
February 5, 2015 Welshpool Charolais peak at 6,800gns
There was a brisk trade for Charolais bulls at Welshpool on the 5th February when 24 bulls sold to an average of £3618 and a top price of 6,800gns.
The sale topper was Davally Ivanhoe TI +50 SRI +51 from D Thornley and AJ Smith of Swadlingcote, Derbyshire, purchased for 6,800gns by GR Saunders, Bonvilson, South Glamorgan. This 17 month old Balthayock Longbow son is a full brother to both Davally Invincible who was also the top priced bull at the last Welshpool sale in November at 6,000gns and the 12,000gns Wesley Equinox.
Next, selling to MJ & DG Owen from Wells, Powys for 5,500gns came the supreme champion the 17 month old Major son Graiggoch Iceman exhibited by G Jones of Llanrwst, Conway. The judge David Bothwell from Co Fermanagh said “I selected him for his size and power. He is a structurally sound bull with the particular Charolais traits of growth and good conformation”.
From the same vendor was the first prize winner Graiggoch Impressive sired by Maerdy Grimaldi, who was purchased for 5,000gns by M Hughes and GT Jones of Machynlleth, Powys.
Trefaldwyn Invictus TI +55 SRI +47 sold for 4,600gns to J Jenkins of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. This 18 month old Blelack Digger son came from RA Owen of Welshpool, Powys who additionally sold a Goldies Eddy son Trefaldwyn Icarus TI +40 SRI +36 for 4,000gns to BTR & R Gittins also from Welshpool.
Three bulls were purchased for 4,200gns. Mortimers Farms of Eastleigh, Hampshire was the first with Mortimers Illiad TI +41 SRI +35. This 22 month old Mortimers Vanquish son went to JE Williams and Sons, Craven Arms, Shropshire. Then the 12,000gns Goldies Elation son, 21 month old Wilesa Ivan TI +48 SRI +47 from W Owen and T Wilson sold to GL Williams of Brecon, Powys. Finally BS Jones of Brecon, Powys sold his class winner the 21 month old son of Elgin Fergal Bailea Ikeadotcom to DN Cook of Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
Charolais females sold as far afield as Northern Ireland and Cornwall. The 18 month old champion Midas Iris TI +37 SRI +43 sold for the top price of 5,000gns to T O’Neil of Claudy, Co Londonderry. Iris won the reserve female championship at the English National calf show last year for RH Coppinger of Wem, Shropshire and is sired by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger.
Also selling well for AJ Mould of Penkridge, Staffordshire was his four and a half year old cow Wesley Fettle TI +56 SRI +54 and her calf at foot. The lot was split with the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle daughter Fettle selling for 1,800gns to RJ Gregory & Son of Truro, Cornwall, while her 9 month old bull calf Moulais Judas, sired by the 25,000gns supreme Stirling champion Goldies Unbeatable was purchased by JA Williams of Caersws, Powys for 1,200gns.
Averages: 24 bulls £3,618.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
Male & Supreme Champion
G Jones – Graiggoch Iceman ET
Reserve Male & Reserve Supreme Champion
RA Owen – Trefaldwyn Imense
RH Coppinger – Midas Iris ET
Reserve Female Champion
RH Coppinger – Midas Imogen
Class One – Bulls Born on or Between 16th February 2013 and 4th May 2013
1st – RT Roberts – Brynffanigl Ioan
2nd – Mortimers Farm – Mortimers Illiad
3rd – W Owen – Deunawd Ioan
4th – W Owen – Deunawd Iago
5th – B Harman – Chesham Ikuchi
Class Two – Bulls Born on or Between 5th May 2013 and 31st May 2013
1st – BS Jones – Bailea Ikeadotcom
2nd – W Owen & T Wilson – Wilesa Ivan
3rd – DE Evans – Maerdy Idnal
4th – WH Robinson & Son – Stockhill Imp
5th – BS Jones – Bailea Iceman
Class Three – Bulls Born on or Between 1st June 2013 and 1st July 2013
1st – RA Owen – Trefaldwyn Imense
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Income
3rd – C & R Currell – Solo Isaac
4th – DE Evans – Maerdy Ismael
Class Four – Bulls Born on or Between 2nd July 2013 and 26th August 2013
1st – EH Pennie & Son – Sarkley Isobar
2nd – KJ Thomas – Trefonnen Ivory
3rd – WF Palmer & Son – Trenestrall Inferno
4th – C & R Currell – Solo Ireland
5th – RE Dawson – Dawson Ivor
Class Five – Bulls Born on or Between 27th August 2013 and 19th September 2015
1st – G Jones – Graiggoch Iceman ET
2nd – D Thornley & AJ Smith – Davally Ivanhoe ET
3rd – RA Owen – Trefaldwyn Invictus
4th – JAW Rees – Hendy Inferno
5th – JS Howells – Gwenog Istabraq
Class Six – Bulls Born on or after 20th September 2013
1st – G Jones – Graiggoch Impressive ET
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Impasse
3rd – DE Evans – Maerdy Inspector
4th – BL Williams – Gwastod Investment
Class Seven – Females
1st – RH Coppinger – Midas Iris ET
2nd – RH Coppinger – Midas Imogen
3rd – RH Coppinger – Midas Influence ET
4th – AJ Mould – Moulais Jasmine
November 5, 2014 Brisk trade for Welshpool Charolais selling to 6,500gns
Charolais bulls met a brisk demand selling to a top of 6,500gns in Welshpool on Thursday 6 November at the breed society’s official sale.
Topping the trade at 6,500gns was the reserve champion, Trefaldwyn Ivanhoe TI +57, SRI +58 bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool to E Jones, Llandeiniolen, Caernarfon. Ivanhoe was an 18 month old, by Goldies Eddy and out of Mr Owen’s National Welsh junior female champion Trefaldwyn Emerald, a member of his 35 cow herd. Earlier in the day he tapped out as overall reserve championship by judge, Roger Green, who commended Ivanhoe as being a ‘modern type of British Charolais combining locomotion with great fleshing’.
Earlier in the day Arwel Owen offered Trefaldwyn Iceman TI +46, SRI +42, a 19 month old Dingle Hofmeister son and full brother to the Royal Welsh female champion, Trefaldwyn Fancygirl. Iceman was knocked down sold for 4,700gns to R Hammond, Huntingdon, Kington.
Last in the ring but not least was the day’s second leader at 6,000gns, Davally Invincible TI +51, SRI +49, a 14 month old by Balthayock Longbow and out of a Wesley dam. Bred and exhibited by DJ Thornely and AJ Smith, Swadlincote, Derby, he went home with BJ and MY Davies, St Harmon, Rhayader.
Montgomery Ianto TI +57, SRI +53, a 22 month old Dingle Hofmeister son from Gareth Jones, Llangadfan, Welshpool was awarded the reserve senior championship and made 5,200gns to W McAskie, Mount Joy, Omagh, County Down. Later Mr Jones offered the 19 month old Blelack Digger sired Montgomery Isfryn, TI +51, SRI +49 at 4,000gns to HJ Middleton, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell.
Two entries attracted a 5,000gns bid. First to go was Deunawd Ian TI +43, SRI +37, a 21 month old by the 5,000gns Brynffanigl Elvis from Will Owen, Criccieth to B Bayliss, Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford. Deunawd Ifor TI +34, SRI +29, another Elvis son from the same breeder was secured for 4,000gns by D Evans, Marton, Welshpool.
The second 5,000gns price tag went to the 20 month old Caylers Imperial TI +49, SRI +35, a Thrunton Dominator son and our of a homebred dam from the Barker family’s 30 cow herd based at Nuthampsted, Royston. He went home with JP and CM Jones, Penegoes, Machynlleth.
Next at 4,900gns was Gower Inferno TI +51, SRI +39, a 22 month old Skysea Bolero son from Richard and Alison Tucker, Horton, Swansea to AT Williams and Son, Newcastle, Monmouth. The following lot in the ring, Newroddige Imp made 4,800gns to Peter Howells, Llanwenog, Llanybyther. Bred and exhibited by Newroddige Charolais, Edingale, Tamworth, Imp was a 21 month old by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger. Earlier in the day he had been awarded the supreme championship by Roger Green saying: “Imp was the complete bull; he was very well balanced, well fleshed and had great locomotion.”
Two more entries were bid to 4,000gns. First in the ring was Allostock Imense TI +54, SRI +58, a 22 month old by Blelack Digger from I Hollinshead, Goostrey, Crewe to MJ and DL Price, Hundred House, Llandrindod Wells. A 4,000gns call was made for Foxacre Initiative TI +39, SRI +49, a 20 month old by the 10,000gns Wesley Forceful from Anne Orr-Ewing, Purton, Swindon to WJ and EA Lewis, Bryncoch, Neath. The final 4,000gns bid went to the 18 month old Esgob Iori TI +38, SRI +37, an Anside Excalibur son from Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmynach, Bala to WP Jones, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth.
Mr Jones enjoyed a successful day taking the female championship with Esgob Honeysuckle TI +34, SRI +36, a two and a half year old Excalibur daughter, sold in calf to Blelack Digger. She made 5,200gns to JM Clapp, Post Hill, Tiverton who returned home with three more entries.
The female section was topped at 6,500gns for a cow and calf pair from Kevin Thomas, Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn to DH Jones, Bow Street, Ceredigion. Moelfre Gala TI + 36, SRI +27 was a three year old heifer by Allanfauld Norseman offered with her 10 month old heifer, Moelfre Janquile by Maerdy Dynamite.
Next at 5,100gns from Mr Thomas’ draft was Moelfre Greta TI +48, SRI +39, another three year heifer this time by Blelack Jaguar making 1,500gns to VAS and SM Corbett, Felindre, Knighton, whilst her nine month old bull, Moelfre Jack by the 11,000gns Blelack Digger commanded 3,600gns from JR Webb, Billesdon, Leicester.
The two cow and calf leading entries from Newroddige Charolais’ draft both travelled to Devon with JM Clapp. Newroddige Gerry TI +34, SRI +35, a three year old Maerdy Estyn sired daughter sold with her seven month old bull Newroddige Jaguar by Alwent Goldbar made 4,000gns.
Minutes before, Mr Clapp bid 3,000gns for the six year old Newroddige Dafny TI +39, SRI +38, a Gretnahouse Archangel daughter with her three week old heifer, Newroddige Jeanette by the 10,000gns Welshpool champion, Esgob Ferrari.
Averages: 37 bulls £3,822.57. Females: 5 collective heifers £2,230; Newroddige, 8 cows and calves £2,481, 3 heifers £1,680; Moelfre, 8 cows and calves £3,150, 5 heifers £1,110; Trannon, 3 heifers £1,732.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
Class One – Bulls born before 6th November 2012
1st – MAERDY HWYL – Mr DE Evans
Class Two – Bulls born on or between 6th November 2012 and 11th January 2013
1st – MONTGOMERY IANTO – Roberts & Jones
2nd – RUSHFIELD ICARUS – Mr JR & Mrs VA Webb
3rd – NEWRODDIGE HIGHLIGHT – Newroddige Charolais
4th – CHESHAM HORATIO – Mr B Harman
5th – ALLOSTOCK ISAAC – Mr IN Hollishead
Class Three – Bulls born on or between 12th January and 8th March 2013
1st – NEWRODDIGE IMP – Newroddige Charolais
2nd – DEUNAWD IAN – Mr W Owen
3rd – DOOLEY IMAGE – Mr D Thornley
4th – DEUNAWD IFOR – Mr W Owen
5th – GOWER INFERNO – Mr RJB & Mrs AM Tucker
Class Four – Bulls born on or between 9th March and 3rd April 2013
1st – ESGOB IWAN – Mr GM Jones
2nd – ESGOB IAN – Mr GM Jones
3rd – FOXACRE INITIATIVE – Mrs A Orr-Ewing
4th – BRYNFFANIGL IDRIS – Mr RT Roberts
5th – FOXACRE ITHACA – Mrs A Orr-Ewing
Class Five – Bulls born on or between 4th April and 25th April 2013
1st – NEWRODDIGE ICON – Newroddge Charolais
2nd – WRINKLEWOOD ICARUS – Mrs JC Clayton
3rd – TREFALDWYN ICEMAN ET – Mr RA Owen
4th – MORTIMERS IILIAD – Messrs Mortimers Farm
5th – FINNWEST ICEMAN – Mr PC Weston
Class Six – Bulls born on or between 26th April and 18th May 2013
1st – TREFALDWYN IVANHOE – Mr RA Owen
2nd – MAERDY IDNAL – Mr DE Evans
3rd – LINDFORD INCREDABULL – Mr A Platt
4th – TRANNON INVINCIBLE – Mr JA Williams
5th – BALNUITH INSTRUMENTAL – Mr D Thornley
Class Seven – Bulls born on or between 19th May and 3rd June 2013
1st – CARRIGBEG IFOR – Mr RJ Butler
2nd – MOELFRE INSIGNIA – Mr KJ Thomas
3rd – TREFALDWYN IMENSE – Mr RA Owen
4th – SACKVILLE IVAN – BA & PT Heath
5th – SACKVILLE IMPECABLE – BA & PT Heath
Class Eight – Bulls born on or between 4th June and 7th July 2013
1st – NEWRODDIGE INVERNESS – Newroddige Charolais
2nd – MAERDY IMPEY – Mr DE Evans
3rd – MAERDY ISMAEL – Mr DE Evans
4th – TRANNON INSTANT – Mr JA Williams
5th – CARRIGBEG IRISHMAN – Mr RJ Butler
Class Nine – Bulls born on or after 8th July 2013
1st – SARKLEY ISOBAR – EH Pennie & Son
2nd – DAVALLY INVINCIBLE ET – DJ Thornley & AJ Smith
3rd – TREFONNEN IVORY – Mr KJ Thomas
4th – PEDR ICON – Mr PL Howells
5th – SOLO IRELAND – C & R Currell
Class Ten – Heifers Born before 31st December 2012
1st – ESGOB HONEYSUCKLE – GM Jones
2nd – MAERDY HOP – Mr DE Evans
3rd – MAERDY GWINLLAN – Mr DE Evans
4th – MAERDY HEN – Mr DE Evans
Class Eleven – Heifers born after 1st January 2013
1st – TRANNON IVORY – JA Williams
2nd – TRANNON IMP – JA Williams
3rd – RUSHFIELD INGRID – Mr JR & Mrs VA Webb
4th – RUSHFIELD INDIGO – Mr JR & Mrs VA Webb
Senior Male Champion – NEWRODDIGE IMP – Newroddige Charolais
Reserve Senior Male Champion – MONTGOMERY IANTO – Roberts & Jones
Junior Male Champion – TREFALDWYN IVANHOE – Mr RA Owen
Reserve Junior Male Champion – NEWRODDIGE INVERNESS – Newroddige Charolais
Female Champion – ESGOB HONEYSUCKLE – Mr GM Jones
Supreme Champion – NEWRODDIGE IMP – Newroddige Charolais
Reserve Supreme Champion – TREFALDWYN IVANHOE – Mr RA Owen
October 13, 2014 Shraden Charolais sell to 4,200gns in Welshpool
Charolais females were in demand selling to a top of 4,200gns when the Shraden herd was dispersed on behalf of the executors of WRJ Everall in Welshpool on Thursday 9 October.
Leading the trade at 4,200gns was Shraden Ursula, an 11 year old Balthayock Matthew daughter sold with her seven month old heifer, Shraden Jessica, by the 16,000gns Anside Foreman. The pair went to Charlie Boden, Mellor, Stockport.
Ursula’s progeny were in demand with Shraden Imperial, a 19 month old son by Shraden Osram commanding the highest bull price of 4,100gns to R Thomas Bryndraenog, Knighton.
Three entries shared a 4,000gns bid. First to go was the 11 year old Shraden Ugenie, by Balthayock Matthew and sold with Shraden Jinny, a six month old heifer by Thrunton Fairfax. The buyer was Charlie Boden who minutes later made another 4,000gns bid for the Shraden Talisman sired Shraden Cyan, a seven year old with her five month old bull, Shraden Jupiter by Foreman. His final cow and calf pair at 3,500gns was the six year old Shraden Design by Mowbraypark Paramount and offered with Shraden Just Dazzling, a four month old heifer by Foreman.
The final 4,000gns call was made by E and H Chapman, Oakley Park, Llanidloes for Shraden Immortal, an 18 month old bull by Shraden Calypso and out of a homebred dam by Balthayock Matthew.
Another Calypso son, the three year old Shraden Georgio was in the money at 3,800gns to HJ Patrick, Portfieldgate, Haverfordwest. Shraden Icicle, a 17 month old Shraden Osram son was secured for 3,600gns by JC Heard, Okehampton.
At 3,400gns, B and P Elston, St Petrock, Torrington took home Shraden Christmascarol, an eight year old by Balthayock Matthew sold with Shraden Janitor, her five month old bull by Thrunton Fairfax.
Another entry by Matthew, this time Shraden Damson, a six year old sold in calf to Balthayock Hamish made 2,900gns to HB Allman and Sons, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. Shraden Eloise, a rising six year old by Talisman and in calf to Shraden Georgio made 2,500gn to J Wale, Clunderwen, Pembroke.
Next among the bulls were two 14 month old Calypso sons. First at 2,800gns was Shraden Inferno to JT Corbett, Penrhos, Llanymynech, whilst Shraden Ingot made 2,700gns to JW Hopkins, Newtown, Powys.
Averages: 30 cows with calves £2,040; 8 in calf cows £1,631; 12 in calf heifers £1,497; 9 maiden heifers £1,170; 11 bulls £2,931.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
May 6, 2014 Charolais peak at 6,800gns in Welshpool
Modern British Charolais were in demand selling to a top of 6,800gns at the breed society’s official sale in Welshpool on Friday 2 May.
Sale leader at 6,800gns was Montgomery Harman a 19 month old by Blelack Digger and the highest performance recorded bull in the catalogue with a TI +76, SRI +66. Bred and exhibited by the Roberts and Jones partnership, Llangadfan, Welshpool he sold to join David Jones’ 60 cow suckler herd at Maesmawr, Welshpool. “This was a 50:50 decision made on figures – good calving ease plus growth rate EBVs plus he has the right looks,” said Mr Jones. “Store buyers are looking for Charolais crosses and are prepared to pay a premium; we intend to continue to deliver.”
Earlier in the day, the 20 month old Montgomery Halifax TI +66, SRI +57, another Digger son from Roberts and Jones made 5,800gns to R Reynolds, Beguildy, Knighton.
Next at 6,000gns was the 17 month old Trefaldwyn Horatio TI +64, SRI +59, another Blelack Digger son, this time bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool. He went to join James and Alec Cowan’s 100 cow suckler herd at Synodd Inn, Llandysul. “We selected Horatio for his combination of ease of calving and eye muscle area EBVs, as well as his good square loin as we start to gear up for the introduction of VIA carcase assessment,” said Mr Cowan.
The day’s champion, Maerdy Hoelen TI +25, SRI +17 made 5,000gns to Aled Williams, Llangernyw, Abergele who was returning to Charolais after a decade of using other Continental terminal sires. “We need faster growth and more weight, and by reintroducing Charolais we hope to shave weeks off time to target finishing weight,” he said. Bred and exhibited by Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold, Hoelen was a 20 month old Maerdy Ulm son.
Maerdy Hidlwr TI +49, SRI +31, another 20 month old from Esmor Evans this time by Maerdy Dynamite made 4,500gns to MR Bound, Tylwch, Llanidloes. Later in the day his Maerdy Huwllwyd TI +41, SRI +42, an 18 month old first class winner by the 10,000gns Blelack Fabulous made 4,000gns to H Davies, Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire.
Two entries were in the money from the Barker family’s Caylers herd, Nuthampstead, Royston. Caylers Isaac TI +40, SRI +32, a 16 month old Thrunton Dominator son and first class winner commanded a 4,800gns bid from BJ Davies, St Harmon, Rhayader. Earlier their 19 month old Caylers Hunter TI +36, SRI +33 by the homebred Caylers Fergus made 4,000gns to RT Richardson and Son, Ilam, Ashbourne.
John Williams, Caersws, offered his 20 month old Trannon Harold, by Wesley Evolution for 4,600gns to WJ Lewis, Pennant, Llanon. Next at 4,400gns was Hendy Isaac, a 16 month old by Pinay from the Rees family, Llangurig, Llanidloes to DI Hughes, Aberhosan, Machynlleth, whilst a bid of 4,200gns was made by R Vaughan-Jones, Tywyn for Cargriff Houston, an 18 month old Blelack Digger son from Griff Morris, Llanstephen, Carmarthen.
Averages: 37 bulls £3,791.35; 2 heifers £1,575
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
February 7, 2014 Welshpool Charolais peak at 6,200gns
Charolais met a strong demand from the commercial sector peaking at 6,200gns and averaging £4,052 at the breed society’s inaugural February sale in Welshpool on Thursday 6 February.
“Trade was fuelled by buyers who had sold their Charolais cross stores or suckled calves during the last year and enjoyed big premiums over other breeds,” said society chairman, Alasdair Houston. “These producers were doing the numbers and reinvesting what was in fact a small proportion of that return in to their next Charolais herd sire.”
Sale leader at 6,200gns was Sportsmans Harrypotter TI +38, SRI +38, a 20 month old Thrunton Voldemort son and out of a homebred dam from Charlie Boden’s 80 cow herd based at Mellor, Stockport. Earlier on, he had been awarded the supreme championship, the first ever at the centre for Mr Boden.
Harrypotter sold to R Napper, Didcot, Oxford who minutes earlier paid 5,000gns for Dorcas Hyperion, a 22 month old by Dorcas Duke, bred by the Morris family and consigned by John Evans, Caersws, Powys. The 19 month old Dorcas Hussar, another Dorcas bred bull from Mr Evans and this time by Dorcas Express made 5,000gns to RE Griffiths, Criccieth, Gwynedd.
The day’s second highest bid of 6,000gns was made in a joint purchase by CN Flack, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and Goodwin Farms, Repps, Great Yarmouth for Maerdy Hoelbren, a 17 month old by Vald’Or-Ra from Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold who sold a string of 12 entries in total to average £4,366.
Two Maerdy bulls shared a 5,000gns bid. First to go was Maerdy Huntly TI +34, SRI +36, a 22 month old Maerdy Blackout son selling to the Nicholas and Heath partnership, Tarfin, Chester, whilst Maerdy Huwcyn TI +51, SRI +45, a 19 month old by Maerdy Dynamite went to GR Saunders, Bonvilson, South Glamorgan.
Another Dynamite son, the 17 month old Maerdy Herc was secured for 4,200gns by JHJ Medland, Tavistock, Devon, whilst Maerdy Heglo, an 18 month old Esperanto son sold for 4,800gns to ED and HJ Roberts, Newtown, Powys.
Earlier in the day three Maerdy entries were each bid to 4,000gns. Maerdy Hunter TI +32, SRI +22, a 20 month old by D’Angely R went home with KW and GM Hammond and Sons, Builth Wells, Powys, whilst the 19 month old Maerdy Hartford TI +44, SRI +37, another D’Angely R son made 4,000gns to S Pennington and Son, Church Stretton, Shropshire. The 26 month old Maerdy Heath TI +48, SRI +42 by Vald’Or-Ra was secured for the third 4,000gns call by J Bufton and Sons, Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire.
The final 5,000gns bid was made for Montgomery Hampton, a 21 month old Blelack Digger son from the Roberts and Jones partnership, Welshpool. The buyers were AW and AR Gale, Newton Abbott, Devon.
Last catalogued entry but not least at 4,700gns was Hendy Hubert, a 14 month old youngster from Wyn and Diane Rees, Llanidloes, Powys, to near neighbours, VT and S Hamer, Llanidloes. Other entries in the money included Trefaldwyn Hornblower TI +61, SRI +60, an 18 month old Blelack Digger son at 4,200gns. The buyer was the Herrick Partnership, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire.
Averages: 29 bulls £4,051.55
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales