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
October 28, 2013 Welshpool Charolais peak at 9,800gns
Welshpool Charolais peak at 9,800gns
New centre record ave £4,080 for 77 bulls sold; £0.54m grossed
British Charolais bulls met a flying trade from a packed ringside in Welshpool on Thursday 7 November at the breed society’s autumn sale where prices peaked at 9,800gns and 77 entries sold through the ring to achieve a new beef breed centre record average of £4,080 with 79% clearance. The seven hour sale which grossed £0.54 million included three herd drafts and the Trefonnen dispersal.
“An electric atmosphere prevailed throughout as bull after bull went through the ring sold to commercial men who were aware of the rewards for Charolais cross store and suckled calves at the autumn sales and it clearly reflected the momentum towards returning to modern Charolais as the herd’s terminal sire,” commented the society’s David Benson.
Sale leader at 9,800gns was Caylers Hugo TI +45, SRI +45, a 20 month old Thrunton Alpha son and out of a Balthayock Marius sired homebred dam from David and Louise Barker’s 30 cow herd based at Nuthampstead, Royston. Hugo went to join Allan Currie’s 180 suckler cow herd based near Ayr. Mr Currie is a repeat bull buyer from the Caylers herd and said Hugo is a genuine, very well balanced with length, strength and good locomotion.”
The Barkers were enjoying their best ever day in four years of trading at Welshpool and making the eight hour return journey with their three entries. Earlier in the day, they secured 6,000gns for Caylers Hawthorn TI +40, SRI +28, a 21 month old by their former stock bull, the 10,000gns Thrunton Dominator and out of a homebred heifer by Maerdy Uniroyal. The buyer was Messrs Heard, Okehampton, Devon. The Barkers final entry at 4,800gns was Caylers Hectors TI +54, SRI +48, a 19 month old first prize winner by Dominator selling to P Weston, Ashbourne.
The day’s second highest 9,000gns call went to the reserve junior champion, Maerdy Hughos TI +45, SRI +43, a 17 month old by the 13,000gns Kelton Trident and out of a homebred dam by Maerdy Padirac. Sold to B Walters, Dryslwyn, Carmarthen, he was one of 12 entries to come under the hammer sold from Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold.
Mr Evans was again in the prizes when his 18 month old Maerdy Holster TI +53, SRI +46, secured the intermediate championship before selling for 8,000gns to EI Lewis and Sons, Forge, Machynlleth. Another Trident son, he was out of a homebred dam by Maerdy Alcazar.
Two more entries shared an 8,000gns bid. First to go was Esgob Hari TI +35, SRI +35, an 18 month old Anside Excalibur son and out of a Thrunton Virginian sired homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmynach, Bala, he went home with DT Richards, Llangynwyd, Maesteg. Another Excalibur son from the same stable, this time the 19 month old Esgob Huw TI +36, SRI +30 commanded a 5,200gns price tag from A Williams, LLanefydd, Denbigh.
The final 8,000gns call was made by GR Davies, Cwmtirmynach, Bala for Pedr Hermit TI +41, SRI +44, a 16 month old by the 12,000gns Thrunton Classic and out of a homebred dam by Derryharney Outstanding from father and son team, John and Peter Howells, Llanwenog, Llanybyther.
At 6,800gns the Howells offered their junior champion Gwenog Hogan TI +47, SRI +46 another 16 month old Classic son and out of a homebred dam by Blelack Tycoon. The buyer was EM Gittins, Menai Bridge, Anglesey.
Three more entries commanded a 6,000gns price tag. First in the ring was Trefaldwyn Hilton TI +36, SRI +32, a 21 month old Brampton Nacodar son and out of a homebred dam by the 25,000gns Perth supremo, Mowbraypark Orlando. Secured by JT Davies, Llangedwyn, Oswestry, and bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Foel , Welshpool, 24 hours earlier Hilton was awarded the senior and overall male championship by judge, Graham Robinson who described him as an ‘exemplary modern British Charolais’. “Hilton was very correct, he had length, a good top line and excellent locomotion. He caught my eye as soon as he came in the ring, he followed all the way through and had the edge in the final line up,” he said.
Towards the end of the day, Arwel Owen secured another 6,000gns call this time for Trefaldwyn Hublot TI +60, SRI +57, a 17 month old Blelack Digger son and out of a homebred dam. The buyer was R Williams, Llangwnnadl, Pwellhi.
The final 6,000gns bid went to Montgomery Huw TI +70, SRI +60, a 16 month old Blelack Digger son and out of a Tullygarley Attaboy sired homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by Gareth Roberts, Llangadfan, Welshpool, the buyer was R Richards, Adfa, Newtown.
Digger sons were in demand throughout with the 10 forward selling to average £4,505. They included Gareth Roberts reserve intermediate champion, Montgomery Hublot TI +77, SRI +65, the highest performance recorded entry in the catalogue. An 18 month old, he went home with DW Jones, Heasley Mill, South Molton.
Jarka Robinson, Tenbury Wells sold her highest entry at 5,000gns to GH Williams and Son, Penegoes, Machynlleth. Her 17 month old Cliftonpark Headboy was by the 10,000gns Thrunton Bravado and out of a homebred dam going back to Moyness Topnotch.
The collective female trade was led at 4,400gns for a cow and calf pair from ML Impey, Ledbury to Ann Orr-Ewing, Purton, Swindon. Hamilton Avalon TI +39, SRI +30 was an eight year old Turney bred Mortimer Josh daughter sold in calf to Alwent Goldbar, whilst her seven month old heifer, Congress Inchantress was by Burradon Talisman.
Next at 4,000gns was the two year old Maerdy Grandgirl, a Blelack Digger daughter from Esmor Evans to B Walters, Dryslwyn, Carmarthen.
Bidding peaked at 7,400gns for a split cow and calf pair when Gaenor and Roy Hughes dispersed their Trefonnen herd. Trefonnen Fergie TI +32, SRI +29, a three year old Okapibb daughter and out of a homebred dam by Ptiprince, she was sold in calf to Goldies Eddy for 4,200gns to Irish Charolais Cattle Society president Michael McGuirk, Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland. Fergie’s 10 month old son, Trefonnen Ivanhoe TI +40, SRI +34, sired by Cottage Devon went to T and A Tudor, Llanerfyl, Welshpool.
Next at 6,000gns was Trefonnen Evasion TI +46, SRI +35, a four year old by Doonally New and out of a Dynod bred dam by Coolnaslee Monarch. She was offered with Trefonnen Ivory, her four month old bull by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger. The pair sold to Kevin Thomas, Capel Iwan, Llanstephan.
Three lots were each bid to 5,000gns. First was Trefonnen Veronica TI +39, SRI +38, a seven year old by Doonally Nicefor, out of a homebred dam by Moyness Maharajah and sold in calf to Blelack Digger. The buyer was Neil Barclay, Harestone, Crathes, Banchory.
Trefonnen Fabrujais TI +12, SRI +11, a three year old by Suzeringie and offered with her two month old heifer, Trefonnen Isabelle, an Okapibb made 5,000gns to Michael and Betty Graham, Ireby, Wigton.
The final 5,000gns call was made by B Walters, Dryslwyn, Carmarthen for Trefonnen Galaxy TI +31, SRI +29, a Thrunton Voldemort daughter and sold in calf to Blelack Digger.
Next at 4,800gns was Trefonnen Gigi TI +47, SRI +31, a two year old Doonally New sired heifer, in calf to Blelack Digger, and sold to G Jones and Sons, Bala. Another Doonally New daughter, this time the nine year old Trefonnen Violet TI +48, SRI +36 offered with her month old heifer, Trefonnen Iris by Clyth Diplomat made 4,600gns to RA Elias, Garn Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd.
Trefonnen Harriette TI +34, SRI +32, a 13 month heifer by Thrunton Voldemort secured a 3,600gns bid from MA Swistun, Llanforlais, Gower. Trefonnen Vanity TI +38, SRI +37, a seven year old Loganbar Herdsman daughter sold in calf to Maerdy Rock and accompanied by Trefonnen Icarus, her four month old bull by Clyth Diplomat made 3,500gns to A Platt, Weston, Shrewsbury.
Trefonnen Isostar TI +36, SRI +29, a 10 month old Maerdy Rock son and out of a Moyness Maharajah sired homebred dam made 3,100gns to G Williams, Pont Robert, Meiford.
Leading Griff Morris’s draft at 4,000gns was Cargriff Glitzy TI +66, SRI +60, a two year old Blelack Digger daughter and out of a homebred dam by Mowbraypark Paramount. She went over the water with John McGrath, Drumore, Tyrone.
Next at 3,000gns was cow and calf pair Cargriff Flower TI +25, SRI +25, a three year old Goldies Champion daughter going back to Paramount, and her seven month old heifer, Cargriff Iris, by Digger. They sold to HG Evans, Gawsworth, Macclesfield.
Newroddige Charolais reduction
The draft from Danny Wyllie and Pete Mallaber’s Newroddige Charolais herd was led at 5,400gns by a cow and calf pair. Newroddige Caprice TI +28, SRI +24, a six year old by the homebred Newroddige Accentor and out of a Maerdy bred cow was offered with Newroddige Iceberg, her five month old bull calf by Gretnahouse Archangel. The buyer was RA Elias.
Irish breeder, W Foster, Ballyconnell, Cavan invested 4,200gns in the seven year old Newroddige Brittany TI +23, SRI +23, a Joyau Del daughter offered with her seven month old heifer, Newroddige Imagine by the 10,000gns Esgob Ferrari.
A bid of 3,400gns secured a cow and calf pair for MIE Hughes, Caergybi, Ynys Mon. The eight year old Newroddige Athene TI +31, SRI +19 was by Simpsons Gregg and out of an Alwent bred dam, whilst her five month old bull calf, Newroddige Ivanhoe was by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger.
Two lots commanded a 3,000gns call. First was the cow and calf pair Newroddige Dove, a five year old Suzeringie daughter sold with her five month old bull calf, Newroddige Invader by Esgob Ferrari. The buyer was DW Morris, Llanllechid, Bangor. Newroddige Gail TI +38, SRI +41, a two year old Maerdy Estyn daughter sold in calf to Alwent Goldbar made 3,000gns to D Morgan, Talybont.
Gwenog and Pedr reduction
Prices peaked at 5,000gns for the Howells family, John, Anne, Peter and Helen when they reduced a portion of their Gwenog and Pedr herds. Their sale leader was Gwenog Ellann TI +33, SRI +33, a four year old Blelack Tycoon daughter and out of a homebred dam by Derryharney Outstanding. She was offered with her Thrunton Classic sired five month old calf, Gwenog Ilena. The buyer was RA Elias.
Next at 3,800gns was Pedr Amethys TI +34, SRI +31, an eight year old Mowbraypark Paramount daughter offered with Pedr Indigo, her 10 month old heifer by Classic. The buyer was Melita Corbett & Daughters, Felindre, Knighton. A bid of 3,100gns secured Pedr Geronimo TI +32, SRI +33, an April 2011 born Classic son for SJ Smith, Castle Caereinion, Welshpool.
Averages: 77 bulls £4,080
Collectives: 3 cows and calves £3,010; 11 heifers £2,453
Trefonnen: 6 cows and calves £5,512; 3 in calf heifers £4,305; 6 maiden heifers £2,555; 1 bull calf £3255
Cargriff draft: 5 females £2,688
Newroddige: 11 cows and calves £3,040; 5 heifers £2,457
Gwenog and Pedr: 9 cows and calves £2,567; 7 heifers £1,560; 1 bull £3,255; 2 bull calves £1,680
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
May 20, 2013 Welshpool Charolais bulls peak at 6,200gns
A small entry of Charolais bulls at the final official BCCS spring sale sold to a top of 6,200gns.
Sale leader was the first prize winner Moelfre Galliano TI +47, SRI +37 from Kevin Thomas, Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn. A 19 month old by Gretnahouse Vigorous and out of a dam going back to the same sire, he sold to DL Price, Llanidloes.
Next at 4,500gns was the 19 month old Gower Gallant, TI +37, SRI +36, a Teiglum Edgar son and out of a dam going back to Dingle Hofmeister. Bred and exhibited by Richard and Alison Tucker, Horton, Gower he was knocked down sold to JJ Owens, Presteigne.
Wyn and Diane Rees, Llangurig, Llanidloes offered the next lot at 4,200gns to CR Thomas, Knighton. Hendy Hefin TI +31, SRI +23 was a 16 month old by Killadeas Contact and out of a dam by Tullygarley Rollerball.
A bid of 4,000gns secured the 17 month old champion bull,Esgob Gladiator TI + 30, SRI +28 for M Jones, Llanrwst. Bred and exhibited by Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmyach, Bala, he was an Anside Excalibur son and out of a dam going back to Grove lines.
Ann Orr-Ewing,Purton, Swindon offered Foxacre Henri TI +36, SRI +39 a 15 month old Moynton Caspar son at 3,300gns to WE Williams, Pwllheli.
Averages: 14 bulls £3,465
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
April 19, 2013 Welshpool Charolais bulls peak at 7,200gns
Charolais bulls met a solid commercial trade selling to a top of 7,200gns in Welshpool on Thursday 18 April at the breed society’s official spring sale.
Sale topper at 7,200gns was Gower Goldenboy TI +36, SRI +29, an 18 month old first prize winning bull bred and exhibited by Richard and Alison Tucker who were enjoying their best ever day in Welshpool in 18 years of trading at the centre. Goldenboy was one of the first strings of bulls by their new herd sire, Teiglum Edgar and out of Gower Comedy, one of the family`s best damlines within their 30 cow herd based at Horton, Gower. The buyer was TT Jones, Llanbrynmair.
Next at 6,500gns was the day’s last catalogued entry, Trefaldwyn Hugoboss a 14 month old within the breed’s top 1% with a TI +72 and SRI +62. Bred by Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool and secured by MG Roberts, Croesor, Penrhyndeadraeth, he was sired by Blelack Digger and out of a homebred dam going back to Doonally New. Earlier in the day, Hugoboss had been placed first in his class.
Following closely at 6,400gns was Dorcas Galileo TI +44, SRI +41 who minutes before had been awarded the supreme championship by judge, Ian Campbell, Thrunton. “Galileo was an all-round good bull; he had length, clean lines and was very well fleshed,” he said. Bred by the Morris family, he was offered by Wyne and Diane Rees, Llangurig, Llanidloes who were enjoying the limelight for the first time in 18 years of exhibiting at the centre. A 20 month old, he was sired by Dorcas Duke, a Goldies Ambassador son, out of a homebred dam and he went home with M Griffiths, Botwnog, Pwllhelli.
A 5,000gns bid secured Montgomery Grantham TI +56, SRI +53 for M Rees, Tywyn. Bred and exhibited by Gareth Roberts, Llangadfan, Welshpool, Grantham was an 18 month old Blelack Digger son and out of a homebred dam by Tullygarley Attaboy.
The highest of six entries from Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold made 4,900gns to E Rodrick, Sennybridge, Brecon. Maerdy Grandmarnier TI +42, SRI +46 was a 17 month old Val d’or-Ra son and out of a homebred dam.
Two entries from the same vendor shared a 4,000gns bid. First to go was Maerdy Giant TI +50, SRI +45, a 19 month old Simpsons Gregg son and out of a homebred dam. The buyer was JAM Jones, Llandrindod Wells. Minutes later, the 18 month old Maerdy Gulch TI +45, SRI +42 was secured for 4,000gns by JL Nixon and Sons, Llandrindon. A Maerdy Ulm son, he was out of a homebred dam by Maerdy Naser.Three lots were bid to 4,800gns each. First in the ring was the 17 month old Solo Gigolo TI +36, SRI +31, a Newroddige Bonanza son and out of a Maerdy Impeccable sired dam from Cecil and Robert Currell, East Harptree to K and L Jones, Narberth.
Roger Everall, Shrawardine, Shrewsbury offered the next entry at 4,800gns to Messrs Hughes, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey. Shraden Granite TI +37, SRI +22 was a rising two year old by the Burradon Talisman sired Shraden Calypso and out of a homebred dam. Mr Everall’s Shraden Greycloud TI +29, SRI +21, another same age Calypso son and out of an Escott sired homebred dam made 4,000gns to SL Evans, Penmaen, Gower.
The third 4,800gns call was made by JLC Williams, Portmadoc for the reserve champion, Beanhill Henry TI +59, SRI +57 bred and exhibited by RJ and BE Kimber, Chippenham. Henry was a 15 month old Blelack Digger son and out of a homebred dam by Talisman.
Plasbela Gladiator TI +57, SRI +57, a 17 month old from T and G Roberts, Llanfair, Abergele was knocked down sold for 4,500gns to Messrs Williams and Son, Kington. A Dingle Hofmeister son, he was out of an Inverlochy Resolve sired homebred dam. Another Hofmeister son from the same breeders, this time the 14 month old, Plasbela Hoff TI +50, SRI +48 made 4,400gns to HW Lloyd, Abergele.
Two more entries sold at 4,400gns each. First to go was Charbron Genial TI +35, SRI +34 from Barons Cross Charolais Stud, Aymestrey, Leominster to CR Griffiths, Bettws, Ammanford. Genial was a rising two year old by the 25,000gns Perth champion Goldies Unbeatable and out of a homebred dam by Caylers Supreme.
Next at 4,400gns was Gwenog Gonzeles TI +32, SRI +29, a 22 month old by Thrunton Classic and out of a Derryharney Outstanding sired homebred dam from father and son team, John and Peter Howells, Llanybyder to AW Williams, LLannefydd, Denbigh.
Gwastod Generator, a two year old Elgin Columbo son sold and out of a Charbron bred dam from BL Williams, Abermeurig, Lampeter made 4,200gns to PW Humphreys, Capel Bangor, Aberystwyth.
The 16 month old Thrunton Dominator son, Caylers Guardsman TI +38, SRI +25 from David and Louise Barker, Nuthampstead, Royston commanded a 4,000gns bid from T Gowling, Market Harborough.
Alwyn Rees, Pennal, Machynlleth offered his 20 month old Pennal Genetic TI +36, SRI +29 by Texan and out of a Killadeas Jack sired homebred dam at 4,000gns to FG Goodall, Llandovery.
Heading J and L Pegg’s dispersal at 5,200gns was Waterfall Ellierose, a four year old Coolnaslee Universe daughter and out of a homebred dam by Doonally New. She was sold in calf to Balthayock Adonis to Ann Orr-Ewing, Purton Swindon.
Next at 3,100gns was Harviestoun Dionne, a four year old Ravenworth Unwin daughter offered with her March born heifer, Waterfall Ionne by Adonis. She sold to AJ Powell, Knighton. A bid of 3,000gns secured Waterfall Blaise for DJ Thornely, Swadlingcote, Derby. A seven year old Doonally New daughter, she was knocked down sold in calf to Adonis.
A draft from Griff Morris, Llanstephen, Cramarthen was led at 3,500gns for Cargriff Colette, a five year old by Cargriff Valient and out of a homebred dam by Seawell Offshore. Sold in calf to Chunal Dougie, she was purchased by AJ Powell who also bid 2,900gns for a cow and calf pair from RL Hall, Malton. Bassett Bryony was a seven year old by Thrunton Troubadour sold in calf to Rumsden Udimore, while her nine month old heifer calf, Hallgarth Heuchera was by Bassett Bamboo.
Other leading lots from Cargriff included Cargriff Hotpot, a 10 month heifer by Swalesmoor Bayonet making 2,900gns to VAS Corbett, Knighton.
Averages: 56 bulls £3,638.44; 3 cows £3,500.00; 4 cows with calves at foot £3,150. 7 heifers £1,408.50
November 8, 2012 Trefaldwyn Charolais females bid to 11,000gns in Welshpool
TREFALDWYN FANCYGIRL AT 11,000GNS
Charolais females were in demand peaking at 11,000gns when Arwel Owen reduced his Trefaldwyn herd in Welshpool on Thursday 8 November.
Sale topper at 11,000gns was Trefaldwyn Fancygirl TI +45, SRI +42, a two year old Dingle Hofmeister daughter, out of a homebred dam by Major and sold in calf to Blelack Digger. Fancygirl was no stranger to the ring having secured the Royal Welsh female and reserve overall breed championship titles earlier this year. She was knocked down sold for flushing to Richard Clegg, Seathwaite, Cumbria.
A total of 6,200gns was paid for a cow and calf pair. Trefaldwyn Unity TI +35, SRI +23, a nine year old by Major and out of a Brampton bred cow made 2,000gns to A Platt, Weston, Shrewsbury. Her 10 month old heifer, Trefaldwyn Hiphop TI +47, SRI +42, by the 15,000gns Newhouse Diablo and out of a homebred dam by Major sold for 4,200gns to VAS Corbett, Felindre, Knighton.
Gwynedd breeder, J Evans, Ardudwy paid 5,500gns for Trefaldwyn Eternity TI +28, SRI +33, a three year old by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger and in calf to Goldies Eddy, along with her six month old heifer, Trefaldwyn Heather by Blelack Digger.
A total of 5,500gns was paid for another cow and calf pair. The four year old Trefaldwyn Destiny TI +29, SRI +26 by Trefaldwyn Usk, out of a homebred dam going back to Edenhurst Shogun and sold in calf to Goldies Eddy made 3,500gns to RP Ryder, Welshpool, while Trefaldwyn Hawaii TI +61, SRI +54, her nine month old heifer by Digger made 2,000gns and travelled over the water with S Killen, Newry, County Down.
Trefaldwyn Elsa TI +27, SRI +21,an an Edenhurst Shogun daughter and her bull calf Trefaldwyn Hero TI +66, SRI +57 by Blelack Digger, sold for 4,800gns to Cornish breeders, RH Richards, Redruth.
Heifers by the 28,000gns Goldies Champion were in demand. Selling for 4,800gns to J Evans, Ardudwy was Trefaldwyn Goldengirl TI +25, SRI +29, a 22 month old out of a homebred dam going back to Mowbraypark Orlando. A bid of 4,500gns secured the two year old Trefaldwyn Ffion TI +25, SRI +23, another Champion daughter, for A and O Redhead, Berwick on Tweed while the two year old Trefaldwyn Fanfare TI +22 SRI +22 by Champion commanded a price tag of 4,400gns from DH Jones, Bow Street, Ceredigion.
Cow and calf pair, Trefaldwyn Dancer TI +27, SRI +28 and Trefaldwyn Gem made 4,600gns. Dancer, an eight year old Tullygarley Rollerball daughter sold for 3,000gns to A Platt, Weston, Shrewsbury, while a bid of 1,600gns secured the Newhouse Diablo sired yearling heifer for DW Jones, Welshpool.
Trefaldwyn Chelsea TI +39, SRI +24, a five year old Shraden Talisman daughter and in calf to Goldies Eddy made 3,400gns to DG Cleland, Dinedor, Hereford.
Averages: 8 cows with calves at foot £5,355; 8 in calf heifers £4,449; 5 maidens £2,793
Charolais met a solid commercial trade peaking at 7,500gns and smashing centre pedigree cattle records with an average £4,013 for 63 lots sold at the breed society’s autumn fixture at Welshpool on Thursday 8 November.
“A quality show of bulls met a good level trade fuelled by the continued demand for Charolais cattle, a reflection of Charolais sired store cattle which have been attracting premium prices throughout the UK at the autumn suckled calf and store sales,” commented the society’s David Benson.
Sale leader at 7,500gns was Montgomery Gwylfa TI +79, SRI +70, an 18 month old within the breed’s top 1%, sired by Blelack Digger and out of a homebred dam going back to Tullygarley Attaboy. Bred and exhibited by Gareth Roberts, Llangadfan, Welshpool he was knocked down sold to James and Alec Cowan, Synod Inn, Llandysul to run with their 120 cow suckler herd. “We selected Gwylfa for his figures, in particular eye muscle, growth and most importantly calving ease, ideal for leaving calves to go on to our bull finishing system which is focused on maximising growth efficiently in the shortest possible time,” Alec explained. For Gareth Roberts it was his highest price ever achieved in Welshpool for a bull bred from his 50 cow herd which is selectively targeting to be within the breed’s top10%.
Later in the day, Mr Roberts was in the money again when he sold for 6,500gns Montgomery General TI +57, SRI +49, another 18 month old Digger son and out of a homebred dam by Baggrave Loggo. The buyer was Alan Brookes, Gipsy Hall Farms, Wilmcote, Stratford upon Avon.
The day’s second highest call at 7,200gns was made for the 20 month old Turney bred Olivers Gibraltar from Brian Jones, Heol Senni, Brecon to TJ Davies, Llanfynydd, Carmarthen. Sired by the 28,000gns Farleycopse Turbo, he was out of a Hamilton cow going back to Mortimers Robroy.
Next at 7,000gns was Deunawd Gethin TI +33, SRI +30, a 17 month old Allanfauld Chieftain son and out of a Penfold dam by Cader Regal. Bred and exhibited by Wil Owen, Criccieth, he was purchased by MLL Howatson, Nantglyn, Denbigh. Two more 17 month old Chieftain sons from Mr Owen each secured a 5,000gns bid. First to go was Deunawd Greg TI +35, SRI +37 to RL Davies, Cwmtirmynach, Bala, while minutes later Deunawd Ger TI +45, SRI +43 was knocked down sold for 5,000gns to TJ Stephens, Cilfrew, Neath.
Llangrove General TI +54, SRI +41 was secured for 6,300gns by BA Williams, Treborth, Bangor. A 19 month old Sarkley Dakota son and out of a homebred dam by Killadeas Jack, he was bred and exhibited by LE and SA Phillips, Llangarron, Ross on Wye.
Four entries shared a 6,000gns price tag. First through the ring was Midas Geronimo TI +45, SRI +45 from father and son team, Roger and Drew Coppinger, Edstaston, Wem to EM Gittins, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. A Dingle Hofmeister son, he was out of a homebred dam by Moyness Maharajah, from their 20 cow herd.
The next 6,000gns bid was made by SI Jones, Llandrillo, Corwen for Caylers Goliath TI +41, SRI +40, a Clonoulty Andraemon son he was out of a homebred dam going back to Kelton Tribune from David and Louise Barker’s 30 cow herd based at Nuthampstead, Royston. Earlier on Goliath secured the third Welshpool championship for the Barkers after judge, Ian Bell identified him for his ‘scale and power’. “He is a modern Charolais combining great growth and fleshing, with a good back end and style.” However he added there was very little between Goliath and reserve champion, Moelfre Gerald TI +31, SRI +23, a 21 month old by the 8,500gns Newhouse Chicago from Kevin Thomas, Llanstephan selling for 4,800gns to RA Elias, Garn Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd.
Mr Thomas secured the third 6,000gns bid for Moelfre Galileo TI +41, SRI +34, a 15 month old Chicago son and out of a homebred dam by Allanfauld Norseman. The buyer was AC Hughes, Pwllheli. A third Chicago son, Moelfre Grandprix TI +33, SRI +23 from Kevin Thomas commanded a 5,900gns bid. A 17 month old out of a homebred dam by Blelack Rommel, this first class prize winner was knocked down sold to RG Powell, New Radnor, Prestigne.
The final 6,000gns call was made by BA Jones, Criccieth for Castellmawr Gwynedd, a 17 month old by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo and out of a homebred dam from Alwyn Williams, Pistyll, Pwllheli.
Two more entries shared a 5,000gns price. The 16 month old Sarkley Glenfiddich, by Plexus and out of a homebred dam from the Pennie family, Glyn, Chris and Nigel, of Llandyssil, Montgomery was knocked down sold to James Alexander, Randlestown, County Antrim. The next lot in the ring, Oakchurch Gunner TI +72 SRI +62 was secured for 5,000gns by B and M James, Dolfor, Newtown. Bred and exhibited by Roger Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Hereford, Gunner was by Blelack Digger and out of a homebred dam by the 25,000gns Thrunton Socrates.
The female trade was led at 2,800gns by the Taberner bred Barleyfields Elegant, a three year old by Shraden Troubadour from ER Hall, Ashbourne to RA Elias, Dolbenmaen, Gwyned. Next at 2,600gns twice were two maidens from Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmynach, Bala. Esgob Gill TI +38, SRI +32, a 22 month old Gretnahouse Noel daughter sold to DH Jones, Bow Street, Ceredigion, while the 19 month old Anside Excalibur sired Esgob Glain TI +34, SRI +32 made 2,600gns to J Preece and Sons, Cheltenham.
Averages: 63 bulls £4013.33; 1 cow £2940; 8 heifers £2,047.50; 1 cow and calf £2,100.