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
October 23, 2013 Stirling Bull Sales 22/23 October
Stirling Charolais peak at 22,000gns; 92 bulls average £6,578
Charolais lead multi-breed week: highest number of bulls sold + highest average price
British Charolais met a strong commercial demand from a packed ringside in Stirling on Wednesday 23 October where prices peaked at 22,000gns and 92 entries sold through the ring to average £6,578 at the breed society’s autumn sale. Charolais once again remained dominant during the week’s multi-beef breed fixtures, by recording the highest number of bulls sold and highest average price.
“Bulls with length, quality conformation and good EBV data met a ready trade throughout with a further 14 lots booked through the final auctioneer’s sale sheet bringing the total clearance to 75% with 106 lots sold, a significant increase on the year,” commented the society’s chairman, Alasdair Houston. “Despite a further year on year reduction in suckler cow numbers, this week’s trend provides further evidence of the momentum swing back to Charolais as the top terminal beef sire. More producers are recognising the higher values and faster growth of Charolais cross cattle than any other breed, combined with modern British Charolais improved calving genetics. Look at this autumn’s sales of store and suckled calves and see the premium.”
Sale leader at 22,000gns was the much admired Balmyle Headline TI +56, SRI +53, an 18 month old by the 9,500gns Maerdy Egret and out of Balmyle Uptowngirl, who goes back to renowned lines on both sides – the 28,000gns Perth champion Brampton Nacador and to Dingle Hofmeister. Bred and exhibited by Perthshire based Bill Bruce, Balmyle, Meigle, he went to join Swalesmoor Charolais’ 40 cow herd, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie. “He was the sole bull in the catalogue for us – we liked his style, shape, size and breeding,” commented herd manager, Iain Campbell.
Another entry from the same breeder, this time the 18 month old Balmyle Hamish TI +58, SRI +53 by the Royal Highland champion, Balmyle Eclipse and going back to Dingle Hofmeister, made 8,000gns to W Duncan, Insch, Aberdeen.
Next at 17,000gns was the 18 month old Elrick Highlander TI +49, SRI +41 from Michael Massie, Auchnagatt, Ellon to John Wight and Sons, Crawford, Biggar to run with the family’s Midlock pedigree herd. Sired by the 11,000gns Maerdy Dublin, he was out of a homebred dam by Blelack Roger.
Three lots shared a 15,000gns price tag. First to go was Mowbraypark Hercules TI +41, SRI +36, a 19 month old Klibreck Ecosse son and out of a Bassingbourn bred cow that goes back to Mowbraypark Paramount and the highly celebrated Gigi. Bred and exhibited by Mike and Margaret Atkinson, Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon, the buyer was JAC Campbell, Scrabster, Thurso.
Next at 15,000gns was Gretnahouse Heman, a 19 month old among the breed’s top Breedplan values and the highest in the catalogue at TI +86, SRI +77. Bred by Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green, he was by Blelack Digger, out of Gretnahouse Beauty, a member of his 70 cow herd and going back to the noted Balmyle Paradise. He went to join Hamish Goldie’s 70 cow herd at Ruthwell, Dumfries. “We’ve bought him on the strength of his dam and grand damlines which we are aware have proved to be consistent high performers,” said Mr Goldie.
Another 19 month old Blelack Digger son from Alasdair Houston, this time Gretnahouse Hasty TI +65, SRI +60 made 8,000gns to Courance Farms, Lockebie whilst minutes before, the same purchaser invested 9,000gns in Gretnahouse Hero TI +71, SRI +66, a 19 month old within the breed’s top 1% by Balthayock Adonis and out of a Moncur General sired homebred dam.
Hamish Goldie recouped his entire 15,000gns spend within two hours when the first class prize winner, the 17 month old Goldies Hotspur TI +66, SRI +64 was knocked down sold to Russell, Mary and William Mill, who run 40 pedigree cows and 200 sucklers at Westfield , Thurso. “We liked his shape, length and accompanying good Breedplan data in particular eye muscle area which at +6.9 is within the breed’s top 1%,” said Mr Mill whose weaned calves consistently arrive within the day’s top 10% of prices at Quoybrae sales. A Goldies Elation son, and out of a homebred dam going back to Goldies Vicechancellor, 24 hours earlier he had been awarded the junior championship.
Later in the day Mr Goldie offered the 16 month old Goldies Hardy TI +60, SRI +60 for 8,000gns to Ross Farms, Gorebridge. Sired by the 8,000gns Blelack Blackberet, he was out of a homebred damline going back to the 14,000gns Goldies Banker.
Two lots were bid to 14,000gns. First was the intermediate and overall supreme champion, the 18 month old Culford Hector TI +26, SRI +31, a Holstead Cracker son and out of Culford Cherry. He went to join David Renwick’s 130 cow suckler herd, Dundonnell, Ross-shire. “This bull stood out as soon as he came in to the ring, he was very correct,” he said. Event judge, John Jeffrey, Kersknowe was of a similar opinion when the previous day he gave Hector the intermediate title, before going on to award him the supreme championship. “He is very correct, very long and well fleshed throughout, and he first caught my eye when he came in to his class. Hector was a clear winner in the intermediate section and without doubt, carried that through to the top.”
For his exhibitors, Darren and Donna Knox, winning the Stirling silverware came as a surprise despite Hector’s success on this season’s show ring including winning the Royal Norfolk and National Charolais Show at The NEC. “A big thanks to all those who encouraged us to make this our first ever 700 mile round trip to Stirling, however we never expected he would take the supreme title. We’re thoroughly delighted,” explained Darren, farm manager to a mixed arable beef finisher unit at March, Cambridge who established the couple’s six cow Drumshane herd five years ago with a heifer from Donna as a 30th birthday present. Culford Cherry was introduced to the herd last year when she and the two week old Hector were secured as a cow and calf pair in Newark for 2,300gns from Stephen Flack, Suffolk.
The day’s second 14,000gns bid was made by J Hepburn, Hawick for Elgin Highlander TI +44, SRI +42 bred and exhibited by the Milne family, James, Matthew and Sam, and parents Roy and Kirsty, Llanbryde, Elgin. Sired by the 10,000gns Thrunton Alpha, he was out of a homebred dam going back to Harestone Tyrol and half-sister to Elgin Catherine, this year’s Royal Highland champion.
Earlier on, the Milnes offered their 21 month old Elgin Hallmark TI +39, SRI +42 for 9,000gns to B Teasdale, Copley, Bishop Auckland. Sired by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger, he was out of a homebred dam by Harestone Tyrol.
Mike Brown, Barons Cross Charolais Stud, Aymestrey, Herefordshire was enjoying his best ever day at Stirling in 40 years of breeding Charolais. His sale leader at 12,000gns was Charbron Heredity TI +39, SRI +39, a 19 month old by the 25,000gns Goldies Unbeatable and out of a homebred dam going back to Burradon Talisman. With four top awards from the show season to his name, he was knocked down sold to B Buchan, New Aberdour, Fraserburgh.
Next from Barons Cross’s six cow herd at 9,000gns to E Corfield and Son, Bishops Castle was the reserve junior champion, Charbron Honourable TI +36, SRI +39. A 16 month old Balthayock Matthew son, he was out of a homebred dam by Barnsley Piquet and he claimed the reserve supreme championship at Burwarton Show on his only other trip out.
Mr Brown’s final entry at 7,500gns was the 15 month old Charbron Harvest TI +42, SRI +44, another Balthayock Matthew son, out of a Burradon Talisman sired dam and accompanied by a string of tickets. The buyer was P and M Davies, Sennybridge.
Father and son team, Graeme and Graeme Mather, Fern, Brechin went to 11,000gns for the first in class, Dunesk Hero TI +59, SRI +56, a Blelack Digger sired 18 month old and out of a homebred dam by Moyness Statesman from neighbours, Jimmy and Margaret McMillan, Farnell, Brechin.
The day’s second 11,000gns call came from HR Dalrymple, Ballantrae, Girvan for Cretlevane Hurricane, a 17 month old by the 7,000gns Thrunton Einstein and out of a homebred dam by Billingley Siralex from A McArthur, Balfron Station, Glasgow.
Another Goldies Banker son in the money at 10,500gns was Carscreugh Hernando TI +46, SRI +50, a 19 month old with a string of this show season’s titles to his name. Bred and exhibited by AK Brooke, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, the buyer was Easter Tulloch Ltd, Laurencekirk.
A bid of 10,000gns secured Blelack Highlander TI +66, SRI +60, for Alex Bayne and Son, Auchterader, Perth. Bred and exhibited father and son team, Neil and Graeme Massie, Aboyne, this 18 month old was by the 15,000gns Goldie Dynamite and out of a homebred dam by the 25,000gns Perth supremo, Thrunton Socrates.
Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold offered his highest entry Maerdy Harrypotter TI +55, SRI +50 at 9,500gns to K Mallarkey, Ythan Bank, Ellon. A 15 month old Kelton Trident son, he was out of a homebred dam going back to Royal Welsh interbreed champion, Maerdy Beauty. Harrypotter together with two of his stable mates by Trident won the champion group of three.
Next at 9,000gns was the 18 month old Thrunton Hawkwind TI +62, SRI +57, a son of the 26,000gns Balmyle Dickler and out of a Mortimers Politician sired homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by the Campbell family, Colin and sons Ian and John, Thrunton, Alnwick, he was knocked down sold to Balbirnie Home Farm, Freuchie, Fife.
Balthayock Homer TI +49, SRI +55, an 18 month old from David Walter, Balthayock, Perth changed hands for 7,500gns to A Miller and Sons, Thurso. Sired by the 8,000gns Ugie Echo, he was out of a homebred dam by the 26,000gns Balbithan Vespasian.
Major Walter secured a second 7,500gns bid in a split call from G D Pate and Sons, Humbie, and Aikeyside Farming, Haddington, East Lothian. Balthayock Horace TI +32, SRI +38 was another Echo son and out of a homebred dam going back to Balmyle Thunderbird.
Four entries shared a 7,000gns bid. First to go was the 19 month old Bonnykelly Herdsman TI +48, SRI +51 from Graeme Leggat, New Pitsligo, Fraserburgh. A Newhouse Challenger son, he was out of a dam by Ravensworth Osbert and returned to Aberdeenshire with George Wordie, Glass, Huntly.
Next at 7,000gns was Derryharney Happyharry TI +40, SRI +35, an 18 month old Shanlieve Rudie son and out of a homebred dam by the 10,000gns Perth supremo Thrunton Bonjovi. Bred and exhibited by Harold Stubbs and A Burleigh, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, Happyharry was knocked down sold to J Leiper and Sons, Ponteland, Newcastle.
A bid of 7,000gns secured John Jeffrey’s Kersknowe Hallmark TI +52, SRI +40, an 18 month old Sackville Dynamite son for near neighbours, J Morton and Son, Melrose.
Last but not least at 7,000gns was the supreme female champion, Vexour Galina TI +64, SRI +66, a two year old from Jan Boomaars, Woldingham. A Dingle Hofmeister daughter and out of a homebred dam going back to the 120 cow herd’s foundation animal, she went to join John Erskine’s Dartonhall herd, Killylea, County Armargh.
“The much improved trade for Charolais females came after a day’s trading for bulls which gave all the signs they would prove to be excellent investments for breeders either establishing new herds or further developing their established pedigree enterprises,” commented the society’s chief executive, David Benson.
Next at 4,800gns was Newhouse Gigi TI +40, SRI +33, a rising two year old Silver Joss daughter and out of a homebred dam by the 32,000gns Perth Junior champion Solitude Attaboy. She sold to S Middleton, Creevagh, County Derry.
A draft from D and M Campbell’s Caithness herd was led at 4,200gns by Caithness Georgie TI +27, SRI +30, two and a half year old heifer by Harviestoun Casino and out of a homebred dam by Moncur General. She went to Orkney with D Taylor, South Ronaldsay.
Two Casino sired heifers shared a 4,000gns bid. First was Caithness Fifi TI +40, SRI +38 sold in calf to Caithness Garth. The buyer was Clive Richardson, Portadown, County Armagh. Minutes later, Caithness Gipsy commanded a 4,000gns bid from P and H Bainbridge, Caldwell, Richmond.
Averages: 92 bulls £6,578; 9 females £4,142
Auctioneers: United Auctions
Prize Winner Line ups
Leading sires with a minimum of 3 bulls sold to qualify
|Sire||Number sold||Range (gns)||Average (£)|
|1||Blelack Digger||5||3,500 – 15,000||8,925|
|2||Maerdy Dublin||3||3,500 – 17,000||8,400|
|3||Balmyle Bollinger||3||4,250 – 9,000||6,667|
|4||Kelton Trident||3||4,000 – 9,500||6,650|
|5||Balmyle Eclipse||4||5,200 – 8,000||6,615|
|6||Ugie Echo||3||3,000 – 7,500||6,300|
|7||Maerdy Blackout||3||3,200 – 8,000||5,845|
|8||Maerdy Deiniol||5||3,500 – 6,500||4,998|
|9||Gwenog Banjo||4||2,600 – 6,000||4,620|
|10||Thrunton Voldemort||4||3,500 – 4,000||4,462|
Top 10 leading herds with a minimum of 3 bulls sold to qualify
|Breeder/Prefix Number Range (gns) Average (£)sold|
|1||A G Houston / Gretnahouse||3||8,000 – 15,000||11,200|
|2||W P Bruce Ltd / Balmyle||4||5,200 – 22,000||10,946|
|3||R A Milne / Elgin||3||6,200 – 14,000||10,200|
|4||Barons Cross / Charbron||3||7,500 – 12,000||9,975|
|5||M J Massie / Elrick||3||3,500 – 17,000||8,400|
|6||H Goldie / Goldies||5||2,800 – 15,000||7,245|
|7||D F W H & N R Walter / Balthayock||3||3,000 – 7,500||6,300|
|8||N F Massie / Blelack||4||3,500 – 10,000||6,274|
|9||H C Stubbs & A Burleigh / Derryharney||3||4,800 – 7,000||6,055|
|10||D E Evans / Maerdy||6||3,000 – 9,500||5,775|
Breakdown of bulls sold according to their terminal index
Number sold Range (gns) Average price (£)
Top 25% 71 2,400-22,000 6,455
Mid range 22 2,800-12,000 5,708
Bottom 25% 5 2,500-14000 6,520
Breakdown of bulls sold according to their calving ease direct
Number sold Range (gns) Average price (£)
Top 25% 26 2,600-15,000 5,911
Mid range 53 2,400-22,000 5,948
Bottom 25% 21 2,500-14000 6,230
October 15, 2013 Aberdeen & Northern Marts, The Spectacular, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, 4th September 2013
Supreme champion and British Charolais Cattle Society winner was a six-month-old 304kg Charolais cross steer sired by Craigland Danial and out of a British Blue cross Limousin dam from Andrew Anderson, Smallburn Farms, Elgin. Sold for £3,800 to an undisclosed English buyer.
Reserve British Charolais Cattle Society winner was Michael Durno, Auchorachan, Glenlivet with the junior reserve heifer champion, a seven-month-old 342kg Charolais x Simmental cross sired by the 10,000gn Castellmawr Danial. It sold for £1,450 to show judge Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton Farm, Annan.
The awards for animals by a Charolais sire were presented by Roy Milne to Andrew Anderson (left) and Michael Durno
October 2, 2013 Supreme Charolais on show at the NI National Show in Fintona
Large crowds gathered around the ring for one of the most successful National Charolais shows in years; the charolais club worked hard to bring together the 15th annual show in the Ecclesville Equestrian Centre in the secluded village of Fintona in County Tyrone. Who would ever dream of such a show specular of 100 Charolais cattle been shown in the large arena on a quiet Saturday afternoon. Judges Sharon Rothwell Wicklow and Ian Bell Cumbria were extremely impressed with the lineup of cattle presented to them for judging. Sharon Rothwell had the task of judging the Animax Young Handler Competition. It took a new format this year with preparation of the animal and knowledge of the breed being part of the criteria as well as handling skills in the showring, split into three sections it allowed many of our young people the opportunity to try their hand at handling.
Showing is a serious business and from early morning exhibitors were preparing their animals to ensure that they looked their very best. The competition was stiff as it is the last big opportunity to showcase their stock before winter. The event allows breeders to present their pedigree and commercial Charolais cattle to the wider agricultural community and the agri food industry.
The judging began with Sharon Rothwell in the show ring for the Senior Intermediate & Junior Animax Young Handler Competition; it was a tough competition amongst the most experienced handlers with Alan Burleigh & Philip Johnston through to the championship, in Intermediate we had seven entrants and again the young people were doing extremely well in the showring, Eimear McGovern & Mark Breen went through to the championship, these four put on a good show and Alan Burleigh was declared the champion with Eimear McGovern in Reserve place. The junior competition followed and it was lovely to see our 8yrs to 12 yrs leading their cattle proudly around the ring whilst focusing on the judge, the winner in this section was Jack Ritchie with brother Sam Ritchie taking reserve place.
Neil Acheson Animax was on hand to present the Animax cup to a very pleased Alan Burleigh.
Mr Ian Bell is from the well-known Hallbankgate Farm in Cumbria needs no introduction in the world of pedigree charolais; he entered the ring to judge thirteen pedigree classes with very good entries and spectators commented on the quality of the animals on show. After the pedigree championships everyone agreed the judging was completed expeditiously.
This was followed by the Commercial section with four classes for commercial stock judged by Sharon Rothwell; the Commercial Championships were sponsored this year by Linden Foods Ltd who were not disappointed with the result; S & K Williamson’s herd took the championship with a superb animal Goldilux being presented with the McAllister Trophy, and James Alexander Jalex herd took reserve place with Ted; both animals were a prime example of the very best commercials in the province.
The highlight was the British Charolais Cattle Society championships; Junior Intermediate and Senior Female Championships were hotly contested with spectators waiting to see which animals would take the Supreme Female in show. The overall Female title went to an exceptional heifer Coolnaslee Gracious an animal that has been showing herself well this past year; sired by Sportsman Columbo and out of a homebred dam Coolnaslee Delux. Owned by G J Crawford and winning the coveted Desmond Anderson Cup. The reserve champion went to Coolnaslee Gillian sired by Sportsman Columbo and also owned by GJ Crawford Maghera.
This was followed by the Junior Intermediate and Senior Male Championships, drawing out the best of the classes to compete for the coveted title of overall Supreme Male Champion which went to Derryharney Happy Harry sired by the well-known Shanleive Titus with a homebred dam Derryharney Evarose owned by HC Stubbs & AA Burleigh who were presented with the Robert Scott Shield by Sean McGovern council representative and judge Ian Bell. The Reserve Male champion in show was taken by Coolnaslee Hussar sired by Goldies Carnival dam Loganbar Bounty and owned by GJ Crawford Maghera.
The commentator for the event was Mr Edwin Morrison who had a busy stint on the microphone, with assistance from stewards and officials. Edwin also introduced and thanked the many sponsors who attended the show to present the winning rosettes and trophies. He thanked to all who had worked so hard to make the show such a success especially all the exhibitors for presenting their animals so professionally.
In the pedigree section we are indebted to; Natural Nutrition, A N Irwin & Sons, Teemore Engineering, Dungannon Farmers Mart, Donnelly Quarries, Parkview Veterinary Clinic, Dovea Genetics, ob construction, Western Farm Enterprises, Gortin & Lisahally Livestock Marts, Genus ABS, Woolsey, AJS Promotions, British Charolais Cattle Society.
In the commercial section we are indebted to S & M Engineering, Bothwell Farm Supplies McGirr Haulage & McClelland’s Livestock Mart for financial support in the four main commercial classes and Linden Foods Ltd for sponsoring the Commercial Championships.
The show catalogue was sponsored by Bank of Ireland. The charolais club wishes to thank the management of the Ecclesville Centre for their assistance and also Omagh District Council for their support.
Pedigree Male Classes:
Class 1 – Bulls born on or between 1st January 2012 and 30th April 2012
1st MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH – DERRYHARNEY HAPPYHARRY. MBM0054609. (UK948371303074). b. 08/04/2012. s.SHANLEIVE TITUS. d.DERRYHARNEY EVAROSE.
2nd L A RICHARDSON & SONS – HILLVIEWFARM HANDSOME. MBM0053970. (UK948383013546). b.11/04/2012. s.MOWBRAYPARK ORLANDO. d.HILLVIEWFARM DAWN.
3rd S&A BELLEW – KILTYBANE HIGHFLYER. MBM0053195. (UK924222615692). b. 31/01/2012. s.TULLYGARLEY ALIBABA. d.KILTYBANE DOT
Class 2 – Bulls born on or between 1st May 2012 and 30th June 2012
1st S & D BOTHWELL – KILLADEAS HULK. MBM0054476. (UK945253959205). b. 05/05/2012. s.BLACKFORD DYNAMITE. d.KILLADEAS ELEGANT.
2nd S&A BELLEW – KILTYBANE HARVEY. MBM0057204. (UK924222615876). b. 21/06/2012. s.DEELEVIEW EVAN. d.KILTYBANE COLLEEN.
3rd MR S HEENAN – PARKVIEW HUSTLER. MBM0054735. (UK937317607204). b. 20/05/2012. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.PARKVIEW CHERRY.
Class 3 – Bulls born on or between 1ST July 2012 and 31st August 2012
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE HUSSAR. MBM0056526. (UK95635815281). b. 04/07/2012. s.GOLDIES CARNIVAL. d.LOGANBAR BOUNTY.
2nd MRS V MCDONALD – GLENCOE HULK. MBM0055419. (UK924401002185). b. 23/07/2012. s.CLYTH DIPLOMAT. d.GLENCOE VICKY.
3rd MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH – DERRYHARNEY HARRISON. MBM0055643. (UK948371303133). b. 02/08/2012. s.THRUNTON BONJOVI. d.DERRYHARNEY VIOLA.
Class 4 – Bulls born on or between 1st September 2012 and 31st December 2012
1st L A RICHARDSON & SONS – HILLVIEWFARM HALO. MBM0055840. (UK948383013621). b. 03/09/2013. s.ALLANFAULD VAGABOND. d.ELGIN ELISHA.
2nd MR S MCKENNA – LISCORRAN HARDY. MBM0056195. (UK958214700381). b. 10/10/2012. s.BURRADON TALISMAN. d.KILLADEAS BELLE.
3rd MR S MCGOVERN – RATOARY HONKYDORY ET. MBM0057115. (UK958185508152). b.23/11/2012. s. OLDSTONE EGBERT. d.DEERFIN TINA.
Class 5 – Bulls born on or after 1st January 2013
1st S & D BOTHWELL – KILLADEAS IVAN. MBM0058178. (UK945253959953). b. 05/04/2013. s.BLACKFORD DYNAMITE. d.KILLADEAS VASE.
2nd MR R MCWILLIAMS –STRANAGONE ILIKEYOU. MBM0059325. (UK956085025653). b. 05/05/2013. s.DERESKIT FERNANDO. d.FALLENHINCH FANNA.
3rd DEVINE BROTHERS – BROWNHILL ISAAC. MBM0058079. (UK965185807527). b. 21/04/2013. s.SHAEN TOPPER. d.MOORLOUGH CLEO.
Pedigree Female Classes:
Class 6 – Cow in calf or milk any age
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE DIANE. MBF0038174. (UK95635813656). b. 13/01/2008. s.ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT. d.COOLNASLEE PEARL.
2nd E JOHNSTON & SONS – ROSSMORE EVE. MBF0043897. (UK956361701751). b.27/04/2009. Bred by W D BELL (A) s.ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT. d. ROSSMORE SARAH
Class 7 – Heifers born on or between 1st January 2011 and 30th June 2011
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE GRACIOUS. MBF0054074. (UK95635814732). b. 26/02/2011. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE DELUX.
2nd MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE GILLIAN. MBF00540769 (UK95635814802). b. 27/04/2011. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE CARMEN.
Class 8 -Heifers born on or between 1st July 2011 and 31st December 2011
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE GLAMEROUS. MBF0054072. (UK95635815034). b.08/08/2011. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE CARMEL.
2nd L & M BREEN – KILBRIDEFARM GAIL. MBF0054426. (UK906234428401). b. 06/08/2011. Bred by W H ROBSON & SONS. s.DOONALLY VIEW. d.KILBRIDEFARM ELLEN.
Class 9 – Heifers born on or between 1st January 2012 and 30th April 2012
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLNASLEE HELGA. MBF0059432. (UK95635815211). b.01/03/2012. s.SPORTSMANS COLUMBO. d.COOLNASLEE DAYDREAM.
2nd S & D BOTHWELL – KILLADEAS HAZEL. MBF0056537. (UK95635815211). b. 18/03/2012. s.BLACKFORD DYNAMITE. d.KILLADEAS ERIE.
3rd MR R T V HEWITT – SILVERBRIDGE HOLLY. MBF0055773. (UK963162403546). b.20/01/2012. Bred by MR W J J BROWN. s.THRUNTON BONJOVI. d.SILVERBRIDGE EMILY ET.
Class 10 – Heifers born on or between 1st May 2012 and 31st August 2012
1st MR C WALSH – GLENCOE HARMONY. MBF0060408. (UK924401002222). b. 30/08/2012. Bred by MRS V MCDONALD. s.DARTONHALL BRANDY. d.BROWNSPRIDE VALENTINO.
2nd MR M CONNOLLY – PALACE HELENA. MBF0058636. (UK958132419012). b. 20/08/2012. s.DOON ULTIMATE. d.PALACE DEIRDRE.
Class 11 – Heifers born on or between 1st September 2012 and 31 December 2012
1st MR G J CRAWFORD – COOLONASLEE HONEY. MBF0059438. (UK95635815336).b. 02/09/2012. s.GOLDIES CARNIVAL. d.COOLNASLEE VALE.
2nd MR R H SINNAMON – AUGHAFAD HANNAH ET. MBF0059655. (UK959020413666).b. 26/10/2012. s.THRUNTON VOLDEMORT. d.BLAKESTOWN DELROMEY.
3rd MR G J CRAWFORD – BLELACK HARMONY. MBF0059033. (UK521115303054). b. 03/10/2012. Bred by MR N F MASSIE, OBE. s.BALMYLE DINGLE. d.BLELACK BABE.
Class 12 – Heifers born on or after 1st January 2013
1st MR S MCKENNA – LISCORRAN IGNITE. MBF0061366. (UK958214700403). b. 04/04.2013. s.NEWHOUSE BIGAL. d.THRUNTON DANCER.
2nd MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH – DERRYHARNEY ISOBEL. MBF0059741. (UK948371303181). b. 08/01/2013. s.HILLVIEWFARM PERFECT. d.DERRYHARNEY GLORIA.
3rd DEVINE BROTHERS – BROWNHILL INDIGO. MBF0059749. (UK965185807516). b. 20/1/2013. s.GOLDIES UNBEATABLE ET. d.BROWNHILL FOXY.
Class 13 – Pairs
1st MR G J CRAWFORD
2nd MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH
3rd S & D BOTHWELL
Senior Champion COOLNASLEE GRACIOUS owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Senior Reserve COOLNASLEE GILLIAN owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Intermediate Champion COOLNASLEE HELGA owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Intermediate Reserve GLENCOE HARMONY owned by MR C WALSH
Junior Champion COOLNASLEE HONEY owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Junior Reserve AUGHAFAD HANNAH ET owned by MR R H SINNAMON
Supreme Female Champion in Show COOLNASLEE GRACIOUS owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Reserve Female Champion in Show COOLNASLEE GILLIAN owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Senior Champion DERRYHARNEY HAPPYHARRY owned by MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH
Senior Reserve KILLADEAS HULK owned by S & D BOTHWELL
Intermediate Champion COOLNASLEE HUSSAR owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Intermediate Reserve GLENCOE HULK owned by MRS VALERIE MCDONALD
Junior Champion KILLADEAS IVAN owned by S & D BOTHWELL
Junior Reserve STRANAGONE ILIKEYOU owned by MR R MCWILLIAMS
Supreme Male Champion in Show DERRYHARNEY HAPPYHARRY owned by MR H C STUBBS & MR A A BURLEIGH
Reserve Male Champion in Show COOLNASLEE HUSSAR owned by MR G J CRAWFORD
Class 14 –Junior commercial steer showing no hard teeth
1st TED OWNED BY JAMES ALEXANDER
2nd SUNSHINE OWNED BY DAVID SPIERS
3rd JUNIOR OWNED BY CRAWFORD & BEATTIE
Class 15– Junior commercial female showing no hard teeth
1st GOLDILUX OWNED BY S&K WILLIAMSON
2nd OWNED BY D&A MCCREA
3rd LEXIE OWNED BY ALAN HEMPTON
Class 16 – Suckled calf, male, born after 30th September 2012
1st OWNED BY CLIVE HOEY
2nd HAMMY OWNED BY O’KANE BROS
3rd TOUSAR OWNED BY DECLAN MCKENNA
Class 17 – Suckled calf, female, born after 30th September 2012
1st GOLDEN WONDER OWNED BY DECLAN MCKENNA
2nd OWNED BY KENNETH VEITCH
3rd MISS DYNAMITE OWNED BY O’KANE BROS
Supreme Commercial Champion GOLDILUX owned by S&K WILLIAMSON
Reserve Commercial Champion TED owned by MR JAMES ALEXANDER
Young Handler Classes:
Junior Class (Under 12’s)
1st JACK RITCHIE
2nd SAM RITCHIE
3rd EMMA WHYTE
Intermediate Class (12-18)
1st EIMEAR MCGOVERN
2nd MARK BREEN
3rd CAOIMHE MCGOVERN
4th SARAH JOHNSTON
Senior Class (18-26)
1st ALAN BURLEIGH
2nd PHILIP JOHNSTON
3rd PAUL KINGHAM
4th CRAIG HEWITT
Overall Champion Young Handler and the Animax Cup –ALAN BURLEIGH
Reserve Overall Champion Young Handler – EIMEAR MCGOVERN