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