February 25, 2015 Charolais Bulls Dominated the Spring Show
Charolais Bulls sold like hot cakes at the Royal Northern Agricultural Society Spring Show held at the Thainstone centre on the 25th February, with 15 of 16 Charolais bulls forward selling to an average of £5,873.
Topping the multi breed sale at 9,200gns was the reserve supreme champion Blelack Immortal TI+58 SRI +63. This 22 month old 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle son from Neil and Graeme Massie, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire was sold to W and M Leith, Keith, Banffshire.
The largest consignment at the sale was from John Wilson and sons, Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire who sold five bulls all sired by the 20,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Beechtree George to an average of £6,468, four of which sold for 5,000gns and above. The first going to Messrs J J Gordon, Huntly, Aberdeenshire for 8,500gns was the 20 month old Kinclune Ideal. At the same age Kinclune Ivanhoe sold for 7,200gns to RG Mainland, Rousay, Orkney. Next came two more 20 month olds; Kinclune Ivan who went to M and I Steel, Banchory, Aberdeenshire for 6,500gns and Kinclune Idol who was purchased for 5,000gns by D Henderson and Son, Wick, Caithness.
The 23 Month old Elgin Iggy TI +47 SRI +40 was next along at 6,800gns for Messrs RA Milne and son, Lhanbryde, Morayshire. This son of the 25,000gns Supreme Perth Champion Goldies Unbeatable went to C and V Fraser, Stronsay, Orkney.
Michael Massie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire sold Elrick Independent TI +32 SRI +32, a 21 month old son of the 16,000gns Stirling Supreme Champion Thrunton Fearless who was purchased by GI and M Jamieson, Ellon, Aberdeenshire for 6,500gns, Another of Mr Massie’s bulls by the same sire, the 17 month old Elrick Illation TI +37 SRI +39 sold for 5,200gns to J and A Cooper, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
Next going to James A Younie, Elgin, Morayshire at 6,000gns was the 18 month old supreme champion Strathisla Icon TI +30 SRI +33 sired by Balthayock Aesop from Robert McAskie, Keith, Banffshire.
Finally Graeme Leggat, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire raised 5,500gns for the 19 month old Kersknowe Clansman son Bonnykelly Impeccable TI +20 SRI +20, who went to JA Cruickshank, Elgin, Morayshire.
Judge: Anne MacPherson, Steward: Jimmy Wilson
Averages: 15 bulls £5,873
Auctioneers: Aberdeen and Northern Marts
Mr RS McAskie – Strathisla Icon
Reserve Supreme Champion
Mr NF Massie, OBE – Blelack Immortal
Class One – Bulls born after 10th March and before the 17 May 2013
1st – Mr NF Massie, OBE – Blelack Immortal
2nd – Mr J McIrvine – Ravensworth Istar
3rd – Mr RA Milne – Elgin Iggy
Class Two – Bulls born on or after 17 May and before 9 June 2013
1st – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Irwin
2nd – Mr MJ Massie – Elrick Independant
3rd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Idol
Class Three – Bulls born on or after 9 June 2013
1st – Mr RS McAskie – Strathisla Icon
2nd – Mr MJ Massie – Elrick Illation
3rd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Ivanhoe
February 19, 2015 Mountjoy achieves greatest UK Charolais herd genetic improvement
Caldwell and Desmond McAskie’s County Tyrone based Mountjoy Charolais herd has been recognised with the Harman Charolais Genetic Improvement Award 2015 for making the greatest genetic progress within the entire British Charolais Herdbook during the last 12 months.
Herd progress was measured by the highest improvement in the Self Replacing Index (SRI) for the calves born in 2013, and recorded over the 2013/2014 recording years. During that period, the 12 cow Mountjoy herd SRI increased by +21.1 to an average SRI +48.5.
The winning members in England are David and Bernadette Stacey, St Austell, Cornwall (Polgoda) with a 12 month SRI improvement of +18.6 to +42.6; Scotland: W and P Drysdale, Blairgowrie, Perthshire (Glenericht) +11.8 to +45.7; Wales: Kevin Thomas, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire (Moelfre) +11.1 to +34.8.
Ben Harman commented: “The winners of this year’s awards have embraced the demand from our customers – suckled calf producers, for cattle that the Breedplan tool kit enables us to identify. These fully recorded members are breeding bulls which deliver progeny that are easier to calve yet retain unbeatable growth potential – the breed’s hallmark trait sought after by the finishers who are receiving their just rewards for Charolais cross cattle.”
“Our herd was commended for making the greatest genetic progress in Northern Ireland a couple of years ago which kick started us in to bringing a bigger focus to using Breedplan data as an additional selection tool. It coincided with commercial suckler men starting to pay attention to figures when buying a bull, particularly for ease of calving.
“We went for Blelack Digger, who is in the breed’s top 1% EBVs for both calving ease and growth. We used him right across the herd and also for some ET work. And the result – he’s definitely passed these traits on to his progeny. We’ve got some quality sons, they’ve got shape and scan well, while we’ve a great batch of Digger daughters coming in to the herd which have both growth and shape, and the potential to calve easily. That’s what modern British Charolais is all about.”
Desmond McAskie, Mountjoy herd pictured with Ben Harman and Mervyn Parker
“I believe that if we breed quality females, then the bulls will follow. Consequently we select our sires very carefully to match specific females. First and foremost they have to come from strong female lines by using a mix of older and newer sires. Then we use EBVs as a backup tool, in particular for the muscle area and growth rate traits; the combination of both criteria is enabling us to start to reap the benefits both in the show and sale ring. In fact we were one of only a couple of herds in Scotland to achieve a maximum five star rating with Completeness of Performance, the new rating system which reflects how much data has been submitted by the herd to Breedplan. While the herd is relatively young, it has made a lot of progress in a short space of time and we hope this will continue.”
Allen Drysdale, Glenericht herd pictured with Ben Harman and Mervyn Parker
“We’ve noted that commercial suckler producers are looking for bulls that not only have the looks but also high Estimated Breeding Values. Consequently, nowadays we’re not just using our eyes and going for size and correctness when we select a new herd sire, but we’re also using Breedplan data. Our current herd sire Balbithan Eria, who is within the breed’s top 5%, is doing a great job leaving progeny that are easy calving and with good growth rates. Receiving this award makes our hard work seem really worthwhile.”
Bernadette Stacey, Polgoda herd pictured with Ben Harman and Mervyn Parker
Kevin Thomas winner of the Welsh Region pictured with Mervyn Parker and Ben Harman
February 16, 2015 Modern British Charolais 1 Million pound sale in Stirling
Stirling Charolais meet solid commercial demand
18,000gns top; £6,821 average; 15 lots at 10,000gns and over; 81% clearance
Charolais bulls met a flying trade driven throughout by the commercial sector in Stirling on Tuesday 17 February at the breed’s official spring sale. Bidding peaked at 18,000gns, 15 lots traded at five figure sums and 136 lots sold to average £6,821 and gross just over £1 million leaving Charolais to once again take the lead at the UK’s spring multi-beef breed sales. A further 10 bulls sold outside the ring later bringing the day’s clearance to 81%.
“Market demand has retained modern British Charolais’ position as the terminal sire of choice for the suckler sector,” commented society chairman, Steve Nesbitt, after the five hour stint. “Whilst our Council is encouraging breeders to select for ease of calving without sacrificing growth, producers are aware of their decisions to breed bulls that fit their unit’s strategy; they are leaving Charolais cross suckled calves which are consistently commanding premiums that will contribute towards bridging the income gap in the new CAP Reform era.
“Furthermore, Charolais is the only breed offering fully performance recorded bulls at both October and February Stirling sales whilst the society is carrying out herd checks to authenticate Breedplan data – in 2014 it made 134 visits. Both actions are subsequently providing that extra confidence to bull buyers.”
Sale leader at 18,000gns was Clyth Indestructable TI +51, SRI +52, an 18 month old by Goldies Eddy and out of a homebred heifer going back to Dingle Hofmeister. Bred and exhibited by Ron Mackay, Lybster, Caithness, this first class prize winner was knocked down sold to join Billy Turner’s Brampton herd at Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon.
Two lots shared a 16,000gns bid. First to go was the 20 month old Burradon Insomniac TI +51, SRI +52, by 12,000gns Gwenog Banjo from Chris Curry, Thropton, Morpeth to John and James Jeffrey, Kersknowe, Kelso. Minutes later, the same breeder offered Burradon Impresario TI +68, SRI +68, a 20 month old Puntabrava Frederico son for 8,000gns to J and M MacDonald, Dunbeath, Caithness.
Mr Curry invested a portion of his takings when he teamed up later with fellow Northumberland breeders, the Campbell family, Thrunton, Alnwick and paid 14,000gns in a two way split for the junior champion, Blelack Imperialist TI +46 SRI +49, a 17 month old by the homebred Blelack Forbes from father and son team, Neil and Graeme Massie, Dinnet, Aboyne. The Massies continued their success with Blelack Digger sons; Blelack Impressive TI +89, SRI +78, a 17 month old made 10,000gns to JS Fraser, Tore, Muir of Ord whilst the same age class winner, Blelack Investment TI +75, SRI +74 was knocked down sold for 9,500gns to James Robertson, Freuchie, Cupar.
The day’s second 16,000gns call was made by D and R Durno and Sons, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch for Burnside Indian TI +32, SRI +33, a 19 month old by the 18,000gns Clyth Diplomat from father and son team, Brian and William McAllister, Kells, Ballymena.
Two entries went to 12,000gns each. Alsnow Imperial TI +39, SRI +45, a 21 month old Puntabrava Federico son from Alan Lawson and Son, Hallington, Newcastle changed hands with RB Millar, Tealing, Dundee.
The second 12,000gns bid was made by Jock Wilson and Sons, Glenkindie, Alford for Goldies Ivan TI +49, SRI +50 from Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries. A 19 month old by the 12,000gns Blelack Edition, he was out of a homebred dam going back to Dingle Hofmeister. Twenty four hours earlier, Ivan had been tapped out by judge, Michael Massie as the intermediate and overall supreme champion. “He was a big, long stylish bull with a lot of breed character,” he said.
Mr Goldie’s success didn’t stop there. He sold his entire string of nine bulls to average £8,400 and it was Goldies Uppermost sons that were in demand. They included at 10,000gns the reserve junior champion, Goldies Icon TI +47, SRI +44, an 18 month old to JA Connolly, Ballynahinch, County Down. Two more Uppermost sons made 9,000gns each. First to go was the 18 month old Goldies Idole TI +74, SRI +66 to GW Woolhouse and Son, Ravensfield, Rotherham. A second 9,000gns bid was made by A Sharp and Sons, Tough, Alford for 16 month old Goldies Impress TI +72, SRI +66, whilst the same age Goldies Iconic TI +53, SRI +54 made 8,000gns to A and R Paton, Avonbridge, Falkirk.
Senior champion, the 21 month old Balthayock Imperial TI +64, SRI +56 commanded an 11,000gns bid from George Wordie, Glass, Huntly from father and son team, David and Nick Walter, Balthayock, Perth. Sired by the 22,000gns Blelack Forester, himself a senior champion, he was out of a homebred dam going back to Balthayock Adonis.
The Walters sold their five entries for an average nudging on £9,000. Next best were two bulls by the 8,000gns Ugie Echo. At 10,000gns the 21 month old Balthayock Ignatius TI +54, SRI +58 went to David and Louise Barker, Nuthampstead, Royston. Minutes later Balthayock Impulse TI +60, SRI +60, a 20 month old made 9,000gns to B Keir and Son, Alford, Aberdeen.
A bid of 11,000gns secured the first class prize winner, Gretnahouse Ivor TI +52, SRI +67 for H MacDonald, Advie, Morayshire. Bred and exhibited by Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green, this 21 month old was by the 12,000gns Wesley Equinox. The same breeder offered the catalogue’s highest recorded entry, Gretnahouse Intouch TI +92, SRI +78, a 20 month old Balthayock Adonis son at 9,500gns to RC Woodburn and Son, Galashiels, Selkirk.
Neil Barclay, Crathes, Banchory was another breeder selling to average close on £9,000 for six lots to come under the hammer and it was sons of the 25,000gns Stirling overall reserve champion, Inverlochy Ferdi who were in demand. Leader at 11,000gns was Harestone Ingot TI+45 SRI +48, a 20 month old selling to Jim Warnock, Broughton, Biggar. Minutes later, the same age Harestone Inverness TI +26, SRI +25 was knocked down sold for 10,000gns to JA Cruickshank, Longmorn, Elgin, whilst the next lot in the ring, Harestone Imran TI +59, SRI +43, another 20 month old by Ferdie commanded an 8,200gns bid from J and D Young, Girvan, Ayr. The previous day, Imran took the reserve intermediate championship and went on to be placed in overall reserve supreme position. “Imran has a fantastic carcase, he is full of muscle and power,” said judge, Michael Massie.
The day’s final five figure call of 11,000gns went to Elgin Isaac TI +38, SRI +37, a 16 month old class winner from the Milne family, Lhanbryde, Elgin. Sired by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger, he went home with CA Smith, Tarland, Aboyne.
Next at 10,500gns was the class winner, Allanfauld Iceberg TI +53, SRI +51, a 19 month old Woodpark Eglin son from Archie MacGregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow to T and H MacKellar, Dallas, Forres.
A bid of 9,000gns secured Westcarse Iceberg TI +54, SRI +52 for Mitchell Farms, Douglas, Lanark. This 17 month old bred and exhibited by John Christie was by the 10,000gns Mortimers Echo. Another 9,000gns price tag went to Dundas Ivor TI +58, SRI +48, a 21 month old by the 8,000gns Elgin Emperor from Jessie Gilchrist, Crawford, Biggar to James Herdman, Edlingham, Alnwick.
Two entries by the 26,000gns Balmyle Dickler from the Campbell family, Alnwick were sold for 9,000gns each. First to go was the 20 month old Thrunton Invader TI +59, SRI +53 to T Howden and Sons, Balerno, Midlothian whilst Thrunton Illustrious TI +49, SRI +38 went home with H Wilson, Turnberry, Girvan. The Campbell’s next best at 8,500gns was Thrunton Irelander TI +61, SRI +47, a 17 month old by Dickler to WJ Lewis and Son, Merthyr Cynog, Brecon.
Females met a strong demand selling to 4,000gns for the champion, Goldies Happy TI +42, SRI +42, a 15 month old Blelack Edition daughter from Hamish Goldie. The buyer was O Kerrigan and J Conn, Northern Ireland. Hamish Goldie mirrored his success of earlier in the day with his string of six entries leading the female trade to average £3,570. Next at 3,800gns was the reserve female champion, Goldies Havanna TI +22, SRI +19, a 17 month old Edition daughter to A Wright, Girvan, Ayr, whilst two entries were bid to 3,000gns each. First to go was Goldies Haie TI +29, SRI +35, a 16 month old Blelack Blackberet daughter to RL Riddle and Son, Bellingham, Hexham whilst Goldies Isla TI +26, SRI +27, an in calf two year old by Edition went home with Ritch Gordon Street.
John Christie, Stirling offered his two year old Mortimers Echo sired Westcarse Iola TI +38, SRI +39 for 3,500gns to Cornish breeders, David and Bernadette Stacy, St Austell whilst heading a draft at 3,800gns from Jack Nicoll Farms, Alyth, Blairgowrie was the last entry in the ring, Mornity Ibetha TI +37, SRI +24, a rising two year old Blelack Challenger daughter to Messrs Taylor, Orkney.
Averages: 136 bulls £6,821; 10 females £3,118.50. Mornity: five females £2,362.50.
Auctioneers: United Auctions
Supreme Male Champion
H Goldie – Goldies Ivan
Reserve Supreme Male Champion
NR Barclay – Harestone Imran
Senior Male Champion
DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Imperial
Reserve Senior Male Champion
RA Milne & Son – Elgin Ivanhoe
Intermediate Male Champion
H Goldie – Goldies Ivan
Reserve Intermediate Male Champion
NR Barclay – Harestone Imran
Junior Male Champion
NF Massie – Blelack Imperalist
Reserve Male Champion
H Goldie – Goldies Icon
H Goldie – Goldies Happy
Reserve Female Champion
H Goldie – Goldies Havanna
Group of Three
1st – NR Barclay – Harestone – all sired by Inverlochy Ferdie
2nd – H Goldie – Goldies – all sired by Blelack Edition
SENIOR BULL CLASSES
Class One – Bulls born on or between 4 March and 13 April 2013
1st – RA Milne & Son – Elgin Ivanhoe
2nd – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Income
3rd – NR Barclay – Harestone Iceman
4th – NR Barclay – Harestone Islander
5th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Charbron Inflential
Class Two – Bulls born on or between 14 & 16 April 2013
1st – R Irvine & FG Lawson – Ballindalloch Index
2nd – RA Milne & Son – Elgin Icarus
3rd – WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Iggy
4th – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Igor
5th – J Jeffrey – Kersknowe Ideal
Class Three – Bulls born on or between 27 April & 6 May 2013
1st – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Intrepid
2nd – RDA Morrow – Ramrad Ivan
3rd – I & D Goldie – Solwayfirth Ironman
4th – CJ Wight – Carwood Islander
5th – CJ Wight – Carwood Ideal
Class Four – Bulls born on or between 7 & 14 May 2013
1st – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Imperial
2nd – NF Massie – Blelack Ingram
3rd – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Ivor
4th – Messrs Curry – Burradon Impulsive
5th – I & D Goldie – Solwayfirth Isacc
Class Five – Bulls born on or between 15 & 20 May 2013
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ivor
2nd – NR Barclay – Harestone Impresario
3rd – JT Wilson – Clola Introduction ET
4th – AR Lawson & Son – Alsnow Imperial
5th – JT Wilson – Clola Interpol ET
Class Six – Bulls born on or between 21 May & 1 June 2013
1st – NF Massie – Blelack Iceberg
2nd – NF Massie – Blelack Imperial
3rd – DM Lyle – Loganbar Iceman
4th – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Ignatius
5th – JM Gilchrist – Dundas Ivor
INTERMEDIATE BULL CLASSES
Class Seven – Bulls born on or between 2 & 13 June 2013
1st – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Illinois
2nd – A Ivory – Cardean Iceman
3rd – Jack Nicoll Farms Ltd – Mornity Inspire
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Invergary
5th – Mortimers Farm Ltd – Mortimers Ikram
Class Eight – Bulls born on or between 14 & 21 June 2013
1st – NR Barclay – Harestone Ingot
2nd – Messrs Curry – Burradon Insomniac
3rd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Intouch ET
4th – Messrs Curry – Burradon Impresario
5th – WR Baillie – Baillieston Immortal
Class Nine – Bulls born on or between 22 & 25 June 2013
1st – NR Barclay – Harestone Imran
2nd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Italian ET
3rd – Newroddige Charolais – Newroddige Inverness
4th – DE Evans – Maerdy Iean
5th – DE Evans – Maerdy Islander
Class Ten – Bulls born on or between 26 June & 9 July 2013
1st – H Goldie – Goldies Ivan
2nd – B McAllister & Son – Burnside Indian
3rd – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Invader
4th – T Phair – Brogher Input
5th – JA & MF McMillan – Dunesk Icon
Class Eleven – Bulls born on or between 10 & 31 July 2013
1st – MacGregor (Allanfauld) Ltd – Allanfauld Iceberg
2nd – H Goldie – Goldies Ivor
3rd – AR Lawson & Son – Alsnow Invincible
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Illustrious
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Inverness
Class Twelve – Bulls born on or between 1 & 15 August 2013
1st – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton International
2nd – DM Lyle – Loganbar Icecold
3rd – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Innes
4th – H Goldie – Goldies Ian
5th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Charbron Inspired
Class Thirteen – Bulls born on or between 16 & 25 August 2013
1st – H Goldie – Goldies Icon
2nd – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Ireland
3rd – H Goldie – Goldies Idole
4th – JH Wilson & Son – Ballinlare Indepence
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Impressario
Class Fourteen – Bulls born on or between 26 August & 4 September 2013
1st – R MacKay – Clyth Indestructable
2nd – RA Milne & Son – Glenlivet Independent
3rd – NF Massie – Blelack Impressive
4th – RS McAskie – Strathisla Icon
5th – DE Evans – Maerdy Isacson
Class Fifteen – Bulls born on or between 5 & 13 September 2013
1st – KC Veitch – Drumlone Inspector
2nd – NF Massie – Blelack Invader
3rd – JH Christie & Son – Westcarse Iceman
4th – J Jeffrey – Kersknowe Institute
5th – Brailes Livestock – Brailes Icecube ET
Class Sixteen – Bulls born on or between 17 & 22 September 2013
1st – NF Massie – Blelack Investment
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Import
3rd – JH Christie & Son – Westcarse Iceberg
4th – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Idealist
5th – C Smeaton & Sons – Bombax Inverarity
Class Seventeen – Bulls born on or between 23 September & 20 October 2013
1st – NF Massie – Blelack Imperialist
2nd – GJ Crawford – Coolnaslee Invincible
3rd – M McGahan – Chunal Impeccable
4th – B Finnegan – Battleford Indiana
5th – J Wylde – Martland Isourman
Class Eighteen – Bulls born on or after 21 October 2013
1st – RA Milne & Son – Elgin Isaac
2nd – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Instant ET
3rd – H Goldie – Goldies Iconic
4th – H Goldie – Goldies Inglebert
5th – H Goldie – Goldies Impress ET
Class Nineteen – Heifers born on or between 14 May 2012 & 16 January 2013
1st – H Goldie – Goldies Happy
2nd – H Goldie – Goldies Havanna
3rd – H Goldie – Goldies Haie
Class Twenty – Heifers born on or after 17 January 2013
1st – B Finnegan – Battleford Inspiration
2nd – JH Christie – Westcarse Iola
3rd – H Goldie – Goldies Isla
4th – J & E Wight – Midshield Indigo ET
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