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