Sale Reports


November 12, 2021 Welshpool Sale 11th November 2021

Regal wears the crown after taking the top price

Charolais animals once again returned to Welshpool on 11 November 2021, with a number of quality bulls and females being offered for sale. The sale saw 31 bulls find new homes, with an average price of £4857 and a 65% clearance. Meanwhile, nine females (two with calves-at-foot) also sold, with an average price of £2794.

Montgomery Regal, sold for 8,000gns

Securing the top price of the day, at 8,000gns, was 18-month-old MONTGOMERY REGAL from Roberts & Jones of Llangadfan, Powys. Regal was sired by the easy-calving Gretnahouse Jugular, who was Supreme Champion at Carlisle in 2016. His dam is Montgomery Moli, a daughter of Balmyle Harlequin. Winning the bid and taking Regal home is J Jones & Co. of Bala, Gwynedd.

Hendy Rambo, sold for 7,500gns

HENDY RAMBO sold for the next highest price of the day, at 7,500gns. Rambo was bred by J A W Rees of Llanidloes, Powys, and was sired by the renowned Blelack Digger. He was born to Hendy Marvel – a homebred daughter of Hendy Ivanhoe. Rambo will be making the trip back to Llanidloes, Powys, this time to the farm of winning bidder D A Davies & Son.

Montgomery Patagonia, sold for 7,000gns

The 3rd highest price of the day, at 7,000gns, was obtained by one of the oldest bulls offered for sale: MONTGOMERY PATAGONIA. Like Regal, this 22-month-old is also from the stable of Roberts & Jones, and is another Gretnahouse Jugular son. Patagonia is out of Montgomery Manon, another daughter of Balmyle Harlequin. Patagonia caught the eye of R A Evans, who will be taking him home to Dolgellau, Gwynedd.

Sportsmans Roman, Reserve Overall Champion, sold for 6,500gns

Coming in at the next highest price of 6,500gns was the Reserve Overall Champion, SPORTSMANS ROMAN. Roman is from the herd of Boden & Davies of Mellor, Stockport, and was sired by the 40,000gns Maerdy Newman. His dam is Sportsmans Lizzy, a daughter of the popular 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny. Winning the bid this time was R J B Tucker, who will be taking Roman back to his herd in Gower, Swansea.

Esgob Rog, sold for 6000gns

The hammer came down at the next highest price of 6,000gns a total of four times, firstly for class winner ESGOB ROG from G M Jones of Bala, Gwynedd. This 21-month-old was born to Esgob Nen, a daughter of Goldstar Gentleman, and his sire is the 12,000gns Caylers Hustler. Rog will soon be settling into his new herd in Blackmill, Bridgend, under the care of winning bidders W L Williams & Partner.

Dooley Rocko, sold for 6,000gns

The next bull to sell for 6,000gns was 19-month-old DOOLEY ROCKO, who had made the journey over from the herd of D Thornley in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Rocko is out of Dooley Maddie, a Davally Igolo daughter who boasts an impressive calving ease EBV of +15.5. His sire is the 20,000gns Moncur General. Rocko caught the attention of winning bidder J Brown, who will be taking him home to Minehead, Somerset.

Esgob Rio, sold for 6,000gns

Next to reach a final price of 6,000gns was another Caylers Hustler son from G M Jones: ESGOB RIO. Rio is out of Esgob Maddie, a daughter of the popular Blelack Digger. Winning the bid this time was G Jerman, who will be introducing Rio to his herd in Newtown, Powys.

Waldencourt Redwood, sold for 6,000gns

The final bull to sell for 6,000gns was WALDENCOURT REDWOOD, a charming young 16-month-old from Waldencourt Charolais in Newent, Gloucestershire. Redwood was born to Waldencourt Jessie, another daughter of Blelack Digger, and his sire is the 14,000gns easy-calver Westcarse Houdini. Taking Redwood home is winning bidder P A Cleave of Newton Abbot, Devon.

Hendy Rasputin, Overall Champion, sold for 4500gns

The day’s Overall Champion was HENDY RASPUTIN, who sold for a final price of 4,500gns. Rasputin is another from the herd of J A W Rees, and was sired by the Irish-born Lisnagre Nero. His dam is Hendy Hester, a daughter of the 19,000gns Corrie Alan. Rasputin will be journeying to Penclawdd, Swansea, to the holding of winning bidder G J Jones.

Two cow-and-calf duos from the herd of G G Morris of Brecon, Powys were sold for a final price of 3,700gns per pair. The first of these was CARGRIFF LEGACY and her 10-month-old bull calf CARGRIFF SAMURAI. Legacy was sired by Cargriff Homer, who boasts a notable calving ease EBV of +17.8, and she was born to Cargriff Hannah, a daughter of Balmoral Champion Rumsden Fawkes. Samurai was sired by Montgomery Ned, who G G Morris purchased back in 2018. Taking both Legacy and Samurai home is winning bidder J A Williams of Caersws, Powys.

The next cow-and-calf pair to be sold for 3,700gns was CARGRIFF MALTEASER and her heifer calf CARGRIFF SMARTIES. Like Legacy, Malteaser was also sired by the easy-calving Cargriff Homer. Her dam is Cargriff Honey, a daughter of Swalesmoor Bayonet. Meanwhile, Cargriff Smarties is another calf sired by Montgomery Ned. Taking this attractive pair home is R W L George of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Last to be sold was a group of heifers, the class winner of which was GRAIGGOCH ROSIE, a 16-month-old maiden heifer from the herd of G Jones in Llanrwst, Conwy. Rosie was born to Graiggoch Mistique, a daughter of the well-known 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat. Her sire is the 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny. Rosie will be making the lengthy journey over to Buxton, Derbyshire, to the home of winning bidder P W Lomas.


Show results:

Class 1 – BULL, born on or between 12 September 2019 & 23 February 2020
1st – G M Jones – Esgob Rog – s. Caylers Hustler
2nd – C J Tucker – Skysea Rascal – s. Foxacre Memnon
3rd – Roberts & Jones – Montgomery Patagonia – s. Gretnahouse Jugular
4th – R A Owen – Trefaldwyn Romeo – s. Brampton Nacodar

Class 2 – BULL, born on or between 27 February & 21 April 2020
1st – Coppinger Wyllie Partnership – Grinshill Ronnie – s. Allanfauld Neptune
2nd – Roberts & Jones – Montgomery Regal – s. Gretnahouse Jugular
3rd – Waldencourt Charolais – Waldencourt Rocketman – s. Westcarse Houdini
4th – D Thornley – Dooley Rocko – s. Moncur General

Class 3 – BULL, born on or between 24 April & 18 May 2020
1st – Messrs Mortimers Farm – Mortimers Rockafella – s. Davally Illusion
2nd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Rollsroyce – s. Elgin Nailer
3rd – R J B & A M Tucker – Gower Rowan – s. Diplo Gir
4th – G M Jones – Esgob Ringo – s. Caylers Hustler

Class 4 – BULL, born on or between 21 May & 10 June 2020
1st – J A W Rees – Hendy Rasputin – s. Lisnagre Nero
2nd – G M Jones – Esgob Rio – s. Caylers Hustler
3rd – S M Corbett & Daughters – Teme Russet – s. Goldstar Gentleman
4th – D E Evans – Maerdy Rocco – s. Blelack Fabulous

Class 5 – BULL, born on or between 11 June & 20 August 2020
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Roman – s. Maerdy Newman
2nd – Waldencourt Charolais – Waldencourt Redwood – s. Westcarse Houdini
3rd – D E Evans – Maerdy Record – s. Maerdy Offenback
4th – F & J & E C Andrews – Holtstead Rascal – s. Woodpark Elgin

Class 6 – HEIFER, born on or after 11 May 2018
1st – G Jones – Graiggoch Rosie – s. Barnsford Ferny
2nd – Messrs Mortimers Farm – Mortimers Rhapsody – s. Farleycopse Laurence
3rd – R J Butler – Carrigbeg Rosie – s. Wesley Equinox
4th – R J Butler – Carrigbeg Peachy – s. Wesley Equinox

Overall Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 1-5
Champion – J A W Rees – Hendy Rasputin – s. Lisnagre Nero
Reserve – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Roman – s. Maerdy Newman


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Charolais took the top price, made the highest average and sold the most bulls at the Aberdeen and Northern Marts Thainstone Spectacular on Wednesday 24th February 2016. Prices peaked at…


February 16, 2016 Stirling Charolais sell to 26,000gns

Charolais bulls met a good trade in Stirling on Tuesday 16 February at the breed’s official spring sale. Bidding peaked at 26,000gns, 14 lots traded at five figure sums and…


February 4, 2016 Welshpool Sale 4 February 2016

Welshpool Charolais peak at 5,000gns Charolais bulls met a strong demand at Welshpool on Thursday 4 February topping at 5,000gns with 21 bulls selling at a clearance rate of 75%…


November 20, 2015 Carlisle Charolais sell to 6,200gns

Charolais cattle sold to a top price of 5,500gns for bulls and 6,200gns for heifers at the British Charolais Cattle Society’s final sale fixture of the year held in Borderway…


November 9, 2015 Charolais bulls in high demand at Dungannon

There was a brisk trade for Charolais bulls at Dungannon on the 6 November when 22 bulls sold to an average of £2928 and a top price of 5,200gns. Prices…


November 6, 2015 Welshpool Charolais peak at 6,000gns

Charolais cattle sold to a top price of 6,000gns with a bull clearance rate of 70% at the official Society sale at Welshpool on Thursday 5th November. The sale topper…


November 5, 2015 Welshpool Sale 5th November 2015

Show Results Supreme Champion Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Juggernaut – s. Goldie Eddy Reserve Supreme Champion GM Jones – Esgob Jeep – s. Anside Excalibur Female Champion JS…


October 20, 2015 Stirling Charolais peak at 50,000gns; 80 bulls average £7,085

Charolais lead multi-breed week: highest number of bulls sold, highest average price and highest top price British Charolais met a solid demand from a packed Stirling ringside on Tuesday 20…


October 5, 2015 Edenhurst Charolais sale grosses £437K

The dispersal of the Edenhurst Charolais herd on behalf of Peter Vasey within Borderway Mart, Carlisle grossed in excess of £437,000 including semen sales. There was a packed ringside of…