A good sale of commercial heifers at Welshpool today (15th October). No pedigree females forward and three bulls sold to a top of £4620, averaging at £3300.
Our thanks to the judge Alun Thomas and our sponsors Allington Hughes Law – director Rachel Wyn Jones attended the sale and assisted the judge in presenting the rosettes and sashes.
Rigel Pennine from Terence and Jane Pye of Yarm, North Yorkshire topped at £4620. Rigel Pennine is sired by Rigel Picasso (son of Casimir) and out of home bred dam Rigel Penny. Pennine should pass on the powerful confirmation of his sire, combined with the strong maternal traits from bloodlines Amazonien and Crocodile Dundee. He was bought by A V Roberts of Porthmadog.
Junior bull Onley King Kong from Tim and Lara Roberts, Whitbourne, Worcester made £2730. This young bull was second at this years Royal Welsh Show – sired by Cleuchhhead Xerox, out of home bred dam Onley Elena, he heads off to Herefordshire to J Bufton & Sons.
Morwenstow Kestral born April 2015 traveled from Bude in Cronwall from A & M Austin, his sire Cumbrian Hector Red was bull of the year and Junior Champion at the Royal highland Show. Dam Morwenstow Jasmin 17 is a well bred maternal female with plenty of milk. Kestral makes the short journey to Knighton in Powys to S V Deakin.
Commercial in calf heifers topped at £2000 with an average of £1580 with 15-17 month old heifers topping at £1680 with an average of £1302, showing that Salers are still in demand for commercial breeders. Many of those on sale had full pedigree, so good buys for anyone wanting to start a pedigree herd.
The Best Pen of commercial cattle went to A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall Reserve to A & E Jones, Pwllheli, Gwynedd.
1st Rigel Pennine, Rigel Pedigree, Yarm, North Yorkshire
2nd Rigel Picasso, Rigel Pedigree, Yarm, North Yorkshire
Intermediate Junior Bulls
1st Seawell Kracker, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants
2nd Seawell Kentucky, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants
3rd Seawell Kilimanjaro, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants
4th Seawell Kildare, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants
5th Seawell Kalabash, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants
1st Onley King Kong, TJ & LS Roberts, Whitbourne, Worcs
2nd Glynne Hall Kevin, T T Joens & Son, Llanidloes, Powys
3rd Morwenstow Kestral, A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall
4th Morwenstow Kinsman, A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall
Senior Champion – Rigel Pennine, Rigel Pedigree Reserve Rigel Jura, Rigel Pedigree
Junior Champion – Seawell Kracker, PM & SM Donger Reserve Onley King Kong, TJ & LS Roberts
Overall Show Champion – Seawell Kracker, PM & SM Donger
Overall Reserve Show Champion – Rigel Pennine, Rigel Pedigree
Well done to all competitors and good luck to all new owners!