A good trade at Welshpool Livestock Market on 17th October showed that Salers are very much in demand, especially females.
Pedigree females topped at 3650gns for Felin Infinity (Champion Female at this year’s Royal Welsh Show) bred by Harri and Sioned Pritchard from Pwllheli, Gwynedd. Infinity, born 19/03/2013 also won her class and won Female Champion at the pre sale show. Sired by Cupid a French import out of Felin Cara, Infinity sold in calf to Andrew Powell of Knighton, Powys.
The top price bull Rigel Orton fetched 4500gns. Rigel Orton (born 11/4/2013); sired by Sagitaire a French import out of a homebred polled female Rigel Orinoco, combines beefy conformation with strong maternal traits (large pelvic area, strong growth rate, plenty of milk and good udders) from the dam line. Orton was champion in his class, Male Champion and Overall Show Champion. Rigel Orton is from the Rigel Pedigree Herd of Messrs Pye, Yarm, North Yorkshire he was bought by Steve & Carol Simmons, Devon.
Top Price Female £3833 Felin Infinity, HG & SG Pritchard
Pedigree Females averaged 2050gns (£2153)
Top Price Male £4725 Rigel Orton, Messrs. Pye
Pedigree Males averaged 4200gns (£4410)
Commercials In Calf Heifers averaged £1235
Commercial Heifers average £1088
Shame there wasn’t more commercial females as the buyers were there and ready to purchase.
Judge:- Colin Pugh, Whitton, Knighton
Class 1 Senior Females
1st Felin Infinity Mr HG & SG Pritchard, Pwllheli
2nd Beeston Hall Ginny Mr & Mrs S Hallos, Halifax, W Yorks
Class 2 Junior Females
1st Morwenstow Alison 22 Messrs A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall
2nd Morwesntow Jasmin 24 Messrs A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall
Class 3 Senior Bulls
1st Rigel Orton Messrs Pye, Yarm, N Yorks
2nd Rigel Victor Messrs Pye, Yarm, N Yorks
Class 4 Junior Bulls
1st Seawell Joker PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester
2nd Seawell Jerimiah PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester
3rd Seawell Jeronimo PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester
4th Seawell Juggler PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester