Father and son team, Fred and Bryn Robinson triumphed at Welshpool Livestock Market on Thursday 20th May 2021 with a new centre record of 8,500gns, for their homebred Salers bull Preenbank Orsino. The March 2019 born bull, sired by the imported bull Jalabert and out of Preenbank Ismina captured the eye of pedigree breeders, Harri, Sioned and Lora Jen Pritchard for their Felin & Nebo herds of Salers based at Llangybi, Pwllheli.
Salers bulls were in strong demand, D L Williams and son from Tonyrefail, Mid Glamorgan paid 5,000gns for Rigel Omega Poll, a fleshy young bull from a milky cow family bred by Rigel Pedigree. From the same home Rigel Octane Blk Poll an Amazonien and Sagitaire descendant born in July 2017 was sold to pedigree breeder M Evans for his Ebnal herd of Salers based in Oswestry, Shropshire. P M & S M Donger sold Seawell Olympian, an Iron Man son born in February 2019 to pedigree breeder, W S Thomas, Pontlottyn, Mid Glamorgan for their Troedrhiwfywch herd of Salers and the youngest Salers bull in the market again from the Robinson family, Preenbank Prince born in January 2020 sold to Owen Bros, Llandrindod Wells, Powys for 3,000gns. Mr & Mrs M Light’s Ashbury Olafhoustonsonn was purchased by H Smith, Eye, Leominster for 2381gns.
Six Salers bulls were sold to an average of £4897, with a clearance rate of 75%.
J F Robinson & Sons also led the commercial female trade. An April 2013 born cow with a heifer calf at foot, sired by Preenbank Oggy-Oggy, was purchased by P & M Davies, Sennybridge, Brecon for £1,850 and Mr H Hughes, Llanwrin, Machynlleth bought five females on the day, his top price of £1,850 was paid for a February 2018 born cow and her Jalabert sired heifer calf at foot. At £1,750 Mr Hughes also secured a March 2016 cow with a Jalabert sired bull calf at foot and he paid £1,600 for a March 2013 born cow with a Preenbank Oggy-Oggy sired bull calf at foot. Commercial bulling heifers topped at £1000 for three lots from the Robinson family and Angus Gowthorpe sold three commercial bulling heifers to a top of £980.
There was 100% clearance in the commercial female section which saw 14 lots average £1325.
Leading the pedigree female trade was Preenbank Lola, a Seawell Frazer sired cow with a bull calf at foot bought from the Robinson family by P & M Davies, Sennybridge, Brecon for 1,900gns. D & G Andrew, Meifod, Powys secured Preenbank Naomi and her bull calf at foot for 1,820gns and pedigree breeders J B Morris purchased Preenbank KKimmy and the Jalabert sired bull calf at foot for 1,700gns for their Litton herd of pedigree Salers. Preenbank Nemma and her bull calf made 1,620gns, which sold to H Hughes, Llanwrin, Machynlleth and D & G Andrew, Meifod, Powys paid 1,600gns for Preenbank Nina and her bull calf.
There was an 87% clearance in the Pedigree female section with 20 females selling to an average of £1593.
|103 & 104||£1,640||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|105 & 106||£1,600||H Hughes||Llanwrin||Machynlleth|
|107 & 108||£1,850||P & M Davies||Sennybridge||Brecon|
|109 & 110||£1,750||H Hughes||Llanwrin||Machynlleth|
|111 & 112||£1,500||A J & J M Abberley||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|113 & 114||£1,850||H Hughes||Llanwrin||Machynlleth|
|116||£1,000||A J & J M Abberley||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|117||£1,000||A J & J M Abberley||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|118||£950||JE & GM Davies||Brynhoffnant||Llandysul|
|119||£1,000||JE & GM Davies||Brynhoffnant||Llandysul|
|120||£980||A J & J M Abberley||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|121||£950||A J & J M Abberley||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|122||£980||A J & J M Abberley||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|123||1640||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|125||1640||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|127||1900||P & M Davies||Sennybridge||Brecon|
|129||1640||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|131||1700||J B Morris||Presteigne||Powys|
|133||1820||D & G Andrew||Meifod||Powys|
|135||1550||D & G Andrew||Meifod||Powys|
|141||1380||A J & J M Abberley||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|143||1640||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|146||1500||EJW & ME Griffiths||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|147||1500||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|148||1500||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|149||1500||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|150||1400||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|151||1480||F S Knight||Oundle||Peterborough|
|153||1450||R Evans & Son||Gobowen||Oswestry|
|155||1200||EJW & ME Griffiths||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|
|158||1200||R Evans & Son||Gobowen||Oswestry|
|161||1080||JE & GM Davies||Brynhoffnant||Llandysul|
|162||4800||W S Thomas||Pontlottyn||Mid Glamorgan|
|163A||8500||S & H Pritchard||Llangybi||Pwllheli|
|166||2381||H V R Smith||Eye||Leominster|
|167||5000||D L Williams & Son||Tonyrefail||Mid Glamorgan|
|168||4300||R Evans & Son||Gobowen||Oswestry|
|169||3000||Owen Bros||Llandrindod Wells||Powys|