Preenbank pedigree triumphed once again at Welshpool where the pre-sale show, sponsored by Caleb Roberts Insurance Services Ltd, was judged by Mr Stephen Maginn, Lisnamaul, Northern Ireland. J F Robinson & Sons, Preenbank Pedigree, topped the trade in all three sale sections and took the Reserve Overall Championship title, Junior Championship and Best pen of Salers. There was a 100% clearance at the sale, albeit for fewer cattle than in 2021.
The top price was 7,000gns for the Reserve Senior Bull Champion and Reserve Overall Champion Preenbank Peregrine, a Seawell Invader son out of Preenbank Iona born in March-2020, he was purchased me J Bufton & Sons, Whitney-on-Wye Herefordshire. R T Jones & Co, Tywyn, Gwynedd paid the second highest price for the pre-show Overall Champion and Senior Male Champion Seawell Pele an April-2020 born Inka son out of Seawell Jasmine. T J Hamer, Ludlow Shropshire had to bid to 5400gns for the youngest bull in the sale bred by J F Robinson and sons. Preenbank Rufus was an Jalabert son born in March-2021 and out of Preenbank Nerys and had stood as Junior Male Champion in the show earlier in the day. Seawell Pavarotti from PM & SM Donger, a February-2020 Seawell Juggernaut son, was secured by P L Heard, Okehampton, Devon for 5200gns. The only polled bull available in the sale was Rigel Preston Poll, a Rigel Mojave Blk son out of Rigel Papyrus Blk was purchased by G K E Rees, Rhayader, Powys for 3,800gns.
Five Salers bulls sold to a top price of 7,000gns and an average of £5859, +£962 on 2021.
The trade continued to be strong in the commercial section where the Best Pen of Commercial Salers from J F Robinson & Sons realised £2300 and £2350 for two Invaders sired daughters with calves at foot, the first was sold to T C Edwards & Co, Rhayader, Powys and the second to A J & L Powell, Knighton, Powys. From the same home and holding the Reserve Best Pen of Commercial Salers, a Preenbank Oggy-Oggy sired bulling heifer and another by Jalabert were both purchased by Edwards Brothers, Oswestry, Shropshire for £1520 and £1050 respectively.
Four commercial females, two with calves at foot sold to a top price of £2350 and an average of £1805, +£480 on 2021.
Leading the pedigree female trade was Preenbank Melitta, a Cuil Herbie sired daughter out of Preenbank Lotte, who sold for 2,600gns with her Preenbank Oggy-Oggy sired heifer calf at foot to T C Edwards & Co, Rhayader, Powys. New members on the day Hatherley & Rendle from Plymouth, Devon paid 2,400gns for a Jalabert daughter, Preenbank Placida with a Cleuchhead Pedro sired calf at foot. They also purchased a Seawell Invader daughter, Preenbank Nelly again with a Cleuchhead Pedro sired calf at foot for 2,020gns. Jalabert sired bulling heifer, Preenbank Rosabella realised 2,000gns to J Griffiths, Cenmaes Bay, Anglesey and J S Abel, Llaniloes, Powys, purchased Preenbank Ra-Ja for 1,900gns.
The production draft from Malcolm Light, Ashbury, Okehampton peaked twice at 1,420gns for Ashbury Hosanna 42nd an Approach Farm Murray daughter and a Grade C female, Ashbury Lavender 5th C, both were purchased by J S Abel, Llanidloes, Powys.
11 pedigree females sold to a top price of 2,600gns and an average of £1871, +278 on 2021.
Senior bull class
1st & Senior Champion – Seawell Pele, P M & S M Donger
2nd & Reserve Senior Champion – Preenbank Peregrine, J F Robinson & Sons
3rd – Seawell Pavarotti, P M & S M Donger
4th – Rigel Preston Poll, Rigel Pedigree
Junior bull class
1st & Junior Champion – Preenbank Rufus, J F Robinson & Sons
Seawell Pele, P M & S M Donger
Reserve Overall Champion
Preenbank Peregrine, J F Robinson & Sons
Best Pen of Salers
Pens 101 – 103 – J F Robinson & Sons
Reserve Best Pen of Salers
Pens 105 – 106 – J F Robinson & Sons
|101 & 102||Heifer & Calf||£2,300||T C Edwards & Co||Rhayader, Powys|
|103 & 104||Heifer & Calf||£2,350||A J Powell||Knighton, Powys|
|106||Bulling Heifer||£1,520||Edwards Bros||Oswestry, Shropshire|
|107||Bulling Heifer||£1,050||Edwards Bros||Oswestry, Shropshire|
|107||Preenbank Misty||1900||1995||D & G Andrew||Meifod, Powys|
|109||Preenbank Nelly||2020||2121||Hatherley & Rendle||Plymouth, Devon|
|111||Preenbank Placida||2400||2520||Hatherley & Rendle||Plymouth, Devon|
|113||Preenbank Melitta||2600||2730||T C Edwards & Co||Rhayader, Powys|
|115||Preenbank Rosabella||2000||2100||J Griffiths||Cenmaes Bay, Angelsey|
|116||Preenbank Ra-Ja||1900||1995||J S Abel||Llanidloes Powys|
|118||Ashbury Black Betty 19th C||1320||1386||J S Abel||Llanidloes Powys|
|120||Ashbury Hosanna 42nd||1420||1491||J S Abel||Llanidloes Powys|
|121||Ashbury Emma 36th Polled||1300||1365||J S Abel||Llanidloes Powys|
|122||Ashbury Hosanna 43rd Polled||1320||1386||J Griffiths||Cenmaes Bay, Angelsey|
|123||Ashbury Lavender 5th C Poll||1420||1491||J S Abel||Llanidloes Powys|
|124||Seawell Pavarotti||5200||5460||P L Heard||Oakhampton, Devon|
|125||Preenbank Peregrine||7000||7350||J Bufton & Sons||Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire|
|129||Seawell Pele||6500||6825||R T Jones & Co||Tywyn, Gwnedd|
|131||Rigel Preston Poll||3800||3990||G K E Rees||Rhayader, Powys|
|133||Preenbank Rufus||5400||5670||T J Hamer||Ludlow, Shropshire|