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100% Clearance at Welshpool Spring Sale

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.

Overall Champion – Seawell Pele, 6,600gns

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.

Reserve Overall Champion – Preenbank Peregrine, 7,00gns
Junior Champion – Preenbank Rufus, 5,400gns
Seawell Pavarotti – 5,200gns

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.

Show Results

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

Overall Champion
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

Commercial Females

LotPriceBuyerAddress
101 & 102Heifer & Calf£2,300T C Edwards & CoRhayader, Powys
103 & 104Heifer & Calf£2,350A J PowellKnighton, Powys
106Bulling Heifer£1,520Edwards BrosOswestry, Shropshire
107Bulling Heifer£1,050Edwards BrosOswestry, Shropshire


Pedigree Females

LotAnimal Name(gns) (£)BuyerAddress
107Preenbank Misty19001995D & G AndrewMeifod, Powys
109Preenbank Nelly20202121Hatherley & RendlePlymouth, Devon
111Preenbank Placida24002520Hatherley & RendlePlymouth, Devon
113Preenbank Melitta26002730T C Edwards & CoRhayader, Powys
115Preenbank Rosabella20002100J GriffithsCenmaes Bay, Angelsey
116Preenbank Ra-Ja19001995J S AbelLlanidloes Powys
118Ashbury Black Betty 19th C13201386J S AbelLlanidloes Powys
120Ashbury Hosanna 42nd14201491J S AbelLlanidloes Powys
121Ashbury Emma 36th Polled13001365J S AbelLlanidloes Powys
122Ashbury Hosanna 43rd Polled13201386J GriffithsCenmaes Bay, Angelsey
123Ashbury Lavender 5th C Poll14201491J S AbelLlanidloes Powys

Pedigree Bulls

LotAnimal Name gns) (£)NameAddress
124Seawell Pavarotti52005460P L HeardOakhampton, Devon
125Preenbank Peregrine70007350J Bufton & SonsWhitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire
129Seawell Pele65006825R T Jones & CoTywyn, Gwnedd
131Rigel Preston Poll38003990G K E ReesRhayader, Powys
133Preenbank Rufus54005670T J HamerLudlow, Shropshire
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Salers Cattle Society of the UK
Jasmine Cottage, Gavinton, TD11 3QP
T: 07903 626249 E: secretary@salers.uk
VAT Reg No: 625 3266 49

Registered Address: Lane Farm , Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH
T: 01539 567804
Company Reg No: 01892440 Charity No: 1115115