The autumn show and sale of pedigree and commercial Salers, sponsored by Caleb Roberts Insurance Services, took place at Welshpool on Saturday 8th October 2022. The sale included the dispersal of the Dwyryd herd of pedigree Salers and the pre-sale show was judged Mr Aaron Hughes, Mamol Salers.
Aaron and his wife Gwenan and family, farm a 60acre grassland farm near Caernarfon, North Wales. They both work full time which means the farming system and the livestock they care for needs to be as easily managed as possible. The family have been trialing AI service with sexed and conventional straws on synchronised heifers and cows then sweeping with Charolais bull. Aaron found his overall champion and male champion in Rigel Regent Poll from Rigel Pedigree. The heterozygous polled bull by Rigel Mojave Blk Poll out of Rigel Princess Poll was born in April-2021 and was shown at the Great Yorkshire Show. Rigel Regent Poll topped the sale at 4,000gns and sold to repeat buyers D L Williams & Son, Tonyrefail, Mid Glamorgan.
Aaron’s reserve overall champion was the female champion, Gentons Rimmel from Bertie Facon. A January-2021 heifer sired by Murphy who was purchased at the Concours National Salers show in Aurillac in 2019 where he was crowned champion. Rimmel was purchased by pedigree breeder R Evans & Son, Ebnal Lodge Salers, Oswestry, Shropshire. E Mills, Rhayader, Powys, purchased the second and third placed haltered pedigree heifers. Rigel Flora a Lascaux sired daughter born in March-2021 and May-2021 born Rigel Demi by the same sire out of Rigel Desiree Poll were both secured for 1,800gns a piece.
The cautious buyers made for a disappointing clearance, but prices remained up on the year. One Salers bull sold to a top price of 4000gns and an average of £4200 (+£840 for 3 bulls sold in Oct 2021). Three pedigree heifers sold to a top price of 2000gns with an average of £1960 (+£70 for 2 females sold in 2021). In the commercial section L E Simmons & Partners won the best pen of commercial Salers with their Manor Lane Krypton sired cow with August-2022 born heifer calf at foot which sold for £1900 (+£440 for 10 sold in Oct 2021) to pedigree breeders, A J & J A Powell, Knighton, Powys.
Mr Carwyn Roberts dispersed his Dwyryd herd of pedigree Salers achieving a top price of 3,000gns for the March-2019 born stock bull, Dragon Polled Olympian ET, he sold to Cefnbodig Partners, Lanycil, Bala. Second top price in the dispersal was Dwyryd Belle a homebred female by Dwyryd Karl out of Dwyryd Adele with a march born calf at foot which was sold to E O Griffiths & Co, Caersws, Powys along with imported cow Poupee with a polled calf at foot for 1,680gns. Lyre a Halley sired, 2014 cow with bull calf at foot was purchased for 1,800gns by A J & J A Powell, Knighton, Powys who also bought Dwyryd Elsa a 2019 born cow out of imported Danske with twin heifer calves at foot for 1,420gns. Pedigree breeders E James & Co, Lledrod, Aberystwyth purchased Dwyryd Mandy, a homebred cow out of imported dam Lyre with a heifer calf at foot for 1,780gns. R T Jones, Tywyn, Gwynedd purchased the remaining lots Dwyryd Donna and bull calf at foot for 1,620gns, Dwyrywd Maddie with heifer calf at foot for 1,500gns and the oldest cow in the sale, imported 2010 born cow Flandre for 1,080gns.
1st & Female Champion – Gentons Rimmel, B Facon
2nd & Reserve Female Champion – Rigel Flora, Rigel Pedigree
3rd – Rigel Demi, Rigel Pedigree
1st & Male Champion – Rigel Regent Poll, Rigel Pedigree
2nd & Reserve Male Champion – Seawell Roberto, PM & SM Donger
3rd – Seawell Rio – PM & SM Donger
4th – Greens Park Raleigh – C B Farms
5th – Gentons Rockstar – B Facon
6th – Seawell Ringo – PM & SM Donger
Rigel Regent Poll, Rigel Pedigree
Reserve Overall Champion
Gentons Rimmel, B Facon
Champion Pen of Commercial Salers
L E Simmons & Partners
Reserve Champion Pen of Commercial Salers
P M & S M Donger
Commercial Sale Section
Lot 1 L E Simmons & Partners Cow & Calf 1900 A J Powell, Knighton, Powys
Pedigree Sale Section
Lot 15 Bertrand Facon Gentons RIMMEL 2000 R Evans & Son, Oswestry, Shropshire
Lot 16 Rigel Pedigree Rigel Flora 1800 E Mills, Rhayader, Powys
Lot 17 Rigel Pedigree Rigel Demi 1800 E Mills, Rhayader, Powys
Lot 23 Rigel Pedigree Rigel Regent Poll 4000 D L Williams & Son, Tonyrefail
Lot 25 Mr C Roberts Dragon Polled Olympian ET 3000 Cefnbodig Partners, Llanycil, Bala
Lot 26 Mr C Roberts Dwyryd Donna 1620 R T Jones & Co, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Lot 27 Mr C Roberts Poupee 1680 E O Griffiths & Co, Caersws, Powys
Lot 28 Mr C Roberts Dwyryd Elsa 1420 A J & J A Powell, Knighton, Powys
Lot 30 Mr C Roberts Dwyryd Belle 1900 E O Griffiths & Co, Caersws, Powys
Lot 31 Mr C Roberts Dwyryd Maddie 1500 R T Jones & Co, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Lot 33 Mr C Roberts Dwyryd Mandy 1780 E James & Co, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Lot 35 Mr C Roberts Lyre 1800 A J & J A Powell, Knighton, Powys
Lot 37 Mr C Roberts Flandre 1080 R T Jones & Co, Tywyn, Gwynedd