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RIGEL CHAMPION & TOP WELSHPOOL SALE

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.

Male Champion & Overall Champion – Rigel Regent Poll

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.

Female Champion & Reserve Overall Champion – Gentons Rimmel

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.

Female Class

1st & Female Champion – Gentons Rimmel, B Facon
2nd & Reserve Female Champion – Rigel Flora, Rigel Pedigree
3rd – Rigel Demi, Rigel Pedigree

Male Class

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

Overall Champion

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

Dispersal

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

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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