CHAROLAIS bulls from David Thornley’s Dooley herd, Hartsholme, Derbyshire led the trade at 6,100gns at the breed society sale and Welshpool and also achieved the leading herd average of £5,180 for three sold.
The sale topper was the 16 month-old third prize winner, Dooley Ocean, by Davally Igolo out of the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle daughter, Balnuith Inspire. The buyers were A. and M. Owen, Pentrefeolas, Gwynedd.
Mr Thornley’s other top priced lot at 5,200gns was July 2019-born Dooley Orville, also by Davally Igolo but this time out of Blelack Headgirl, another Balmyle Dingle daughter. It was knocked down to V.B. and H. Davies, Llanafanfawr, Powys.
The second top price of the day of 5,600gns was for Montgomery Orly, a son of Gretnahouse Jugular out of Blelack Digger sired, Montgomery Havard consigned by Roberts and Jones, Llangadfan, Powys. It went home with B.A. and O. Jones, Criccieth, Gwynedd.
The same vendors next top lot at 5,200gns was May 2018-born second prize winner, Montgomery Odessa, also by Jugular which sold to E.T. Bound and Co, Llangurig, Powys.
From the same home and selling for 4,200gns was Montgomery Owain by Balmyle Harlequin which sold to E. Edwards, Cerryigdrudion, Denbighshire.
Females sold to 3,000gns for two-year-old Mortimers Nononsense by Mortimers Hurricane from Mortimers Farm, Eastleigh which went home with J. Rudkin, Thrussington, Leicestershire.
The sale included the dispersal of the Hackleton herd on behalf of Hackleton Farms, Northampton which peaked at 2,600gns for Hackleton Hetty, 2012-born cow by Mulroog Alpine and its heifer calf by Hackleton Largerlout which sold to Andrew Stott, Canobie.
Averages - 32 bulls, £3,615.94; 2 cow and calves, £1,391.25; 4 heifers, £2,270.70; Hackleton dispersal - 1 bull, £840; 10 cow and calves, £1,683.15; 1 dry cow, £945; 1 calf, £693.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales.