Charolais bulls met with strong demand at the Farmers Guardian-sponsored sale at Welshpool, with 31 bulls selling to a top price of 9,000gns.
Leading the bids at 9,000gns was the first prize winner, Maerdy Jogger, from Esmor Evans, Mold, Flintshire.
This May 2014-born son of Maerdy Dynamite and out Maerdy Debbie going back to the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort, was bought by John and Jenny Rix, Colchester, Essex.
At 6,000gns was another class winner consigned by David Thornley, Hartshorne, Derbyshire. Dooley Jedith, an 18-month-old by 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite sold to C.M. Hanson, Dileyn, Herefordshire.
Selling for 5,800gns to W.G. Smyth Barnstable, Devon, was Oakchurch Jaguar from Jeremy Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire. The 17-month-old bull by 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister is out of a home-bred dam going back to Blelack Digger.
Knocked down to 5,600gns was a blue ticket winner from Gareth Jones, Bala, Gwynedd. Esgob Lucky, a 15-month-old son of Blelack Digger was bought by D.C. and M. Hughes, Meifod, Powys.
Next were two lots consigned by Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire. The first, Caylers Joshua, a November 2014-born Ramses son was went home with A.T. Ruell, Llandrindod Well, Powys for 5,500gns. Then D.M. Tudor, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, paid 5,200gns for 15-month-old Caylers Lineker, by Blelack Digger.
Also at 5,500gns was the reserve champion Trefaldwyn Jupiter from Arwel Owen, Foel, Powys. By Goldies Eddy out of the Blelack Digger-sired Trefaldwyn Haf, this 17-month-old was snapped up by C.T. and J.W. Richards, Craswell, Herefordshire.
An added feature was the production sale of the Chesham and Silver herds from Buckinghamshire. The Chesham herd is the oldest pedigree Charolais herd in the country founded by Tony Harman and now managed by his grandson Ben. The Silver herd was established by Tony’s son Dan.
Chesham Emma, by the French imported Chesham Potemkine and her 10-month-old bull calf Chesham Leopard, were bought together in a 3,300gns deal by M.A. Swistun, Gower, Swansea.
D.J. Barnes, Newent, Gloucestershire, bought four of the Silver cows and calf outfits including the three-year-old Thrunton Fairfax daughter Silver Indus and her 24-day-old heifer calf, Silver Marinka by Silver Jules at 1,850gns.
Four heifers from John and Jenny Rix, Nayland, Essex, sold to 2,100gns for February 2014-born Wissington Jilly by Thrunton Galaxy which was knocked down to J.G. Rich and Son, Mold.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales.