There was a strong demand for Charolais bulls at Welshpool at the breed’s official spring sale, which peaked at 7,000gns to average £4004, an increase of £8 on the year for 13 more sold.
The sale topper at 7,000gns from Arwel Owen, Welshpool, was Trefaldwyn Ore, a March 2018-born Blelack Digger son out of Trefaldwyn Daffodil which goes back to Doonally New. A first prize winner in the pre-sale show, it sold to Ian Bell, Brampton, Cumbria.
The Barker family, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire, sold 17-month-old Caylars Nissan, the first son offered for sale by the French born, First, out of Caylers Lara, a 10,000gns Thrunton Goldeneye daughter, for 6,200gns to Messrs Clayton, Newtown, Powys.
They also sold Caylers Nero, for 5,800gns to R.G. Lewis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. It was also by First, but this time out of Caylers Lily, another Goldeneye daughter.
At 6,100gns was the February 2018-born Esgob Osian, from Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmynach, Gwynedd. The first son to be sold by the 12,000gns Caylers Hustler, it went home with D. Jones, Ceredigion.
Selling for 6,000gns to J.A.V. Mills and Sons, Builth Wells, was 18 month-old Dooley Norris, by Davally Igolo, from David Thornley, Hartshorne, Derbyshire.
Class winner Montgomery Nevile, by Balmyle Harlequin, traded at 5,800gns. Messrs Roberts and Jones, Welshpool, Powys, are the breeders of this August 2017-born bull, which was purchased by Messrs Stephens, Neath, West Glamorgan.
Averages - 45 bulls, £4,003.65; 2 heifers, £1,233.75; 1 cow and calf, £1,260.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales