Charolais Trade peaked at 6,500gns at Welshpool, with 36 bulls averaging at £3,856, an increase of £419 on the year.
Gerwyn Jones, Llanrwst, Conwy, commanded the day’s top bids, selling his March-2015 born bull Graiggoch Legend for 6,500gns. Sired by the 70,000gns Royal Welsh supreme champion, Barnsford Ferny and out of Thrunton Starband, it sold to T.N. Lightfoot, Callington, Cornwall.
Mr Jones also secured the supreme championship with another of the same breeding. The 19-month-old Graiggoch Lad went home with Ann Orr-Ewing, Swindon, Wiltshire, for 6,000gns.
April 2015-born Montgomery Larry sold for 5,500gns to J. Jones and Co, Bala, Gwynedd. Sired by the 9,000gn Balmyle Harlequin it came from G. Roberts and Jones, Welshpool, Powys, who also sold another Harlequin son for 4,500gns. February 2015-born Montgomery Lafant sold to T.H. Davies and Son,Oswestry, Shropshire.
At 5,400gns was an 18-month-old son of the 18,000gns Thrunton Fairfax, from Ben Harman, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Chesham Laird was knocked down to H.E. Havard, Brecon, Powys.
J.A.W. Rees, Llanidloes, Powys, took 5,000gns for the May 2015-born Hendy Lothario. A son of Blelack Digger, it sold to W.R.L. Price and Co, Wells, Powys.
Heading the female trade at 4,000gn was a cow and calf from Jeremy and Alla Price, Staunton-on Wye. Oakchurch Gem, a five-year-old daughter of Blelack Digger sold with a nine-month-old bull calf by the homebred Oakchurch Igor. The pair were bought in a partnership between T. Rich and Son, Mold, Flintshire, and S.J. Baker, Codsall, Staffordshire.
Mr Rich also bought the champion and top priced heifer from Gareth Jones, Bala, Gwynedd. Esgob Joy, an April-2015 born daughter of Blelack Digger out of Esgob Gwenllian sold for 2,700gns.
36 bulls £3,856, 10 heifers £1,874, one cow and calf £4,200.
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales.