A good trade at Welshpool Livestock Market on 17th October showed that Salers are very much in demand, especially females.

Pedigree females topped at 3650gns for Felin Infinity (Champion Female at this year’s Royal Welsh Show) bred by Harri and Sioned Pritchard from Pwllheli, Gwynedd. Infinity, born 19/03/2013 also won her class and won Female Champion at the pre sale show. Sired by Cupid a French import out of Felin Cara, Infinity sold in calf to Andrew Powell of Knighton, Powys.

 

Champion and Top Price Female Felin Infinity with Harri and Lora Pritchard and sponsor Rachel Jones from Allington Hughes Law

Champion and Top Price Female Felin Infinity with Harri and Lora Pritchard and sponsor Rachel Jones from Allington Hughes Law with Judge Colin Pugh

The top price bull Rigel Orton fetched 4500gns. Rigel Orton (born 11/4/2013); sired by Sagitaire a French import out of a homebred polled female Rigel Orinoco, combines beefy conformation with strong maternal traits (large pelvic area, strong growth rate, plenty of milk and good udders) from the dam line. Orton was champion in his class, Male Champion and Overall Show Champion. Rigel Orton is from the Rigel Pedigree Herd of Messrs Pye, Yarm, North Yorkshire he was bought by Steve & Carol Simmons, Devon.

Show Championand Top Price Male Rigel Orton with owner Terence Pye, Judge Colin Pugh and Sponsor Rachel Jones from Allington Hughes Law

Show Champion and Top Price Male Rigel Orton with owner Terence Pye, Judge Colin Pugh and Sponsor Rachel Jones from Allington Hughes Law

Top Price Female £3833 Felin Infinity, HG & SG Pritchard

Pedigree Females averaged 2050gns (£2153)

Top Price Male £4725 Rigel Orton, Messrs. Pye

Pedigree Males averaged 4200gns (£4410)

Commercials In Calf Heifers averaged £1235

Commercial Heifers average £1088

Shame there wasn’t more commercial females as the buyers were there and ready to purchase.

Show Results

Judge:- Colin Pugh, Whitton, Knighton

Class 1 Senior Females

1st           Felin Infinity                       Mr HG & SG Pritchard, Pwllheli

2nd          Beeston Hall Ginny          Mr & Mrs S Hallos, Halifax, W Yorks

Class 2 Junior Females

1st           Morwenstow Alison 22      Messrs A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall

2nd          Morwesntow Jasmin 24    Messrs A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall

Class 3 Senior Bulls

1st           Rigel Orton                         Messrs Pye, Yarm, N Yorks

2nd          Rigel Victor                         Messrs Pye, Yarm, N Yorks

Class 4 Junior Bulls

1st           Seawell Joker                    PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester

2nd          Seawell Jerimiah              PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester

3rd           Seawell Jeronimo            PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester

4th           Seawell Juggler                PM &SM Donger, Foxley, Towcester