A good sale of commercial heifers at Welshpool today (15th October). No pedigree females forward and three bulls sold to a top of £4620, averaging at £3300.

Our thanks to the judge Alun Thomas and our sponsors Allington Hughes Law – director Rachel Wyn Jones attended the sale and assisted the judge in presenting the rosettes and sashes.

Rigel Pennine from Terence and Jane Pye of Yarm, North Yorkshire topped at £4620. Rigel Pennine is sired by Rigel Picasso (son of Casimir) and out of home bred dam Rigel Penny. Pennine should pass on the powerful confirmation of his sire, combined with the strong maternal traits from bloodlines Amazonien and Crocodile Dundee. He was bought by A V Roberts of Porthmadog.

Top price bull Rigel Pennine

Top price bull Rigel Pennine

Junior bull Onley King Kong from Tim and Lara Roberts, Whitbourne, Worcester made £2730. This young bull was second at this years Royal Welsh Show – sired by Cleuchhhead Xerox, out of home bred dam Onley Elena, he heads off to Herefordshire to J Bufton & Sons.

Morwenstow Kestral born April 2015 traveled from Bude in Cronwall from A & M Austin, his sire Cumbrian Hector Red was bull of the year and Junior Champion at the Royal highland Show. Dam Morwenstow Jasmin 17 is a well bred maternal female with plenty of milk. Kestral makes the short journey to Knighton in Powys to S V Deakin.

Commercial in calf heifers topped at £2000 with an average of £1580 with 15-17 month old heifers topping at £1680 with an average of £1302, showing that Salers are still in demand for commercial breeders. Many of those on sale had full pedigree, so good buys for anyone wanting to start a pedigree herd.

Show Results

The Best Pen of commercial cattle went to A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall Reserve to A & E Jones, Pwllheli, Gwynedd.

Senior Bulls

1st   Rigel Pennine, Rigel Pedigree, Yarm, North Yorkshire

2nd   Rigel Picasso, Rigel Pedigree, Yarm, North Yorkshire

Intermediate Junior Bulls

1st   Seawell Kracker, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants

2nd   Seawell Kentucky,  PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants

3rd   Seawell Kilimanjaro, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants

4th   Seawell Kildare, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants

5th   Seawell Kalabash, PM & SM Donger, Towcester, Northants

Junior Bulls

1st   Onley King Kong, TJ & LS Roberts, Whitbourne, Worcs

2nd   Glynne Hall Kevin, T T Joens & Son, Llanidloes, Powys

3rd   Morwenstow Kestral, A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall

4th   Morwenstow Kinsman, A & M Austin, Bude, Cornwall

Senior Champion – Rigel Pennine, Rigel Pedigree Reserve Rigel Jura, Rigel Pedigree

Junior Champion – Seawell Kracker, PM & SM Donger Reserve Onley King Kong, TJ & LS Roberts

Overall Show Champion – Seawell Kracker, PM & SM Donger

Overall Reserve Show Champion – Rigel Pennine, Rigel Pedigree

Well done to all competitors and good luck to all new owners!