A good sale at the Welshpool Salers sale despite the downward trend for many other breeds, with good clearance rates. Prices were down on last year but that is to be expected in today’s climate.

Pedigree bulls topped at £3780, averaging £3213

Pedigree cow n calves topped at £2940, averaging £2940

Pedigree Heifers topped at £2100, averaging £1472

Commercial cow n calves averaged £2375

Commercial heifers averaged £1178

The Supreme Show Champion went to Fred & Bryn Robinson with Preenbank Lord Charles born 6/3/16, sired by Seawell Invader out of homebred Preenbank Christabel. A thick,fleshy animal with a good temperament. He was Junior Male Champion a the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show (RWAS) in 2017. His sire was purchased from Welshpool in 2015 as reserve male champion and also reserve male champion at the RWAS 2016. Lord Charles is from a very young well proven foundation female line, that has constantly produced very good breeding bulls and females retained in the herd. Unfortunately he didn’t make the price required for such a supreme bull.

(Preenbank Lord Charles)

Reserve Show Champion also went to Fred & Bryn Robinson with their heifer Preenbank KKamamia born 12/1/15, sire by Lowick Hall Cuthbert out of Preenbank Jasmin, she calved for the first time in June 2017. KKamamia was first prize junior heifer at the RWAS in 2016, also second prize in the 2 year old heifer class at the RWAS 2017. Along with her heifer calf Mia, (sired by Cuil Herbie champion at Stirling in 2016 bought for 8,500gns) make an outfit from the top of the herd with a real future. Kkamamia should be in calf to the Supreme Show Champion Lord Charles.

(Preenbank Kkamamia)

Show results – Judge John Morris, Prestiegne, Knighton

Class 1 – Senior Females

1st   Preenbank Kkamamia   F & B Robinson

Class 2 – Junior Females

1st   Kington Glory 2   Carol, Steve & Sophie Simmons

2nd   Kington Desire   Carol, Steve & Sophie Simmons

3rd   Kington Goose 2   Carol, Steve & Sophie Simmons

4th   Kington Jasmine   Carol, Steve & Sophie Simmons

Class 3 – Senior Males

1st   Rigel Krone   Rigel Pedigree

Class 4 – Intermediate Males

1st   Onley Lemmy   TJ & LS Roberts

2nd   Seawell Leicester   PM & SM Donger

3rd   Seawell Laurence   PM & Sm Donger

4th   Approach Farm Lightening   M Dumbreck

Class 5 – Junior Males

1st   Preenbank Lord Charles   F & B Robinson

2nd   Preenbank Lord Scott   F & B Robinson

3rd   Seawell Luis   PM & SM Donger

4th   Harperley Labeouf   Allison Deveraux Farms

Female Champion – Preenbank Kkamamia   F & B Robinson

Reserve Female Champion – Kington Glory 2   Carol, Steve & Sophie Simmons

Male Champion Preenbank – Lord Charles   F & B Robinson

Reserve Male Champion – Onley Lemmy   TJ & LS Roberts

Supreme Champion – Preenbank Lord Charles   F & B Robinson

Reserve Champion – Preenbank Kkamamia   F & B Robinson

Best pen of 4- Beeston Hall Salers