Welshpool Charolais hits top at 4,100gns

UK - Pedigree Charolais bulls topped at 4,100gns in Welshpool on Thursday at the breed society’s official autumn show and sale.
calendar icon 17 November 2006
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Brampton Arabian, an 18-month-old bull with a beef value of CH31, headed the bidding when he sold to Owen Stephens, Cilfrew, Neath, to run with his 140-cow suckler herd.

Consigned by Billy Turner, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, North Yorkshire, the Brampton Ronaldo-sired bull had been placed second in his class during the show.

Welshpool newcomers, Peter and Nicola Darlington, Crewe, offered two lots at 3,800gns. First to go was the Baggott-bred, Coley Acorn, a 21-month-old Coley Tiger son going back to Balthayock Marius and out of a Coley dam by Balthayock Nougat. Acorn was knocked down to N. and G.M. Bennett, Manfon, Welshpool.

The Darlington’s first ever home-bred bull through the ring, Springfarm Awinston, attracted the second 3,800gns bid, this time from P.L. Watkins, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford.

A 21-month old blue ticket winner, he was sired by Maerdy Pinion and out of a Givendale cow by Bassingbourn Hilton. A bid of 3,600gns from W.G. Roberts, Conwy, secured the August 2004-born Lacreuse Vavavoom from Carolyn Morris, Llanstephen, Carmarthen.

Sired by Seawell Offshore and out of a Killadeas Jack-sired home-bred dam, Vavavoom has a beef value of CH39.

Source: farmersguardian.com
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