Two bulls sold for a centre record price of 11,000gns at the annual show and sale of Charolais at Welshpool Livestock Market.

First to hit this price was the pre-sale champion selected by Lanarkshire judge, Andrew Clark of the Teiglum herd. He found his champion in Wissington Trent, a 21-month-old son of Wissington Observer from John and Jenny Rix of the Wissington herd, Essex. Trent is out of the Thrunton Hammerstein daughter, Wissington Nicole, and sold to E Vaughan, Staffordshire.

The Scottish Farmer: Also making 7800gns was Waldencourt Trojan from S Hookway Also making 7800gns was Waldencourt Trojan from S Hookway

Matching that price was the second prize 17-month-old, Esgob Tattoo from GM Jones of the Esgob herd, Gwynedd. This son of Solwayfirth Peterpan is out of the Goldstar Gentleman-sired, Esgob Nen, and sold to Messrs Williams and Partners, Mid Glamorgan.

The 18-month-old red ticket holder, Waldencourt Trojan, sold next at 7800gns. Consigned by S Hookway, Gloucestershire, Trojan is bred from Waldencourt Opotki, a daughter of the 19,000gns Corrie Alan, and sired by popular AI bull, Balthayock Musketeer. The final bidder was RE Dawson of the Dawson herd, Leicestershire.

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Brampton Topper, who stood second in his class for WG Turner, North Yorkshire, also made 7800gns selling to EG Morgan, Powys. This 20-month-old is a son of Border Jamboree, and out of Brampton Louise.

Just behind, on 7500gns was Trefaldwyn Trilby, a 17-month-old by Oakchurch Maximus, from RA Owen, Powys. He is out of Trefaldwyn Inca, which goes back to Goldies Eddy and is sold to RW Owen, Gwynedd.

The Scottish Farmer: Brampton Topper also secured the second highest price of 7800gns for WG Turner of Brampton Brampton Topper also secured the second highest price of 7800gns for WG Turner of Brampton

Aberdeenshire breeder, J Hunter of the Hunters herd, went to 7000gns for Sarkley Tomos from EH Pennie and Son, Sarkley herd, Powys. This 18-month-old which stood fourth in the pre-sale show is sired by the French AI bull Plexus, while his dam, Sarkley Poneeka, is a daughter of the 25,000gns Inverlochy Ferdie.

Females peaked at 5000gns twice for the first and second prize heifers from G Jones of Graiggoch herd, Conwy, Realdiamond.

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The red ticket holder, Graiggoch Realdiamond, a three-year-old by the 40,000gns Maerdy Newman, out of Graiggoch Immaculate, by Balmyle Dickler, sold to Eileen Hanna, Omagh.

Her stable mate, Graiggoch Showwinner, a two-year-old daughter of the £25,000 Maerdy Morwr, out of a home-bred dam by 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny, sold to Messrs Boden and Davies, Cheshire.

Averages: 25 bulls, £5087.06 (+504.19 for 16 fewer sold); six females, £3850.

Leading Awards

Bulls born between Dec 5, 2021 and Feb 20, 2022 – 1 and champion, J Rix's Wissington Trent, by Wissington Observer; 2, WG Turner's Brampton Topper, by Border Jamboree; 3, JAW Rees' Hendy Tyrant, by Balthayock Musketeer; 4, Messrs Roberts and Jones' Montgomery Tattenhall, by Balthayock Musketeer; 5, DE Evans' Maerdy Stitchup, by Impoli.

Bulls born between March 4 and April 3, 2022 – 1, GM Jones' Esgob Tristan, by Solwayfirth Peterpan; 2, Waldencourt Charolais' Waldencourt Tyson, by Blelack Digger; 3, DA Harman' Silver Trevor, by Balthayock Musketeer; 4, DP Daniel's Maxworth Titus, by Rosebrough Napoleon; 5, D Hazel's Inkerman Tote, by Cove Lordlinhay.

The Scottish Farmer: Joint sale leader at 11,000gns was Esgob Tattoo from GM Jones Joint sale leader at 11,000gns was Esgob Tattoo from GM Jones

Bulls born between April 10 and April 28, 2022 – 1, Waldencourt Charolais' Waldencourt Trojan, by Balthayock Musketeer; 2, C and R Currell's Solo Tally, by Chesham Ping Pong; 3, CAPJ Jessop and Sons' Jessops Tyson, by Balthayock Impression; 4, EH Pennie and Son's Sarkley Tomos, by Plexus; 5, SM Corbett and daughters' Teme Tyson, by Barnsford Ferny.

Bulls born between May 9, 2022, and June 10, 2022 – 1, C and R Currell's Solo Tempest, by Balthayock Musketeer; 2, GM Jones' Esgob Tattoo, by Solwayfirth Peterpan; 3, KJ Thomas' Moelfre Trystan, by Thrunton Nugget; 4, Messrs Boden and Davies' Sportsmans Trojan, by Elrick Outlaw; 5, R A Owen's Trefaldwyn Trilby, by Oakchurch Maximus.

Bulls born on or after June 18, 2022 – 1 and reserve, KJ Thomas' Moelfre Tarzan, by Thrunton Nugget; 2, Messrs Boden and Davies Ltd's Sportsmans Troy, by Elrick Outlaw; 3, D Hazell's Inkerman Taupe, by Marwood Mayfair; 4, J Rix's Wissington Talbot, by Wissington Observer; 5, KJ Thomas' Moelfre Torpedo, by Thrunton Nugget.