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Sponsoring The British Charolais Cattle Society (BCCS) Show & Sale

Welshpool Livestock Market hosted the British Charolais Cattle Society (BCCS) Show and Sale on 9th November. Judge Andrew Clark, alongside shadow judge Eva Jones, evaluated five robust classes of bulls, with 25 bulls and 6 females sold after the show.

Keith Fowles & Leanne Taylor with Wissington Trent, Overall Champion, which sold for 11,000gns

The bulls achieved an average price of £5,087.06, reflecting an increase of £504.19 from the previous year. The Overall Champion, Wissington Trent, and the 2nd place Esgob Tattoo set a new joint top price record at 11,000gns.

The day’s trading included 12 lots selling at 5,000gns or more, with Graiggoch females, Graiggoch Realdiamond, and Graiggoch Showwinner, achieving 5,000gns each. The 6 females achieved a 100% clearance rate with an average price of £3,850.

Wissington Trent, the Overall Champion, a 21-month-old bull bred by Mrs. J Rix, secured the joint top price of 11,000gns. Esgob Tattoo, a 17-month-old bull bred by Mr. G M Jones, also achieved 11,000gns.

Additional notable sales included Waldencourt Trojan and Brampton Topper, both reaching 7,800gns, while Trefaldwyn Trilby achieved 7,500gns. The day’s Reserve Overall Champion, Moelfre Tarzan, reached 5,500gns.

The event showcased the quality and resilience of UK cattle farming, with a focus on top-performing bulls and females. The success of the sales highlighted the industry’s ability to adapt and thrive amid changing conditions.