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North Wales Potential Suckled Calf Sale

Ruthin - 23rd February 2006

The Supreme Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion were both sired by a Belgian Blue.

In addition the Champion Male was also sired by a Blue!


North Wales Farmer and Breeder Mr Wil Owen, Braich Saint, Criccieth took the top price of £4,100 when he sold his Charolais Cross Steer, sired by Deunawd Moses at the North Wales Potential society show and sale at Ruthin Farmers Auction, North Wales last Thursday, 23 February 2006.

The day saw records fall by the handful. The £4,100 paid jointly  by cattle showmen, E & E Vaughan, Ty Celyn, Pandy Tudur, Abergele and J A & C J Ratcliffe, Park Farm, Connahs Quay.

This transaction was witnessed by a record breaking crowd who packed the ringside to capacity, with many people having to stand in the adjacent alleys.

The crowd had the opportunity of seeing a record breaking 100 entries received by the society, passing through the ring with the cattle sold averaging £903. 27 Prize winners averaging £1260 with further 16 top selling cattle averaging £995.

The outstanding line up of cattle were judged by the highly respected cattle exhibitors Mr & Mrs Elgan Jones and Miss Emily Jones of Coedmore Hall, Lampeter.

The Overall show Supreme Champion was a stylish 6 month old Belgian Blue cross Heifer sired by Bionique ET D’u Pre Rosine, consigned by Mr P Jones and Family, The Gables, Llandyrnog.  This outstanding heifer was snapped up, following fierce bidding by the judges for £1,800.

NWP CHampion

The Reserve Champion, a 9 month old Belgian Blue Cross Steer sired by Seifion Ridge from a first time exhibitor at the above sale J M & A M Lewis, Pentwyn, Cwrtycadno, Carmarthenshire that reached £1,600 and sold to Mr I James, Hendre Wen, Fishguard.

NWP Reserve CHampion
Reserve Champion

The Genus Champion a Limousin  Cross heifer was shown by D C Evans, Pen y Waen, Denbigh, and sold to T C Edwards & Sons, Pen y Bryniau, Corwen for £1,200.

Champion Unhaltered was a Limousin Steer exhibited by A & J Powell, Broniarth Hall, Welshpool, and purchased by G P Brook, Barley Farm, Nr. Worcester for £1,050. And the Reserve Champion Unhaltered a Charolais Heifer by A E & M M Hughes, Brychyni, Pwllheli sold at £800 to D Hancock of Sanbach, Cheshire.

The Reserve Champion Steer was also consigned by Mr P Jones & Family, The Gables and sold to well known successful exhibitors S E Sellers for £900.

The Reserve Champion Heifer a Limousin cross Heifer shown by Mr David Brute, Gwndwnwal Farm, Brecon reached a cracking price of £3,400 and purchased by M H Owen, Glantre, Llandysul.

Cattle bought at the sale went to homes as distant as Cornwall, Somerset, Nottingham, Derby, Lancashire and Pembrokeshire.

Belgian Blue Prize Winners Price
Class 3 Belgian Blue Steer  
1st Lewis, Pentwymyn, Carmarthenshire £1,600.00
2nd P Jones, the Gables, Llandyrnog £900.00
3rd T Jones, Bodychain Uchaf, Caernarfon £950.00
Class 8 Belgian Blue Heifer  
1st P Jones, The Gables, Llandyrnog £1,800.00
2nd Lewis, Pentwyn, Carmarthenshire £1,300.00
3rd T Jones, Bodychain Uchaf, Caernarfon £1,500.00
16 Steers - £766  
8 Heifers - £954  


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