PREENBANK Pedigree triu-
mphed once again at Welshpool, where the pre-sale show, sponsored by Caleb Roberts Insurance Services Ltd, was judged by Stephen Maginn, Lisnamaul.
J F Robinson & Sons, Preenbank Pedigree, topped the trade in all three sale sections and took the Reserve Overall Championship title, Junior Championship and best pen of Salers.
There was a 100 per cent clearance at the sale, albeit for fewer cattle than in 2021.
The top price was 7000gns for the Reserve Senior Bull Champion and Reserve Overall Champion Preenbank Peregrine, a Seawell Invader son out of Preenbank Iona. Born in March 2020, he was purchased by J Bufton & Sons, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
R T Jones & Co, Tywyn, Gwynedd, paid the second highest price for the pre-show Overall Champion and Senior Male Champion, Seawell Pele, an April 2020 born Inka son out of Seawell Jasmine. T J Hamer, Ludlow, Shropshire, had to bid to 5400gns for the youngest bull in the sale bred by J F Robinson and sons.
Preenbank Rufus was an Jalabert son born in March-2021 and out of Preenbank Nerys and had stood as Junior Male Champion in the show earlier in the day. Seawell Pavarotti, from PM & SM Donger, a February 2020 Seawell Juggernaut son, was secured by PL Heard, Okehampton, Devon, for 5200gns. The only polled bull available in the sale was Rigel Preston Poll, a Rigel Mojave Blk son out of Rigel Papyrus Blk. He was purchased by G K E Rees, Rhayader, Powys, for 3800gns.
Five Salers bulls sold to a top price of 7000gns and an average of £5,859, up £962 on 2021.
Leading the pedigree female trade was Preenbank Melitta, a Cuil Herbie sired daughter out of Preenbank Lotte, who sold for 2600gns with her Preenbank Oggy-Oggy sired heifer calf at foot to T C Edwards & Co, Rhayader, Powys.
Eleven pedigree females sold to a top price of 2600gns and an average of £1,871, up £278 on 2021.
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