Dolgellau Annual Autumn show and sale of Pedigree Welsh Black cattle on 28 October 2014
With an entry of 23 Welsh Black animals, comprising of 22 females and one bull, the autumn sale at Dolgellau was reasonably well attended. At the pre sale show the two judges, senior and junior, were father and son Mr D Glyn Thomas and Master Ifor Thomas of Aberdyfant, Llanddeusant Llangadog, Carms. There were no cattle forward for Class One, so the judging started with Class Two.
Champion Female was Lot 3 Brysgaga Eirian 47th from Mr Rowland Rees, Brysgaga, Bow Street, Ceredigion. This March 2012 born heifer had been running with bull Brysgaga Berwyn 21st. She was sired by Penwernhir Seraff and out of Brysgaga Eirian 25th.
Reserve Champion was another heifer from Rowland, Brysgaga Addowol 59th, only a month younger, sired by the same bull and out of Brysgaga Addawol 50th. The heifer had also been running with the bull.
The Champion Maiden Heifer was Deiniolen Catrin 5th from Mr Michael Wyn Jones, Tyddyn Perthi, Penisarwaen, Caernarfon. This was a May 2013 born heifer sired by Caerynwch Major 6th and out of Carnedd-Dafydd Haf 2nd.
Reserve Champion was Neuadd Gweno 133rd from D. William Jenkins, Neuadd-yr-Ynys, Taliesin, Machynlleth. The heifer was born March 2013 and sired by Ynysfor William 4th. Mr Jenkins also received third prize with Neuadd Gweno 134th , another March born heifer by the same sire .
The winner of Class 4 females was Perthi Non 3rd (ET) an entry from Sion Wyn Jones, Caerberllan, Penisarwaun, Caernarfon. Born June 2013, she was sired by Caerynwch Major 6th and out of Deiniolen Non 20th.
Second was Mynach Non 18th from A & RC Williams, Pentre, Cwmtirmynach, Bala. The June 2013 born heifer was sired by Gwarcwm Max 22nd and out of Mynach Non 14th. Third was Deicws Elin 6th from Mr DC Williams, Tyddyn Deicws, Gwytherin, Abergele.
Maiden Heifer Champion was Perthi Non 3rd (ET) from Sion Jones with the reserve going to Deiniolen Catrin 5th from Michael Wyn Jones.
Champion Bull of the day was senior bull, Conwy Bob, born June 2008 and sired by Brysgaga Erddyn 42nd. This bull was entered by Messrs Jones, Talymignedd Isaf, Nantlle, Caernarfon but not sold.
First in the ring in the sale which followed the show was a cow and calf, Coedllys Miranda 22nd with her April 2014 born heifer at foot from William Davies, Brynglas, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth. This was sold to G Hughes, Hen Du, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli for 1750gns.
Lot 2, Deiniolen Non 22nd, from Beth Rees was unsold in the ring but was sold privately after for 950gns to P Danson, Tanybwlch, Bettws, Gwerfyl Goch, Corwen.
Next, Brysgaga Eirian 47th the Champion Female, was also unsold, but sold outside the ring to Mr BW Thomas, Chwaen Goch, Llanerch-y-Medd, Anglesey for 2000gns, as was Brysgaga Addowol 59th which was again bought by the same buyer after the sale for 1200gns.
Mrs Bini Jones,Ty-Isaf Farm, Llan Ffestiniog sold two organic heifers, one for 1030gns and the other for 1020gns, to MA & AEW Watkins, Ceunant, Llanfihangel, Llanfyllin. Neuadd Gwenno 133rd.
The second prize winner was sold by D William Jenkins for 1160gns to W Jones, Caerau Isa, Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli. Mr Jenkins’ third prize heifer sold for 1020gns to SC Evans, Hafodygarreg, Betws-y-coed and other heifers for 1000gns.
The Champion Maiden, Perthi Non 3rd (ET), sold for 1260gns to P Danson, Tanybwlch, Gwerfyl Goch, Corwen. The reserve champion Deiniolen Catrin 5th was unsold through the ring.
Reserve Champion, Mynach Non 18th from A & RC Williams sold for 1300gns to P Danson, Corwen.
A few more maiden heifers were unsold and the Champion bull also passed through the sale ring unsold.