The 54th Annual Autumn Show and Sale took place at Dolgellau on 27 October 2015 comprising 12 Maiden Heifers and 3 Cows and Calves.
Although there was a small entry of females there was plenty of quality animals present. Judge of the day was Mr Huw Williams, Aberdaunant, Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, who was assisted by his daughter Miss Elain Williams as junior judge.
The highest price went to Hafodescob Molly 150th, first prize winner of class 2 and Reserve Champion of the day. The November 2013 born heifer from Mrs Gwenfair Jones, Hafod-Yr-Escob Isaf, Cwmtirmynach, Gwynedd, sired by Graig Goch Berwyn 59th sold to Mr R Reed, Trevayne Farm, Saundersfoot for 2,000gns.
Champion Maiden Heifer of the day was Dancoed Mair 18th from Mrs Marian Phillips, Dancoed, Cwm Gwaun, Dyfed. Born April 2014, the heifer was sired by Brysgaga Berwyn and sold to Mr R Reed, Trevayne Farm, Saundersfoot for 1,400gns.
Champion Female was Felin Ceiro Dita 6th, born March 2013. Exhibited by Mr Meirion Botwood, Y Felin, Pontrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion she was in calf to Neuadd Dafydd Ddu 217th and sold to AW Owen, Bronwerydd, Carmel, Gwynedd for 1,050gns.
A & R Williams, Pentre, Cwmtirmynach also had two good heifers, lots 11 and 12. Mynach Gwyneth 49th, third prize winner in the same class as the champion, sold for 1,350gns to R Reed, Trevaynes Farm. Lot 11, Mynach Mair 7th made 1,200gns, again selling to Mr Reed, Trevaynes Farm, Saundersfoot.
Mr Michael Wyn Jones, Tyddyn Perthi, Penisarwaen sold two heifers. The first was Deiniolen Non 30th sired by Caerynwch Major 6th, a second prize winner born in July 2014. She sold to R Reed for 1,220gns. His other entry was Deiniolen Non 33rd, a young heifer born Feb 2015 that sold for 1,000gns to Mr RA Buxton, Bankton Cottage, Fife.
Mr and Mrs W Davies, Brynglas, Ponterwyd, Ceredigion sold Coedllys Miranda 30th, an April 2013 born heifer sired by Caran Dafydd Ddu, for 1,220gns to Mr Reed, Trevaynes Farm.
Carys Jones, Sarnfaen, Talybont, Gwynedd sold Sarnfaen Haf, a July 2014 born heifer to
K Jones, Cae Coch, Brynrefail, Gwynedd for 1,200gns. Mrs Marian Phillips sold Dancoed Seren 5th, born Dec 2014, for 940gns. Mr R A Buxton sold heifer Kingskettle Violet (HFG), born Feb 2014, for 900gns.
Mrs Beth Rees, Cae Mawr Farm, Llanbedr, Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire sold three cows with calves at foot. Two of the lots sold for 1,300gns and the other lot for 900gns, one of the lots going to Thomas Bros, Nant Ganol, Rhiwlas, Shropshire.
Maiden Heifers – 1,225 gns. Cows and calves – 1,166gns
Auctioneers: Farmers Marts Ltd, Dolgellau