Builth Office: 01982 551 111

Dolgellau Autumn sale

Spectacular demand for Welsh Black Cattle heifers reaching 3,700gns

The Welsh Black Cattle Society recently held its 56th Annual Autumn Show and Sale on 21st November 2017 at Dolgellau Mart with Farmers Marts..

Champion in calf heifer was Ysguboriau Nesta 102nd April born and sold to Enzo Sauro, Carmarthen for 3,400gns. This was bred by Mr William R Pughe Jones, Ysguboriau Tywyn who presented and sold 10 impressive animals.

Mr Sauro also purchased highest price of the day 2nd prize Ysguboriau Gwen 113th May 2015 born in calf for 3,700gns.

Mr Sauro also purchased 2nd prize and Reserve Champion in calf heifer, Rhydygarnedd Nerys 109th from Messrs E.Ll. & M & R.H.T. Williams Tywyn for 2,500gns.

Also from the Rhydygarnedd Herd, Rhydygarnedd Polly 250th sold for 2,700gns to Richard Lewis, Tyn-y-Fach, Tywyn.

A new young member of the Society Osian Williams, Carregyffordd Conwy, purchased Ysguboriau Nell 96th for 2,200gns.

Mr Sauro also took a fancy to Ysguboriau Dwynwen 151st April 2015 born in calf heifer for 2,450gns.

Ysguboriau Vera 91st was purchased by J. Pugh & Partners Nantymoel for 2,050gns also purchased Ysguboriau Nesta 96th for 2,400gns.

Ysguboriau Nell 97th June 2015 born found a new home with E. M. & H. D. Roberts, Ffridd, Llithfaen.  She sold for 2,400gns

Ysguboriau Vera 87th April 2015 born returned to a neighbour R. J. Roberts & Son, Dysefin Tywyn for 1,850gns.

Ysguboriau Nesta 94th April 2015 in calf sold to Owen Bros, Gwern Hywel Uchaf Ysbyty Ifan for 1,950gns.

Champion Maiden Heifer was presented by Mr G. C. Williams, Deicws Caryl 17th May 2016 born was sold to C. M., Jones, Crugan, Pwllheli for 2,600gns.

Reserve Champion Maiden Heifer exhibited by Mrs Gwenfair Jones & Sons, Bala.  November 2015 born Hafodesgob Molly 162nd, sold to Enzo Sauro for 3,100gns. Mr Sauro also purchased from the same herd Hafodesgob Agnes 73rd, a December 2015 born Maiden heifer, for 1,950gns.

2nd prize was presented to Arglwyddes Buddug 17th Aug 2015 born and sold to Enzo Sauro for 2,000gns.  Arglwyddes Mildred 9th September 2015 born was sold to J. Hughes, 76 Maes Meurig, Anglesey for 2,050gns.

A dependable exhibitor of female weaned calves at the sale is T. W. Thomas & Co, Caerynwch, Dolgellau and this year he presented Caerynwch Jewel 55th and Caerynwch Gladys 75th both born in May 2017 and Mr Enzo Sauro secured the two for 1,520gns and 1,300gns respectively.

There was plenty of bidders and although a few animals have been listed they all found good homes with a first-rate trade for each one.


Cow and calf  (1)   1,140 gns.

Females 2 – 3 yrs old   (20)    1,914 gns.

Females 1 – 2 yrs     (9)    1,012 gns

Females under 1 yr old   (4)   1,000 gns.

(1 bull not sold)

Auctioneers Farmers Marts, Dolgellau.