Two bulls gained a joint record price at a livestock auction in Welshpool this month.

An auction at Welshpool Livestock Sales saw two bulls picked up an equal record price of 11,000 guineas (£11,550).

The prices were the champion and runner up in the days judging with overall Champion, Wissington Trent and 2nd in his class, Esgob Tattoo establishing the new record for joint top price at Welshpool.

Champion Wissington Trent was homebred by Mrs J Rix of Wissington herd, Essex. The 21-month-old bull “was sired by Wissington Observer and his dam is the Thrunton Hammerstein daughter, Wissington Nicole”. The winning bid was secured by E Vaughan, who will be taking this promising bull home to Staffordshire.


Equal top price Esgob Tattoo came 2nd in Class 4 was bred by Mr G M Jones of the Esgob herd in Gwynedd. The 17-month-old is the “son of Solwayfirth Peterpan was born out of Esgob Nen, a daughter of Goldstar Gentleman who was a trait leader for his 200-day weight EBVs”. The young bull was taken to Mid Glamorgan by winning bidder, Williams & Partners.

A spokesperson for the British Charolais Cattle Society praised “five strong classes of bulls” which were judged by Andrew Clark of the Teiglum herd, Lanarkshire, along with his shadow judge, Eva Jones.

The next highest price of 7,800gns was for Waldencourt Trojan, an 18-month-old bull by Mr S Hookway of Waldencourt in Gloucestershire and is the daughter of a 19,000 guinea Corrie Alan, and was bought by a Mr Dawson who will be taking this impressive young bull back to their Dawson herd in Leicestershire.