Past Cattle Sales and Show Results

It was in 2016 that I first established the Old Stackyard British Blues herd in memory of my late wife Evelyn. We had sold our farm and built a house for our retirement, but sadly Evelyn’s untimely death from cancer changed everything. I launched this Blues herd from scratch,  with just three cows and five heifers, for the sole purpose of raising funds for my two favoured causes. Seven years on, I have raised over £120,000 so far.  

All calves are reared on silage, good grass and hay, and calf rearing nuts.

The herd is bred to AI, is Level 1 Herd Health, totally closed. Double fenced with badger proof wire on the inside.  

The First Selection of Old Stackyard Progeny was offered for sale by

Harrison and Hetherington

at their British Blue Cattle Society Spring Show & Sale

Carlisle 19th May 2018  

My entries in aid of Old Stackyard Charity Blues raised more than £16,900 for my chosen two charities at the Society’s May sales fixture in Carlisle on the 19th May 2018 when I entered five heifers and a young bull.

These were the first registered progeny to be sold from my recently established Old Stackyard Blues herd here at Llansantffraid, Powys. The herd was established two years ago with the sole purpose of generating funds for Ovarian Cancer Action and RABI, my wife Evelyn having died from ovarian cancer.  


The top this year was 3,800gns (£3,990 with auctioneers’ commission thrown in). The January 2017 heifer Old Stackyard Blues Mono, which came second in class OF.11, is by the Empire D’Ochain son Boherard Cantona and out a Tamhorn Enterprising daughter, one of his foundation cows bought from the Stonebyres herd.

Three of the other heifers sold were by Kersey Geronimo and a fourth by Tamhorn Enterprising:-

Megan, Mary, Mia, Molly

( Also sold from the foundation herd was Stonebyers Merlin)
Six Lots in all
I was delighted with the trade for stock at Carlisle and was also grateful to Harrison and Hetherington for contributing their commission to the cause. But the other thing that has been so pleasing about all of this has been the wonderful people it has brought me into contact with – people in the breed I had never known before. I am particularly grateful for those who helped and encouraged me, and supported me with this venture.  

BBCS secretary Andy Ryder said the Society was pleased to continue supporting Mr Wigley in his commendable initiative

The Second selection of Old Stackyard progeny was presented

for sale at

CARLISLE 17th May 2019

2 Bulls and 7 Heifers


1 Bull (Old Stackyard Max) and 7 Females (of the Old Stackyard progeny) were sold with a top price of £4000. The mean age for the 8 animals was 12½ months, and the average price per head was £1900. Down £800 on last year. Reflecting, perhaps the uncertainty of Brexit and the after effects of last year’s drought, and pressure on capital.

£4000 has been divided between 2 Charities

1 Bull (Old Stackyard Ned) was brought to the ring unsold and will be kept until next spring (proceeds to be divided between 2 charities).

The most pleasing part of the event was to take 9 animals to the sale (having only kept one animal from those born in 2017/2018 as herd replacement) all passing inspection, and meeting acquaintances, old and new.

Private Sale 

Old Stackyard Narcosi


Born on the 16thJuly 2018 out of

Stonebyers Kylie by Cromwell Fendt

Purchased for £4300 by Eifion Williams, Cilmawr, Llangedwyn, Oswestry

Very correct and well grown. Out of my best cow who has had 3 bull calves in under 3 years

The proceeds to be divided between the two Charities


24th Jan 2020

Old Stackyard Ned


Sold for 3000gns

Proceeds will be divided between the two Charities

Naturally born 28th January 2018 out of Stonebyers Heidi by Kelona Ferdinand

Private Sale 

Old Stackyard Ono


Born on the 5 th May 2019 out of Stonebyers Lizzie by Newton Blues Cracker 

Purchased for £1100 by Ryan Morris, Llangedwyn, Oswestry,

and will go on for breeding as a suckler cow


7th Mar 2020


Old Stackyard Opal

Was fancied by Joel Gill after seeing her on the website as a calf and in January asked to update the picture on the website. On 7 March he came down to look at her and purchased her for £3000. Although intending to keep her I reluctantly I let her go. I wish him good luck and hope that she will breed well for him.

Born on the 8th Sepember out of Stonebyers Kendra by Newclose Colonel

 The proceeds will be divided between the two Charities.

Latest excellent sale result report from Shrewsbury Auction Centre

Pedigree Blue Genes success at Shrewsbury 6 Mar 2021

On Saturday 6th March 2021 the 2nd annual Blue Genes sale took place at Shrewsbury Auction Centre, in conjunction with the British Blue Cattle Society. For the first time this sale provided an online bidding option through the Marteye – A pair at 4000gns from RE Wigley & Old Stackyard Blues, it is truly amazing charitable work being done by Mr Emyr Wigley with all sale proceeds from his Blue going to two very worthy causes in RABI & Ovarian Cancer Action, Old Stackyard Blue Otto sold to C & FM Percival, Derbyshire & Old Stackyard Blue Ottslee was purchased by Probert & Probert, Powys.

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British Blue Border Club Spring Show & Sale

Saturday 15th May 2021 – Carlisle

We had a great time in Carlisle meeting with some lovely friends old and new.

Old Stackyard Omar was sold for £5000

Old Stackyard Oswald sold for £3000

Old Stackyard Penny going for £1600



Old Stackyard 'Panache' sold for £3100 

at the Shrewsbury British Blue sale 

5 March 2022

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Sold at the Carlisle British Blue Sale 14 May 2022

1 Young Bull and 2 Young Heifers

·                    Pedro - £2600, Rita - £2800 and Reni - £2500

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