By Jeremy Hunt
A really eye-catching heifer from well known show-calf producers P J and T A Jones, Builth Wells topped the special sale of show potential cattle at Brecon selling for £3,800.
But while trade was good for the best – and saw steers reach £9.21/kg – ringsiders felt the large entry of 132 offered on the day included too many cattle that weren’t truly of show potential.
Buyers nevertheless found what they wanted and paid well – even giving £3,100 for a three-month-old
The Jones partnership’s top priced heifer stood first in her class and is by Brutus Cracker – a stock bull owned in partnership with
“Cracker has bred us some really top class show calves that have sold to £3,900 and the dam of the £3,800 heifer bred a calf that made £2,500 at Ruthin,” said Phil Jones.
Llanidloes vendors T M and E E Williams collected the steer title with the Gambler, a
J M Lewis, Pentwyn enjoyed a good trade earning a £2,900 call from the day’s judge to secure the steer Paco Rabanne as well as selling the black
H M and J Price and family were up from
D H Morgan of Nantgwynne realised £2,650 for a May born Limousin-cross heifer while regular vendors D S and D A Brute, Gwndwnwal made £2,850 for the steer Brutus Invincible. The Bowen Partners from Penthryn,
The steer championship went to Mojo, a July-bred
“We had a massive crowd at this sale and there were some outstanding cattle on offer. Buyers were readily prepared to give good money for the best calves with potential for the summer shows,” commented auctioneer Chris Jones.
Averages: steers £1,310 and heifers £1,390.(McCartneys).