One of the largest contingents of buyers ever seen at Brecon show potential sale on the weekend (8 Feb) produced a top price of £5,200.
The top call of the day was paid for a very smart British Blue x August-born heifer Chang Chang from local vendors RW and LA Jones, Builth Wells, Powys. Sired by Gass Cheggers she is out of a British Blue x dam. Buyer was Elfed Williams, Sennybridge.
Second best at £4,050 was the June-born Limousin x heifer Malibu from well-known cattle breeders DG and E Lewis, Pumpsaint, Carmarthenshire. She was knocked down to the Alford family, Devon.
Next best when selling for £3,000 was the day’s pre-sale champion bred and exhibited by PJ and TA Jones, Erwood, Powys. Their Limousin x heifer is sired by Nebo Frank and out of a Limousin x British Blue dam. Purchaser was Mr Pidsley, Devon.
Then at £2,800 was the overall reserve and steer champion from TM and EE Williams, Llanidloes, Powys. This one headed home with Mr Naylor, Derby.
The hammer fell at £2,550 for a Limousin x heifer from HM and J Price, Gelliwern, Swansea. Born in March and sired by Glangwden Arnie she is out of a British Blue x dam.
Just shy of this at £2,500 was JM and AM Lewis’ British Blue x steer The Gangster, from their Pumpsaint-based herd in Carmarthenshire.
Sired by the 9,000gns Dragon Blue Fire Fly he is out of a British Blue x Limousin dam. Successful bidder was Mr N Sansome.
Taking the championship in the un-haltered section was the pure Limousin heifer Powerhouse Iadora from Messrs CM and WC Phillips, Weobley, Herefordshire. Sired by Powerhouse Fusion – an embryo calf our of the 50,000gns Sarkley Berrie. She was purchased by the Sellers for £1,900.
Auctioneers commented: “The trade was solid from start to finish which is more than could be said for the electric, which went off 6 times and finally the sale was moved outside due to lack of light. However it did not affect peoples’ willingness to spend.”
Averages: 44 heifers, £1,564 and 44 steers, £1,375.