Ashledge Judaspriest, from Messrs AG Kirton and Sons, Severn Lodge Farm, Worcestershire, made 5,100gns to lead the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Show and Sale held at Brecon Market on Saturday 7th November.
April 2014 born this bull is the first to be sold at auction by the herd’s stock bull Ballyrobin Gazza and is the second calf out of the dam Ashledge Elderflower, an Objat daughter. Sporting good figures for growth, and a beef value of LM+37, Ashledge Judaspriest was purchased by Mr IG Thomas for his Orllwyn herd at Orllwyn Farm, Cwmffrwd, Carmarthen.
At the pre-sale show Ashledge Judaspriest had been awarded the senior and supreme championship by the judge Mervyn Price who runs the 30 pedigree cow Beulah herd at Penycrug Farm, Llanafan Fawr, Builth Wells. Commenting on his champion Mr Price said: “This was a very stylish bull that caught my eye immediately. He has great conformation, has tremendous second thigh, is very clean with little middle, and walked extremely well.”
Regular consignors at Brecon, the Ashledge herd sold five bulls on the day to a gross of £17,010.
In all, in front of a good crowd, 22 bulls averaged £3417 representing a healthy clearance rate of 71% of the 31 bulls forward.
Two bulls made 4,900gns. The first of these was the reserve senior champion Killerton Jackpot from the 135 cow pedigree herd of Mr and Mrs PW and SM Greed, Columbjohn Farm, Rewe, Exeter, Devon. February 2014 born Killerton Jackpot is by the Irish bred Newtown Grant, an Ampertaine Abracadabra son and is out of Killerton Gaelic. Again with solid performance figures, Killerton Jackpot had previously been placed as the Reserve Best Young Bull in the 2014 South West Region Limousin Herd Competition. Taking this bull home for his Crymlyn Herd was Mr H Leyshon, Pentwyn Farm, Crymlyn Road, Skewen, Neath.
The second bull at 4,900gns was Wellhouse Joshua from Mr RD Whittle, Cilcrug Farm, Trawsmawr, Carms. One of the younger bulls in the catalogue this May 2014 born embryo calf is an Objat son out of Wellhouse Tangerine and is a full brother to the 13,500gns Wellhouse Ella. Another bull with good figures Wellhouse Joshua had a beef value of LM+44. A bull that had been successfully shown through the summer, Wellhouse Joshua was bought by Avonfinch Ltd, Eaton House, Nr Market Drayton, Shropshire.
The first prize winner from class two, Nealford Jordon, made 4,500gns when selling for Mr JH Neale and Son, Wilkie Down, Boyton, Launceston, Cornwall. March 2014 born, this bull is by Procters Cavalier and is out Marydowne Ulrika whose first calf had previously been sold at Brecon for 4,800gns. Taking this bull home was D and I Jones and Son, Brynspeard, Dorstone, Hereford.
Another first prize winner and the reserve junior champion, Loosebeare Jazzer, sold for 4,400gns. This bull was bred and exhibited by Messrs EW Quick and Sons, Loosebeare Manor, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon. Sired by the Sympa son Aghadolgan Emperor, Jazzer is a heifers calf out of Loosebeare Glorious who is a daughter of the 13,000gns Sarkley Dafydd (who was purchased at Brecon). Buying this bull was E Jones and Son, Penbontpren, Cwmbelan, Llanidloes, Powys.
Standing second in his class to the Supreme Champion was Dinmore Jericho from Mr P Dawes, Kipperknowle Farm, Dinmore Manor, Hereford. This bull made 4200gns when selling to DJ Jones, Glanyrafon Isaf, Tregarron. Full of breeding Dinmore Jericho is a son of Dinmore Goldeneye who is out of the noted Dinmore Elle. The dam of this April 2014 born bull is Dinmore Ceri an embryo sister of Wilodge Cerberus. Jericho was sold with a Beef Value of LM+39.
Mr & Mrs CL & FE Jerman, Glangwden, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys made 4,000gns when selling the June 2014 born Glangwden Jimbo. This calf is by the Objat son Powerhouse Emblem and is out of the Haltcliffe Ullswater daughter Glangwden Dewdrop. With a beef value of LM+38, Glangwden Jimbo was bought by DN Williams, Cwmdyllan, Llanidloes.
Winning the class of females shown, and taking the day’s top female price of 3,550gns, was Twemlows Ipod from WL&JA Forrester, Twemlows Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire. This July 2013 born heifer is by Twemlows Dynamite, a Sympa daughter, and is out of the Wilodge Vantastic sired Twemlows Faberge. A twin to a female, Twemlows Ipod was sold to DL Hughes, Cherrytrees Bungalow, Canon Bridge, Madley, Hereford.
22 Bulls £3417
29 Females £1847