The May 2011-born Limousin bull Garnedd Gower has been sold privately for £30,000 by breeders Messrs K I andf E and H Jones, Bryn Ddraenen, Padog, Betws y Coed, North Wales to the pedigree Garyvaughan Herd of C V and E M Lewis, Buttington New Hall, Buttington, Welshpool.

 

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Garnedd Gower is by the Irish-bred stock bull, Bremore Djerk, a Nenuphar son, and is out of the Broomfield Regentcey daughter, Garnedd Blodwen, who goes back to one of the herd’s foundation females, the 1996-born Eden Marianne, a Broadmeadows Cannon daughter. Still breeding in the herd, Marianne also bred the Carlisle May 2006 Junior Champion Garnedd Arbenig (8,000gns), Garnedd Flake (sold privately for £10,000) and Garnedd Uchelgeisiol, dam of both Garnedd Grant (12,000gns Carlisle October 2012) and Garnedd Frank (9,000gns Carlisle October 2011).

 

Purchasers of Garnedd Gower are Colin and Elaine Lewis, who together with sons Graham and Terry, established the Garyvaughan Herd in 2001 which currently numbers 140 breeding females. Says Mr Lewis: “We have been looking for an additional stock bull for quite some time and from the moment we saw Garnedd Gower he ticked all the boxes with his exceptional size, conformation and mobility.”

 

The £30,000 price tag represents the highest price achieved to date for the Garnedd Herd which is run by Ken and Ellen Jones along with their son Hefin. The prefix was established in 1998 and the Garnedd Herd currently numbers 50 pedigree Limousin females who run alongside a 40-strong commercial herd.