Blue Beauties sale saw trade top at 6,500gns for six-month heifer

Heifers led the trade at Welshpool with the Rhymil Blue Beaties consignment from Rhys Millichap, Rhiwgarn Fach Farm, Glamorgan, topping at 6,500gns.

The six-month-old to take the top price was Rhymil Madonna (pictured below), an embryo transfer heifer sired by Bringlee Blackstar and out of Rhymil Highness, who is full sister to Rhymil Kylie, a multi-championship winner.

Taking Madonna home, with her embryo recipient, an Aberdeen Angus-cross cow, was Henry Jewitt, Gracies Farm, County Durham.

Rhymil-Madonna

Knocking down at 4,500gns was Rhymil Limited Edition, an April 2016-born blue roan heifer, who won Junior Female Champion at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

The Wilodge Ulex daughter, out of Paulern Audrey, was sold to R Burniston, Fiddlers Green, Harrogate.

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Next in the money were two lots sold for 3,000gns. First up was the young cow Rhymil Imogen, sired by Cromwell Fendt and out of Lakeview Dancer.

The July 2013-born black and white cow has run with pedigree Limousin bull Whiskey Judge and was seen served on 12 September 2017. She was purchased Nigel and Candy Jenkinson, Shebbear, Devon, to join their Dymond Blue Herd.

Second at 3,000gns was a Wagyu-cross British Blue recipient carrying a Gitan Du PTi’T Mayeur/Lakeview Dancer embryo. The embryo is full sister to Rhymil Kylie.

She went home with Stephen and Sarah Hough, Park Grange Farm, West Yorkshire.

Heading the British Blue Cattle Society Sale on the same day was Tanat Legend (pictured below), consigned by Wyn Jones, who was knocked down for 4,500gns.

The mainly black bull, sired by Phenomene De Martinpre and out of Tanat Ebony, was purchased by MJ Dyke and Sons, Gwernfach, Powys.

Tanat-Legend

Selling for 3,000gns was a black and white heifer, Tanat Linda, from the same vendors. The 2016-born heifer, sired by Grommit Hof Ter Zilverberg and out of Tamhorn Enchanted went back to Powys with AJ Owen Cwmbyr New House, Newtown.

Rhymil Blue Beauties averages: 3 females, £3,360; 1 recipient & calf, £6,825; 1 recipient carrying embryos, £3,150.

Collective sale averages: 1 bull, £4,725; 1 heifer, £3,150.

(Harrison and Hetherington Ltd and Welshpool Livestock Sales Ltd)