A select number of Limousin bulls sold to a top price of 6,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s new, early spring sale at Brecon Market on Saturday (20 February).
Sale leader was the eighteen-month-old Dyfri Jordan from DG and MJ Edwards, Cilycwm, Llandovery. Sired by the French bred bull Pantin, he is out of the Nectar daughter Dyfri Coleen. He was purchased by Haskell Farms, Wareham, Dorset.
Overall, seven bulls sold to £4,335, representing a clearance rate of 63%.
The second top price of 5,000gns was paid for the reserve supreme champion Glangwden Jackson from Mr and Mrs CL and FE Jerman, Caersws, Powys. This June 2014 born bull is by the Objat son Powerhouse Emblem and is out of the Haltcliffe Ullswater daughter Glangwden Elexis. He was knocked down to A Roberts and Son, for their Nantyreira Herd at Dolau, Welshpool, Powys.
The supreme champion Garyvaughan Jandy from Mr CV Lewis, Buttington New Hall, Welshpool, Powys, made 4,500gns when selling to Mr Parry, Goitre Farm, Newtown, Powys. This July 2014 born bull is by the herd stock sire Plumtree Deus and is out of the Mynach Trey daughter Redpaths Candy.
Leading the small show of females at 4,000gns was the nine-year-old cow Corridan Chelsea from Mr and Mrs M Alford, Foxhill Farm, Cullompton, Devon. Due to calf in August to Ampertaine Gigolo, the sire of the world record-breaking bull Trueman Jagger, this cow is by Goldies Terence and is out of Corridan Trinket, a Ronick Iceman daughter. She headed to Shropshire with Mr D and Mrs S Thomas, Hewell Farm, Orleton, Ludlow.
Averages: Seven bulls, £4,335; one cow, £4,200 and three heifers, £1,890.