The 7th Show and Sale of Show Potential Cattle at Brecon drew in a large contingent of buyers from the West Country, and resulted in good solid trade with 100% clearance of the 98 animals on offer.
The steers topped at £5,500 for a Red Limousin x Steer from Messrs Powell of Penyrheol, selling to Mike Alford from Stillmans (the Alfords had a great run of success on the winter showing circuit in 2011 with Pokemon), while the heifers topped at £3,450 for the reserve champion, an eight-and-a-half month old heifer out of a British Blue cow, and sired by a Limousin – Black Mist from JM & AM Lewis, Pentwyn.
Other leading prices included £3,100 for a six-month-old Limousin X heifer, Roxy Rose, bred and shown by Miss Emily Jones of Coedmore Halle. The buyer was Mr G Brooke of Worcester. Meanwhile Wendy Morgan, of Nantgwynne, sold Limousin steer Bruno Mars for £2,700 to Mr Harvey, White Gables Farm.
And judge Mr Mike Owens of Glantre, sold an eight-month-old Limousin steer Impreze for £2,350 to Davies Bros Trefenter. The same vendor also bought a ten-month-old British Blue heifer, Misteq, from DG & E Lewis. Meanwhile, a five-month-old Black Limousin x, Baby Belle, from Mr Colin Phillips sold for £2,300 to Mr T Bodily of Parsonage Farm.
And overall, more than 12 cattle put forwarded exceeded the £2,000 mark. Auctioneer Chris Jones said the interest the sale had gathered was “tremendous” and everyone who attended was not disappointed due to the quality of “exceptional cattle” put forward, as demonstrated in the 100% clearance.
>>The show saw the title of supreme champion go to a heifer bred by Messrs Price of Gelliwern Ganol. This one was bred by Limousin bull Glandgwden Arnie, and sold to Mr R Kingston of the Crown Farm, West Country.