Limousin leading lady takes top call at Ruthin

A packed ringside at the North Wales Potentials Show at Ruthin Farmers Auction at the weekend (25 February) saw prices top at 4,600gns for a five-month-old pedigree Limousin heifer.

The leading lady from KI, E & HI Jones, Bryn Ddraenen, Padog, sold to Wilkinson and Smith Jackson, Ivy Farm Cottage, Leyburn.

Sale leader Limousin heifer from KI, E & H I Jones

Sale leader at 4,600gns was a Limousin heifer from KI, E & H I Jones, Bryn Ddraenen © Tim Scrivener

Next in the money was a nine-month-old British Blue heifer from T and E Jones, Bodychain Uchaf, Caernarfon, which sold for £4,500 to M Alford, Devon.

See also: Liam leads Limousin trade at Carlisle with 30,000gns call

The classes were judged by Mark Harryman, who had his work cut out delving through the quality of catalogued cattle.

He eventually tapped out his champion, a seven-and-a-half-month-old Limousin heifer from G and A Williams, Nant y Geifr, Llanidloes, which later sold for £3,800 to R Whitfield, St Helens.

Limousin heifer from G and A Williams

Taking the champion trophy was a Limousin heifer from G and A Williams © Tim Scrivener

The reserve overall champion was a seven-month-old British Blue heifer from JM and AM Lewis, Pentwyn, Llanwrda. She later sold to Aled Roberts, Gaerwen, Anglesey, for £4,000. 

The champion steer came from same the holding and realised £4,000 when selling to Marwood and Wilkinson, Leyburn.

 Averages: heifers, £1,977; steers, £1,400; overall: £1,671
(Ruthin Farmers Auction)

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