The money was in the baby beef at yesterday’s post-championship sale at the Welsh Winter Fair.
An excellent show of quality young calves attracted a huge crowd of keen buyers, all hoping to purchase that exceptional animal that could win gold, says auctioneers McCartneys.
Last year’s top price was smashed on more than one occasion, initially with a heifer from R & L Jones from Lower Argoed.
‘Blackberry’ weighed 280kg and made £4,700 selling to show man B E Williams from Sennybridge. This one is by a British Blue and out of a
This was closely followed by ‘Miss 2011’ the supreme baby beef champion shown and bred by Mr Dylan Hughes. She made £4,500 being purchased by A & R Livestock (Mr A Bishop) from Pitfield Farm.
Then at the same money was the Supreme Champion, home bred
Miss Emily Jones took the reserve champion steer with ‘Razzle Dazzle’ which again was home bred and weighed 320kg to make £3,900 being purchased by Mr P Sellers. This one is by a
A homebred steer from John Owen called ‘Rooney’ made £2,900, while Mr M J Alford sold ‘Pokermon’ to Mr A Bishop for £2,700.
P J & T A Jones of Tyishaf then sold a
The Reserve Champion,
The Champion YFC animal was a 350kg BB x heifer from Jamie Breese of Bron Heulog which made £2,000 and was bought by the judge Mr T Bodily.
Other notable prices were paid for the registered Welsh Blacks, which readily sold from 200 – 300 p a kg, many being purchased by D Willis, Croesllan Catering. Other purchasers of finished cattle were Robert Rattray, HMD Butchers, Doug Griffiths, Leintwardine, Owen Liar, Dewi James & Co, Cardigan.
The overall heifer average was 294 p a kg. The overall steer average was 231 p a kg. (McCartneys)