- Averages up by £248
- 30 bulls gross £103,470
- Clearance rate of 63%
Killerton Gerald sold at 8900gns for Mr & Mrs PW & SM Greed, Columbjohn Farm Ltd, Rewe, Exeter, Devon, and topped the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Show & Sale held at Brecon Livestock Market on Saturday 10th November 2012.
May 2011 born, Killerton Gerald had earlier secured the Junior Championship in the pre-sale show before moving on to secure the day’s Overall Supreme Championship. Killerton Gerald is by the Ronick Hawk sired Bowers Union and is out of the homebred Killerton Brenda, a ‘milky’ cow whose pedigree goes back to the noted Rivermead herd breeding. Judge for the day was 22 year old Richard Priestley, who along with his family runs the noted Brontemoor herd at Cracrop Farm, Brampton, Cumbria. Commenting on his Champion and the bulls forward, Mr Priestley said; “The Killerton bull is very stylish, has power, plenty of muscle and great mobility. He is a very modern bull and took the Championship in what was a strong show of commercial working bulls”.
Purchasing the top price was Richard Jones who runs the Montgomery pedigree herd at Llwynobin Farm, Montgomery, Powys. The 8900gns price also represented the top sale price to date for the 120 pedigree cow Killerton herd.
The autumn Brecon sale saw 30 of the 48 bulls forward sell to record an average of £3449 which was up by £248 on the year. Four bulls in all made 5000gns and over.
It was an excellent day for breeders from the South West of England who won three of the four pre-sale show sections and took the top three sale prices.
Selling at 6800gns was the April 2011 born Loosebeare Gigolo from Messrs EW Quick & Son, Loosebeare Manor, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon. Another muscly bull, Gigolo is by the Scordale Terry son Gronw Cheeky and is a heifer’s calf out of Loosebeare Cherry. A second prize bull to the Quicks’ own Reserve Junior Male Champion, Loosebeare Gigolo was purchased by SJ Morris & Sons, Whitcott Evan, Clun, Craven Arms,Shropshire. The Quicks also made 6600gns when selling their Reserve Junior Male Champion, Loosebeare Gary. Another heifer’s calf, Loosebeare Gary is by Haltcliffe Anzac, a Sympa son, and is out of Loosebeare Dandy a daughter of the herd’s prolific stock bull Rainbow Simon.
With the biggest Beef Value in the catalogue at LM+47, Loosebeare Gary was purchased by C Jones, Craigol, Newbridge on Wye, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.
Selling at 5100gns was the stylish March 2011 born Twemlows Gerry from WL & JA Forrester, Twemlows Farm, Higher Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire. This bull, who stood second in his class to the Senior Champion, is another heifer’s calf and is entirely homebred being by the Sympa son Twemlows Dynamite and out of Twemlows Daisy. The purchaser was the Belgate herd of Mr MJ Williams, Belgate Farm, Shobdon, Leominster, Herefordshire.
Another breeder from the South West of England, MR JH Neale & Son, Wilkie Down, Boyton, Launceston, Cornwall, made 4800gns when selling the Reserve Senior Champion, Nealford Grandee. March 2011 born, Nealford Grandee is by the stock bull Ironstone Duncan and is out of the Creedy Rebel daughter Marydowne Ulrika. This bull was sold to K Evans, Penglanowen Fach, Llangwyryfon, Aberystwyth. A daughter of Ironstone Duncan, Nealford Honey, recently won the Breed Championship and Reserve Supreme Calf Championship at the Cornwall Calf Show. This was only the second time the 70 cow pedigree Nealford herd had sold at Brecon and followed on from May where they had also secured the Reserve Senior Champion award.
Ashledge Geraint from Messrs AG Kirton and Sons, Severn Lodge Farm, Kinlet, Bewdley, Worcs, made 4000gns when selling to DT Lewis, Vronganllwydd, Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Sired by the Ronick Hawk son Kendrom Acracker, this March 2011 born calf is out of the Ashledge Smirnoff sired Ashledge Cascade.
30 Bulls £3449.25
14 Heifers £1383.75
1 Cow & Calf £2572.50