- 32 bulls sell to an average of £3750
- Averages up by £301, with two more bulls sold on the year
- Six bulls make 5000gns or more
Mynach Harlequin from ED Griffiths & Co, Cilgryman Fawr, Wmfelin Mynach, Whitland, Carms made 9000gns and topped the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Sale held at Brecon Market on Saturday 9th November.
This stylish bull is by the 27,000gns Greenwell Dreamboy and is out of the Sable sired Mynach Burgundy. January 2012 born, and weighing in at 970kgs, Mynach Harlequin was purchased by DR Price, Garreglwyd, Llandeusant, Llangadog, Carms for their Garreglwyd pedigree herd. Earlier in the day the top price bull had picked up the pre sale show Supreme Championship and Senior Section titles under judge Colin Phillips who runs the noted Powerhouse herd at The Batch, Weobley, Herefordshire.
Mynach Harlequin arrived at Brecon with a considerable show record behind him. Amongst a number of titles the bull had stood Junior Male Reserve at the Royal Wels Show and was Reserve Overall and Male Champion at the Stars of the Future event which had also been held at Brecon.
A good show of bulls with tops, shape and growth met with an increased average on the year of £301 at £3750 for the 32 sold. Two more bulls were sold on the year and the clearance rate was 73%. Six bulls in all made 5000gns or more on the day.
The day’s second top price of 7200gns went to the Reserve Supreme Champion and Reserve Senior Champion, Dyfri Hercules, from Messrs DG & MJ Edwards, Home Farm, Cilycwm, Llandovery, Carms. March 2012 born, Dyfri Hercules was got by the 50,000gns AI bull Wilodge Cerberus. He is out of Dyfri Ujour who was also e dam of the 10,000gns Dyfri Casanova. With a strong Beef Value of LM+35 and with good calving figures, Dyfri Hercules was purchased by A Thomas, Llanligo, Monaughty, Knighton, Powys. The day’s Champion and Reserve bulls have followed each other this year and stood second and third in their class, behind the Junior Champion, at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
Selling at 6200gns was the day’s Junior Champion, Garyvaughan Hoover from Mr CV Lewis, Gart Vaughan, Cyfronydd, Welshpool, Powys. This May 2012 born bull is by the herd’s noted stock bull Plumtree Deus and is out of Garyvaughan Clover, a Brockhurst Torrington daughter. This was a first section title for the Garyvaughan herd which had previously won the 2012 Champion Herd title in the North West Midlands & North Wales Limousin Herd Competition. Purchasing Garyvaughan Hoover was C&S Thomas, Hurstley Court, Kinnersley, Hereford.
Full report to follow……
32 Bulls £3750
9 Cows & Calves £2070
21 Heifers £1629