- Twelve bulls average £3,294
- Eight at 3,000gns or more
Ashledge Highlander from Messrs AG Kirton & Sons, Severn Lodge Farm, Buttonbridge Lane, Kinlet, Bewdley sold for 4,000gns and led the trade at the first official British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) Spring Show & Sale held at Brecon Market on Saturday 22nd February 2014.
An AI son by Fieldson Alfy and out of the dam Ashledge Alexandria, Ashledge Highlander was purchased by DN Eynon, Gwerngenny, Wormbridge, Hereford. In the pre-sale show, judged by Joe Gray of the Fleethill herd, Llandrindod Wells, this February 2012-born bull had placed first in class one before moving on to win the Overall Championship.
A new fixture to the BLCS official sales list, and complementing the sales held in May and November at the same market, this Spring Sale saw 12 bulls sell in all to average £3,294.
Also selling at 4,000gns was Sherry Horace from Mr & Mrs T & S Jones, Bowley, Clehonger, Herefordshire. November 2012-born, Sherry Horace is another AI son of Fieldson Alfy and is out of the homebred Sherry Buttercup, a Mas Du Clo daughter. This bull was bought by J & H Phillips, for their Gronw herd at Esgerddeugoed, Cwmfelin Mynach, Whitland.
At 3,600gns was Loosebeare Houdini from Messrs EW Quick & Sons, Loosebeare Manor, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon. Second in his class, this July 2012-born bull is by the herd’s noted sire Rainbow Simon and is out of the Greenwell Manager-sired Loosebeare Pussy. This bull, whose full brother sold for 13,000gns at Carlisle, was purchased by J Price, Tycook Farm, Mamhilad, Pontypool, Gwent. Also from the Quicks, the April 2012-born Loosebeare Hunk made 3,600gns when selling to CJ & JC Durston who run the Rushlin pedigree herd at Knoll View Farm, Vole Road, Mark, Highbridge. This bull is by the Sympa son Haltcliffe Anzac and is out of Loosebeare Doebe.
Taking the Reserve Overall Championship, and the winner of the third class, was Dinmore Hocco from Mr P Dawes, Kipperknowle Farm, Dinmore Manor, Hereford, Herefordshire. An embryo calf, Dinmore Hocco is full of breeding being by the prolific Wilodge Vantastic and out of Wilodge Priceless, the dam of the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus. This June 2012-born bull, who placed second in his class at the 2013 Royal Welsh Show, was purchased for 3,500gns by Mr JJ & Mrs BD Comer who run the Moonleaze herd at New Moonleaze Farm, Braydon, Swindon.
A small show of females saw a top price of 2,300gns paid for the maiden heifer Mynach Heybaby from Messrs ED Griffiths & Co, Cilgryman Fawr, Cwmfelin Mynach, Hen Dy Gwyn,Carmarthenshire. Mynach Heybaby is by Greenwell Enrique and is out of the Sable-sired Mynach Bay.
OTHER LEADING BULL PRICES:
3,100gns Calogale Hero to A Davies, Glanbrydan, Manordeilo, Llandeilo
3,000gns Ashledge Handyandy to MJ Davies, Choulton Farm, Lydbury 3,000gns Redland Hayden to J Creed, Ubley Hill Farm, Blagdon, Nr Bristol
12 Bulls £3,294
7 Maiden Heifers £1,710