- 14 bulls make 4000gns or more
- 37 bulls average £3654
- 74% clearance rate
Teifi Hector, the first bull to be sold at auction, from Mr D Thomas, Dolgwm Uchaf, Llanbydder, Carmarthenshire, made 5,500gns and led the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s May Sale held at Brecon Market on Saturday 10th May.
This stylish September 2012 born bull had earlier picked up the pre-sale show Reserve Senior Championship from the judge Ken Jones of the noted Garnedd herd, Bryn Ddraenen, Padog, Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy. By the prolific AI sire Wilodge Tonka and out of the cow Winnington Veronique, Teifi Hector was purchased by John Adams, Tir Canol Farm, Cwmtwrch, Swansea. The top price on the day constituted an excellent opening sale for the recently established Teifi pedigree herd.
The sale saw a good turnout of commercial buyers purchasing 37 bulls in all, out of fifty forward, to a solid average of £3,654. Commenting immediately after the sale, McCartneys auctioneer Chris Jones who sold the bulls said: “It’s been a good sale with commercial buyers looking for bulls to breed calves with potential. Bulls that were correct with good conformation sold well and met vendor’s expectations. It was clear that buyers were on a budget and a good average and clearance has been achieved with no big top end prices.”
Mr & Mrs CL&FE Jerman, Glangwden, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys made 5100gns when selling the May 2012 born Glangwden Hull to Messrs Owens & Sons, Cusop Farm, Brecon, Powys. Bred for shape, this first prize bull from the second class is by the Objat son Powerhouse Emblem and is out of the Haltcliffe Ullswater daughter Glangwden Dewdrop.
The Overall Supreme Champion, Powerhouse Hollywood from Mr & Mrs C Phillips, The Batch, Sarnesfield, Weobley, Herefordshire sold for 5000gns. The first prize winner in the first class of the day this March 2012 born bull is entirely homebred breeding being by Powerhouse Elite and out of the Ulm sired Powerhouse Emerald. The Champion bull was the first to be sold at auction by the Objat son Powerhouse Elite. A bull ‘doing the business’ both in pedigree and commercial breeding Powerhouse Elite weighed in at 1070kgs. It was a first time Overall Champion at a BLCS sale for the Phillips and from their thirty cow pedigree herd. Commenting on his Champion the judge Ken Jones said: “The Champion bull is tremendously powerful, very correct, and is good on his legs. He’s a ‘real’ Limousin bull with plenty of hard, natural muscle.”
Purchasing the Champion bull was Messrs Price & Price, Cwm Earl, Sarn, Newtown, Powys.
Hot on the heels of their impressive sale debut at Carlisle, Michael & Melanie Alford, Foxhill Farm, Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon, secured a 5000gns price when selling their first prize winner from the last class Foxhillfarm Igor. Foxhillfarm Igor, March 2013 born, is another embryo calf by the 42,000gns Wilodge Vantastic and out of the 15,000gns Bankdale Alice. This bull is the same way bred as the herd’s Supreme Champion at Carlisle seven days previously. Purchaser of this bull was Messrs Davies, Manor Farm, Stanton Long, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.
Other leading prices:
- Lot 33 Loosebeare Hunky 4600gns to Price, Tycook Farm, Pontypool, Gwent
- Lot 63 Wilodge Homerun 4350gns to Rees, Box Farm, Newnham on Severn, Gloucs.
- Lot 61 Dinmore Haak 4300gns to Jones & Co, Bailey Maerdy Farm, Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire
- Lot 60 (Res Supreme) Garyvaughan Hupid 4200gns to Orrells, Maesderwen, Abermule, Newtown
- Lot 74 Foxhillfarm Ivan 4200gns to Williams, Cefnllech, Pantydwr, Rhayader, Powys
Full report to follow….