- 26 bulls sell to an average of £3,891
- Averages up by £141
- Females reach 2,500gns
- Sale grosses £139,282
The 8,200gns Garyvaughan Ifeild led a solid commercial trade for the British Limousin Cattle Society Sale held at Brecon Market on Saturday 8th November 2014 with McCartneys Auctioneers.
A Plumtree Deus son and out of the homebred Garyvaughan Elfie, the pre-sale Champion Garyvaughan Ifeild was sold by CV & EM Lewis & Sons, Buttington New Hall, Buttington Cross, Welshpool. Purchaser was DJ Lloyd & Co, Cefnbarrach, Trefeglwys, Caersws. Overall, 26 bulls sold to average £3,891 – up by £141 on the year. 20 heifers levelled at £1,653 with two cows and calves making £2,520 apiece.
Having been put up first as Junior and then Overall Champion under Judge Adrian Jones who runs the five-cow Mojo Herd, The Nurseries, Llanbadoc, Usk, this April 2013-born bull was described by the Judge as: “strong, powerful with tremendous hindquarters and locomotion who would be suited to both the pedigree and commercial market.” This result went one better than Mr Lewis’ 6,200gns Junior Champion, Garyvaughan Hoover, at the corresponding fixture in 2013. Earlier, Colin Lewis had sold another son of the 35,000gns Plumtree Deus, this time in the shape of Garyvaughan Itilla, and out of Ashledge Beauty, to PE & RA Jones & Co, Long Oaks Farm, Penmaen, Gower for 4,600gns.
The day’s second leading price was the 5,500gns Glangwden Itunes from CL & FE Jerman, Glangwden, Trefeglwys, Caersws when going under the hammer to DI Roberts, Stingwern Farm, Brooks, Welshpool. A first prize senior bull by the Objat-sired Powerhouse Emblem and out of the Haltcliffe Ullswater daughter, Glangwden Fleurette, he sold with a Beef Value of LM+33. Two other bulls from the same home made 4,600gns and 3,300gns respectively. At 4,600gns was the second prizewinner, Glangwden Iolo, by the same sire and out of Glangwden Fiona when selling to TG Lewis, Sarnau Fawr, Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn, Aberystwth. At the 3,300gns mark was the Reserve Junior & Reserve Overall Champion Glangwden Ionesco described as a ‘good, long, smart bull’ by the Judge. By Haltcliffe Ullswater and out of the Scorboro Ingot-sired Glangwden Princess, this June 2013-born bull now heads to G Jerman, Tynyrwtra, Adfa, Newtown. Trade here for Chris & Fiona Jerman bodes well for their Glangwden sale of breeding females to be held at Welshpool on Saturday 22nd November.
At 5,300gns was Loosebeare Ionesco who had earlier won a second prize ticket. May 2013-born, he is by the Sympa son, Aghadolgan Emperor, and is out of the Rainbow Simon daughter, Loosebeare Fiona. With a Beef Value of LM+41 new owner is GI Francis, The Bryn, Newtown, Powys. The same buyer snapped up the 4,200gns Senior Champion, Killerton Illinois, from PW & SM Greed, Columbjohn Farm Ltd, Rewe, Exeter. By Loosebeare Exmoor and out of Killerton Connie (by Lowabbey United), he went under the hammer with a Beef Value of LM+46. Another from Messrs Greed, Killerton Ivyleague, (LM+43) by Chinauley Fibber, a Wilodge Tonka son, and out of Killerton Eve secured a final bid of 4,700gns from HJ Hammonds, Ty-Gwyn, Glascwm, Llandrindod Wells.
The fourth lot in the ring, Mynach Igor, from ED Griffiths & Co, Cwmfelin-Mynach, Whitland made 4,900gns to the pedigree Gronw Herd of J & H Phillips, Esgairddaugoed, Cwmfelin-Mynach, Whitland. Sired by the Vagabond son, Greenwell Dreamboy, and out of the Sable-sired Mynach Aray, this January 2013-born bull had stood Overall Bull Champion at the 2014 Brecon Stars of the Future. He sold with a Beef Value of LM+36. His half-brother, Mynach Harlequin,had topped the 2013 corresponding sale at 9,000gns.
The Female trade was headed by the 2,500gns cow-and-calf outfit comprising Mynach Creole and her bull calf Deri Juice. Mynach Creole was bred by ED Griffiths & Co and brought out here by Mr & Mrs TB & CD Griffiths, Brynderi Llangain, Carms. Mynach Creole. She was sold suckling her Haltcliffe Blaze-sired bull calf, Deri Juice, and back in-calf to the same sire. Purchaser was DL Hughes, Cherry Tree Bungalow, Canon Bridge, Madley, Hereford who also bought four further breeding females here.
Other Leading Prices:
4,400gns Rhiwllech Iconic DM Howells to RJ Lewis, Lower Hall, Heyope, Knighton
4,200gns Ashledge Indiana AG Kirton & Sons to M Davies, Little Farm, Winslow, Bromyard
26 Bulls £3,891 (+£141)
20 Heifers £1,653
2 Cows and calves £2,520