- Two Garyvaughan bulls make 7000gns
- 16 bulls make 4,000gns or more
- 34 bulls average £4,200 up by £546
- 85% clearance rate
The youngest bull in the catalogue, Wilodge Joskins, from Wilodge Limousins, Lodge Hill Farm, Park Lane, Shifnal, made 9,500gns and led a strong trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s May Sale held at Brecon Market on Saturday 9th May 2015.
34 of the 40 bulls forward sold to average £4200 up by £546 on the year. The Brecon trade saw 16 bulls make 4000gns or more and continue the strong demand for Limousin bulls that has resulted in 217 bulls being sold in May at Society sales across the United Kingdom
January 2014 born, Wilodge Joskins is an embryo calf by the famous Wilodge Vantastic and out of Hazelhead Annie making him a full brother to the noted Wilodge Fastrac. With excellent figures for gestation length, maternal calving ease and growth, Wilodge Joskins who had been crowned the pre-sale show Overall Champion, was purchased by the AI Company Dovea based in Co Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. Judge for the day was Vince Corbett from the Temeside pedigree herd.
After the sale, Paul Tippets said: “Wilodge Joskins was always very correct as a calf. We are delighted that this is the first Wilodge bull to go into Southern Ireland and believe that it is the first from a Welsh sale to go over as well. We are also very pleased with the trade and hope that this will be a help to Welsh pedigree sales in general.”
At 7000gns was Garyvaughan Italy from CV Lewis, Garth Vaughan, Welshpool, Powys. This October 2013 bull, who stood first in his class, is by Garnedd Gower and is out of the homebred Garyvaughan Cherry, a Nouvelle Prospect daughter. This bull was bought by A Thomas, Llanliggo, Monaughty, Knighton, Powys.
Another from the same herd, Garyvaughan Idle also made 7000gns when selling to M Labbett, Church House, Michalechurch, Knighton, Hereford. This August 2013 born bull is by the herd’s noted stock bull Plumtree Deus and is out of the homebred Garyvaughan Daffodil, another Nouvelle Prospect daughter. The Garyvaughan herd also sold bulls at 4600gns, and 4400gns.
The Reserve Champion bull was another young bull, Dyfri Icon, from Messrs DG & MJ Edwards, Home Farm, Cilycwm, Llandovery. He made 6100gns when selling to JK Morgan, Sennybridge, Brecon, Powys. Another, got by the AI sire Plumtree Deus, the December 2013 born Dyfri Icon is out of the Jockey daughter Dyfri Afallon, the dam of the 10,000gns Dyfri Fioled. Further bulls from the Dyfri herd were sold for 4000gns and 3200gns.
Two bulls from Messrs EW Quick & Sons, Loosebeare Manor, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon made 5400gns and 5000gns. At 5400gns was the June 2013 born Loosebeare Integrity who was the day’s Senior Champion. By the herd’s stock bull, Aghadolgan Emperor, he is out of Loosebeare Tara and was purchased by DR Pugh, Crickie Farm, Llangorse, Brecon. The very next lot, Loosebeare Insult, made 5000gns when selling to KJ Jones, Sunnyside Farm, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. This bull is by the Vantastic son Loosebeare Fantastic and is out of the Rainbow Simon daughter Loosebeare Cabeauty. The Quicks also sold Loosebeare Inspire later in the sale for 4200gns.
In a day for the junior bulls, Foxhillfarm Jumpingjackflash from Michael & Melanie Alford, Foxhill Farm, Cullompton, Devon made 5200gns. This bull, the second youngest in the catalogue, sold to Wiltshire College, Lackham Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire. The trade followed on from the Carlisle Sale where the Alfords grossed over £101,000 for four bulls bred the same way as their Brecon entry. Foxhillfarm Jumpingjackflash, January 2014 born, is another embryo calf by Loosebeare Fantastic and is out the prolific 15,000gns Bankdale Alice who has bred three Carlisle Sale Champions.
From a small show of females, the Alford’s rising five year old, Sarkley Fadajen, made the female top price of 4350gns. Bred by Messrs Pennie, Sarkley Fadajen is by Sarkley Thunderbolt and is out of Sarkley Adajen, a Haltcliffe Ullswater daughter. Purchasing this female, who was pd’d in-calf to Aghadolgan Emperor, was AE Neachell & Son, Shrubbery Farm, Daniels Lane, Aldridge, Staffs.
34 Bulls £4200
14 Females £2464