- 26 bulls average £3572
- 12 bulls make 3000gns or more
Garyvaughan Iclipse from local breeder Colin Lewis, Buttington New Hall, Welshpool
Powys sold for 8000gns and led another strong Limousin trade at the North West Midlands and North Wales Limousin Club Sale held at Welshpool Livestock Market on Thursday 14th May.
On the day 26 bulls sold in all to average a healthy £3572 with 8 heifers averaging £1713. Twelve bulls made 3000gns and over.
The June 2013 born Garyvaughan Iclipse is by the herd’s 35,000gns stock bull Plumtree Deus and is out of the homebred Garyvaughan Eclipse, a Haltcliffe Bruce daughter. Purchasing the top price was EJ Bound, Cefnbeidiog, Glynbrochan, Llanidloes, Powys. Earlier in the day this bull had stood as Reserve Champion in the pre-sale show judged by Richard Priestley of the Brontemoor Herd, Cracrop Farm, Kirkcambeck, Brampton, Cumbria. A few lots later the same herd sold Garyvaughan Inger for 5000gns. Similarly bred, the July 2013 born Inger is another by Plumtree Deus and is out of another Haltcliffe Bruce daughter, Garyvaughan Ginger. Purchasing this bull was Aston Hall Farm, Churchstoke, Montgomery, Powys. The Garyvaughan Herd sold two further bulls at 3000gns apiece. The Welshpool Sale followed hard on the heels of the British Limousin Cattle Society’s sale at Brecon on the previous Saturday that saw the Garyvaughan Herd selling two bulls at 7000gns and further bulls at 4600gns and 4400gns.
Wilodge Instyle, from Wilodge Limousins, Lodge Hill Farm, Park Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire made 7500gns when selling to RG Francis, Craignant, Newtown, Powys. December 2013 born, Instyle is by the Vantastic son Wilodge Fastrac and is out of the noted cow Sarkley Bellola. Again, Wilodge had also enjoyed a good day at the aforementioned Brecon Sale which they had topped at 9500gns with their full brother to Wilodge Fastrac called Wilodge Joskins. At Welshpool the herd sold a further bull to make 3000gns.
The day’s Champion bull was Temeside Infuse, a Rosecroft Dynamite son, from Vince Corbett, The Gorther, Felindre, Nr Knighton, Powys. June 2013 born this bull made 6200gns when selling to D Beatty, Style House Farm, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. He is out of Temeside Fivespice a daughter of Whinfellpark Boffin.
WP Hughes & Son, Fferam Uchaf, Llanddeusant, Caergybi, Anglesey, sold three bulls at 4000gns, 3800gns, and 36000gns respectively. Their highest priced bull at 4000gns was the September 2013 born Pabo Imperial. Sired by Wilodge Vantastic he is out of the homebred Pabo Greta. Purchasing this bull was Powell Partners, Upper Newton Farm, Vowchurch, Hereford.
Leading a small show of females at 2500gns was the maiden heifer Twemlows Ivy from Will & Jackie Forrester, Twemlows Farm, Higher Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire. July 2013 born Twemlows Ivy is by the Sympa sired Twemlows Dynamite and is out of Twemlows Bluebell. Purchasing this heifer, to go home with the day’s Champion bull was D Beatty, Wiltshire.