- 16 bulls make 4,000gns or more
- 33 bulls average £4,162 up by £508
- 83% clearance rate
The youngest bull in the catalogue, Wilodge Joskins, from C Williams, 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.
33 of the 40 bulls forward sold to average £4162 up by £508 on the year. The Brecon trade saw 16 bulls make 4000gns or more and continue the strong demand for Limousin bulls that has seen 217 bulls sold in May at Society sales.
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.
At 7000gns was Garyvaughan Italy from CV Lewis, Garth Vaughan, Welshpool, Powys. This October 2013 bull is by Garnedd Gower and is out of the homebred Garyvaughan Cherry, a Nouvelle Prospect daughter. This bull was bought by A Thomas, Llanliggo, Knighton, Powys. The Garyvaughan herd also sold bulls at 4600gns and 4400gns.
The Reserve Champion bull was another young bull, Dyfri Inspire, from Messrs DG & MJ Edwards, Home Farm, Cilycwm, Llandovery. He made 6100gns when selling to JK Morgan, Sennybridge, Brecon, Powys. By the AI sire Plumtree Deus, Dyfri Inspire is out of the Malibu daughter Dyfri Utile. 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. By the herd’s stock bull, Aghadolgan Emperor, he is out of Loosebeare Tara and was purchased by DR Pugh. The very next lot, Loosebeare Insult, made 5000gns when selling to KJ Jones. 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 for 4200gns.
Full report to follow