- 9 bulls sell to average £3348.33
- 2 maiden heifers average £2362.50
- 1 cow & calf £2835.00
Killerton Manu from Mr & Mrs P W & S M Greed, Columbjohn Farm, Rewe, Exeter, Devon sold for 3850gns to lead the prices at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s (BLCS) early Spring Show & Sale held at Brecon Livestock Market on Saturday 3rd February 2018.
This May 2016 born bull is sired by the herd stock sire Emslies Horny, who was purchased for 12,500gns at Carlisle in 2013, and is out of Killerton Georgia. With a Beef Value of LM+52 Manu is in the top 1% of the breed, and carried appeal to commercial and pedigree buyers alike. Buying the top price was P J Haynes & Sons, Meadow Farm, Thorp Lacton, Market Harborough who run the Langton Limousin herd. In 2017 the Killerton Herd was judged to be the runner up in the Extra Large section of the South West regional Limousin herd competition.
In what is only the fourth staging of this new and establishing early spring sale fixture at Brecon, nine bulls sold to average a solid £3348.
The second top price of 3700gns went to Nealford Master from Mr J H Neale & Son, Wilkie Down, Launceston, Cornwall. Again with a Beef Value well above breed average this August 2016 bull is a son of the well-known Wilodge Cerberus sired Ampertaine Foreman, and is out of one of the Nealford Herds top brood cows Nealford Tracy. A long clean well-muscled young bull with solid EBV’s he was bought by A S L & D Lewis, Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.
Two consecutive lots from the Loosebeare herd of E W Quick & Sons, Crediton, Devon, followed at 3500gns. First was Loosebeare Miami, a May 2016 born bull by Loosebeare Jeeves and out of Loosebeare Impulse. His grand dam is full sister to the noted Loosebeare Fantastic. He was knocked down to G & A Williams & Son, Treddiog Fawr, Pembrokeshire. Next up was Loosebeare Manchester, who had placed as the pre-sale show Senior and Overall Champion. By Rocky, out of Loosebeare Evilla, he made his way home with Mr J R Norejko, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire.
Following the sale of bulls two maiden heifers from Messrs W D D & C James, Carmarthenshire sold to average £2362.50, and a cow and calf outfit from Mr G Morris, Brecon made 2700gns