The first calved heifer Gronw Liberty, sold with her heifer calf at foot, made 5000gns to top the Dispersal Sale of the Gronw Limousin Herd of John and Heather Phillips, Esgerddeugoed, Cwnfelin Mynach, Whitland, held at Whitland Livestock Market on Saturday 8th December.
The June 2015 born Gronw Liberty is by Tomschoice Gladius and is out of the herd’s French bred cow Ubaize. Her March born heifer calf at foot, Gronw Opal, is by the herd’s homebred stock bull Gronw Logan. Purchasing the top price unit was Mr T Jenkins & Son for their Torycoed pedigree herd at Torycoed Farm, Rhiwsaeson, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan.
The sale, coming twenty eight years after the Gronw herd was first established, saw eighty lots sell to what was described by the auctioneer as perhaps the biggest crowd seen at a livestock sale held in Whitland Livestock Market. Eighty lots in all sold to gross a healthy £183,382.50 with 47 females with calves at foot averaging a very solid £2721.
Another first calved heifer, Gronw Llawen, made 4000gns when selling to WG Davies & Son, Gelli Farm, Hirwaun, Mid Glamorgan for their Gellibenuchel herd. March 2015 born Gronw Llawen is by the AI sire Ironstone Brandy and out of Gronw Happy. She was sold with her March 2018 born heifer calf at foot Gronw Oren, an Ampertaine Commander daughter.
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