- 24 bulls average £3666
- 65% clearance rate of the 37 forward
- 7 bulls make 4000gns or more
Loosebeare Ned from EW Quick & Sons, Loosebeare Manor, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon, sold for 5900gns to lead a solid trade for Limousin bulls at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Spring Show & Sale held at Brecon Livestock Market on Saturday 11th May. June 2017 born, this bull is by the herd’s 19,000gns stock sire Ampertaine Jeronimo and is out of Loosebeare Gemma, a Haltcliffe Anzac daughter. Carrying two copies of the F94L myostatin gene, and with tremendous performance figures including calving ease, this bull was bought by BD & O Comer, New Moonleaze Farm, Braydon, Swindon. Earlier on the day Loosebeare Ned had placed first in class two before being put forward as the Senior and Overall Supreme Champion by the judge, and British Limousin Cattle Society Chairman Michael Cursiter, Arwick, Evie, Orkney.
In all twenty four of the thirty seven bulls forward sold representing a clearance rate of 65%. Seven bulls made 4000gns or more.
Taking the second top price at 5400gns was Will and Jackie Forrester, Twemlows Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire with their September 2017 born Twemlows Neutron. Another bull with two copies of the F94L Myostatin gene, Twemlows Neutron also carried tremendous growth figures. Got by AI, he was sired by Swarland Eddie and is out of Twemlows Holly, a Sympa daughter. Purchasing Twemlows Neutron was A Thomas, Llanligo, Monaughty, Knighton, Powys.
Enjoying a strong day’s trading the Quick brothers made 5200gns when selling another Ampertaine Jeronimo son, Loosebeare Newcastle. This June 2017 born calf out of the Gronw Cheeky sired Loosebeare Gladys was another bull to carry some good figures for ease of calving. After some strong bidding, this bull, who had stood second in his class to the Overall Supreme Champion, was snapped up by EH Bennett & Sons, Trellwydion, Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells.
Selling at 4600gns was the Reserve Junior Male Champion Killerton Neoprene from Mr & Mrs PW& SM Greed, Columbjohn Farm, Rewe, Exeter, Devon. September 2017 born, and carrying two copies of the F94L Myostatin gene and some strong performance figures for calving ease, this bull is by Norman Harvest and out of Broadoak Erin. Snapping up Killerton Neoprene was M&J Labbett, Church House, Michaelchurch, Knighton, Powys.
Mr JH Neale & Son, Wilkie Down, Boyton, Launceston, Cornwall made 4500gns with their Reserve Senior Champion, and winner of class three, Nealford Noval. This August 2017 born bull is by the herd’s 16,000gns stock sire Ampertaine Inferno and is out of the ten-year-old show cow Nealford Englishrose. Nealford Noval was knocked down to T Evans, Coedhirion Farm, Llanddarog, Carmarthen.
The Junior Male Champion and Overall Reserve was another from Mr & Mrs PW& SM Greed in the shape of Killerton Navajo. This September 2017 born calf is a twin to a bull and is by Emslies Horny out of Killerton Hera. Making 4400gns Killerton Navajo was purchased by E Davies & Co, Red House, Caersws, Newtown, Powys.
Dyfri Noble from Messrs DG & MJ Edwards, Home Farm, Cilycwm, Llandovery made 4100gns when selling locally to WS Jones, Fronhir, Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Noble is by the herd’s French bred stock bull Fenomen and is out of the Wilodge Cerberus daughter Dyfri Haiti. Another bull with strong performance figures, Dyfri Noble carried a beef value of LM+58.
24 Bulls £3666.25
1 Cow & Calf £2,625
6 Maiden Heifers £1,491.88