Malthouse Paddy Tops Brecon
After Welsh Covid-19 restrictions had lifted earlier in the week, buyers travelled from far beyond the Welsh Borders to pick their favourite from the final BLCS Society bull sale of the Autumn. Held at Brecon Livestock Market, the 22 bulls forward averaged £3202.50, having keen interest from commercial and pedigree buyer’s alike.
Headlining the sale at 4,400gns was Malthouse Paddy, an April-2019 born bull, brought forward from the Roberts family of St Melons, Cardiff. Mr Roberts commented “Paddy was a real eye catcher from day one with excellent width. He is one of the first progeny by Grahams Mungo to be offered for sale, who has really started to put a stamp on his calves. We are looking forward to seeing the development bought by this bull across the Malthouse herd”.
Paddy was purchased by Mr Austen Lockyer, who said he was delighted with his new purchase and that Paddy ticked all his boxes. Heading to Highridge, Somerset, Paddy will be used across Mr Lockyer’s commercial herd. He boasted a myostatin status of F94L/NT821; was sired by Malthouses herd sire, the 14,000gns Grahams Mungo and bred out of a homebred cow, Malthouse Fulani. He has renowned lines such as Fieldson, Mynach and Sarkley scattered in amongst his back pedigree.
Second in line scoring 3,800gns, was an entry from CF and FE Jerman, Caerws, the March-2019 born Glangwden Pedro. Also boasting myostatin status of F94L/NT821, with a back pedigree including Sarkley and Powerhouse. Pedro was sired by the French bull Julienas and out of Glangwden Mildrydd, a great-granddaughter of Sarkley Aisleen who was sold at the Sarkley Sale for 4,500gns as a heifer. Pedro had a short journey to his new home, heading to Sennybridge after being sold to J K Morgan, Gorslwyd.
Also hitting 3,800gns was Killerton Plutonium who had travelled all the way from Devon with breeders PW and SM Greed. Plutonium holds an impressive beef value of LM52 as well as two copies of F94L myostatin in his genes. Sired by the 10,000gns Confluence Leyton and out of the homebred cow, Killerton Lithium, he has Emslies, Cockleshell and Wilodge in his pedigree to name but a few. This lad heads south to Mr Rees, Cilddewi Fawr, Llannon.
Hot on their heels at 3,700gns were two bulls, the first coming from the aforementioned Killerton herd. The April-2019 embryo born bull Killerton Persuasive who also boasts a double F94L myostatin status and a beef value of LM53. Sired by 10,000gns Foxhillfarm Montreal and out of the homebred cow Hera, he persuaded Mr Meyrick, Little Cross Farm, Usk to part with his money.
Matching 3,700gns and achieving the top price for the Nealford brothers was Nealford Panda, a March-19 born son of the 10,000gns Ampertaine Lieutenant and out of the homebred cow Nealford Lizzie. Panda oozed length, a beef value of LM45 and two F94L myostatin genes. This boy went west to JG and S Jones, Heolfeinog, Llandysul.
Close behind at 3,600gns was Ashledge Preist, from A G Kirton and Sons, Kidderminster. A son of the Irish import, Killcastle Horace and bred out of the homebred Ashledge Lindisfarne, this bull carries copies of the F94L gene. Preist heads just over the border to Worcestershire with purchaser Ian Morris, Upper Duddlewick. Mr Morris also took home the next lot through the ring, Ashledge Patrick from the same home.
A small selection of females from three vendors had an excellent trade averaging 2,065gns with a 100% clearance and strong demand from buyers. Rhiwllech Paloma held the top spot, selling for 3,000gns to WH Williams, Dolau Ifan Duu, Bridgend, who also purchased the other three heifers on offer from DM Howells, Gelli Farm. Paloma is out of Rodney Chocalat, one of the best cows in the Rhiwllech herd, and was sired by homebred bull, Rhiwllech Magnum.
The four Rhiwllech heifers forward averaged 2,125gns, and sold as far afield as Leicestershire, with Malthouse Partyeyes, from the Roberts family who held top price bull of the day, purchased by L Baines, Wood Farm, Ellistown for 1,700gns.
The Society would like to thank all the buyers and to all of those who ensured the sale went ahead in these uncertain times.
Averages: 22 bulls £3202.50