It was a day of double celebrations for Richard and Sammy Lloyd, who trade as David John Lloyd and Co, at Ruthin’s sale of show potential calves.
Not only did the Lloyds take the overall championship, but also took the top price of the day with another from their Caersws, Powys-based team.
Leading the way for the family at £5,000 was a Limousin cross heifer by Glangwden Mojo which found a new home with Phil and Sharon Sellers, Lincolnshire.
Selling at £3,000 was the family’s overall champion. By the same sire as the top price heifer, this one went to Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, with the judge, James May.
Second highest price was a call of £3,850 from Blair Duffton, Huntley, Aberdeenshire, who secured a Limousin cross heifer from Tecwyn Jones, Llanwrst, Conwy. By Garnedd Lol, it was out of a homebred dam by Shatton Pedro.
From the same home was another Limousin heifer, this time by Trueman Idol and out of a dam by Elite Forever Brill which was knocked down at £2,900 to R. A. Elias, Garnddbenmaen, Gwynedd.
At the same money was the best from Dai Brute, Brecon, Powys. This was yet another Limousin cross heifer and caught the eye of J. M. and S. M. Rowlands, Llanidloes, Powys.
At £2,400 Trefor Jones, Llanllyfni, Gwynedd, sold his reserve heifer champion, a British Blue heifer by Valdes out of a Limousin cross dam which went home with Mr Duffton.
Then at £1,900 was the reserve steer champion, a Limousin cross from Dylan and Yvonne Hughes, Ty Nant, Corwen. This one was knocked down to Gareth Taylor, Holyhead.
Averages: 21 heifers, £1,837.62; 8 steers, £1,283.75.
Auctioneers: Ruthin Farmers Auction Company.