The British Limousin Cattle Society’s new early spring sale at Brecon peaked at 6,000gns for Dyfri Jordan, an 18-month-old son of the French-bred bull, Pantin, out of Dyfri Coleen, a daughter of Nectar from D.G. and M.J. Edwards, Cilycwm, Llandovery.
Weighing 985kg, with excellent figures for growth and a good maternal value, it was knocked down to Haskell Farms for the Stokeford pedigree and commercial suckler herd in Wareham, Dorset.
Next at 5,000gns was reserve supreme champion, Glangwden Jackson, from C.L. and F.E. Jerman, Caersws, Powys. This June 2014-born bull by the Objat son, Powerhouse Emblem, out of the Haltcliffe Ullswater-sired Glangwden Elexis, went to A. Roberts and Son for their Nantyreira herd, Welshpool, Powys.
Judge of the pre-sale show was David Gethin of the Camlas herd, Newtown, Powys, who chose as his champion Garyvaughan Jandy from C.V. Lewis, Buttington, Powys. July 2014-born and by the herd stock sire, Plumtree Deus, out of Mynach Trey daughter, Redpaths Candy, it sold for 4,500gns to Mr Parry, Newtown, Powys.
Leading the small show of females at 4,000gns was nine-year-old cow, Corridan Chelsea, from Michael and Melanie Alford, Cullompton, Devon. By Goldies Terence and in-calf to Ampertaine Gigolo it went to D. and S. Thomas, Ludlow.
Averages: 7 bulls, £4,335.20; 1 cow, £4,200; 3 heifers, £1,890.