A new centre record of £8,000 was set at the Farmers Guardian supported sale of show potential calves at Brecon.
Sale leader was a heifer calf by the Limousin bull, Glangwyden Josh, out of a Limousin cross British Blue cow from D. E. and G. Davies and Son, Llwynpiod, Garth. Taking this one home were Michael and Melanie Alford, Cullompton, Devon. Now re-named Insufficient Funds, it is half-sister to their successful show steer from last year, No Likey.
Next at £5,700 for Phil and Tracey Jones, Erwood, was the heifer and overall champion, Dancing Queen. Tapped out to take the top spot under father and son, Gwyn and Cai Edwards, Corwen, this one is by Sheehills Jet out of a Limousin cross British Blue cow. The buyer was Blair Dufton, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
The Jones family then took the third highest price of £3,900 with their reserve heifer and reserve overall champion, Black Magic. Again, by Sheehills Jet and out of a Limousin cross cow, it was knocked down to C. J. Harris, Torrington.
Trading at £3,100 from Colin and Wendy Phillips, Sarnsfield, Herefordshire, was Black Lash, a Limousin cross heifer by Powerhouse Maverick out of a British Blue cross cow, which sold to D. Morrison, Burnside, Kinloch Brevie.
Continuing a strong trade for heifers was a call of £3,050 for the Limousin cross heifer, Peaches, from R. W. and L. A. Jones, Llandeilo Graban, Carmarthenshire. This one heads to Scotland with James Nisbet, Mauchline, Ayrshire.
At £2,950 was Blue Bell, a Limousin cross British Blue heifer from D. H. Morgan, Llanddeusant. It found a new home with Lin Pidsley, Upton, Devon.
Top priced steer at £2,900 was Honkey Tonk from J. M. and A. M. Lewis, Cwrt Y Cadno, which was knocked down to Mr Dufton.
Selling for £2,800 was another Limousin cross heifer, this time from G. Jones, Llanafan Fawr, which sold to Phil and Sharon Sellers, Thorpe Tilney, Lincoln. They also paid £2,700 for the top priced Charolais, Queen B, from J. A. V. Mills and Son, Llanafan Fawr.
Also, selling at £2,700 was a pedigree Limousin heifer, Rhiwllech Orinoco from L. M. Howells and Son, Port Talbot. By Homebyres Lockett, it sold to S. M. Rowlands, Llanidloes.
Averages: 43 steers, £1,285.35; 42 heifers, £,1945.71.