There were some big prices at last weekend’s show potentials show and sale at Brecon, where records tumbled.
This Farmers Guardian-sponsored fixture peaked at £7,200 for the champion, a nine-month-old heifer, with others at £5,200 and £3,500. Steers reached £3,250 for a 10-month-old. The averages for steers and heifers were also at a record high.
Making the day’s top price was Maybe This Time, from J.M. and A.M. Lewis, Pumpsaint, Carnmarthen. The halter-trained heifer by the Limousin sire Garnedd Celt, is out of a Limousin cross British Blue dam and was bought by C.J. Harris and Anne Lewis, Peters Marland, Torrington, Devon, who also bought the top price steer.
T.M. and E.E. Williams, Llanidloes, took a £5,200 bid from Blair Dufton, Huntly, Aberdeen, for their Limousin cross British Blue yearling heifer Babooshka.
Daughter of a Limousin sire, Ronnick Hawk, it made £3,500 for T.M. and E.A. Powell, Talgarth, Brecon. Nine-month-old Black Beauty, out of a Limousin cross Britsih Blue dam, was bought by J.K. Beckitt and Son, Weston, Newark, while at just £100 less, A.F. Cook, Ivybridge, Devon, bought a similar-aged British Blue-sired heifer.
Black Lace is out of a Limousin cross Charolais dam and was sold by J.A.V. Mills and Son, Llanafan, Powys.
The same vendors drew £3,050 for Black Jem, also by the British Blue bull, but out of a Limousin cross British Blue dam. The 10-month-old went to the Alfords, Blackborough, Cullompton.
At £3,200 was an 11-month-old heifer, Red Ruby, from D.H. Morgan, Llanddeusant, Carmarthen. The purchaser of this Limousin cross British Blue cross heifer was M.G. Tomlinson, Kilburn, Belper.
Leading the steers at £3,250 were C.M. and W.C. Phillips, Sarnesfield, Hereford, with their 10-month-old steer by the Limousin, Powerhouse Elite. Out of a Limousin cross Charolais cross Limousin dam, it was bought by the purchasers of the top priced heifer.
Blair Dufton was in the market again at £2,250 for another from Messrs Phillips. This one, the 11-month-old Top Tip, a Limousin-sired (Powerhouse Elite) steer out of a Limousin cross Charolais cross British Blue dam.
The same buyer went to £2,300 for the champion steer, the eight-month-old Limousin-sired Black Jack from D.E. and G. Davies, Garth, Builth Wells.
Another steer at £2,250, was Steady Eddy from Messrs Mills, Llanafan. By a Charolais cross bull and out of a Limousin cross dam, it was bought by N.M. Leighton, Goole.