The August 2015 born Garyvaughan Linky from Mr CV Lewis, Buttington New Hall, Welshpool, Powys, sold for 5,800gns to lead the prices at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s (BLCS) early spring show and sale held at Brecon Livestock Market on Saturday 4th March 2017.
Sired by Emslies Integrity and out of the Plumtree Deus daughter Garyvaughan Inky, the top price Garyvaughan Linky was purchased by R W and J Edwards, Tyn Twll, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llangollen, Clwyd.
Earlier in the day this bull had stood as senior champion in the pre-sale show judged by Gareth Thomas of the Orllwyn Herd, Orllwyn Farm, Cwmffrwd, Carmarthen.
At the recent BLCS sale in Carlisle the first Garyvaughan calf offered at sale sired by Emslies Integrity, an Emslies Colossus son, had made 9,000gns.
The Garyvaughan herd was judged to be the champion herd in the 2016 North West Midlands and North Wales regional herd competition, a title it has won in each of the last three years.
In what is only the third staging of this new and establishing early Spring sale fixture at Brecon, sixteen out of the 22 bulls forward sold (73%) to average a solid £3,596.
The second top price of 5,100gns went to Ashledge Latvia from regular Brecon consignors Messrs A G Kirton and Sons, Severn Lodge Farm, Kinlet, Bewdley.
This June 2015 bull is a son of the Irish sire Killcastle Horace and is out of the Goldies Osprey daughter Ashledge Tammy.
Ashledge Latvia was purchased by T Jenkins and Son, Torycoed Farm, Rhiwsaeson, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan.
At 4,300gns was Killerton Lava from Mr and Mrs P W and S M Greed, Columbjohn Farm Ltd, Rewe, Exeter, Devon.
Featuring early in the catalogue this bull is by Kaprico Donato, an Ampertaine Abracadabra son purchased for 7,500gns in 2010, and is out of Killerton Etna.
Purchasing this April 2015 bull was T P and T I Rogers, Manor Farm, Monkland, Leominster, Hereford.
The Killerton herd also had the day’s junior and overall supreme champion in the shape of the August 2015 born Killerton Longjohn.
This bull, got by the AI sire Crossdykes Goliath, is out of Killerton Hotpants.
Purchasing the champion at 3,900gns was O and H Moyle, Brynunty, Llanbrynmair, Powys.
Loosebeare Lazy, a bull with a top 1% beef value of LM+46 made 4,000gns for Messrs E W Quick and Sons, Loosebeare Manor, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon.
Sired by the Sympa son Aghadolgan Emperor, and out of Loosebeare Gemma, the July 2015 born Loosebeare Lazy went locally when purchased by I T Davies and Son, Danyreglwys Farm, Garthbrengy, Brecon.
The third last bull in the catalogue, Temeside Limitededition from V A S and T V S Corbett, The Gorther, Felindre, near Knighton, Powys, made 3,850gns when selling to R B and J I Carter, Carswalls Farm, Upleadon, Newent, Gloucester.
September 2015 born this bull is by the AI sire Wilodge Goldcard and is out of Temeside Fragrance.
Temeside Limitededition had been previously shown at the 2016 Brecon Stars of the Future Show where he had won the reserve junior male championship.
Selling at 3,650gns was Twemlows Leo from W L and J A Forrester, Twemlows Farm, Higher Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Another got by AI, the April 2015 born Leo is by Anside Flint and is out of Twemlows Ffion.
Purchasing this bull was J J Price and Co, The Farm, Glynbrochan, Llanidloes, Powys.
Following the sale of bulls seven heifers were also sold to average £1,624.50.
16 bulls - £3,596
7 maiden heifers - £1,624.50