AFTER Welsh Covid-19 re-strictions had lifted earlier in the week, buyers travelled from far beyond the Welsh Borders to pick their favourite from the final BLCS Society bull sale of the Autumn.
Held at Brecon Livestock Market, the 22 bulls forward averaged £3,202.50, having keen interest from commercial and pedigree buyers alike.
Headlining the sale at 4400gns was Malthouse Paddy, an April-2019 born bull brought forward from the Roberts family of St Melons, Cardiff. Mr Roberts commented: “Paddy was a real eye catcher from day one with excellent width.
“He is one of the first progeny by Grahams Mungo to be offered for sale, who has really started to put a stamp on his calves. We are looking forward to seeing the development brought by this bull across the Malthouse herd.”
Paddy was purchased by Austen Lockyer, who said he was delighted with his new purchase and that Paddy ticked all his boxes.
Heading to Highridge, Somerset, Paddy will be used across Mr Lockyer’s commercial herd. He boasted a myostatin status of F94L/NT821; was sired by Malthouse’s herd sire, the 14,000gns Grahams Mungo, and bred out of a homebred cow, Malthouse Fulani. He has renowned lines such as Fieldson, Mynach and Sarkley scattered in amongst his back pedigree.
Second in line, scoring 3,800gns, was an entry from CF and FE Jerman, Caerws, the March-2019 born Glangwden Pedro. Also boasting myostatin status of F94L/NT821, with a back pedigree including Sarkley and Powerhouse. Pedro was sired by the French bull Julienas and out of Glangwden Mildrydd, a great-granddaughter of Sarkley Aisleen, who was sold at the Sarkley Sale for 4500gns as a heifer.
Pedro had a short journey to his new home, heading to Sennybridge after being sold to J K Morgan, Gorslwyd.
Also hitting 3800gns was Killerton Plutonium, who had travelled all the way from Devon with breeders PW and SM Greed. Plutonium holds an impressive beef value of LM52 as well as two copies of F94L myostatin in his genes.
Sired by the 10,000gns Confluence Leyton and out of the homebred cow Killerton Lithium, he has Emslies, Cockleshell and Wilodge in his pedigree to name but a few. This lad heads south to Mr Rees, Cilddewi Fawr, Llannon.
A small selection of females from three vendors had an excellent trade averaging 2065gns with a 100 per cent clearance and strong demand from buyers. Rhiwllech Paloma held the top spot, selling for 3000gns to WH Williams, Dolau Ifan Duu, Bridgend, who also purchased the other three heifers on offer from DM Howells, Gelli Farm.
Paloma is out of Rodney Chocalat, one of the best cows in the Rhiwllech herd, and was sired by homebred bull Rhiwllech Magnum.
Averages: 22 bulls £3,202.50.