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Limousin bulls reach 4700gns at Brecon

14 November 2006

UK - Leading mid-Wales Limousin breeder Michael Gray made a shrewd decision when he bought back a heifer he’d originally sold.

She was full sister to the 2004 Royal Welsh Show’s female champion Fleethill Sal who later sold for 17,000gns.

She came home suckling an impressive bull calf who finally came on to the market last weekend to top the British Limousin Cattle Society’s show and sale at Brecon at 4700gns.

Auctioneers McCartneys achieved a £2100 average for 22 bulls on a day that brought a big crowd to Brecon market for a selection of sires from many of the region’s leading breeders.

Commented McCartneys auctioneer Clive Roads: “This sale is now well established and breeders are confident to bring forward some of their best bulls. Buyers continue to be selective but the bulls with the shape and quality they increasingly demand were well sold.”

Michael Gray’s sale topper, the May 2005-born Caergynant Alex, weighed 775kg on the day and collected the championship under judge R Jones, Montgomery, Powys. His dam, the Shire Pentagon sired Fleethill Trish, was sold as a heifer and then bought back by the Fleethill herd suckling Alex as a bull calf.

“Trish is full sister to Fleethill Sal who was the 2004 Royal Welsh Show’s female champion and who then went on to sell for 17,000gns,” said Michael Gray who runs 80 pedigree cows in his long established Fleethill herd at Llandrindod Wells.

Alex, who is by the Greensons Olympian son Maernelodge Sierra, stayed locally with A Thomas, Knighton, Powys who will use him on pedigree and commercial cows.

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Source: farminguk.com



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