Many were predicting trade today would be strong at Ruthin for show potentials and leading trade so far is the day’s reserve heifer and reserve overall champion selling for £5000 to Arfon Jones who was buying on behalf of the Alford family. This June-born Limousin cross heifer (lot 58) is from J M and A M Lewis, Llanwrda.
Second highest price at the moment is a call of £4500 from Richard and Judy Fountaine who have secured the first prize British Blue cross heifer from J E Hughes. This one is by a son of Netherwood Umpire and was born in April.
Selling for the third highest price of the day at £3400 was the first prize Charolais heifer from the Bowen and Bowen partnership (lot 36). This one was knocked down to Messrs Parry.
Just before the reserve sold, the pre-sale overall champion, an April-born Limousin cross heifer (lot 81) from the Brute family, sold for £3000 to Gilbert Brooke. This one is by the homebred Brutas Cracker.
Selling for £3000 and joing the second highest priced calf so far today going home with the Fountaine’s was the overall Limousin steer winner, a Limousin x Limousin x British Blue cross, born in Julym from the Williams family (lot 4).
The champion from the Genus sired calves, a July-born Limousin cross heifer by Fieldson Alfy (lot 12) from B L and J E Griffiths, has sold for £2500 to Phil and Sharon Sellers. For the same money was the reserve champion steer, a Blue cross steer (lot 25) by a Littlewood bull, from J E Hughes, Anglesey. This one sold to R D Anderson.
Selling for £2200 was the first prize unhaltered heifer (lot 2), a May-born pure bred Limousin heifer from T M and E E Williams (buyer as yet not known). The same price was also paid for the champion steer from Messrs Howatson and Son, Denbigh. This one is a British Blue cross steer born in July (lot 42) and sold to Messrs Jones.
The unhaltered champion, a Limousin x Limousin x British Blue cross (lot 1) from T M and E E Williams has been knocked down at £2100 (buyer un confirmed at the moment). This one is born in May last year and is by the herd’s French-bred stock bull.
Again selling for £2100, this time to a buyer on the phone was the May-born third prize Charolais cross heifer from A C and D T Hughes.Read more