A strong demand for pedigree Limousin bulls saw two share the lead price of 8000gns at a society show and sale at Welshpool, with another duo selling for 7500gns each.

First to hit the 8000gns bracket was the August 2019-born, Dyfri Pedro, from DG and MJ Edwards and Son, Home Farm, Cilycwm, purchased by Messrs Proctor, Stoke on Trent. Backed by French genetics on both sides, he is by the Univers son, Dyfri Lester and bred from the Senateur daughter Dyfri Dream, making Pedro a maternal brother to the 8200gns Brecon champion Dyfri Jensen.

The same home also received 7500gns for Dyfri Pharoah, a two-year-old son of Fenomen, bred from the Nectar-sired Dyfri Charmante. He was knocked down to Messrs Jones and Co, Llanuwchllyn, Bala

Matching the 8000gns lead call was the reserve overall champion, Dolcorsllwyn Pele, a similarly aged bull from Glyn Vaughan, Machynlleth, Powys, purchased by Messrs Jones, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey. Pele also boasts French genetics in his pedigree being a Kant son and bred from the Sablier daughter, Dolcorsllwyn Hannah.

The supreme champion from Esmor Evans' Esmors herd from Monfa, Mold, was the second bull to make 7500gns when selling to Messrs Jones, Llanerfyl, Welshpool, Powys. Esmors Pablo, an August 2019-born entry also boasts a bloodline from France being a son of Idefix, out of the Knock Glencoe-sired cow, Esmors Mary.

Next best at 6500gns was the 14-month-old Glencross Rhodri, a polled bull from Pembrokeshire breeder, C Davies, Glanyfer, Crosswell. He is by the Fieldson Alfy son, Glencross Ioncalo, out of Glencross Lydia, by Rutabaga and headed home with Messrs Rees, Awre, Newnham on Seven, Gloucestershire.

Averages: 27 bulls, £5067.22

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington and Welshpool Livestock Centre