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The Dyfri Herd of Full French Pedigree Limousin Cattle was established in the early 1980’s by us, David and Joan Edwards and son, Aled on our farm here at Cilycwm, in the unspoilt upper Tywi valley in Mid Wales.

Pedigree breeding had always had a place at Home Farm having been the home to a herd of pedigree Hereford cattle for much of the previous two decades.

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FENOMEN – New Stock Bull at Dyfri

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FENOMEN

Jointly owned with the Scorboro Herd of Messrs JCB Bloom

The Sensational New Bloodline for the Limousin Breed 

Imported October 2014 after winning the Senior Beef Bull Class at the National Show in Limoges

2 copies of the F94L myostatin gene

Ideal mating on the popular bloodlines of today

Exceptional French Figures but even better in the flesh

We’re very excited!!

 


Brecon Limousin Sale – 14th May 2016

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(Plumtree Deus x Dyfri Dream)

JUNIOR & SUPREME CHAMPION

Sold for 8,200gns to

 Messrs Thomas, Llanliggo, Monaughty, Knighton, Powys.


Brecon Limousin Sale – 20th Feb 2016

 

DYFRI JORDANDYFRI JORDAN

Sold for the Top Price of 6,000gns to Haskell Farms.

He will go to work on their Stokeford herd of pedigree and commercial cattle at Wareham in Dorset.  


Dyfri Bulls sell to 6,100gns at Brecon – May 2015


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Dyfri Icon – Reserve Junior and Reserve Supreme Champion 

Sold for 6,100 gns to the Impressive suckler herd of JK Morgan, Sennybridge , Brecon, Powys.

Born 31 Dec 2013 – pictured at 16 months

A Plumtree Deus son of Afallon, a Jockey daughter. Great figures for growth, muscle, scrotal and docility, and a better than average calving value. A big favourite here, bred in the purple patch, and looks to match.

Beef Value LM33

Calving Value LM1

 

3 Dyfri Bulls sell to an average of over £4,600.


Dyfri Idris sold in a significant private deal

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October 2014

Dyfri Idris, the Junior Male Champion Limousin at this years’ Royal Welsh Show has been sold in a significant private sale.

He attracted the attention of many at the show, including the Supreme Interbreed Champion judge, Mr Elgan Jones, of Coedmore Hall, Lampeter, who together with his wife, Nesta, and daughter, Emily, are the new owners of Idris.

His sire is the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus, and his dam is the homebred Nectar daughter, Dyfri Elle. His maternal grand dam is one of the great Jockey daughters in the Dyfri Herd, Undeg, who is full sister to Neutron, the top priced Limousin sold in the UK in 1998 for 14,000gns.

Idris will go to work on the Coedmore Hall herd of exceptional commercial cows, and he was selected on the strength of his outstanding carcase qualities, coupled with a strong background of calving ease.

These traits are backed up by his high Beef Value of LM44 which puts him well in the top 1% of the breed for growth and muscle, coupled with a calving value of LM2C, which is significantly better than the breed average. He is also positive for almost all the maternal traits.

Over the last 20 years or more Elgan, Nesta and Emily Jones have invested consistently in the best Limousin bulls that are available, and their calves have featured regularly in the commercial show rings of the UK.


Dyfri Fioled son sells for 6,800gns

October 2014
Congratulations to the Wights of the Monkeypuzzle Herd of Melrose on selling Fioleds’ first son, Monkeypuzzle Ideal at Carlisle.  Fioled carried this Ironstone Brandy son when she was purchased by Walter Wight at our Production Sale in December 2012 for 10,000gns.  He was placed 1st in the pre-sale Show and travelled back to Wales with his new owners, Attewell Farms, Newport.


Dyfri Idris wins Royal Welsh

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July 2015
Dyfri Idris becomes the fourth home bred Dyfri bull to win the Junior Male Championship at the Royal Welsh Show.  Having won the January young bull class he was tapped out by judge Peter Kirton as the Junior Male Champion.

Sired by the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus, he is out of the young Nectar daughter, Dyfri Elle.  She herself is out of Dyfri Undeg, a Jockey x Harpie full sister to Neutron (14,000gns).  


2nd Production Sale

Llandovery Mart – Saturday 8th September 2012

Dyfri Fioled
Dyfri Fioled – 10,000gns Sold to Walter Wight, Monkeypuzzle Herd, Melrose, Scotland

Other Leading Sales

  • DYFRI ESTHER and DYRI HESTER -6,000gns to Avondale Farms, Market Drayton.
  • DYFRI AISA and DYFRI HYDRA – 5,200gns to T Jenkins & Sons, Torcoed Herd
  • DYFRI VAMP and DYFRI HELICE – 4,000gns to David Gethin, Sarn, Newtown.
  • DYFRI FENENA – 4,000gns to C Davies, Glencross Herd, Eglwyswrw, Pembs.
  • DYFRI FELICE – 4,000gns to T Davies, Tregynnon, Newtown, Powys.
  • DYFRI FEMME – 4,000gns to DB Davies & Sons, Eisteddfa Fawr, Brynberian, Pembs.
Dyfri Henna – 3,900gns Sold to T Jenkins & Sons, Torcoed Herd, Pontyclun, Mid Glam.
Dyfri Henna – 3,900gns Sold to T Jenkins & Sons, Torcoed Herd, Pontyclun, Mid Glam.

Thank you to all our customers

Full sale report and averages