DYFRI MACSEN – Sold to Badgermoor Herd

Dyfri Macsen

July 2017

One of the first Fenomen sons has been sold privately in a significant deal to the Badgermoor Herd of R Swindell & Sons Ltd of Hognaston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Out of the Wilodge Cerberus daughter, Dyfri Ibiza, this heifer’s calf boasts a huge Beef Value of LM64 and an equally impressive Calving Value of LM3C

FENOMEN – New Stock Bull at Dyfri



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

July 2017 UK Figures

Beef Value LM68  Calving Value LM3C

We’re very excited!!


Brecon Limousin Sale – 14th May 2016

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(Plumtree Deus x Dyfri Dream)


Sold for 8,200gns to

 Messrs Thomas, Llanliggo, Monaughty, Knighton, Powys.

Brecon Limousin Sale – 20th Feb 2016



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.



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Pedigree and Performance

Nectar is a bull that we had admired in France for years and had attempted to buy on numerous occasions. In 2004 it became obvious that he would never leave the Champeval herd, so we negotiated the purchase of his semen rights for the UK.  In 2006, He finally joined the herd in the flesh for his last few years as our Stock Bull.

He is a Trait leader across the board in France.

French Herd Book Statistics
French Herd Book Statistics Muscle Index123
Skeletal Index120
Weaning Weight Index121
Overall Weaning Index132

His influence on the herd has been great, with bulls sold up to 10,000gns for Dyfri Casanova.  However, his females are truly exceptional, and even as young cows they have demonstrated great potential and milkiness.  Coleen, Charmante and Diadem stand out at the moment.

Limited semen is available.

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{2314e16ffbf685bd3edceea76128d3a1ae2b25f1e179a4072db01264e3aa33bb} 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 Idris wins Royal Welsh

Dyfri Idris

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).  

Tanhill Toujour

Tanhill Toujour

Bred by Messrs. King Forster

Toujour is one of those cows that you dream of owning! She had a successful show career, winning the Royal Welsh Show on 3 occasions, and her lifetimes’ production of bulls averaged over £6,000 in the early 90’s. Not only that, but her daughters and granddaughters are proving equally productive.

Toujour was the most reluctant of embryo donors. Therefore, it has taken us longer than expected to build up her family, and only one daughter was sold. Robert Graham of Grahams Limousin twisted our arms to sell her Denver daughter, Hermine. She promptly bred for him a Jockey daughter that impressed all who saw her on the 2,000 show circuit!  A full sister to Hermine, Jemima forms the basis of her family here today.  Two Jockey daughters, Toujour and Ujour, have both bred bulls to 10,000gns, and many heifers to join the herd