The Alford family, Cullompton, Devon, topped Newark Market’s autumn Limousin Day at 5,000gns with a bull and 4,000gns with a female.
Auctioneer Paul Gentry said trade was, for an autumn sale, typically more selective, with buyers cautious, but happy to bid competitively for the cattle they needed to take through the winter.
The sale topper was Foxhillfarm Jobsworth, the pre-sale show champion as selected by judge Karl Suddes, of the Cornsay herd.
The Loosebeare Fantastic son is out of Bankdale Alice and sold to E.A. Quickfall, Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Following at 4,000gns was Birdies Jim from the Gascoines Group. This son of French sire Brutus is out of a Corridan Arkle daughter and was bought by A.D. Masters, Stanhoe, Norfolk.
A 3,800gns bid secured another from the Alford family, this one Foxhillfarm Jaffa. It had come second in class to Jobsworth and is by Wilodge Tonka out of Ravenelle, making it full brother to the noted Wilodge Fantastic. The buyer was R.A. Wilson, Louth, Lincolnshire.
Coachhouse Julian, a Mereside Daytona son from the Heald family, Retford, made 3,700gns to L.W. Howe, Barwell, Leicestershire.
Another Daytona son from the Healds, Coachhouse Joseph, made 3,500gns, as did Lowgate Jumbo from Ian Brown Spalding.
Leading the females was Foxhillfarm Jasmine, a full sister to Jaffa and, therefore, full sister to Wilodge Fantastic. The buyer was Gary Patterson, Aultmore, Aberdeenshire.
And the same vendors then sold Foxhillfarm Jade at 3,800gns. The Objat daughter is out of Sarkley Fadajen and was bought by J.F. Weighell, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Following along at 3,500gns was Frogmore Isobel, from Chris White, Moreton-in-Marsh. By Ulm, it is out of a Wilodge Vantastic daughter and sold having been inseminated to Ampertaine Gigolo. A. Smith, Bungay, Suffolk was the buyer.
19 bulls, £2,873.29; 14 cows and calves, £2,025.54; two in-calf heifers, £2,770; 17 in-calf cows, £1,116.03; 15 maiden heifers, £1,644.27; 1 young bull, £840; three steers, £1,053.33.
Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.