FEMALES led the trade at Newark’s autumn Limousin day, selling to 6,000gns for a fourth calver from the Hazard family, Grantham.
This was Mereside Fumoselle, a daughter of the imported sire Cidre and out of Mereside Umoselle. It sold with a bull calf by Honeymoor Favourite and AI’d to the British Blue sire Attribut De Fond De Bois to Andrew Bishop, Gloucestershire.
At 4,400gns from the same home was an imported cow, Daneuse, by Uniprix. It sold with its fifth calf, a cross-bred bull by the Blue sire Embleme Du Pone De Messe, and AI’d to another Blue sire, Toscan Vd Ijzzer, to the Bowring family, Chesterfield.
Selling for 4,200gns was a fifth calver from the Hazards by Nimbus which sold with a bull calf by Honeymoor Favourite to Richard and Judy Fountaine, Milton Keynes.
Bulls sold to 3,800gns calls twice. Firstly, for Calverton Lad from the Fountaines. This Etudiant son, which was overall champion in the pre-sale show under judge, Stephanie Dick, Stirling, sold to Ashley Smith, Diss, Norfolk.
Making the same money was Trisant Loosecannon by Swarland Eddie from G. and E. Jones, Anglesey, which sold to Anita Padfield, Great Yarmouth.
Maiden heifers peaked at 2,100gns twice. Confluence Lucinda, by Lodge Hamlet, from the Ogg family, Scunthorpe sold to H.D. and P.J. Cranfield, Edenham, Lincolnshire. The other, Blackfriar Limelia by Wilodge Goldcard from Mike and Will Morton, Lincoln, was knocked down to G. and G.W. Green, Wessington, Derbyshire.
Commercial cattle sold to £2,600 for a Limousin cross bulling heifer from Frank Page, Elkington Northamptonshire. This Pembridge Delboy daughter had been shown successfully through the summer and sold to R.A.O. Johnson, Derby.
20 bulls, £2,972.86; 51 cows with calves, £2,178.92; 9 in-calf heifers, £1,967.82; 36 maiden heifers, £1,284.21; 34 dry cows, £1,161.79; 20 empty cows, £903.62; 12 cross-bred cows and calves, £1,627.94; 78 cross-bred in-calf cows, £962.81.
Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.