A solid trade for Limousin bulls at Carlisle last Saturday, saw the average more than £70 up on the year and a top of 20,000gns
Eleven bulls sold to 10,000gns or more and of the 130 forward, 97 changed hands.
It was a Northern Irish bull from Joan Gilliland, Antrim, which drew the day’s top price of 20,000gns, selling to Messrs Ridley, Hesket New Market, Wigton. The July 2014 born son of the Objat sired Lowerffrydd Empire, Ballyrobin Joop is out of a home-bred Wilodge Vantastic daughter and has a beef value of LIM40.
Close behind at 19,000gns was another from Northern Ireland, Millgate Jukebox, an October 2014 bull from Michael and Jack Loughran, Cookstown, Northern Ireland. The reserve junior champion, it is by Sympa son, Millgate Derry, and out of the Norman Ely sired, Millgate Hopeful, and was bought by J. and J.F. Nimmo, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
R.M. Adam and Son, Newhouse of Glamis, Forfar, paid 18,000gns for Cloughhead Jerry from G.L. Hutton, Keswick. The May 2014 bull is by Gultime, a son of Ultime, and is out of the home-bred Cloughhead Gemini.
Larkhill Julius from Brian McAuley, Antrim sold at 17,000gns to Messrs Logan, Kelso. The ET son of Hightown Dalglish, the September 2014 bull is a grandson of the herd’s ‘flagship’ cow Larkhill Countess, and had been senior calf champion at the 2015 Balmoral Beef Expo.
Four bulls realised 14,000gns, including the supreme champion from the Handleys’ Gunnerfleet herd at Ingleton. Gunnerfleet Jacob, by Vantatsic son Plumtree Fantastic, was bought by H. Annett and Son, Widdrington, Morpeth.
G.L., J.S. and A. Howells, Llandysul, Dyfed, bought the reserve intermediate champion at the same price from Paul Dawes, Dinmore, Hereford. Dinmore Jumbo is by Diamant and out of Dinmore Caprice which has bred sons at 22,000gns and 14,000gns. Dumfries breeder Bruce Goldie also sold at 14,000gns. His Goldies Jazz, a grandson of Rossignol, sold to J.W. and M.E. Fieldson, Corringham, Gainsborough.
The fourth at this money was another from Goldies. This was the September 2014 born Joker, by Ampertaine Gigolo and went to Morris Bros., Clun, Shropshire.
The bull sale reserve champion was Ampertaine Jackpot from W.J. and J. McKay, Co. Derry. By Ampertaine Elgin out of a Sympa dam, it went to R.A. Cadzow, Berwick upon Tweed, at 8,000gns.
Females sold to 7,500gns and W.Richardson and Son, Appleby-in-Westmorland bought the highest priced lot, Roxburgh Ideal from Kelso breeder John Elliot. By Wilodge Vantastic and out of Wilodge Amethyst, the October 2013 heifer was due in May to Ampertaine Elgin. Two others made 5,500gns apiece. The first was the March 2014 born Barrons Jay from Durham breeder W. Barron, and selling to Messrs Richardson. At the same money, T.P. Atkinson, Ulverston, bought the May 2014 born Castlenook Jojo from A. and J. Irving, Brampton. It is by the Wilodge Vantastic sired Elite Forever Brill.
AVERAGES 28 senior bulls £4,170.16; 37 intermediate £5,726.70; 32 junior £6,736.40; 97 bulls £5,610.44. 64 females £2,059.10.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.