A WEANED heifer calf from the Grahams herd of Robert and Jean Graham, Bridge of Allan, topped the bids at Carlisle’s Limousin day when it sold for 38,000gns, breaking the breed record.
Graham’s Natalie, a Claragh Franco daughter out of Grahams Coffee, is full sister to the 40,000gns bull Grahams Lorenzo. Junior inter-breed at the Stars of the Future calf show and, born in January, it sold for 38,000gns to the Wilodge herd, Shifnal.
Grahams Malibu led the Red Ladies Derby championship, before selling for 25,000gns to Nugent Estate, Co Down. Out of the show cow Milbrook Gingerspice and born in June 2016, the heifer is by Ampertaine Elgin.
The Grahams also took 20,000gns for the January-born bull calf Grahams Nashville, which is bred the same way as Natalie. The buyer was P.M. and L. Harris and Son, Ashbourne, who also paid 18,000gns for Aultside Mystique, a Wilodge Cerberus daughter out of Spittalton Flush.
Born in August 2016 and bred by Gary Patterson, Keith, it is sister to the 55,000gns sire Aultside Hulk.
S.D. Illingworth, Lockerbie, took 15,000gns from W. Corrie, Co Down, for the March-born heifer calf Glenrock Northernstar, which is by Haltcliffe Doctor and out of a home-bred cow.
May-born heifer calf Swalesmoor Nessa hit 12,000gns for Kedzlie Farms, Laudersdale. By Foxhillfarm Jasper and out of Glenrock Illusion, it sold to Gary Bell, Lockerbie.
At 11,000gns was the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Millbrown Misty, an April 2016-born heifer out of Millbrow Tricia from G. and P. Long, Ambleside. The buyer was S.W. Jones, Bangor.
48 Red Ladies, £4,026.09; 18 weaned bull calves, £3,330.83; 42 weaned heifer calves, £3,986.75.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.