The British Limousin Cattle Society show and sale at Carlisle saw a top price of 40,000gns with 83 bulls going under the hammer to average £5,826 up £246 on the year with a clearance rate of 64 per cent.
It was the junior and supreme champion Ampertaine Opportunity from W.J. and J. McKay, Maghera, Northern Ireland which led the trade at 40,000gns. The May 2018-born son of Ampertaine Gigolo out of Ampertaine Juliet, an Ampertaine Elgin daughter, sold to Messrs Adam and Son, Forfar, Messrs Burnett and Sons, Stirling and Messrs Goldie, Mouswald.
At 26,000gns was April 2018-born Foxhillfarm Ourbest by Foxhillfarm Lordofthering and out of Corranhill Krystal from Michael and Melanie Alford, Cullompton. A prizewinning bull from the intermediate section, it was purchased by Gordon Cameron, Argyll.
Another red ticket winner from the same section making 12,000gns was Calogale Oxide from G.J. Lee and C.M Lloyd, Kidwelly, which was knocked down to Donal Moloney, Republic of Ireland. April 2018-born, it is by Trueman Jagger out of Calogale Izzy and was male and reserve overall champion at the 2019 Royal Welsh Show.
Next at 11,500gns from Ian Nimmo, Newmains, was Maraiscote Oxford, the first son offered at auction by 50,000gns Bassingfield Machoman, out of Maraiscote Holdon. It was bought by Neill and Partners, Jedburgh.
Two bulls made 11,000gns. The first was red rosette winner, Whinfellpark Oz by Gunnerfleet Lion from Messrs Jenkinson, Penrith which sold to Thorndean Farms, Hailsham, East Sussex.
At the same money was anther first prize winner, Brontemoor Oasis by Uptonley Livingthedream consigned by J.M. and S.M. Priestley, Brampton, Cumbria which was knocked down to R. and J. Johnston, Orkney.
The senior and reserve overall champion was Barrons Oslo by Homebyres Jamie from Willie Barron, Burnhope, Co Durham. It sold for 10,500gns to C.V. and E. Lewis, Welshpool.
Averages – 24 senior bulls, £4,861; 32 intermediate bulls, £5,952; 28 junior bulls, £6,489; overall 83 bulls, £5,826.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.