LIMOUSIN bulls met a strong commercial trade at Newark’s spring Limousin Day selling to 6,000gns twice and the 32 bulls sold averaging £3,885.
The first bull at 6,000gns from Doug and Rachel Gascoine, Southwell, was Gascoines Jennings, a Dinmore Escort son out of Bailea Fairylight, a Salomon daughter. It sold with a beef value of +31 to Ed Layton, Leominster, Herefordshire.
Next at this money was Gotham Josh from M. Davis, Sussex. By the 100,000gns Haltcliffe Vermount, out of Gotham Gorgeous, an Edwards Empire daughter, it went to John Booth, Sutton, Doncaster.
Making 5,500gns was Lissett Jaguar from J.H. Tennant, Bridlington. This Homebyres Felboy son, out of Confluence Gigi, sold with a beef value of +33 to R. W. Trivett, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
At 4,800gns was the best of the day from the Heald family’s Coachhouse herd, Retford. This was Coachhouse Jackthelad, by Rachels Ferrari, out of Coachhouse Bethany, a Haltcliffe Picasso, daughter which carries a beef value of +50. The buyer was Knapcroft Hall Farm, Knapcroft, Leicestershire.
Four bulls traded at 4,500gns, with the first two also from the Coachhouse consignment which both sold the Furnival family, Romney Marsh, Kent. They were Coachhouse Jedward, by Mereside Daytona, out of Coachhouse Delight, and Coachhouse Jorgen, also by Ferrari and out of the Nenuphar daughter, Coachhouse Cindy.
Next to make 4,500gns was Ewdenvale Jamaica from Stephen Wilde, Sheffield. By the French bull Euphrate, out of Ewdenvale Gina, a Wilodge Tonka daughter, it joined the Ashworth family, Lydd, Kent.
The final bid at this price came for Stocksbridge Jenson from J. Cardwell, Doncaster. By Fieldson Alfy, out of Greenwell Donatella, a Vagabond daughter, it was knocked down to R. B. Ingamells, Grantham.
Pedigree Limousin female trade peaked at 4,500gns for Frogmore Jessica, from Chris White, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire. By Bial, out of Ironstone Fragrant, a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic, it sold with a beef value of +35 to the Gascoines.
At 3,600gns from Mr Oakes was Millstone Fabuleuse, a Vantastic daughter out of French dam Themis St. This third calver sold with a bull calf at foot by Rocky and back in-calf to Glenrock Humdinger, to C. and J. Creaser, Wilberfoss, York.
Kevin Ludgate and family, Luton, led the commercial entry selling their cow and calf outfit at £3.800 to T. Gratton, Matlock. Three Limousin-sired steers from John Gent, Newark, sold to £1,180/head, all to S. J. Timms, Coventry.
Four more from the same consignment made £1,020, all selling to Richard and Judy Fountaine, Milton Keynes.
A commercial heifer from Bassingfield Limousins, Nottingham sold at £1,030 to Swindells Livestock, Brant Broughton, Lincoln.
Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.