THE inaugural Limousin Society spring Limousin sale at Melton Mowbray, saw a top price of 6,000gns three times, a 93 per cent clearance of pedigrees and a 100 per cent clearance of store cattle
First at 6,000gns was Loosebeare Nibbler, by Ampertaine Jeronimo out of Loosebeare Jilly, from the Quick family, Devon, which sold to Napper Farms, Oxfordshire.
Next at 6,000gns was Brockhurst Nosferatu from the Mash family, Buckinghamshire. By Wilodge Vantastic, out of Brockhurst Bolshoi, it sold to Will Ketley, Essex.
Second at 5,500gns was Hillingreave Noble from S. Littlewood, Huddersfield. By Goldies Fandango, sold to J. Bottesch, Hertfordshire.
Another from Mr Littlewood, January 2018-born Hollingreave Owen, made 4,500gns selling to J. B. Wallwin, Nottinghamshire. By Boldventure Ian, it was male and overall reserve champion in the pre-sale show.
Also making 4,500gns was Ewdenvale Noel from S. Wilde, Sheffield, which sold to D. I. Draycott and Sons, Leicester. At the same money was McInnes Nightrider, from S. Gilleard, Doncaster, going to W. Howe, Leicestershire.
Taking the other 6,000gns call was the female and overall champion, May 2017-born Frogmore Nevada from Chris White, Gloucestershire. By 140,000gns Trueman Jagger, out of Miscombe Gamble, it sold to W. Tomlinson, Nottinghamshire.
A cow and calf grossed 5,000gns when Messrs Lee and Lloyd, Carmarthenshire, sold Ampertaine Irishgirl, by Ampertaine Elgin and its heifer calf by Sarkley Moray, to L. J. Stamper, Cambridgeshire.
Top call of £3,675 in the commercial cattle went to three-year-old bull, Loosebeare Mars, by Aghadolgan Emperor from the Quick family, which sold to Napper Farms.
Store cattle topped at £1,620 for a British Blue cross Limousin heifer from Mr Ketley, which sold to P. A. and G. M. Haworth, Hertfordshire.
Averages - 13 Limousin bulls, £4,635.15; 63 Limousin maiden heifers, £1,521.33; 28 Limousin in-calf heifers, £2,184.38; 24 Limousin cows, £2,261.88; 1 commercial bull ,£3675; 25 store steers, £1,020; 44 store heifers, £1,129.09.
Auctioneers: Melton Mowbray Market with North West Auctions.