Trade reached 24,000gns for a three-year-old heifer at the Limousin Cattle Society’s Red Ladies Derby and Weaned Calf sale at Carlisle.
A weaned calf record of 10,000gns was also set and 89 per cent of cattle forward changed hands.
Brockhurst Howzat from W.J. and M. Mash, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, topped the day on price after winning the championship under judge Lynwen Emslie, Mintlaw.
Calved in May, her bull calf retained, the heifer is ET-bred by Wilodge Vantastic and out of the 2014 Royal Highland breed champion Brockhurst Bolshoi.
Described as one of the best females bred in the Brockhurst herd, it was sold in-calf to Ardglasson Highlander, the 2013 Scottish Limousin Grand Prix champion.
The buyer was Aileen Ritchie, Whitecairns Aberdeenshire.
The same buyer secured the reserve champion at 8,000gns. This was the November 2013-born Goldies Inchantress from Bruce Goldie, Mouswald, Dumfries.
By Kaprico Germander, a Sympa son, it is out of a daughter of the prolific female Goldies Vitality.
Sold empty, the two-year-old had been flushed and the buyer also got one grade-A frozen embryo by Ampertaine Gigolo, sire of the world record-breaking Trueman Jagger.
Selling at 10,000gns, the second top price on the day was the June 2014-born Brenmick Joy from the two-cow herd of Robert Jones and daughter Helen, Abergele, Conwy.
The maiden heifer is by the Wilodge Vantastic son Elite Forever Brill and is out of a Haltcliffe Olympus daughter at Brenmick. Having won the pure-bred and continental championship at this year’s East of England Smithfield Festival, it sold to suckled calf breeder John Richardson, Dufton, Appleby-in-Westmorland.
The November 2014-born heifer Romford Jessica from Gordon Brooke Estate, Earlston, Berwickshire, sold at 9,200gns. By the £40,000 AI sire Plumtree Fantastic, and out of Ampertaine Ecstasy, the heifer sold to Steven Wilson, Corby Hill, Carlisle.
Setting the new 10,000gns breed record for a weaned calf was Oddacres Lemmy from John Mason, Embsay, Skipton. The March 2015-born bull is the first to be offered at a society sale by the French-bred sire Gallois, which had been imported at eight months old.
The sire’s back pedigree features both the noted bulls Jacot and Sauvignon. The buyer was James Cooper for his Tomschoice herd at Dacre, Harrogate.
Heifer calves made up to 7,500gns for Millgate Lucy, consigned by Michael Loughran, Cookstown, Northern Ireland. This January-born Northern Ireland champion calf was jointly purchased by John Richardson and G. and J.A. Sedgewick, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham.
25 Red Ladies, £4267.20 (up £1,051 on the year); 20 bull calves, £2,850.75; 20 heifer calves, £2,226.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.