LIMOUSINS from the Ronick, Stephick, Rachels and Lodge herds went under the hammer at Carlisle last Friday (June 7), where prices peaked at 9,000gns.
Leading the trade was a lot from the Ronick herd from R. Dick, Stirling. This was the April 2016-born maiden heifer Ronick Meribel, a daughter of the 17,000gns Rathconville Eugene, out of Fictive. It sold to local buyer Steven Wilson, Corby Hill.
Next up was Ronick Ladida, a heifer by Ampertaine Elgin and out of Ronick Ida. In-calf to Broadmeadows Cannon, it went home with T.W. Oliver, Haltwhistle, for 8,500gns.
A bid of 7,500gns was made by Iain Graham, Dalston, for the heifer Ronick Modesty. Out of Ronick Flossy, the 12-month-old is also by Elgin.
Turning to the other sales, and a lot from the Rachels herd from D. and M.L.P. Woolhouse, Driffield, sold for 8,000gns. This was paid for the 2008-born cow Rachels Desire, and its November-born Millington Fiat-sired heifer calf, Rachels Misty. Back in-calf to Fiat, Desire is by Ronick Upshot out of Rachels Babe, and caught the eye of Millington Limousins, York.
The Stephick herd from Stephanie Dick, Stirling, also presented a small selection of cattle. Top price was 6,200gns for the January 2012-born cow Stephick Hallelujah, a daughter of Fieldson Topaz out of Bastille. It sold with its Ampertaine Jamboree-sired heifer calf to Mr Graham.
An entry of six maiden heifers from the Lodge herd of W. and A. Callion, Stirling, hit 3,800gns for the April 2016-born Lodge Mirage. By Cloughhead Charlie, it is out of Lodge Image, and sold to J.W.T Knaggs, Darlington.
Overall sale, £2,929; Ronick herd, 9 served or suckling cows, £3,605, 21 served heifers, £3,002.50,19 maiden heifers, £2,292.32; Rachels herd, 11 served or suckling cows, £3,465, 3 maiden heifers, £1,687, 4 young bulls, £2,187.50; Stephick herd, 1 served or suckling cow, £6,510, 2 served heifers, £3,622.50, 1 maiden heifer, £2,100; Lodge herd, 6 maiden heifers, £2,633.75.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.