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Perth Bull Sale 2012: Limousin sale toppers


822012_Perth_Lim_Lot_580.JPGA sample of bulls on offer from the Newhouse herd of Messrs R M Adam and Son, Newhouse of Glamis, Forfar, saw the big bids in the Limousin ring with their entry of nine bulls seeing an average of £8,377.


Topping the trade at 16,000gns was black bull, Newhouse Black Fullback (Lot 580) with 95% black genetics black coat. The fact he was homozygous for black and polled genetics was the main attraction for purchaser, Keith Redpath, Redpath Farms, Spylaw Farm, Kelso.


“It’s hard to find a good black bull with these features. I was needing new genetics and this bull had everything that I haven’t got in my cattle. I have a lot of black heifers needing something to go on them.”


Fullback, which is a son of Tamarvalley Boscastle and out of Newhouse Bess, will join the herd of 10 cows and will possibly have semen collected from him to be sold through Mr Redpath’s AI stud. He has a beef value of +33 and a calving ease EBV in the top 25% of the breed.


Next best at 15,000gns was another offering from the Newhouse herd, this time (lot 579 below) Newhouse Black Frisky – a Tamarvalley Boscastle son with a beef value of +55.


822012_Perth_Lim_Lot_579.JPG Overall champion Elrick Falcon (lot 508 below) from Mr M J Massie, Mains of Elrick, Ellon, was secured for a 12,000gns bid from Murray Alexander, Mains of Mause, Perthshire.


822012_Perth_Lim_Lot_508.JPGThis one is by Wilodge Vantastic and out of Elrick Caroline and sold with a beef value of +34.


Then at 11,000gns was the reserve senior champion (lot 518) Dyke Fugitive from Messrs J R MacGregor, Dyke Farm, Milton of Campsie.


822012_Perth_Lim_Lot_518.JPGDyke Fugitive has a beef value of +18 and an above average figure for calving ease. This Drumduff Champ son sold to C Coubrough and Co, Whelphill, Crawford.


Snapped up for 10,500gns was Stephick Flashi (lot 574) from local bidder Stephanie J Dick, Westerton of Cowie, Cowie.


822012_Perth_Lim_Lot_574.JPGThis is the first bull to be sold from the Stephick herd and has come from a run of show successes last summer, including reserve breed champion at Kinross Show and third place at the national Limousin show. He has a beef value of +40 and sold to Drunhilla Farm, NI.


At 9,000gns it was lot 589, Newhouse Fabain from the Newhouse herd. This Hudscales Bigboy son sold to A and R Paton, Easter Greenhill, Falkirk. He has a beef value of +34.



822012_Perth_Lim_Lot_589.JPGAt 8,000gns was another black bull from the Newhouses, this time lot 581 Newhouse Black Freelander. He is by Hudscales Bigboy and out of Newhouse Vivian and has a beef value of +51. He sold to Macmillan, Ballimartin Farm, Isle of Islay.



Averages: 75 bulls forward, £5,202 (88% clearance) United Auctions


2 Responses to Perth Bull Sale 2012: Limousin sale toppers

  1. forgotten man April 8, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    any more clues as to what the top price was?

  2. Gemma Mackenzie April 8, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Hi forgotten man, well spotted! Sorry about that, it’s been a long three days. The top price was 16,000gns. GM

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