The dispersal of the Miscombe Limousin herd reached a top price of 12,000gns at Newark Livestock Market on a day that saw almost £0.5M spent and took the cow and calf average to £6130 – believed to be a record average for a herd dispersal.
Held for owners John and Mary Reynolds of Buriton Estates, Petersfield, Hampshire, the sale’s top price was paid by Danny Sawrij to secure Miscombe Bolande, a 2006-bred cow by Imperial and suckling a bull calf by Branceille. Minutes later Mr Sawrij was in again to pay 11,000gns for Miscombe Blackbird, another six-year-old cow by Truffaut and with a Branceille bull calf at foot.
The Samy sired Miscombe Downlands also made 9000gns to Pete Mallaber and Danny Wyllie. She had a heifer calf at foot by Branceille.
The 15-month-old heifer Miscombe Gamble – by Oxygene – realised 9000gns to Mr White, Moreton-in-Marsh. Matching the bid and selling to C J Dare and Son, Honiton,
Averages: 15 in-calf cows £4480; 31 cows and calves £6130; three weaned bull calves £1995; six weaned heifer calves £2100; five heifers with calf at foot £5649; 18 maiden heifers £3150; three stock bulls £5335 and 13 young bulls £2350.