Buyers were selective at the Limousin breed society’s mid-summer offering at Carlisle last week, where a young bull from the Raysonhall herd hit 3500gns.

Raysonhall Vino, consigned by Appleby Cumbria breeder David Hill, is by Haltcliffe Novel, the bull sold in the same ring eight years ago for 9000gns.

He’s produced a string of high-priced bulls – including the 18,000gns Haltcliffe Umpire.

Vino (beef value +22) is out of a Neutron dam and heads east for Co Durham with E & S Gowland, Bishop Auckland.

The four-year-old imported bull Tamarin was first in the ring and kicked off the sale with a 2500gns price tag for Cumbria vendors Tom and Louise Cheshire from Workington.

This son of Royal has been working in the vendors’ Parkhouse herd and heads for Northumberland with Hexham buyers M & D Walton.

The Nattress family from Co Durham earned most with Greenwell Valubull, a son of Perigord bought at the Paris Show three years ago.

He’s already produced a 9000gns son. Valubull (beef value 24) also made 2500gns to Natfarm, Lancaster.

An undisclosed bidder popped in the winning bid in the female section giving 2000gns for the eight-year-old cow Tomschoice Ouch from the Cooper family’s herd at Harrogate.

By Harley, she produced Tomschoice Salem who was junior interbreed champion at the 2002 Royal Show.

Averages: 26 bulls £1904, nine cows and heifers £1246 and 33 bulling and maiden heifers £737. (Harrison & Hetherington)