A maiden heifer by Lumbylaw Penandpaper with a Beef Value of 22 topped this week’s sale for the South Western Limousin Cattle Breeders Club held at Bristol when she made 3000gns.

 

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Consigned by M M Gollop and Sons, Cullompton, Devon, Sloughpool Babs is out of the herd’s best cow by Strathallan Diplomat and traces back to some of the breed’s earliest and most influential UK sires  such as MMB Fanfaron. She was part of the Gollop’s herd reduction sale and heads north to Derbyshire with Ashbourne-based buyer D Wright.

 

A good clearance was achieved in both male and female sections but it was another female that made the day’s second highest price of 2800gns after taking the reserve female championship. Rill Cheekygirl (Beef Value 23) from Martyn Baker, Tiverton Devon combines many of the breed’s greats in her pedigree including Broadmeadows Cannon, Ronick Iceman and Ronick Hawk.

 

 

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She is by the Iceman grandson Rill Vagabond and out of a Hawk dam. Buyer was Paul Williams, Pembroke.

 

Bull trade for the best sorts assured good returns for vendors with the day’s leading call of 2600gns coming from Bath buyers Kenbury Brothers. They secured Killerton Cavalier (Beef Value 32) from Columbjohn Farm Ltd., Exeter. He is by the French sire Ionesco.

 

The first bull in the ring – Sheelin Aaron – set trade off to strong start making 2400gns to Somerset buyer R Carroll. He stood first in his class under judge H Parker from Wiltshire. This ET-bred calf is by Grahams Unbeatable and has Titan on his dam’s side. Aaron was offered by Matt Brunton, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

 

 

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Cheddar, Somerset vendors Nick and Lisa Hill drew 2500gns for their maiden heifer Quaish Blossom. She is by the Nestor son Sarkley Upmarket and goes back to Cannon on the dam’s side. Buyers at 2500gns were P and J Key, Barnstaple, Devon.

 

Heather Pritchard of auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington said demand was good throughout the sale. “There was a steady trade all day with the leading prices reflecting the consistent demand for the best cattle.”

 

Buyers grabbed the chance to take home the winner of the reserve male championship at this year’s Royal Bath and West Show. Coxhill Battleaxe, a Ronick Iceman son from Bridgewater breeder R G Chatworthy, made 2200gns to Messrs Lerwill and Kellaway, South Molton, Devon.

(Harrison and Hetherington).