Although not present at Carlisle today for the Limousin female sale (comprising lots from Lodge, Ronick, Haltcliffe and Goldies), we’re being kept in the loop by our trusty spies and the first big price of the day is a call of 7100gns for lot 4 from the Callion’s string.

Lodge Affinity is a November 2005-born daughter of Ronick Urinocco, a Ronick Rascard son, and is out of the Ronick Luke daughter Lodge Tiffany. She sells with her twin heifer calves at foot by Atilla having been served by him again to Messrs Jack, Fife, for 7100gns.

Next making the money is Lodge utopia (lot 7), a Ronick Gains daughter out of yet another Luke daughter, this time Lodge Oriana. Sold with her heifer calf at foot by Balaise, Utopia has a beef value of +31 and a muscle score of +5.5. She heads to Ayrshire at 4000gns with Messrs Sloan.

Their next is Lodge Topaz (lot 9), a Ronick Luke daughter out of a Ronick Gains-sred dam Lodge Ifum. With a beef value of +23 and a heifer calf by Atilla at foot this one was knocked down at 3800gns (as yet no word on the buyer).