Following on from the brief preview of the Charolais sale I posted last week, here’s a preview of next week’s Limousin sale at Carlisle. It is of course by no means comprehensive and I’m bound to have missed something that someone else picks out, but for what its worth here are my highlights.
The first comes early in the catalogue with Paul Dawes’ Dinmore Crunchie. This one contains a wealth of breeding, being an embryo Tonka son out of Wilodge Priceless, his back pedigree includes Oxygene, Cannon and Epatant and he’s got a beef value of +34.
Next of my choices is in the same class and is Sarkley Cossack from the Pennie family. This is by Objat and out of Sarkley Sallie, a Heros daughter who is full sister to 10,000gns Sarkley Nellie. His beef value is +32.
Further on is Ronick Clyde, forward from J and A Hannah. He’s a Valmy son out of Ronick Viola and carries Cannon and Talent in his dam’s line. Then there’s Fariywater Dynamic from Andrew Ewing. This is a son of Ampertaine Abacadabra out of Sarkley Rosie. This one has Sympa and Cannon in its back line and was first in the Marks and Spencer Beefbreeder class at this year’s Highland.
Another from Sarkley also catches the eye, in the form of Sarkley Diplomat. This is a Fieldson Alfy son out of Sarkley Ullola, a Goldies Oswald daughter out of Sarkley Ola who is granddam of Sarkley Bellola who sold to Wilodge for 24,000gns, more about her later!
Up from the south west is Rosecroft Dynamite from David and anne Wheeler. This is a Ryedale Paragon son out of Irish cow Elite S-152ET. Dynamite has been seen on the show circuit this summer and has a beef value of +39.
Carrickaldreen Dallywag is another of note, being by Pacha and out of Carrrickaldreen Alice, a Hawk daughter. This one was champion at the all Ireland bull Derby and reserve junior male champion at Balmoral. After that is the bull that beat him to the junior championship at Balmoral, Woodhouse Dan from Messrs McFarland. Bred by Messrs Blood, this one is by Cloughhead Umpire and out of a Nenuphar daughter.
Lodge Dapper from the Callions is anothe of interest, this is an Attila son out of Lodge Smartie, which goes back to Cannon. He shares a paternal grandmother with Requin and has a beef value of +26.
The first of the day from Procters Farm is another catching the eye. By 100,000gns bull Haltcliffe Vermount who needs no introduction, he’s out of Tunnelby Ulicia, a Ryedale Napoleon daughter with a beef value of +38.
Those looking for big figured bulls will want to stop at Paul Fletcher’s pen to see Siddal Drew which has a beef value of +45. This is another Objat son out of Siddall Vazie, a Hawk daughter. Tomschoice Dreadnought is another which may suit some. He’s by Brontemoor Aceofspades, a Sultan son, and out of Tomschoice Unity. He stood champion at the north east club’s bull derby and was reserve junior male champion at this year’s Royal.
And another from Procters has a decent beef value too at +42, again by Vermount this one is out of an Ionesco daughter. Kype Denver from the Cruickshank stable could well be worth a look, he’s a Fieldson Alfy son out of Kype Selena and carries Cloughheead Lord, Cannon and Tunnelby Monkeytricks in his back breeding.
Sussex-based Brian Baker has a team heading north for the first time in a while and included in his run is Wealden Danny. This is a Rocky son out of Wealden Alorie and sells with a beef value of +35.
Also making a long run to Carlisle, but this time from Devon are the Quick family with an offering from their Loosebeare herd. The first pick from the them is Loosebeare Diver, he’s by Haltcliffe Anzac and out of Loosebeare Tolly, he’s got a beef value of +42 and has Nenuphar and Cannon in his pedigree.
The first from Wilodge is next on the list and this is Wilodge Designer. This Paragon son is out of Nouvelle Sophia and has a wealth of breeding in his lines, including Broadmeadows Ainsi and Cannon. He is maternal brother to Wilodge Azur, senior champion at Carlisle in October 2006. He has a beef value of +34.
And Tom Adams has another worth a look in Fedneyhouse Drummond. Again by Ulm, he’s out of Fedneyhouse Tinsel, a Daupin daughter. He’s got a great muscle EBV of +6.1 and an overall beef value of +40.
The Pennies have another strong entry in the form of Sarkley Dynamic. This Alfy son is out of Sarkley Vollyjen who’s dam bred 15,000gns Sarkley Tribute and 17,000gns Sarkley Unrivalled. His beef value is +36.
The figure chasers will also be taking a loom at Marlepark Dougal from Castlewigg Farming. This is a Normande Arapaho son out of Marlepark Alice and has a beef value of +44. As ever the Haltcliffe entry is bound to be worth seeing and Sympa son Haltcliffe Delta could be a strong choice, being out of Haltcliffe Tansy, a Hawk daughter. His beef value is +39.
Another from the Quicks, Loosebeare Diego is on my list. He’s by the herd’s great breeding sire Rainbow Simon and out of Loosebeare Soldy, a Cannon daughter. He’s got figures of +45 and is full brother to Loosebeare Amazon which is breeding exceptionally well for commercial calf producer Balfour Baillie, Orkney.
A half brother to this year’s Royal Show champion is on offer from Millington, with Ideal son Millington Dallas sharing a dam with Millington Davina.
Among the young bulls the others from the Wilodge team, as mentioned here before, catch the eye, with Millbrook Tanko son Wilodge Dublin Flyer the first through the ring. He’s out of Oxygene daughter Wilodge Soblahdi and has collected a fistful of prizes this summer. His beef value is +40.
John Logan has an interesting bull forward in the form of Homebyres Dixon. This is a Homebyres Vanhee son out of Homebyres Topaz, a Sarkley Pepsi daughter. His beef value is +38.
The final pick from me is the last from Wilodge, Vantastic son Wilodge Dallagio. This is a bull which has already attracted a raft of interest this summer and has been subject to plenty of interest from pedigree and commercial breeders alike. His dam is Sarkley Bellola, a 24,000gns purchase.
His show record is impressive too, having been male champion at the Royal Welsh and Elite beefbreeder winner at the same show. He has an EBV of +28 and is sure to cause a stir, although some have suggested he is too heavily muscled for pedigree men, an argument I’m not convinced by!
And that as they say is that. As always its highly likely you’ve all seen something that I haven’t so feel free to comment as appropriate.