A strong turnout of unhaltered females – and a quality draft of heifers from the Chatsworth herd – produced a lively trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s autumn female sale at Borderway Mart where prices reached 2700gns for a maiden heifer by Proctors Trooper.
The leading bid came for Chatsworth Camilla – part of the consignment from the Chatsworth Settlement Trust’s herd brought to
Camilla is out of a Hartside Nelson dam and is by a son of Neutron. She has a Beef Value of +26 and was claimed by Jane Seagrave, West Auckland, Co
The Sympa son Haltcliffe Valiant was the sire of Chatsworth Cello that realised 2600gns to D Walker,
Best of the herd’s in-calf heifers was Chatsworth Bluebell taken at 2500gns by Breconside Farming, Moffat, Dumfriesshire. By the Kype Orkney son Bolsterstone Superior and out of a Loosebeare Jupiter dam, she has a Beef Value of +30 and was in-calf to Mynach Buster.
Another Trooper daughter – Chatsworth Blondie – made 2400gns to A and R Maxwell, Driffield, east
Andrew Ewing from Annan, Dumfriesshire gave most in the collective section paying 2400gns for Bowers Rosetta. This 2000-bred cow by Greensons Gigolo is out of a Broadmeadows Cannon dam and was sold suckling a July-born heifer calf by Pacha.
An undisclosed buyer gave 2200gns for
Usabella while Jane Seagrave was in again at 2050gns to secure Laverock Chic – a Navarin sired maiden heifer from
Averages: Unhaltered – nine cows and heifers £1764 and 19 bulling and maiden heifers £1079. Chatsworth – 19 served heifers £1909 and 19 bulling and maiden heifers £1221. (Harrison and Hetherington).