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 Carlisle by farm manager Ian Turner from its home on the Chatsworth Estate, Bakewell.

 

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 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 Durham.

 

The Sympa son Haltcliffe Valiant was the sire of Chatsworth Cello that realised 2600gns to D Walker, Egremont, Cumbria. Also out of a Hartside Nelson dam, Cello has a Beef Value of +28.

 

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 Yorkshire. In-calf to the Mynach sire, she has a Beef Value of +33.

 

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 Cumbria breeders Messrs Jackson’s 2003-bred cow Cockleshell

Usabella while Jane Seagrave was in again at 2050gns to secure Laverock Chic – a Navarin sired maiden heifer from W Richardson and Sons, Kendal.

 

Staying in Cumbria with buyers W and H Watson, Brampton was Central Una, a Ludo-sired first-calf heifer from A and M Gray’s herd at Torrance, near Glasgow. She had a July-born bull calf at foot by Heros.

 

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).