There wasn’t a seat to be had around the ringside at Newark Livestock Market today where Limousin cattle – both pedigree and commercial – met a flying trade to peak at 8500gns.


Top call came for the heifer Brockhurst Exmoor, a 2009-bred daughter of Grahams Samson, consigned by W J and M Mash, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Out of a Malibu-sired dam she is due to calve in September to Brockhurst Ecuador. Buyer was Walter Wight, Melrose.


brockhurst exmoor 8500gns.JPGTwo bulls made 8000gns. First was Bedale, north Yorkshire breeder E Penty’s Edwards Franklin – a Wilodge Vantastic son out of an Omer-sired cow that stood male champion. He goes to William Ketley, Colchester.


champion8000gns.JPG The second 8000gns bid came for Brockhurst Festival – a Brockhurst Columbus son out of a Grahams Samson dam. This May 2010-bred bull was bought by Roger Turner and Son, Ely, Cambridgeshire.


brockhurstfestival 8000gns.JPGIronstone Fuitytuity from Banbury-based breeders Smiths of Bloxham took the female title and made 5200gns to the Turner family who took several of the highest priced lots. This November 2010-bred heifer is by Wilodge Vantastic and out of a Jockey dam.


femalechamp 5200gns.JPG A Limousin-cross cow with bull calf at foot led the commercial trade. Consigned by Honesberie Farms, Warwickshire she was bought by W Mallon Livestock, Dereham, Norfolk.


Semen sold to 900gns a straw when Danny Sawrij staked his claim on 13 straws of Wilodge Vantastic.


Averages: 65 pedigree heifers £2126; 35 pedigree bulls £4606; 23 pedigree cows and calves £3615; 49 pedigree cows £2874; seven commercial cows £2580; 79 store heifers £1212; 63 store steers £1195.



(Newark Livestock Sales).