Rockfirth Halifax from first-time exhibitor Thomas Threlkeld, Glencaple, Dumfries, made 10,500gns and led the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s end of season Summer Sale, Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Friday, when he achieved a 10,500gns bid.
Born in July 2012 Halifax is by the Objat son Cloughhead Eddie and is out of the Vagabond daughter Greenwell Crystal. Purchasers were J Halliday and Son, Tundergarth, Lockerbie.
The second top price of 5,000gns was paid for Fieldson Indigo from JW and MC Fieldson, Corringham, Gainsborough. This January 2013 born bull is a Gunnerfleet Plunas son and is out of Fieldson Upbeat. Indigo was purchased by DJ and MJ Hoggarth, Ultha, Broughton in Furness.
Selling for 4,900gns was Glenrock Hanibull from Mr SD Illingworth, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie. This bull, December 2012 born, was by the herd’s stock bull Bremore Artist, a Nenuphar son and is out of the Cloughhead Lord daughter, Glenrock Campari. Buyer was TW Hamilton and Son, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
York based Millington Limousins’ Millington Holland made 4,500gns when selling to W Halliday and Sons Capelfoot, Lockerbie. This June 2012 bull is by the French bred sire Ecran and is out of the Millington Vascular daughter Millington Daisy. He is within the top 25% of breed for beef value.
Topping female trade at 3,200gns was a consignment from the Hudscales reduction sale of Andrew and William Cowx, Wigton, Cumbria.
Hudscales Grand sold with her first calf at foot – the heifer calf Hudscales Iloveit – sired by Hudscales Equity. Born in March 2011 Hudscales Grand is by Drummin Candyman and is out of the Gunnerfleet Talker sired Hudscales Chic. She sold back in-calf to Norman Gent. This outfit was purchased by RC Mitchell and Sons, Raughton Head, Carlisle.
Averages:22 bulls, £3930.00; 13 cows and heifers from the Redpaths herd, £2,358.46; 23 cows and heifers from the Hudscales herd served and/or suckling, £2,437.83; three cows served and/or suckling, £2,205.00;12 maiden heifers, £1,395.63; youngstock – three females, £1,050.00; and one bull, £945.
(Harrison and Hetherington).