Trade topped 35,000gns at the British Limousin Society’s Autumn show and sale of bulls at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on the weekend (Saturday 15 October).
Leading trade was the overall and junior champion Foxhillfarm Lordofthering, bred by Michael and Melanie Alford, Cullompton, Devon.
He is by Guards Boomer and out of the prolific Bankdale Alice, whose progeny has now sold to 35,000gns.
He was a prolific winner on the show circuit this summer having won junior and male champion at the Royal Highland Show and reserve junior champion at the Royal Welsh Show to name a few.
He was purchased by Kedzlie Farms, Lauderdale, Galashields.
Averages were understandably down on the year, after last year’s sale featured the world-record-breaking 140,000gns Trueman Jagger.
Making the day’s second best price of 17,000gns was Westpit Landlord from Andrew Gammie, Drumforber, Aberdeenshire.
This May 2015-born bull is by the stock sire Jalex Itsallgoood, a Swarland Eddie son, and out of the Fieldson Alfy daughter Westpit Finella. He sold to an undisclosed buyer.
Another junior bull, Swarland Larry, made 14,000gns when selling for A and D Proctor, Morpeth, Northumberland.
Larry is one of the first sons by the 23,000gns stock bull Fairywater Haig, purchased in 2014, to be offered for sale. A heifer’s calf, he was purchased by commercial breeders Elgan and Emily Jones, Lampeter, Dyfed.
Three bulls made 12,000gns. The first of these was the senior champion Anside Loki from Anside Pedigree Livestock, Banffshire.
The March 2015-born bull is the first calf by Powerful Irish for sale and is out of Anside Veronica, the dam of the 30,000gns Anside Flint. Buyers were Eric and Elaine Norman, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Second to sell for 12,000gns was McParlands Liteforever from James McParland, Newry, Northern Ireland.
Sired by Elite Forever Brill, this May 2015-born calf is out of Brockhurst Eternity, a Grahams Samson daughter, out of the noted show cow Reseda. Buyer was TW Bell and Son, Keswick, Cumbria.
The final bull to make 12,000gns was Arradfoot Lasvegas from Thor Atkinson, Newland, Nr Ulverston.
Lasvegas, who stood second in his class to the reserve overall champion, is by the Irish-bred bull Newtown Freeman and is out of Gunnerfleet Fortunas. He was knocked down to GL, JS and A Howells, Llandysul, Dyfed.
Averages: 22 senior bulls, £5,584; 35 intermediate bulls, £5,349; 36 junior bulls, £7,156; 93 bulls overall, £6,104. (Harrison and Hetherington).
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