1 November 1996

Gaulois son in the limelight

ONLY days after taking the supreme championship at the breed societys two-day fixture, Drew and Bob Adam were in the limelight again at Perth when another son of their successful import Gaulois realised 12,000gns.

Newhouse Leigh, was one of six Gaulois sons bred on their farm at Glamis to hit the highspots and level at just over £7100. As reserve champion, Leigh went to David Dick, Stirling.

Gaulois, bought for 98,000fr (£12,500) from the Limoges test station in France, emerged with impressive performance data.

Among the Gaulois progeny at big money was Newhouse Logan at 7000gns selling to Mr Carmichael, Hexham. And 6500gns was paid by Halifax breeder L Bamforth for Newhouse Lee.

It is to be hoped Messrs Adams registrations do not cause confusion – three Gaulois sons carry the names Leigh, Lee and Lea.

Keith Redpath, Berwickshire, drew 7000gns for the Gaulois-sired Redpaths Lawyer, bought by John Maxwell, Castle Douglas.

Overall trade for Limousins produced a record average for this sale with 116 bulls at £3311.

After show successes this summer, Lockerbie breeder Peter Henshalls Ronick Cosmos son Ringway Lombard clinched the championship under William Cowx, Wigton, Cumbria. Buyers at 8800gns were J and J Banna-tyne, Biggar.