31 October 1997

Lims achieve breed record

LIMOUSIN breeders achieved a Perth record average last week when 110 bulls levelled at £3448.

Two 10,000gns bids – both for sons of leading sire Broadmeadows Cannon – led the trade from a packed ringside.

Although almost 80 bulls remained unsold, buyers were still confident to pay generously for those with obvious potential as stock bulls or superior crossing sires.

The first 10,000gns call came from John and Marlene Pirie, Invernesshire to secure the overall champion Airtnoch Lord Tau from John Templeton, Kilmarnock. He will be used on a newly-established pedigree herd as well as commercial sucklers.

Ballyrobin Muller, from new breeder Miss J Gilliland, Co Antrim, also made 10,000gns. Buyers were Carr Farms, Northants.

A third Cannon son, Uppermill Major from Aberdeenshire businessman Malcolm Allan, sold to J M Sutherland, Thurso at 9000gns.

Robert J Shennan and Sons, Girvan didnt see the Limousin show classes, but the first bull they spotted on their arrival was Don and Christine Williams Wilodge Mahaogany.

This Brontemoor Ilkley son had won the junior title and made 8500gns.

they undertook some determined bidding to snap him up to make their biggest investment in the breed so far paying 8500gns.

This Brontemoor Ilkley son will be used in their 15-strong pedigree herd and on commercial sucklers.

Also at 8500gns were bulls from Drew and Bob Adams (Forfar) Newhouse herd and C Adams (Co Down) Cronshill herd.