15 May 1998

Lumbylaw top of the BLUPS

RICHARD Oates Lumbylaw herd produced a top price of 5800gns at the on-farm sale of BLUP recorded Limousin bulls

Lumbylaw Mullofkintyre – sired by Willie Hunters Lowabbey Jumbo – had Beef Value of +18. Buyer was C McMillan, Isle of Islay.

Lumbylaw Morph, by Woodhouse Iron, had a Beef Value +25 and made 5200gns to L Bamforth and Sons, Halifax. The Haltcliffe Hercules–sired Lumbylaw Mork – Beef Value +30 – went to Prestonhall Farming Co, Aberdeen at 4000gns. An identical bid from Nimmo and Thompson, Jedburgh secured them another Hercules son. Several of the top-priced bulls were out of daughters of Goldies Fandango.

AVERAGES: 31 bulls £2843. (Harrison and Hetherington.)