Bidding reaches 5200gns for Limousin bulls at Borderway


Dumfriesshire breeders J Common and Son achieved the day’s top price of 5200gns when a bull from their Crossdykes herd led the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s summer sale of bulls at Borderway Mart.


The August 2010-bred Crossdykes Fusilier is by the Cloughhead Lord son Culnageachan Bullseye and out of a Redpaths Pelican dam. He has a Beef Value of +30 and goes back to Dumfries to run with the herd at Southwick farm.


North Yorkshire buyers G and M F Turnbull and Sons, Richmond gave 5000gns for Sportsmans Firestone from Boden and Davies, Stockport, Cheshire. By the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus and out of a dam by Jersey, the ET-bred Firestone has a Beef Value of +33.


Redrock Fernando from J Fieldson, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire made 4800gns to H R Hayton and Son, Appleby, Cumbria. Bought as a calf at foot at the Redrock dispersal sale, Fernando is by Fieldson Alfy and out of a Saiga dam. At 4500gns W A McCoskry, Castle Douglas secured Carnew Formulaone, a Haltcliffe Vermount son. He has a Beef Value of +31 and was consigned by J and J Aiken, Dromore, Co Down.


Averages: 22 bulls £3855


(Harrison and Hetherington)