Grazia hits 14,000gns high at Red Ladies Derby


(hutch)32aS web.jpgThe female champion, Trueman Grazia hit a high of 14,000gns at the recent Red Ladies Derby Limousin show and sale at Carlisle.


This April 2011-born daughter is by Haltcliffe Vermount and out of Cookstown B1425 and was reserve champion at this year’s Balmoral show at just 13 months of age. Her previous show successes also include reserve champion at the 2012 All-Ireland Derby.


Put forward by Henry Savage and Sons, 70 Skerriff Rad, Newry, County Down, she found a new home in Holland with Cowporation BV, 2980 GB Ridderkerk.



(hutch)82s web.jpgWeaned bull calf, Melbreak Hero then went for the next best bid of 9,000gns. Put forward by J and A Callion.


He sold to W Richardson and Son, Ghyll House, Appleby, Cumbria. With a beef value of +23, this one is by Rossignol and out of Sarkley Tarriane which has bred heifers to 6,400gns. Tarriane is maternal sister to Sarkley Arrianna which sold in 2007 for 28,000gns.



(hutch)40aS web.jpgThe hammer then fell at 8,800gns for reserve female champion, Grahams Gabriella from R and J Graham, Airthrey Kerse, Bridge of Allan, Stirling.


This second prize winner from the Royal Highland Show and winner of the best heifer born in Scotland at the Scottish herd Competition 2011, sold to Mallin Here, Binlet Woods, Coventry. She is a Grahams Alexander daughter, out of Nitouche and has a beef value of +28. 


(hutch)8s web.jpgNot far behind at 8,500gns was Nebo Favourite, from M L Thomas, Bryn Farn, Nebo, Conwy.


She was sold in-calf to Ampertaine Commander and heads to Cowporation BV with a beef value of +40. She is by Wilodge Vantastic and out of nebo Caryl which was best female bred in Wales and a member of the winning team of five at the Royal Welsh Show 2009.



(hutch)38s web.jpgCarmorn Gaga sold to J Henry of Hollybank Farm, Lenagh road, Antrim, for 7,200gns.


She is from the family of the renowned Carmorn Penny, winner of the Northern Ireland best cow family competition 2011. This Attirant daughter is out of  Carmorn Diana and has a beef value of +34.


Cowporation BV added another weaned calf to their purchases, this time Burnbank Honey from D and L Graham. 


(hutch)98s web.jpgHoney goes back to the renowned cow, Camorn Penny and is by Carmorn Dauphin and out of Burnbank Damson. She sold for 7,000gns.



(hutch)72s web.jpgAt 6,000gns was bull calf, Barrons Harness, a Ampertaine Cammander son. Out of Barrin Barroness, he has a beef value of +29 and joins the herd of J S and L D Adam and Son, Garraron Farm, Lochgilphead, Argyll.


Averages: 9 served heifers, £3,943.33; 26 maiden heifers, £3,656.83; 12 bull calves, £2,870.00; 20 heifer calves, £2,422.88 (Harrison and Hetherington)