Limousin bulls were in demand at the end of season summer sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle last week (12 June) with 100% clearance seen for the 24 bulls on offer.
Leading trade at 8,000gns were local breeders Eric and Lorraine Norman, Little Orton Farm, Carlisle with their September 2013 born Norman Invincible. This son of Claragh Franco is out of the Glangwden Bigboy daughter Norman Glory.
Invincible has power and shape and was purchased by Edward Dean who runs the Kirkhouse pedigree herd at Kirkhouse, Brampton, Carlisle.
The Normans had a successful days trading later selling another Claragh Franco son, Norman Ispy for 5,000gns to the Cargend herd of B and SE Carter, Cragend Farm, Lancaster. This October 2013 bull is out of the Dyfri Maestro daughter Stacey Shelly.
The day’s second top price of 5,500gns was paid for one of the younger bulls in the catalogue the January 2014 Fairywater Jack from Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton Farms, Annan. This bull is by the herd’s 17,000gns stock bull Ironstone Diego, a Wilodge Vantastic son, and is out of Sarkley Ulexie. This shapely bull was purchased by ML Wilson, Balluskie Farm, Girvan.
The fourth bull to make 5,000gns was Maraiscote Ignite from Ian Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Lanark. December 2013 born Ignite is by another Vantastic son this time the herd’s Goldies Comet. Ignite, out of the Normande Urquhart daughter Maraiscote Dynamite, was bought by RJ Armstrong, Crossfell House, Penrith.
The first bull in the ring, Haltcliffe Ivan, made 4,500gns for Haltcliffe, Lonning Head, Wigton. Fully French bred this January 2013 born bull is an AI calf by Sympa and is out of the fifteen-year-old cow Romance. Heading to Wales, this bull was purchased by RW Owen, Geirn, Gwynedd.
At 4200gns was McInnes Irreplaceable from Ashley McInnes, Cowick Farm, Thorne Road, Nr Goole. This calf, October 2013 born, is by Strattons Donis and is out of the Vagabond daughter Greenwell Daisy. Purchasing this lot was T and R Quinn and Son, Quarry House Farm, Wilts Hill, Quebec, Co Durham.
Averages: 24 bulls, £3,959.38; 11 females, £1,541.59
(Harrison and Hetherington)
Pic Norman invincible
CAP: Leading trade at 8,000gns was Eric and Lorraine Norman’s Norman Invincible