One of the Ironstone herd’s most notable cows led a great day’s trading at Newark on Saturday (19 May) as the Ironstone Limousin herd was dispersed.
Maiden heifers averaged £1,784 and 12 stock bulls levelled at £5,218 as four females sold for 8,000gns or more.
Topping trade at 22,000gns for the Smiths, Bloxham, Banbury, was the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Ironstone Dumandy, a prolific show winner.
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She is out of Requin daughter Bailea Umandy and sold with a heifer calf, Ironstone Olivia, at foot. Olivia is by Proctors Commander.
Robert Graham of the Grahams herd, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, made the winning bid, after securing Bailea Umelia for 7,000gns.
“These animals are top bloodlines that don’t often come available,” said Mr Graham. “I very much hope they will add to the quality of Limousin genetics in the Grahams herd. Both are cows with a proven record and are really good breeders.”
Next at 18,000gns was stock bull Ballinloan Jericho, a 2014-born Ampertaine Foreman son out of Anside Struss daughter Ballinloan Beauty.
He was sold to Kedzlie Farm, Lauderdale, for use in the Swalesmoor herd.
At 17,000gns was another female, Ironstone Lavender, a 2015-born heifer. She is another Wilodge Vantastic daughter out of Bailea Umelia and sold in-calf to Ballinloan Jericho to Messrs Jenkinson, Whinfellpark herd, Penrith, Cumbria.
The Jenkinsons were back in the bidding to snap up Ironstone Laura for 14,000gns. She is a full ET sister to the top-priced Dumandy. She sold with her Ballinloan Jericho bull calf, Ironstone Otis, at foot.
Averages: 47 cows and calves, £3,323.48; 33 maiden heifers, £1,784.47; 5 in-calf heifers, £1,323; 17 yearling bulls, £980.41; 19 cows, £3,691.58; 12 stock bulls, £5,218.54. (Newark Livestock Sales)