Selective Limmy trade results in 5,000gns top

Trade for Limousin cattle was selective at Newark Market last weekend (10 October) with a top price of 5,000gns achieved for the day’s champion.

Sale leader was Foxhillfarm Jobsworth from the Alford family, Cullompton, Devon and is by Loosebeare Fantastic and out of the prolific breeder Bankdale Alice. He sold to E A Quickfall, Retford, Nottinghamshire.

The Alford family were also to the fore in the females, taking the day’s top price of 4,000gns when selling Foxhillfarm Jasmine, a full sister to Jaffa and Wilodge Fantastic. She sold to Gary Patterson for his Aultmore herd, Aberdeenshire.

Also at 4,000gns was Birdies Jim from the Gascoines Group. This son of French sire Brutus is out of Corridan Diamond, a Corridan Arkle daughter and was bought by A D Masters, Stanhoe, Norfolk.

The Alfords also sold Foxhillfarm Jade at 3,800gns. Sired by Objat she is out of Sarkley Fadajen and was bought by J F Weighell, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Selling for the same price was another from the Alford family, Foxhillfarm Jaffa who was second in the same class as Jobsworth. This one is by Wilodge Tonka and out of Ravenelle, making him full brother to the noted Wilodge Fantastic. He sold for 3800gns to R A Wilson, Louth, Lincolnshire.

Averages; 19 bulls, £2,873.29; 14 cows and calves, £2,025.54; two in-calf heifers, £2,770; 17 in-calf cows, £1,116.03; 15 maiden heifers, £1,644.27; one young bull, £840; three steers, £1,053.33 (Newark Livestock Sales)