Fashion and figures are on offer in plenty at next week’s sale of
A strong catalogue of 103 bulls by leading sires – combined with top-ranking performance figures – presents some interesting genetic packages for both pedigree and commercial buyers.
Progeny of many of the breed’s big-money bulls such as Cloughhead Umpire (42,000gns), Wilodge Cerberus (50,000gns) and Wilodge Vantastic (42,000gns) are up for grabs with some of the highest EBV scoring sires being sons of the Vantastic son Goldies Comet (23,000gns).
David Baillie is no stranger to this fixture and his stalls have three Comet sons with some of the highest performance records at the sale – Calla Floyd (Lim+48), Calla Fergus (Lim+47) and Calla Finlay (Lim+40). But Stephanie Dick has chosen
Bruce Goldie brings an interesting string. Goldies Frank is by the big winning – and now very successful sire- Ampertaine Bravo (24,000gns) and out of the Lascard dam Goldies Treasure – who has already bred Goldies Andres at 11,000gns. Frank boasts a Beef Value of Lim+40. Goldies Forecast – also by Bravo and out of a Ramses cow – has attained Lim+46.
Black Limousin genetics are certainly no longer a “colour fad” and there are leading bloodlines from the
R M Adam and Son bring black genetics from their Newhouse herd including Newhouse Black Freelander – a Hudscales Bigboy son – with an impressive Beef Value of Lim+51 while Harry Emslie brings Emslies Black Fandango who is by Bailea BMW and has a Beef Value of Lim+37. (United Auctions)