Online bidding produced strong prices for pedigree Limousins bulls and females this week, as Carlisle’s famous spring Limousin sale hit the web.
The sales, which ran from Friday 1 May to Tuesday 5 May, saw 34 bulls and 28 females sold online and four bulls hit five figures.
Female prices topped with the Goldies herd of Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, at £10,600 for a Wilodge LJ Wey daughter, which was secured by Messrs Jones Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
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Goldies Omaria is from the first crop of Wildoge LJ Goldies Jasmine and is a maternal sister to the 30,000gns Oldies Olympia and the 30,000gns Goldies Owain.
At £7,600 was Brockhurst Onechance, the first notable price of the sale from WJ and M Mash, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. She is a Hafodlas Domino heifer out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Brockhurst Lindsey and sold to an undisclosed buyer.
Also of note was Brockhurst Oasis, a Newroddidge Jetset heifer going back to Haltcliffe Underwriter, which caught the eye of Messrs Alexander, Randalstown, County Antrim.
Bulls to £15,000
A February 2019-born Maraiscote bull from J Nimmo, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, led the prices at £15,000, attracting a winning bid from Lancashire outfit Proctors Farm, Slaidburn, Clitheroe.
Maraiscote Phil is by the Millgate Fame son Bassingfield Machoman and out of a Goldies Comet cow called Firtree.
Next at £13,400 was Haltcliffe Paul from the Ridley family, Wigton, Cumbria. Paul is an Ampertaine Elgin son out of a Haltcliffe Vermount dam called Donna.
He was knocked down to Shropshire breeders Messrs Wood and Sons, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury.
At £10,400 was another from J Nimmo, bred the same way as Phil. This one is called Prince and sold to Messrs McDonald, Dunbeath, Caithness.
Matching this bid was a call from Messrs Davidson, Keith, Banffshire, for the March 2019-born bull Deerpark Pluto from the Mulhollands, Craigavon, County Armagh, which is a Plumtree Fantastic son going back to Wilodge Vantastic.
He is the first offering from the 12,500gns Ampertaine Isadora.
Averages: 34 bulls, £5,439.41; 28 females, £3,125 (Harrison and Hetherington)