Six-month Limousin calf makes 7,000gns

A six-month old embryo calf topped the Limousin production sale of the Lodge and Harestone herds at Carlisle on Friday (26 July).

Lodge Pearl from Ian and Wendy Callion’s Lodge herd, Bolfornought Farm, Stirling, made 7,000gns, selling to Mark McKinstry for his 25-cow pedigree Ballyaulkin herd, Nutts Corner, Ulster.

Pearl is by Irish-bred sire Elite Foreverbrill, a Wilodge Vantastic son, and is out of Lodge Emerald, a daughter of the herd’s French stock bull Attila.

Lodge Pearl made 7,000gns

Lodge Pearl made 7,000gns

Next at 4,500gns was Lodge Gwyneth, sold with her bull calf at foot. Gwyneth is another Atilla daughter, this time out of the Bailea Olympia daughter Lodge Actress, who bred Lodge Hairspray who sold for 6,800gns at the herd’s 2016 sale.

Her calf was by Lodge Pierre, a son of the herd’s new French stock bull Mattben, bought in 2017 in Limoges. The outfit went home with Craig and Jack Hendry, Heads of Auchinderran, Keith.

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Lodge Gwyneth and Lodge Pierre

Lodge Gwyneth and her Lodge Pierre son made 4,500gns

Harestone heifers

Topping the Harestone entry were two heifers at 4,000gns. The first at this money was the April 2017-born Harestone Naomi, a daughter of Drummin Jameson.

She is by Drummin Jameson and out of the Broadmeadows Cannon-sired Harestone Inga and saw Mark McKinstry back in the bidding again for his Ballyaukin herd.

Harestone Naomi

Harestone Naomi made 4,000gns © MacGregor Photography

Matching this was Harestone Nutmeg, by the Irish sire Killcastle Eric and was knocked down to Messrs Douglas, Bower, By Wick. Nutmeg is out of stand-out cow Harestone Ironmaiden.

Harestone Nutmeg also made 4,000gns © MacGregor Photography

Averages: Lodge herd, two cows and calves, £4,200; two maiden heifers, £1,95; one embryo calve £7,350. Harestone herd, 23 heifers, £1,572.72. (H&H)