Trueman Limousin sale tops 17,100gns

The Trueman Limousin online sale met fierce demand, with a lead price of 17,100gns and a 100% clearance. Henry Savage and Sons, Cullyhanna, put together a tempting catalogue representing the very best genetics from their award-winning Trueman Limousin herd.

Sale leader was the 11-month-old maiden heifer Trueman Pixie, one of the first progeny from the 20,000gns stock bull Telfers Munster. She is out of Trueman Foxtrot. Buyer was new breeder Trevor Shields, Kilkeel, County Down.

Trueman Pixie

Trueman Pixie sold for 17,100 guineas to Trevor Shields, Kilkeel

Next best at 9,800gns was the son of Telfers Munster, Trueman Pharrell. He joined David Lord, for his Garrowby herd, York.

Trueman Pharrell

It took 9,800gns to secure Trueman Pharrell

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Notching up a price tag of 8,400gns was a Kilcor Iceman daughter scanned in-calf to Telfers Munster. Trueman Ora is a granddaughter of Trueman Euphonium, widely regarded as one of the best females of her time in the breed. She joined Pixie at Trevor Shield’s farm.

Trueman Ora

Trueman Ora was sold to Trevor Shields fort 8,400gns

Martin McConville, who runs the Glenlimo prefix outside Newry, forked out 7,100gns for Trueman Poshspice. She was the last daughter of Telfers Munster to be offered for sale in the auction.

The first five progeny of Telfers Munster – which were mostly under 12 months of age – returned a tremendous average of £9,030.

Trueman Poshspice

Bidding was brisk for Trueman Poshspice, which sold to Martin McConville, Newry for 7,100gns

A recipient in-calf with an embryo out of Trueman Nadine and by Telfers Munster made 5,400gns and also went home with Mr Shields. Nadine is a daughter of Trueman Euphonium out of the record-breaking Trueman Jagger, which sold for 140,000 guineas. (Tom Staunton, Pedigree Sales Online)

Averages: Total 13 lots, £7,875; two in-calf recipients, £4,830; three embryos, £1,785; one bull, £9,800, one cow and calf, £4,500; two in-calf heifers, £6,250; four Telfers Munster heifer calves, £9,030.