Limousin fever pushes bids up
LIMOUSIN cattle were in demand once again at Carlisle last weekend when a feverish trade for stock took prices to 7200gns.
Top call came for Marnhull Jojo, a show-winning served heifer by Talent from the dispersal of Co Durham breeder Peter Seagraves Copeland herd.
She was in-calf to Crownhead Busby and bought by Proctors Farms, Clitheroe, Lancs who also paid 4000gns for Marnhull Isobella, a young cow by Broadmeadows Cannon with a Faignant bull calf at foot.
Shropshire Limousin maestro Don Williams paid 3400gns for Hallingbury Ina, a 1993-bred Beauchamp Druid cow with a heifer calf from a reduction of Martin Mugeles herd in Herts.
The Elvethan herd, Hook, Hants was dispersed to a top of 5700gns. This was given by Cheshire bidder * Hancock who claimed a second calver by Fieldfare Engineer with a new-born heifer calf at foot.
M and S Lloyd-Jones, Pwllheli gave 3300gns for a served Talent heifer from a reduction from G D Clegg and Partners Cleeton herd, Driffield.
SELECTED AVERAGES: Halling-bury – 12 cows £2104; Copeland – 21 females £2495; Elvethan – 12 cows £2012; Cleeton – six females £2108 (Harrison and Hetherington)