Millstone Uppity Tops Newark Limousin Trade At 5,000gns

Bulls reach 3,600gns for Roseycombe Ewan
Embryos to 650gns
Wilodge Vantastic semen makes 420gns

Females were the pick of the Limousin Day held at Newark on Saturday 9th October 2010 with trade was headed at 5,000gns by Millstone Uppity from John Crofts, Holme Farm, Bassingfield Lane, Gamston, Notts. This November 2003-born daughter of Tunnelby Scallywag and out of Greenwell Menette, an Ioglo daughter, sold with a Rocky-sired bull calf at foot and in-calf again to Rocky. Buying this one were Richard & Judy Fountaine, Hill Farm, Beachampton, Bucks.

Second best female price was a 4,200gns call for Cockleshell Barbara from Pitcher Farms. She is by Winnington Trumps and out of Cockleshell Olivia, a Haltcliffe Handsome daughter. Born in February 2006, she sold with her January born heifer calf by Cockleshell Dambuster at foot and in calf again to Cockleshell Olympus. This one headed home with Nigel & Jane Matthews who dispersed their Pyebrook herd of Limousins in July.

The same buyers then claimed the next best priced lot when paying 3,000gns for Cockleshell Duchess, a Winnington Trumps daughter out of Cockleshell Olivia, another Handsome daughter, again from Pitcher Farms. This January 2008-born heifer sold in calf to Grahams Samson.

And another from Pitcher Farms then made 2,800gns. This was Cockleshell Bunty – similarly bred to her stablemate – being by Trumps and out of the Handsome daughter, Cockleshell Natalie. Born in February 2006 she sold with a February born heifer calf at foot by Cockleshell Dambuster. Buying this was R Smith.

Messrs Matthews then bid paid Carl Goodman the same price for Wilodge Doclaire, a June 2008-born Wilodge Vantastic daughter and out of Wilodge Oclaire, full sister to Wilodge Tonka’s dam Wilodge Meclaire. She was sold in-calf to Loosebeare Cannon.

In the bull section, the top call of 3,600gns was made for Roseycombe Ewan from John Crofts. Ewan is a Parisien son out of Brickhill Bernice, an Ashledge Tudor daughter. Bred by SJ Timms, he was bought by Messrs J & R Lowe.

Fieldson Dambuster, a November 2008-born Ronick Valeur son from J W Fieldson was next in line, selling at 3,200gns. This is out of Fieldson Bacardi, a Fieldson Ultimate daughter, and has a Beef Value of LM+18. He was bought by S G Danby and Sons.

Messrs Heald then sold Coachhouse Earl at 2,900gns. He is by Bailea Ulsterman and out of Coachhouse Amethyst, a Haltcliffe Picasso daughter. Selling with a Beef Value of LM+38 he was snapped up by Les Driver.

Top call in the embryos was a 650gns bid for a single Queenshead Altea x Newstart Upsydaisy embryo forward from Classic Limousin. This was bought by Nigel and Jane Matthews. The couple then went on to pay 600gns for a Samy x Sarkley Nellie embryo. The Matthews again led the semen trade when paying 420gns a straw for Wilodge Vantastic semen, while Paul Dawes, Dinmore, paid 400gns a straw for the same bull.

In the strong entry of commercial cattle forward top price of £1,900 was paid for a Limousin-cross British Blue cow from Frank Page. Sold with her British Blue sired calf at foot she heads to Phil and Sharon Sellers. Another similar lot from the same home then sold at £1,700 to Messrs V & G Bowring, while at £1,550 was a Limousin-cross British Blue cow with a Limousin-sired calf at foot. Again from Mr Page, purchasers were Richard & Judy Fountaine.

30 cows/heifers with calves at foot and/or in calf £1897.40
31 served heifers £1481.72
50 maiden heifers £1016.87
24 bulls £2186.27
111 crossbred heifers £817.82
67 crossbred cows in calf and/or with calf at foot £1208.46
21 crossbred steers £802.62.