• Bulls sell to 4,600gns
  • Exmoor cow & calf unit makes 6,100gns
  • 10 lots sell at over 3,000gns

The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Breeders’ Sale of bulls and females held on Tuesday 12

th July 2011 on behalf of Members of the South Western Limousin Club saw a top price of 5,500gns for Chytodden Elite, a two-year-old maiden heifer consigned by Mr. & Mrs. GW Hollow, Chytodden, St Ives, Cornwall. Chytodden Elite is an embryo calf by the noted sire Objat and is out of the homebred dam Chytodden Birthdaygirl.  Earlier in the day, the June 2009 born Elite had been placed as Reserve Female Champion by pre-sale show judge Mr E Phillips, Blackmeadows, Llantilio Crossenny, Abergavenny.  The purchaser of Chytodden Elite was JL Crofts, Holme Farm, Bassingfield Lane, Bassingfield, Gamston, Nottinghamshire for their establishing Bassingfield pedigree herd.

Leading the bull trade at the 4,600gns mark was the Reserve Male Champion, Rosecroft Fantastic, brought forward by Mr. & Mrs. DK Wheeler, Goodiford Mill, Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon. January 2010 born, Fantastic is by the 35,000gns Grahams Unbeatable, and is out of the Sympa daughter Millfields Clara. A well-grown bull with good bloodlines and a Beef Value of LM+42, Rosecroft Fantastic was purchased by RS & CM Webber, Goosemoor Farm, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset.

At 3,700gns was the January 2010 born bull Loosebeare Flash from Messrs EW Quick & Sons, Loosebeare Manor, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon.  Flash is by the prolific sire Rainbow Simon and is out of the Greenwell Manager Daughter Loosebeare Pandora.  Another bull with a big Beef Value, LM+38, Loosebeare Flash was purchased by TB & CE &WO Thomas, Llettyngors, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire.  Also at 3,700gns was the maiden heifer Dinmore Euphoria from P Dawes, Kipperknowle Farm, Dinmore Manor, Hereford.  A daughter of the 30,000gns Wilodge Tonka, and out of the Wildoge profit sired Dinmore Utopia, the August 2009 born Dinmore Euphoria was purchased by M Brown, White House, Offcote, Ashbourne, Derbyshire for their Cheekychunky pedigree herd.

Referred to as the Summer Sensational Show & Sale, this annual Bristol fixture included a Dispersal Sale of the Exmoor Herd on behalf of Mr WH White, Coulsworthy Farm, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon.  This noted herd, which was founded in 1997 and has placed emphasis on herd health and performance recording, enjoyed an excellent trade with 13 cows served and/or suckling averaging £3,190, and 9 maiden heifers averaging £2910.  Leading the way was a cow and calf unit, sold separately for 4,200gns and 1,900gns respectively, which realized the top combined price of 6,100gns. This was for the four-year-old cow Exmoor Crystal, a Sympa daughter and out of the Ronick Hawk-sired Exmoor Vanity, who sold AI’d to Rainbow Simon and carried a Beef Value of LM+30.  The purchaser was the Rhiwllech pedigree herd of LM Howells & Son, Gelli Farm, Cymner, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan.  Her heifer calf at foot, the October 2010 born Exmoor Fyllis, was also sired by Rainbow Simon and made 1,900gns when selling to the Hannem pedigree herd of MS Potter, Blackacres Farm, Goosey, Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

At 5,000gns was the Sympa daughter Exmoor Elf.  Out of the Greenwell Manager sired Exmoor Urchin, this smart young October 2009 born maiden heifer had been shown successfully around the 2010 West Country Shows the highlight of which was the Breed Championship at this year’s Royal Cornwall.  Exmoor Elf now joins the Columbpark pedigree herd of V Maynard & M Smith, Caseberry Farm, Copydown Lane, Bradninch, Exeter.

Mr JH Neale & Son, Wilkie Down, Boyton Road, Launceston, Cornwall paid 4,000gns when purchasing Exmoor Flame for their Nealford pedigree herd.   This June 2010 born maiden heifer is an AI calf by the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus and is out of the Sympa daughter Exmoor Amber.  She was sold with a Beef Value of LM+35.

Ten lots throughout the sale day made 3,000gns or more with 60 animals selling in all.


Breeders’ Sale
6 bulls £3,290.00
6 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £2,073.75
5 served heifers £1,848.00
18 maiden heifers £1,516.08

Exmoor Herd Dispersal sale

13 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £3,190.38
9 maiden heifers £2,910.83
2 bulls £2,520.00
1 teaser bull £1,312.50


Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington