36 Heifer Calves £2,315
14 Bull Calves £1,785
Heifer Averages up £780
5 calves at 5,000gns or more
11 more sold on the year
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Weaned Calf Sale held at Carlisle on Friday 16th December 2011 realised a strong trade with a 93% clearance rate and heifer averages up by £780 on the year for 11 more sold. Overall, 36 heifer calves averaged £2,315 with 14 bull calves making £1,785 apiece. The Weaned Calf Sale followed on from the Red Ladies Sale earlier in the day and, together, the two sales grossed £222,227 combined.
Leading the entry was the heifer calf Hafodlas Glesni from AH & GW Roberts, Hafod Las, Ysbyty Ifan, Betws-Y-Coed which made 6,000gns when selling to CM Edwards, Bryn Rodyn, Llangaffo, Anglesey, North Wales. Entirely homebred, the March 2011 born Hafodlas Glesni is by the Bailea Spunkie-sired Hafodlas Domino and is out of the Saphir daughter Hafodlas Betsan.
The following lot, Hafodlas Gwenda, who is also by Hafodlas Domino and out of the Saphir-sired Hafodlas Berrys, made 5,000gns when purchased by the Brockhurst Herd of WJ & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm, Grove Lane, Chesham, Bucks. Making it a tidy hat-trick, the next lot in, Hafodlas Gwen, then made 5,500gns. This January 2011 born heifer is by the 16,000gns Anside Diageo and is out of Trigwr Cilla. Purchasers were MR & VA Smith, Caseberry Farm, Copydown Lane, Bradninch, Exeter for their Columbpark prefix. Overall, 8 heifer calves from Hafodlas averaged £3,570 in what was the final part of a major reduction for the herd.
Another at 5,500gns was the January 2011 born heifer Whinfellpark Gateaux from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith, Cumbria. Gateaux is an AI calf by the 50,000gns herd sire Wilodge Cerberus and is out of Whinfellpark Dasha. This calf – carrying a Beef Value of LM+37 – went to Mr P Walker, Horsepool Farm, Bromsgrove Road, Nunnington, W Mids who runs the Crackleybank Herd.
Making 5,200gns was Kype Gorgeous, the pre-sale Heifer Calf Champion, on behalf of Mr R Cruickshank, Little Kype Farm, Strathaven, Lanark. By the Irish sire, Jodel Clayton, a Rocky son, and out of the homebred dam Kype Anthea, a Ronick Iceman granddaughter, this thickset February 2011 born heifer calf was sold with a Beef Value of LM+36 to Mr D McMullan, Moneysharvin Road, Co Derry, N Ireland. The Bull Calf Champion, Warrenderpark Grizzly, secured a final bid of 3,000gns for exhibitor Miss LM Cooper, Hill Top Farm, Dacre, Harrogate, N Yorks, sold to PR Walker & Son, Manor House Farm, Lund, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9TG.
14 Bull Calves £1,785.00 (+£45)
36 Heifer Calves £2,315.69 (+£780)
- Hafodlas Glesni 6,000gns
- Hafodlas Gwen 5,500gns