22 Bulls average £3,855
Averages up £722 on year
96% Clearance Rate
18 bulls make 3,000gns or more
The August 2010 born Crossdykes Fusilier from J Common & Son, Crossdykes, Lockerbie, Dumfries, made the top price of 5,200gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Summer Bull Sale held at Borderway Mart,Carlisleon Friday, June 8th 2012.
Crossdykes Fusilier, who carries a Beef Value of LM+30, is by the Cloughhead Lord son Culnagechan Bullseye and is out of the homebred dam Crossdykes Blossom, a Redpaths Pelican daughter. Going locally, Crossdykes Fusilier, who was the first bull in the ring, was purchased by Southwick Farm Est, Southwick House, Southwick, Dumfries. A solid sale for the Crossdykes Herd was confirmed when the very next bull, Crossdykes Fritz, sold for 4,000gns. Featuring similar breeding, this 30th August 2010 born bull is also by Culnagechan Bullseye and is out of another Redpaths Pelican daughter in the shape of Crossdykes Bambi. This bull with a Beef Value of LM+33 also sold locally when going to Stroquhan Estate, Dunscore, Dumfries.
The Crossdykes Herd comprises of 20 breeding females and continues to be a consistent seller at Limousin sales at both Carlisle and Stirling. At the corresponding 2011 fixture at Carlisle, the herd secured the sale’s second top price of 5,000gns for the Culnagechan Bullseye-sired Crossdykes Energise.
At what is the Society’s traditional final fixture of the summer round of official Limousin bull sales, 22 out of the 23 bulls forward sold to average £3,855 – up by £722 on the year. Eighteen bulls in all made over 3,000gns.
Taking the second top price of 5,000gns was Sportsmans Firestone from Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor Hall Farms, Mellor, Stockport. An embryo calf, Firestone carries a depth of breeding being by the 50,000gns sire Wilodge Cerberus and out of Ravenelle, the mother of Wilodge Vantastic. September 2010 born and with a Beef Value of LM+33, Sportsmans Firestone was purchased by G & I Turnbull & Sons, Whashton Spring Farm, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
At 4,800gns was Redrock Fernando from JW & MC Fieldson, Poplar Farm, Corringham, Gainsborough, Lincs. November 2010 born, Redrock Fernando was purchased as a calf at foot at the Redrock Dispersal Sale on behalf of breeders JS & JO Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby, Penrith. Sired by the prolific AI bull Fieldson Alfy and out of Redrock Belle, Redrock Fernando was purchased by HR Hayton & Son, Asby Grange, Great Asby,Appleby,Cumbria. Another from the Fieldson stable, Fieldson Grace, made 4,000gns when selling to K Rodney & Sons, Leighton Grange, Healey, Masham, North Yorkshire. By the Objat-sired Sarkley Cossack, this January 2011 born bull is out of the Goldies Uppercrust daughter Fieldson Celia.
J & J Aiken, Corbally Rd, Carnew Dromara, Dromore, Co Down made 4,500gns when selling the October 2010 born Carnew Formulaone. This bull is by the 100,000gns Haltcliffe Vermount and is out of the Ocean-sired Carnew Anastacia whose pedigree on the dam line also features Redpaths Jaguar. Selling with a Beef Value of LM+31, Carnew Formulaone was purchased by WA McCoskry, Netherthird, Castle Douglas. From the same vendors, the next bull in the ring, Carnew Flyhalf, realised 3,800gns. Another by the noted Wilodge Vantastic, and out of Sweetwall Redlady, this calf went north when purchased by EJ MacArthur, Newton of Budgate, Cawdor, Nairn.
In all, four bulls made 4,000gns on the day. At this price was Normande Flintstone from Cruickshank NormandeLimousin, Cowford Farm, Cleghorn, Lanark. October 2010 born, Flintstone is by the Irish-bred sire Moloskey Claus and is out of the sixteen-year-old Normande Moonstone – a Normande Fortress daughter. Purchasing this bull was W Nairn & Son, Burnton Farm, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
The final bull to make 4,000gns was the second last bull in the catalogue, Whinfellpark Gazump, from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria. March 2011 born, this young bull is by Wilodge Cerberus and is out of Whinfellpark Deborah. Sold with a Beef Value of LM+36, the purchaser was Donald MacKenzie, Tullochan Farm, Ardgonaig, By Killen, Perthshire.
22 Bulls £3855 (+£722)
Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington