Sale grosses £250,541

78% Clearance Rate


The British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) Breeders’ Sale held at Newark Market, Notts on Saturday 6th October 2012 on behalf of members of the East Midlands, and North West Midlands & North Wales Limousin Clubs, saw a leading price of 4,500gns for a pedigree cow and calf. Females enjoyed a strong trade with 47 cows and calves averaging £2,450 with 20 heifers levelling at £2,509 to realise a total pedigree gross of £214,651 which was swelled by a further £35,890 of Limousin crossbred cattle.

Cockleshell Vienna 4500gns

Topping the trade was the 2004-born fifth calver, Cockleshell Vienna, who sold with her Chytodden Conan-sired, March-born heifer calf at foot, Cockleshell Hussy, when going under the hammer back in calf to the 11,000gns Grahams Elliott. Cockleshell Vienna is by the Greensons Gigolo son, Cockleshell Olympus, and is out of the Broadmeadows Cannon granddaughter, Cockleshell Patsy, and sold with a Beef Value of LM+23. From the high health status herd of Newark regulars Pitcher Farms Ltd, Ivy House Farm, Friskney, Boston, Lincs the 4,500gns top price heads to the establishing Broadhead Herd of father and son Andrew & Josh Turner, Turner Farms Ltd, Oldfield Road Farm, Honley, Holmfirth. Currently numbering approximately 7 pedigree females and 80 commercials, the stated aim is to build up the pedigree herd to around 40 head.

Another cow and calf outfit from Messrs Pitcher realised a combined figure of 4,100gns with the similarly-bred rising eleven-year-old cow, Cockleshell Sheree, making 2,400gns to the Harrison Herd of DW Harrison, School House Farm, Taddington, Buxton.  Her January 2012 born bull calf at foot, Cockleshell Hunter, went under the hammer to SJ Timms, Spinney Close, Speedway Lane, Brandon, Coventry for 1,700gns for the Roseycombe prefix, when sold as an “A” lot.

Commercial buyers H Spiby & Sons, Lower Grange Farm, London Road, Markfield, Leics purchased nine cow and calf units in total including the 3,400gns Cockleshell Dior, 2008 born by Winnington Trumops and out of Cockleshell Sue, who was knocked down with her unregistered heifer calf at foot. Cockleshell Dior was sold with a Beef Value of LM+37 and scanned in-calf to the 8,800gns AI sire, Kaprico Eravelle.

A good run of shapely females, many carrying Rocky or Objat breeding, enjoyed a good trade for Messrs Prime Bros, Forest Farm, Swinscoe, Ashbourne. Cows and calves sold to 4,400gns, with 12 outfits averaging £2,712. Best of these was the 2005-born Forestside April, by Twemlows Sax and out of Ednaston Sunlight, who sold back in-calf to Forestside Fanfaron to EA Quickfall, Holme Farm, Laneham Street, Rampton, Notts for 2,000gns. Her January 2012 born Rocky-sired heifer calf at foot, Forestside Holly, realised 2,400gns to RM Hardy, Lower Grange Farm, Cauldon Lowe, Stoke On Trent for his Lowergrange pedigree herd. Heading to the same home were the in-calf heifers, Forestside Foxy (by Rocky) and Forestside Fawn (by the Ionesco son Forestside Dauphin) when going under the hammer for 3,400gns and 2,500gns respectively.

Overall, six in-calf heifers from Prime Bros averaged £2,713 including two with a 3,000gns price tag:- Forestside Favourite (by Rocky) and Forestside Fabulous (by Objat), both secured by PJ Dale, Mirey Leys Farm, Denby Village, Ripley, Derbys for the Denbydale Herd.

Bailgate Flavia 4200gns

The 4,200gns Bailgate Flavia from J Ward Farming, Greetwell Hall, Greetwell, Lincoln was snapped up by the Birdies Herd of WJ Bird, Oldgate Farm, Oldgate Lane, Barkston Ash, Tadcaster, N Yorks. Sired by the 100,000gns Haltcliffe Vermount and out of the Vagabond daughter, Greenwell Donatella, the August 2008-born Flavia was sold with a Beef Value of LM+35 and scanned in calf to Bailgate Fearless, the homebred stock bull by Wilodge Vantastic and out of the Bailea Spunkie daughter, Hafodlas Dolwen.

Bulls sold to a top of 3,000gns twice for Coachhouse Galahad & Dolcorsllwyn Gladiator from Messrs Heald & Co, Home Farm, Grove, Retford and GP Vaughan, Dolcorsllwyn, Machynlleth, Powys respectively. The January 2011-born Coachhouse Galahad, by Rocky and out of the Nenuphar daughter, Coachhouse Diplomat, sold to CE Hardcastle & Son, Park Farm, Little Ponton, Grantham whilst the May 2011 born son of Cloughhead Umpire, and out of Dolcorsllwyn Virginia, sold with a Beef Value of LM+27 to M&G Chantrell Ltd, Flash Farm, Coventry Road, Narborough, Leics.

To end the day’s trade on a high, embryos by Wilodge Vantastic and out of Hafodlas Shona, sold at 1,500gns apiece to the Millbrow Herd of G&P Long, Ambleside, Cumbria. And making 600gns were embryos by either Saphir or Hafodlas Llion and out of Bellmont Helen, an Uplands Arnold daughter which were snapped up by Stuart Barclay, Stirling.



9 Bulls                        £2,508.33

20 Heifers                  £2,509.50

14 Cows                    £1,908.75

47 Cows & Calves   £2,450.31

9 Frozen Embryos   £1,050



16 Store Heifers       £1,129.38

5 Store Steers           £996.00

1 Commercial Cow  £1,350.00

7 Cows & Calves     £1,557.14

1 Store Bull               £590.00


Auctioneer: Newark Livestock Market