The seven-year-old cow Carlton Baroness made 7000gns and realised the top price at the Bailgate Limousin Herd Dispersal Sale held on behalf of Mr J Ward Farming, Greetwell Hall, Greetwell, Lincoln.

Held at Newark Livestock Market on Saturday 8th June, the sale saw over 150 pedigree Limousins sold to gross just under £300,000 in all.

Carlton Baroness was bred by Mr RA Wilson & Son, Northfield Farm, Little Carlton, Louth, Lincs.  January 2006 born she is by the French bull Junior and is out of Carlton Upstanding.  The eighth lot in the ring Carlton Baroness, was sold with her outstanding April born heifer calf at foot, Bailgate Imogen sired by Hudscales Earl.  Purchasing the top price was the Herefordshire based E&S Layton, Knoakes Court, Ivington, Leominster.

Carlton Baroness 7000gns
Carlton Baroness 7000gns

Commenting on the day, Newark auctioneer Paul Gentry said: “It was a good sale.  Pedigree breeders picked through the cattle and there was a good commercial top end and plenty of depth.  Very genuine types, with good breeding lines behind them, milky, and with good temperament, these were good ongoing cattle”.

One of the features of the day was HR Bourn & Sons, Navarino, Louth Road, Wragby, Lincoln, who purchased sixty six lots in all for their significant arable and commercial enterprise.

The stylish in-calf heifer Bailgate Flutter made the second top price of 5500gns when selling to the Dinmore pedigree herd of Paul Dawes, Kipperknowle Farm, Dinmore Manor, Herefordshire.  Bred for shape the November 2010 born Bailgate Flutter, got by AI, is by Glenrock Ventura and is out of the Vivaldi sired Larkhill Christine.  She was sold PD’d in calf to Bailgate Gino.

Bailgate Flutter 5500gns
Bailgate Flutter 5500gns

At 4700gns was the 2008 born Greenwell Donata.  This cow, a third calver, was bred by Mr & Mrs JT Nattress, Greenwell Farm, Lanchester, Co. Durham.  By the French sire Vagabond, and out of Greenwell Agnes, she was sold in-calf to Ulm and was purchased by J Cardwell for his Stocksbridge pedigree herd at Church Farm, Haywood, Askern, Doncaster.

Bailgate Glenda made 4000gns when selling to J&T Waring who run the Everpark herd at Park Farm, Everingham, York.  PD’d eight months in-calf to Glenrock Ventura, Bailgate Glenda is by the Haltcliffe Vermount son, Procters Commander and is out of Carlton Baroness who herself had made the day’s leading price.

Griff Morris, Mwche Farm, Llanstephan, Nr Carmartheshire then purchased Bailgate Emily at 3900gns for his Cargriff pedigree herd.  This May 2009-born Ampertaine Abracadabra heifer is out of Greenwell Agnes, a Tiret daughter.   Bailgate Emily was sold having been AI’d to Swarland Eddie and PD’d in-calf.

Bailgate Emily 3900gns
Bailgate Emily 3900gns

At 3800gns was the October 2008 born Bailgate Daisy, a Kype Orkney daughter. Out of the Jockey daughter Corridan Sophie, Bailgate Daisy who had two daughters also in the catalogue, was sold PD’d in-calf to Ulm to the Glangwden herd of CL & FE Jerman, Glangwden, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys.  The Jermans also purchased Bailgate Daphne, a Corridan Alex daughter, at 3300gns which was sold with a Blue cross bull calf at foot.

The Haltcliffe Vermount in-calf heifer Bailgate Gwen made 3700gns when selling to N Carlisle, Moor House, Barnby, Newark.  Out of the Grahams Samson sired Corridan Begonia this heifer, January 2011 born, had been AI’d to Carmorn Copilot.  The same purchaser also bought the previous lot Bailgate Gertie for 3600gns.  Again with plenty of breeding behind, and another January 2011 born, this heifer is by Wilodge Cerberus and is out of the Junior daughter Carlton Bella.  She was sold PD’d in-calf to Bailgate Gino.

Bailgate Floozy, sold with her first calf at foot, also made 3600gns.  The August 2010 born heifer is by the AI sire Vivaldi and is out of the Vagabond sired Greenwell Darcy. The catalogue featured some strong performance figures throughout and Bailgate Floozy was sold with a top 1% Beef Value of LM+44.  Her January 2013 heifer calf, Bailgate Ipad, was sired by Bailgate Fearless.  Purchasing this outfit was LH Ward & Son, Hillcrest, Cumberworth, Alford, Lincolnshire.

Following the Bailgate, a small consignment of pedigree Limousin heifers were forward from the Charleston herd of Mr CG Buckston, Fields Farm, Sutton-On-The-Hill, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.  Leading the way at 1400gns was the entirely homebred Charleston Hesta.  This March 2012 born maiden heifer is by Charleston Emlyn and out of Charleston Starnitte.  The purchaser was RL Ritchie & Son, Haven-Lee, St Michaels Lane, Wainfleet, St Mary, Skegness, Lincs.

Joe Ward and Paul Gentry taken at the close of Joe’s Bailgate Sale at Newark.
Joe Ward and Paul Gentry taken at the close of Joe’s Bailgate Sale at Newark.



31 Cows                                  £2395

33 Cows & Calves                  £2859

57 Heifers                               £1342

14 In-calf Heifers                    £3232

15 Young Bulls/Calves            £1044

1 Stock Bull                             £2940

Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Market