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.
The Bailgate Dispersal Sale, held at Newark Livestock Market on Saturday 8th June, 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 by Hudscales Earl. Purchasing the top price was the Herefordshire based E&S Layton, Knoakes Court, Ivington, Leominster.
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 plenty of breeding 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 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.
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.
Full report to follow.
31 Cows £2395
33 Cows & Calves £2859
57 Heifers £1342
14 In-calf Heifers £3232
15 Young Bulls/Calves £1044
2 Stock Bulls £4620