59 Females Average £1,851
Sale Grosses £109,253
Maybe Girly, an October 2011-born in-calf heifer from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie, Dumfries was the 9,000gns sale leader at the British Limousin Cattle Society Breeders’ Sale held on Friday 14th February 2014, the evening prior to the bull sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
By the Irish-bred sire, Galbally C458, a Neuf son, Maybe Girly is out of Maybe Cute (by Ronick Hawk) who won Female of the Year in the 2013 Scottish Limousin Club Herd Competition, and she was shown at foot when her dam won the Interbreed Championship at the 2012 Dumfries Show, along with Breed Championships at Wigtown and Stewartry Shows respectively. Sold having run with the 12,000gns Netherhall Epic, a Sympa son, Maybe Girly (LM+29) was purchased by J & W Wilson, Kirkmabreck Farm, Creetown, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
The 9,000gns price tag led what was the first Production Sale from David & Rosemary Cornthwaite’s Limousin herd established in 1993 which runs alongside their 370-strong commercial enterprise. Overall, 9 Maybe heifers averaged £2,870. The same purchasers, Messrs Wilson, also bought the next lot, the 2600gns Maybe Geological, by the same sire and out of the Marquis daughter, Maybe Biological, who was sold PD’d in-calf to Netherhall Epic.
At the 2,900gns mark was Barrons Huna (LM+21), brought out by Mr W Barron, Morrow Edge Farm, Burnhope, Co Durham when going under the hammer to the Tottingworth prefix of J & S Wareham, Little Tottingworth Farm, Broad Oak, Heathfield, E Sussex. Sired by Ampertaine Commander and out of the Malibu daughter, Barrons Una, this rising two-year-old heifer was sold having run with the 40,000gns Mereside Godolphin. Willie Barron’s next lot, Barrons Hilda (LM+28), then took the next leading price of 2,800gns when snapped up by the pedigree Laga Farms Ltd, Arwick, Evie, Orkney. April 2012-born, she is once again by the 20,000gns Ampertaine Commander but this time out of the Sarkley Volvo-bred dam, Barrons Calorie. Again, she was sold in-calf to Mereside Godolphin, the May 2013 Carlisle sale leader.
Securing a final bid of 2,600gns was Ewdenvale Hester from Mr S Wilde, Spite Winter House, Bradfield, Sheffield. September 2012-born, this maiden heifer is by the French sire, Vagabond, and is out of Ewdenvale Candy, an Ionesco daughter whose dam is Withersdale Tara, mother of the 7,000gns Ewdenvale Falcon. With a tremendous Beef Value of LM+48, she now heads to F & MP Allinson & Son, West Briscoe, Baldersdale, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. Messrs Allison had earlier snapped up the 1,600gns Gunnerfleet Helune from J&I Handley, Ingleton, Lancs.
Heading the Cloughhead contingent on behalf of Mr GL Hutton, Setmabanning, Threlkeld, Cumbria was the 2,500gns Cloughhead Hazel. By the French-bred bull, Utrillo, and out of the Ugues daughter, Cloughhead Bessie, this November 2011 heifer was purchased by C & L Murphy, Stripeside, Aberlour, Banffshire. The same buyers also bought Cloughhead Helen at 2,000gns; Maybe Gnome at 2,200gns; and Meadowrig Grace at 2,000gns.
59 Females £1851.74