- Top price for first-time exhibitor Thomas Threlkeld
- Eight bulls sell to 4,000gns and more
- 22 bulls average £3,930, two more bulls sold on the year
- Hudscales top the females at 3,200gns
Rockfirth Halifax from Thomas Threlkeld, Bow House Farm, Glencaple, Dumfries, made 10,500gns and led the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s end of season Summer Sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 13th June 2014.
Marking a fine debut, this was the first bull at a Society sale presented by Mr Threlkeld who has four cows in his pedigree Rockfirth herd. Rockfirth Halifax is by the Objat son Cloughhead Eddie and is out of the Vagabond daughter Greenwell Crystal. Speaking after the sale, a delighted Mr Threlkeld said that Greenwell Crystal was one of three cows that he had purchased at the noted Greenwell Dispersal Sale in 2010. In breeding Rockfirth Halifax, Cloughhead Eddie had been used primarily for the Objat breeding with Mr Threlkeld thinking that this would be a good match with the breeding of the dam. The 10,500gns top-priced bull was purchased by commercial producers J Halliday & Son, Pearsbyhall Farms, Tundergarth, Lockerbie.
In all, this end of season Summer Sale saw 22 bulls sell out of 32 forward to average £3,930. Eight bulls in the sale made 4,000gns or more. Two more bulls were sold than at the corresponding 2013 sale.
The second top price was the 5,000gns paid for Fieldson Indigo from JW & M C Fieldson, Poplar Farm, Corringham, Gainsborough. This January 2013 born bull is a Gunnerfleet Plunas son and is out of Fieldson Upbeat. Indigo was purchased by D J & M J Hoggarth from Old Hall, Ultha, Broughton in Furness.
At 4,900gns was Glenrock Hanibull from Mr S D Illingworth, Howgillside, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie which was sold to T W Hamilton & Son, Kirkton of Crawford, Abington, Biggar Lanarkshire. This bull, December 2012 born, was by the herd’s stock bull Bremore Artist, a Nenuphar son and is out of the Cloughhead Lord daughter, Glenrock Campari.
Millington Holland made 4,500gns when selling to W Halliday & Sons Capelfoot, Tundergarth, Lockerbie. Bringing a different bloodline on the sire side, this June 2012 bull is by the French bred sire Ecran. He is out of the Millington Vascular daughter Millington Daisy.
Three bulls made 4,000gns. The first of these was Dolcorsllwyn Hellraiser from Glyn Vaughan, Dolcorsllwyn, Machynlleth, Powys. Again bringing a new bloodline, Hellraiser is one of the first bulls to be sold by the French bred Anecdote, an Ondit son. Out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Dolcorsllwyn Emue, this September 2012 born bull was purchased by J McConachie & Son who run the Lethendry pedigree herd at Lethendry Farm, Cromdale, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire.
Also at 4,000gns was another from the Fieldson herd this time the November 2012 born Fieldson Houdini. This bull is by another Wilodge Vantastic son, Ironstone Colonel, and is out of the homebred Fieldson Tequila. Purchasing Fieldson Houdini was WJF Ramsay, Mid Muntloch Farm, Drummore, Stranraer.
The third bull to make 4,000gns was Eagleside Hoffmeister from Thomas Illingworth, Howgillside, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie. December 2012 born, Hoffmeister is another calf by the Irish-bred Bremore Artist and is out of an Irish dam, Brookmill Carrib, a Limo Tanat daughter. This bull also went locally when selling to DJ & M Moffat, Beechfield, Old Graitney, Gretna.
In the summer sale of females, including reduction sales from the Redpaths and Hudscales herds respectively, plus other consignments, 55 lots in all were sold. Topping this trade at 3,200gns was Hudscales Grand, from Andrew & William Cowx, Hudscales, Hesket New Market, Wigton, Cumbria, who was sold with her first calf at foot, the heifer calf Hudscales Iloveit. March 2011 born, Hudscales Grand is by Drummin Candyman and is out of the Gunnerfleet Talker sired Hudscales Chic. Sold in-calf to Norman Gent, this outfit was purchased by RC Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths, Raughton Head, Carlisle.
Redpaths Bronwyn, the first lot from the Redpaths Herd of Redpath Farms, 12 Bowmont Court, Heiton, Kelso, Roxburghshire, made 3,000gns. This eight year old cow is by Redpaths Pelican and is out of the Fedneyhouse Nelson daughter Bowers Topgirl. She was purchased by JA Nichols, 64 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire. From the same herd Redpaths Black Freya also made 3,000gns when selling to AJ Ewing, Drumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfriesshire. This April 2010 born female is by Bailea Caviare and is out of the Utah sired Grahams Charity. She was old with her first calf at foot, the November 2013 born Redpaths Imogen, who is by Newhouse Fullback.
Hudscales Floosie was another lot to make 3,000gns and was another purchased by Andrew Ewing. April 2010 born, Hudscales Floosie is by Ampertaine Cannon and is out of Hudscales Adele, a Scorboro Regius daughter. She was sold with her Sablier bull calf at foot, Hudscales Impressive.
22 Bulls £3930.00
13 Cows & Heifers served and/or suckling £2358.46
23 Cows & Heifers served and/or suckling £2437.83
3 Cows served and/or suckling £2205.00
12 Maiden Heifers £1395.63
3 Females £1050.00
1 Bull £ 945.00