Rockfirth Halifax from Thomas Threlkeld, Bow House Farm, Glencaple, Dumfries, the July 2012 born bull made 10,500gns and lead the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Summer Sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 13th June 2014.
This was the first bull at a Society sale presented by Mr Threlkeld who has four cows at 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 Greenwell Dispersal Sale. He had used Cloughhead Eddie primarily for the Objat breeding and thought that they would be a good match. The top priced bull was purchased by commercial producers J Halliday & Son, Pearsbyhall Farms, Gundergarth, Lockerbie.
In all, this end of season Summer Sale saw 22 bulls sell out of 32 forward to average £3,790. 8 bulls in the sale made 4,000gns or more.
The second top price was the 5,000gns Fieldson Indigo from J W & 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 4,900 gns was Glenrock Hanibull from Mr S D Illingworth, Howgillside, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, was sold to T W Hamilton & Son, Kirkton of Crawford, Abington, Lanarkshire. This bull December 2012 born, was by the herd’s stock bull Bremore Artist and is out of the Cloughhead Lord daughter, Glenrock Campari.
Millington Holland was bought by W Halliday & Sons Capelfoot, Gundergarth, Lockerbie
Full report and pictures to follow.