The British Limousin Cattle Society’s upcoming Autumn 2014 Bull Sales kick off with two sales in quick succession.
First up is the sale at Carlisle to be held on Saturday 18th October.
This is closely followed by the sale at Stirling on Monday 20th October
Carlisle, Saturday 18th October: 199 bulls have been entered from 88 vendors situated around the United Kingdom. The catalogue for the sale can be downloaded and viewed by clicking on the link HERE. Alternatively you can request a hard copy by telephoning: 01228 406230.
On Friday 17th October the bulls for sale can be viewed at the pre-sale show which will commence from 11.00am and is being judged by Joan Gilliland of the Ballyrobin Herd, Ballyrobin Road, Co. Antrim. The bull sale itself commences on Saturday 18th October at 10.30am
*Also on Friday 17th October at Carlisle, commencing at 5.00pm, is a BLCS Breeders’ Sale featuring 110 catalogued lots. Again please click on the link to view the catalogue for this sale or telephone the above number for a hard copy. The sale consists of the Dispersal Sale of the Rathconville herd with other consignments from the Millbrow, Griseburn, Tallyrock, Saeson, & Hawthorne herds respectively.
Stirling, Monday 20th October: 101 bulls have been entered from 38 vendors. Again, the catalogue for the sale can be downloaded and viewed by clicking on the link HERE. Alternatively you can request a hard copy by telephoning: 01786 473055. There are also 18 females catalogued to sell.
The show & sale will be held on one day, Monday 20th October. The show of Limousin bulls is at 1pm and is being judged by Colin Souttar, Brougham, Penrith. The bull sale itself will commence at 5.00pm.
LIMOUSIN SALES FOCUSED ON THE CUSTOMER
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Sales are built firmly around the needs of the customer and aimed at delivering the highest level of buyer’s confidence. Breeders are striving to provide high quality added value animals within the Society’s all-round structured Society sales programme of customer focused services
Here are just some of the services and assurances that buyers and customers will have at the forthcoming BLCS Sale at Carlisle.
Herd Health Information: All vendor’s herds have up-to-date Herd Health information included in the Vendor’s Index in the catalogue. This contains information on TB status; membership of CHeCS health schemes; Johnes, BVD, IBR and Lepto status.
Performance Recorded: A high percentage of the bulls entered are from fully performance recorded herds and have Estimated Breeding Values displayed. Buyers can take advantage of the performance indicators that can help in the selection of traits for calving ease, growth and muscle, milk, docility, and gestation length. Prior to the sale the on-line BASCO database provides you with the Limousin herdbook at your finger-tips where you can look up and research the pedigrees and figures of sale animals and their families. Go to www.limousin.co.uk and click on the BASCO icon.
Inspected Bulls: At the Autumn 2014 Sales, bulls entered will be subject to a pre-sale inspection conducted by two veterinary inspectors and an appointed Society inspector. Bulls will be weighed and must pass a pre-determined weight for age standard. A veterinary examination of testicles, eyes, teeth and general health is also conducted. Testicles are inspected, measured and must pass a minimum size. Bulls are also inspected for locomotion, general conformation, and docility.
Pre-sale Show: The pre-sale show of bulls allows buyers to visually assess, compare and select the bulls of their choice to bid on.
NBA Breeding Warranties: Providing a level of post-sale guarantee, bulls are sold under the National Beef Associations Breeding Warranties. These carefully crafted industry standard rules provide buyers with guarantees, to timelines, on the bull’s fertility.
Taurus Insurance: Available at all BLCS sales, Taurus also provides fall of hammer insurance cover for both vendors and buyers. The attractive Luck Penny Insurance incorporates NBA Breeding warranty, All Risks Mortality, and Loss of Use.
Choice & Value: Consistently of a high standard at Society Sales, there are first class bulls ideally suited to a variety of markets and at all levels of budget. The majority of bulls sold at Society sales are between 3000 – 5000gns. High quality at real value.
The Society’s website, www.limousin.co.uk, will keep you up to date with all the news in the run up to the sales and with its post reporting. So come to the Limousin Sales with confidence and where the Society, the breeders within, and the auctioneers are working hard on the customers behalves.