• 83% clearance rate
  • 15 bulls average £4256
  • Averages up by £702

Shannas Illusion from John and Margaret Penny, Shannas, Mintlaw, Peterhead sold for 7000gns and led a strong Limousin trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society Sale held at Thainstone, Inverurie on Wednesday 25th February.  The sale was within Aberdeen & Northern Marts Spring Show Multi Breed sale of pedigree cattle.

In front of the judge Anne MacPherson, Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness, the April 2013 born Shannas Illusion had secured the Limousin Championship before moving on to take the Overall Supreme Interbreed Championship.  Illusion is by Craigatoke Bart, a Haltcliffe Underwriter son, and is out of the Dyke Thunder daughter Shannas Ballerina.  Selling with solid performance figures for growth and muscle, the Champion bull was purchased by Liam Muir, Orkney.  The first bull in the ring, Shannas Irnbru, got the Limousin sale off to a good start when selling for 4000gns.  This bull is another by Craigatoke Bart and is out of Shannas Champagne.

A good show of Limousin bulls met with an excellent trade that saw averages up by £702 on the year to £4256 for the 15 bulls sold.  The clearance rate was 83%.

At 6000gns was Livet Ike from Stephen Duncan, Achdregnie, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire.  July 2013 born this bull is by the 28,000gns AI sire Procters Cavalier and is out of the homebred dam Livet Brooke.  Purchasing this bull was Rhindu Farm, Rhindu, Chapeltown, Ballindalloch.

Albert Howie, West Knock, Stuartfield, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire made 5500gns when selling his black Limousin bull Knock Black Inferno to Robert Chapman, Fraserburgh.  By the Irish sire Baileys Finalest, a Queenshead Altea son, this April 2013 born bull is out of the Newhouse Billy daughter Knock Felicity.

Emslies Imij made 4800gns when selling for Harry Emslie, Kinknockie,  Mintlaw,  Peterhead,  Aberdeenshire.  Sired by the herd stock bull Procters Cavalier he is out of Emslies Doreen, a Milbrook Vintage daughter.  The June 2013born Imij had earlier stood as the Reserve Overall Champion in the Limousin section.  Emslies Imij was bought by RA Finnie, Bush Farm, Crathie.  Selling at 4200gns was the Bailea BMW son Emslies Black Istabraq also from Harry Emslie.  The dam of this July 2013 bull is Hafodlas Bronfraith, a Saphir daughter.