- In-calf heifer Brockhurst Holy makes 5800gns
Ewdenvale Ivanhoe from Mr S Wilde, Spike Winter House, Bradfield, Nr Sheffield made 5500gns and led the bull trade at the Newark Limousin Day Sale held on 11th April at Newark Livestock Market. The bull sale was held for the first time under the auspices of the British Limousin Cattle Society. Almost 200 pedigree females were also catalogued in a BLCS supported Breeders’ Sale.
The August 2013 born Ewdenvale Ivanhoe is by the AI sire Wilodge Tonka and is out of the homebred Ewdenvale Gemma, an Ampertaine Abracadabra daughter. Purchasing the top price was Andrew Bishop, Pitfield Farm, Glos. Commenting on his purchase Mr Bishop said: “The bull has been purchased with a view to producing show calves out of Limousin cross Blue cows. He has a sweet head, a good top line and has lots of shape with a good end.”
Earlier in the day, Coachhouse Infielder from Messrs Heald, Home Farm, Grove, Retford, Notts had been placed as the pre-sale show Junior & Supreme Champion by the judge Martin Irvine of the noted Anside Herd, Braehead Farm, Banffs, Moray. He went on to make the second top price of 4800gns when selling to RF Turner & Son, Bassingbourn Farm, Isleham Road, Fordham, Cambs. Entirely homebred this August 2013 bull is by Coachhouse Eebygum and is out of Coachhouse Verve a Haltcliffe Picasso daughter.
Leading the females, and setting the top price of the day, was Brockhurst Holy at 5800gns from Messrs WJ&M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm, Chesham, Bucks. Full of breeding this September 2012 born embryo calf is by the prolific Wilodge Vantastic and is out of the multi title winning show cow Brockhurst Bolshoi, the Grahams Samson daughter. Also sold in calf to another show winning bull, Ardglasson Highlander, the top priced animal was purchased by pedigree breeder Andrew Gammie, Drumforber, Lawrencekirk, Aberdeenshire.
Other Bull Prices
- 4500gns Gascoines Iain to FS Knight, 7 Wells Farm, Oundle, Peterborough, Cambs
- 4500gns Newroddige Imperial to Bill Stewart, Greenfold, Bridge of Marnoch, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Full report and averages to follow.