- 34 bulls sell to average £3660
- 81% clearance of bulls forward
- 5 bulls sell at 5000gns and over
Grahams Black Icon, from Mr & Mrs R & J Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling sold for 6000gns and led the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s May Sale at Stirling held on Monday 4th May 2015. The sale was held within the Multibreed Sale hosted by United Auctions.
August 2013 born, the black coated Grahams Black Icon is by Goldies Forever and is out of the dam Saunders Edwina. Purchasing the top price was Peter Alexander, Mains of Mause, Blairgowrie who runs 1000 Limousin suckler cows and who will be hosting the 2015 Scotland’s Beef Event on May 27th. The same buyer also snapped up the Reserve Supreme Champion, Dyke Ironman, for 5000gns from J R MacGregor Ltd, Dyke Farm, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow. This bull, September 2013 born, is by the AI sire Virginia Andy and is out of the homebred dam Dyke Estelle. The Grahams herd also sold Grahams Black Intense for 4000gns to WJ Vance & Sons, Low Skeog, Whithorn, Newton Stewart. Another by Goldies Forever, this bull is out of the French bred dam Ulsie.
Following hard on the heels of the breed’s sale at Carlisle on Saturday May 2nd, a further 34 bulls sold to average £3660 with five selling at 5000gns and over. The clearance rate was 81% of the 42 bulls forward. Between the Carlisle and Stirling sales 151 Limousin bulls were sold in all to gross just under £795,000.
At 5800gns was Lauder Iain from John & Craig Connell, Wanton Walls, Lauder, Berwickshire. This bull, first in the opening class of the day, is by the Homebyres Vanhee son, Homebyres Eagle, and is out of the six-year-old cow Bapton Eileen. Buying this bull was Mr R Martyn, Wester Bleaton & Solzarie, Bridge of Cally.
Bruce Goldie enjoyed a solid day’s trading when selling three bulls at over 5000gns. The September 2013 born Goldies Indiana made 5500gns when selling to WT Hendry & Son, Back o’ Muir Farm, Stirling. Standing second in his class to the Reserve Champion, this bull is by the Sympa son Kaprico Gerimander and is out of Goldies Belle, a Ramses daughter. Also at 5500gns was Goldies Ivanhoe who had stood third in the same class. This bull is another son of Kaprico Gerimander and is out of another Ramses daughter, this time Goldies Bramble. Purchasing this bull was G Brown & Sons, Stoneypath, Dunbar.
The Goldies Herd also had the day’s Overall Supreme Champion in the shape of Goldies Independent, a November 2013 born embryo calf. This bull is sired by the noted Wilodge Tonka and is out of the French bred cow Java who has had previous bulls sell at Stirling for 9500gns. Goldies Independent made 5200gns when selling to James Bilsland, Spittal Farm, Croftamie. The pre-sale Limousin judge was John MacGregor from the Allanfauld Herd, Kilsyth, Glasgow.
From the Allanfauld Herd itself, Allanfauld Ignition made 4500gns when selling to the Scottish Government Bull Stud, Knocknagael Farm, Inverness. This June 2013 born bull is by Haltcliffe Underwriter and is out of the Talent sired Tweedside Vixen.
At 4000gns was Ronick Imitate from Mr R Dick, Mains of Throsk, Stirling. A Rathconville Eugene son this bull is out of the Grahams Bonzo sired Ronick Elola. Purchasing Ronick Imitate was W Russell & Son, Bankhead Farm, Carnwath, Lanarkshire.
34 Bulls £3660
Auctioneers: United Auctions