• Trueman Jagger sets UK & European all-breeds bovine record
  • 140,000gns sets new Limousin world record price
  • 85 bulls average £8709,a new UK all-breeds record
  • Averages up on the year by over £3200
  • Intermediate bulls average over £10,000
  • Thirteen bulls make 10,000gns or more
  • Ampertaine Jamboree sells for 45,000gns

It was a world record breaking day at Carlisle on Saturday 17th October when Trueman Jagger from Henry Savage & Sons, Altnamackin, Newry, Co Down sold for a remarkable 140,000gns (£147,000).  Widely described as one of the best Limousin bulls ever seen at a British Limousin Cattle Society Sale, the April 2014 born bull was purchased by a five way syndicate of breeders which comprised of Michael & Melanie Alford, Foxhillfarm; Paul Dawes, Dinmore; Messrs Jenkinson, Whinfellpark; Gareth Lee, Calogale;and Danny Sawrij, Swalesmoor.

The world record was the highlight of the Society’s Autumn Sale that saw 85 bulls sell to a sensational average of £8709.  The average was up by over £3200 on the year and is a new UK all-breeds record.

Trueman Jagger - Overall Champion - 140,000gns
Trueman Jagger – Overall Champion – 140,000gns

On Friday at the pre-sale show Trueman Jagger had been placed as the Overall Supreme Champion & Intermediate Champion by the judge, and Irish Limousin Cattle Society Chairman, Kevin Bohan, Beechhill Farm, Doon, Co. Laois.  An embryo calf, Trueman Jagger is by Ampertaine Gigolo and is out of the noted Trueman Grazia.

'Team Savage' with the world record breaking Trueman Jagger
‘Team Savage’ with the world record breaking Trueman Jagger
Members of the buyer's syndicate with their new purchase!
Members of the buyer’s syndicate with their new purchase!

Ampertaine breeding, from James McKay, Upperlands, Maghera, Co. Derry was one of the features of the sale and the Reserve Overall Champion,  and Reserve Intermediate Champion was another Ampertaine Gigolo son, Ampertaine Jamboree.  Another April 2014 born bull, Jamboree is out of the Wilodge Cerberus daughter Ampertaine Fifi.  This bull made the day’s second top rice of 45,000gns when being purchased by the Ronick herd of W Dick & Sons, Mains of Throsk, Stirling.

Ampertaine Jamboree - 45,000gns
Ampertaine Jamboree – 45,000gns

Full report to follow…..

Other Top Prices:

Lot 249  Ballinloan Jaegerbomb 24,000gns to J Handley, Gunnerfleet Farm, Carnforth, Lancs

Lot 213 Huntershall Jeronimo 22,000gns to A Burnett& Sons, Upper Spittalton Farm, Stirling

Lot 194 Goldies Jurassic 20,000gns to Procters Farm Ltd, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Lot 255 Ampertaine Jeronimo 19,000gns to EW Quick & Sons, Loosebeare Manor, Crediton, Devon

Lot 237 Craigatoke Jack 17,000gns to Dan Tynan, Beechhill Farm, Doon, Mountrath, Co Laois, Eire

Lot 148 Haltcliffe Johnny 15,000gns to Kinnerton Hall Farm, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury

Lot 108 Trueman Jukebox 12,000gns to G Cameron, Acharrade, Argyll

Lot 134 Haltcliffe Jonsson 11,500gns to Gaich Farms, Lower Gaich Farm, Dulnain Bridge, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire

Lot 157 Goldies Judge 11,000gns to WC Mably Farm Partnership, Launceston

Lot 256 Ampertaine Jupiter 10,500gns to S&GA Potter, Westside Close, Topcliffe, Thirsk

Lot 246 Ballinloan Jericho 10,000gns to Smiths of Bloxham, Newlands Farm, Bloxham, Banbury

Full Report to Follow….