- Grahams Ethel sells for 4500gns
- Roxburgh Jadore makes 3500gns
- 25 females average £2373
A cow and calf unit from John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso sold for a combined price of 8000gns to lead the trade of Limousin females at the Breeders’ Autumn Sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 16th October.
The first lot in the ring, the six year old cow Grahams Ethel was bred by Mr & Mrs RJ Graham, Airthrey Kerse, Bridge of Allan, Stirling. Sired by the 30,000gns Millgate Clinker she is out of the French bred female Agate and was sold in-calf to Goldies Forever. The Red Ladies Champion in 2011 she was originally bought at that sale by Mr Elliot. Purchasing Grahams Ethel for 4500gns at Carlisle was Ian Davidson for his Ballyrickard Herd at Larne, County Antrim.
Grahams Ethel’s heifer calf, Roxburgh Jadore, was bought for 3500gns by Gordon Hendry who runs the Aultmore Herd at Heads of Auchinderran, Keith, Banffshire. October 2014 born this calf is by the noted AI sire Sympa.
From the same home Roxburgh Isotope, an embryo calf, sold for 3400gns to the Raysonhall Herd of Mr & Mrs D Hill, Whitewall, Great Asby, Appleby, Cumbria. Full of breeding this May 2013 born heifer is by the French sire Omer and is out of the Sympa daughter Haltcliffe Emerald who was purchased for 30,000gns. A maternal sister to the 18,000gns Roxburgh Hoodoo, Isotope was sold PD’d in-calf to Ampertaine Foreman.
Also at 3400gns was Normande Hooker from Norman Cruickshank, Cowford Farm, Cleghorn, Lanarkshire, who was sold with her first calf at foot, the heifer calf Normande Looker (a Beck Giant daughter). April 2012 born Normande Hooker is by Elegante Envy and is out of the Ravageur daughter Normande Venetia.
The Roxburgh Herd sold a further cow and calf unit for 3200gns. The 2010 cow Sarkley Fludy, bred by Messrs EH Pennie & Son, Montgomery Powys, made 2200gns when selling to the Highridge Herd of G&L Dunn, Ridgepark, Highridge Farm, Sampford, Courtenay, Okehampton. Again sold PD’d in calf to Goldies Forever, Sarkley Fludy, a maternal sister to Sarkley Ola, is by Salomon and out of the Ronick Gains daughter Sarkley Judy. Her bull calf at foot, Roxburgh Jolt, was purchased for 1000gns by RD McKelvey, Burnside, Lochmaben, Lockerbie. November 2014 born Jolt is by Sympa.
Continuing the run from the Roxburgh Herd, Sarkley Fludy’s first calf, Roxburgh Image, made 2500gns. This July 2013 born heifer, by the AI sire Ampertaine Commander, was sold Pd’d in-calf to Ampertaine Foreman. The purchaser of Roxburgh Image was Kevin Sunderland for the Ploverheights herd at Plover Heights Farm, Lumb, Rossendale, Lancashire.
Another cow and calf from Norman Cruickshank made 2400gns when selling to A Ewart & Son, Isle of Dalton, Lockerbie. The nine-year-old Normande Brandy is by Ardnacrusha Uthman and out of Normande Ilene. She was sold with her August born heifer calf at foot Normande Lady by Roundhill Hamlet.
25 females £2373
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