Solid Limousin trade at Newark

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Newark Market’s autumn Limousin Day fixture once again provided buyers with the chance to select from the breed’s leading genetics, with a solid trade for the best of the cattle on offer, reports auctioneer Paul Gentry.

“As expected at autumn sales trade was more selective, with buyers in cautious mood and only willing to bid competitively for cattle they needed to take through the winter.”

Heading prices at 5000gns was Foxhillfarm Jobsworth, the champion from the pre-sale show under judge Karl Suddes of the Cornsay herd.

Jobsworth from the Alford family, Cullompton, Devon, is by Loosebeare Fantastic and out of the prolific breeder Bankdale Alice. He sold to E A Quickfall, Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Following that at 4000gns was Birdies Jim from the Gascoines Group. This son of French sire Brutus is out of Corridan Diamond, a Corridan Arkle daughter and was bought by A D Masters, Stanhoe, Norfolk.

Then making 3800gns was another from the Alford family, Foxhillfarm Jaffa who was second in the same class as Jobsworth. This one is by Wilodge Tonka and out of Ravenelle, making him full brother to the noted Wilodge Fantastic. He sold for 3800gns to R A Wilson, Louth, Lincolnshire.

After that at 3700gns was Coachhouse Julian from the Heald family. This son of Mereside Daytona is out of Coachhouse Chanel, a Coachhouse Amos daughter and was knocked down to L W Howe, Barwell, Leicestershire.

Two then trade at 3500gns, with the first being another Daytona son from the Healds, Coachhouse Joseph. He’s out of Coachhouse Dignity, a Haltcliffe Picasso daughter ans was taken by H R Key and Son, Plumstead, Norfolk.

The other at this money was Lowgate Jumbo from Ian Brown, with this one being a son of Sportsmans Ferguson out of Lowgate Cassie, a Wilodge Visa daughter. He found a new home with R M Shaw, Nethergate.

Females

The Alford family were also to the fore in the females, taking the day’s top price of 4000gns when selling Foxhillfarm Jasmine, a full sister to Jaffa and, therefore, full sister to Wilodge Fantastic. She sold to Gary Patterson for his Aultmore herd, Aberdeenshire.

And the same vendors then sold Foxhillfarm Jade at 3800gns. Sired by Objat she is out of Sarkley Fadajen and was bought by J F Weighell, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Following along at 3500gns was Frogmore Isobel from Chris White. This Ulm daughter is out of Ironstone Fragrant, a Wilodge Vantastic daughter and sold having been AI’d to Ampertaine Gigolo. She sold to A Smith, St Michael Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk.

Selling at 3000gns was Harrison Gracie from Darren Wharton. This daughter of Wilodge Vantastic is out of the Ronick Ivan daughter Harrison Petunia and sold with a bull calf at foot by Plumtree Deus. Buying this one was R M Shaw, Nethergate.

And just shy of that at 2900gns was Withersdale Heiress from the same home. She’s by Uskudar and out of Withersdale Ainsi, a Malibu daughter. This first calver sold with a bull calf at foot by Sympa and was bought by Andrew Bishop, Eldersfield, Gloucestershire.

Averages; 19 bulls £2873.29, 14 cows and calves £2025.54, two in-calf heifers £2770, 17 in-calf cows £1116.03, 15 maiden heifers £1644.27, one young bull £840, three steers £1053.33 (Newark Livestock Sales).