- Three animals make 10,000gns or more with nine in all at 5000gns or over
- Oddacres Lemmy sets a new weaned calf record at 10,000gns
- Brockhurst Howzat wins Red Ladies Championship with Goldies Inchantress in Reserve.
- Champion & Reserve purchased by Aileen Ritchie
The Limousin breed finished its pedigree sale year on a high at the annual Red Ladies Derby & Weaned Calf Sale with the three-year-old Brockhurst Howzat from WJ & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm, Chesham, Bucks selling for a sale topping 24,000gns. There was a breed record also in the Weaned Calf Sale when Oddacres Lemmy, a March 2015 born bull calf from AJ Mason, Odd Acres Farm, Skipton, North Yorkshire made 10,000gns. The sales were held on Friday 11th December at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
An embryo calf Brockhurst Howzat is by Wilodge Vantastic and is out of Brockhurst Bolshoi the 2014 Royal Highland Breed Champion. Bolshoi herself is by Grahams Samson and out of Ronick McAinsi. Described as one of the best females bred in the Brockhurst herd, this first calver was sold Pd’d in calf to Ardglasson Highlander. Purchasing the Champion animal was Aileen Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside, Whitecairns, Aberdeenshire for her Ritchies pedigree herd. Earlier in the day in the pre-sale show Brockhurst Howzat had come through a strong line-up of first prize winners to be given the Championship nod by the judge Lynwen Emslie who along with her husband Harry runs the noted Emslies herd at Kinockie, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Commenting on her Champion Lynwen said: “This heifer is powerful, very correct, very sweet, and has tremendous breed character. She showed herself extremely well.”
The Reserve Champion and winner of class two was the November 2013 born Goldies Inchantress from Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries. Another powerful heifer with tremendous length Inchantress is by Kaprico Germander, a Sympa son, and is out of Goldies Etoile a daughter of the prolific female Goldies Vitality. Along with this heifer, who was sold as empty, Bruce Goldie offered one grade A frozen embryo sired by Ampertaine Gigolo (the sire of the world record breaking Trueman Jagger. The Reserve Champion was also purchased by Aileen Ritchie.
In the Weaned Calf the new record mark of 10,000gns paid for Oddacres Lemmy was also the highest sale to date achieved by the breeder Andrew Mason. This calf, perhaps the most extreme bull calf bred in the herd, is the first to be offered at a Society sale by the sire Gallois a French bred bull who was imported at eight months old. The sire’s back pedigree features both the noted bulls Jacot and Sauvignon. After some spirited bidding Oddacres Lemmy was purchased by James Cooper for his Tomschoice pedigree herd at Hill Top Farm, Dacre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Other leading prices:
RED LADIES DERBY:
2 24,000gns Aileen Ritchie, Tamara, Burnside, Whitecairns, Aberdeen.
1st in class 1 and Overall Champion
18 10,000gns W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House, Dufton, Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria.
1st in class 5
32 9,200gns S Wilson Ltd, Corby Hill, Carlisle, Cumbria.
3rd in class 7
4 8,000gns Aileen Ritchie, Tamara, Burnside, Whitecairns, Aberdeen.
1st in class 2 and Reserve Overall Champion
31 5,500gns TE & H Price, Pencraig, Trelech, Carmarthen.
2nd in class 7
12 4,000gns RF Turner & Son, Bassingbourn Farm, Fordham, Ely.
2nd in class 4
40 10,000gns JM & SP Cooper, Hill Top Farm, Dacre, Harrogate, N.Yorkshire,.
2nd in class 8B
79 7,500gns Half Share
G & JA Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange, Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe, Co.Durham.
W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House, Dufton, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria.
43 6,000gns JN Swinbank, Cold Comfort Farm, Neasham, Darlington, Co.Durham.
2nd in class 8A
48 5,000gns R & IA Watson, West Hindon, Woodland, Bishop Auckland, Co.Durham.
1st in class 8B
41 4,000gns JR Sheard, Low Common Farm, Almondbury, Huddersfield.
62 4,000gns J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill Farm, Whitfield, Hexham, Northumberland.
1st in class 8A
64 4,000gns RF Turner & Son, Bassingbourn Farm, Fordham, Ely.
1st in class 9
77 4,000gns Greensons Limousin, Tunbridge Lane, Bottisham, Cambridge.
25 Red Ladies £4267.20
20 Weaned Bull Calves £2850.75