The stylish January 2015 born heifer Dinmore Lanelle sold for 16,000gns to lead the second major on-farm production sale from the Dinmore Herd of Paul Dawes, Dinmore Manor Estate held on Saturday 2nd July 2016.
Dinmore Lanelle, an embryo calf, is by the stock sire Diamant, who was the 2014 Interbreed Champion at the Royal Wels Show, and is out of the prolific Dinmore Elle who herself was breed champion at the 2010 Royal Welsh.
Purchasing the top price, and the sale’s top three prices was Tommy & Aiden O’Harte who are new breeders from Leonards Island, Clones, Co Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. Mr O’Harte, who is looking to build up a herd of around thirty to forty cows, owns Harte Peat Ltd a company that supplies a specialist peat product to the mushroom industry on a worldwide basis. Speaking after the sale Tommy O’Harte said that he had closely followed Limousin pedigree sales and shows in recent years and had been attracted by the quality of the Dinmore cattle to the eye and for their depth of breeding.
The second top price selling for 11,000gns to the O’Harte’s was the July 2014 born Dinmore Juniper. Another embryo calf Dinmore Juniper is sired by Objat and is out of another prolific and show winning cow in the herd, Dinmore Daffodil.
At 8000gns was Dinmore Latena. This young calf, March 2015 born, is sired by Dinmore Goldeneye and is out of Dinmore Eathena whose granddam is the noted Dinmore Athena.
Frozen Embryo Record Set at 5000gns
The sale also saw a new UK Limousin record set for frozen embryos when two embryos sold for 5000gns each. The embryos are full-blood to the world record breaking bull Trueman Jagger (£147,000) being a mating of Ampertaine Gigolo and Trueman Grazia. Both embryos were purchased by Teuus Dekker, Cowporation, Holland.
Other Leading Prices:
Lot 62, 6800gns Dinmore Lace to C Roberts, Gorswen, Rowen, Conwy
Lot 50, 6500gns Dinmore Jolorie to D&R McFarland, Omagh, Co Tyrone
Lot 24, 6000gns Dinmore Imogen to G Hadfield, Lumm Farm, Droylsden, Manchester
Lot 26, 6000gns Dinmore Gipsie to G Hadfield, Lumm Farm, Droylsden, Manchester
Lot 11, 5800gns Dinmore Genevieve
Full report to follow…..