- 15 females sell to average £4203.50
A small but high quality consignment of Limousin females were sold at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Breeders’ Sale held at Borderway, Carlisle on the evening of Friday 14th October from the pedigree herds of Roxburgh, Romford, Swalesmoor and Cowford respectively. The quality entry of females was packed with some of the most noted genetics within the Limousin breed.
A call of 10,000gns saw the November 2014 born heifer Romford Jola top the sale for the Gordon Brook Estate, Upper Huntlywood Farm, Earlston, Berwickshire. Jola was born by embryo transfer and sired by the muscle producer Carmorn Copilot and out of Sarkely Ola, who won Champion and Reserve Interbreed at the Royal Welsh Show 2000 as a heifer. Progeny from Sarkley Ola have sold to 25,000gns for Sarkley Dalola, Red Ladies Day Carlisle November 2009. Another from the same family, Sarkley Bellola sold for 24,000gns as a maiden heifer at the Sarkley production sale Carlisle July 2007.
Romford Jola was described as ‘’a heifer with a great pedigree and explosive muscle” and she now heads to W Richardson & Son for their Mystyle herd, Ghyll House, Dufton, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria.
Also heading home with W Richardson & Son was Swalesmoor Isla at 8,500gns from vendors Kedzlie Farms, Blainslie, Lauderdale, Galashiels. Also born by embryo transfer the September 2013 Swalesmoor Isla was sold as an in calf heifer, having been inseminated by the 140,000gns Trueman Jagger and then having run with Dinmore Goldeneye and Miscombe Holande. Isla is sired by the well known Wilodge Vantastic and out of another Sarkley bred dam, Sarkley Edajen who was purchased by Kedzlie Farm for 30,000gns at the production sale from the Sarkley herd of Messrs EH Pennie & Son, Llandyssil, Montgomery back in August 2011.
Another in calf heifer Swalesmoor Jersey from Kedzlie Farm sold for 5,000gns to Gary Bell, Hass Side Farm, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Jersey is a April 2014 born daughter of Cloughhead Umpire and out the Craigatoke Apache sired dam Dinmore Doughnut. She had also been inseminated to the 140,000gns Trueman Jagger and then ran with Dinmore Goldeneye and Miscombe Holande.
Kedzlie Farm received a further 5,000gns when they sold the heifer Swalesmoor Jewel. Fully French bred, Jewel is sired by Brutus and out of the imported dam Clochette. Swalesmoor Jewel was inside her mother when Clochette was purchased for 13,000gns at the Birdies herd dispersal sale at Newark in May 2014. The same day a full sister to Swalesmoor Jewel, Birdies Isabeau was also purchased by the herd for 3,800gns. Swalesmoor Jewel now heads to the Breconside herd of Breconside Farm Partnership, Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
Other Leading Prices
- 11 Swalesmoor Iris 4,500gns JF Weighell, Fox Grove Farm, East Layton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
- 7 Roxburgh Joy 4,400gns Hughes Bros Construction, Portrack Grange Road, Portrack Lane, Stockton on Tees.
- 13 Swalesmoor Jessie 3,500gns JF Weighell, Fox Grove Farm, East Layton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
15 Females £4203.50