• 114 bulls average £6668 up by £1058 on the year
  • 91% clearance as 114 of the 125 bulls forward sell
  • 17 more bulls sold on the year
  • 16 bulls make five figures and over
  • 53 bulls in all make 5000gns and over
  • Bulls and females gross £856,332

Limousin bulls met with a strong demand and a flying trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s February Sale held at Borderway Mart on Saturday 18th February.  There was something for everyone with commercial producers out in force and the trade added to with a sprinkling of breeder’s bulls.

Sixteen bulls made five figures and over with 53 in all making 5000gns and more.  Underlining the strong demand, averages on the year were up by £1058 to a mighty £6668 for the 114 bulls sold.  The clearance rate was an exceptional 91% with the 114 bulls sold being out of the 125 forward.

Swalesmoor Liam 30,000gns
Swalesmoor Liam 30,000gns

Leading the day’s trade was the stylish Swalesmoor Liam at 30,000gns from the Swalesmoor Partnership, Kedzlie Farm Ltd, Kedzlie Farm, Lauderdale.  This October 2015 born bull is an embryo calf by the noted Cloughhead Umpire and out of Nebo Favourite, a cow with strong show record behind her and purchased for the herd at 9000gns.  In the summer of 2016 Swalesmoor Liam had stood as a first prize winner at the Natioanl Limousin Show and at arlisle in the pre-sale show he stood second in a strong class to the Reserve Junior Champion.  Purchasing the top price in a two way split was Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe, Wigton, along with Richard Harker for his 60-cow Honeymoor herd at Grayrigg Hall, Kendal.

Speaking at the close of the sale Richard Harker said: “This bull is a very modern Limousin.  He has tremendous length, is clean, and good on his legs.  He carries a lot of style and has plenty of depth and quality in his pedigree.”

Full report and pics to follow:

Swarland Likleylad 22,000gns
Swarland Likleylad 22,000gns


Gunnerfleet Lion 22,000gns
Gunnerfleet Lion 22,000gns


Foxhillfarm Luisvuitton 20,000gns
Foxhillfarm Luisvuitton 20,000gns


Maraiscote Lothario 19,000gns
Maraiscote Lothario 19,000gns


252  30,000gns     Half Share

Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe, Hesket, Newmarket, Wigton, Cumbria

Richard Harker, Grayrigg Hall, Kendal.

2nd prize class 14

218  22,000gns     Neil Barclay, South Road, Insch, Aberdeenshire

1st prize class 11 and Junior Champion

250  22,000gns     Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria

1st prize class 14 & Reserve Junior Champion

194  20,000gns     John Penny & Sons, Leeds Road, Rawden, Leeds, W.Yorkshire

1st prize class 9, Intermediate Champion & Overall Champion

180  19,000gns     G Cameron, Newton Cottage, Acharrade, Argyll

1st prize class 8, Reserve Intermediate Champion & Reserve Overall Champion

204  18,000gns     J & JF Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Newmains, Wishaw, Midlothian

1st prize class 10

243  18,000gns     JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-In-Teesdale, Barnard Castle

163  17,000gns     Undisclosed Buyer

1st prize class 6

122  16,000gns     F Ward, Rogerley Hall, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham

1st prize class 3 & Reserve Senior Champion

173  14,500gns     Messrs Howells, Gelli Farm, Cymmer, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan

1st prize class 7

210  13,000gns     JM & SP Cooper, Hill Top Farm, Dacre, Harrogate, N.Yorkshire

3rd prize class 10


152  12,000gns     WR & JM Cowx & Son, Hudscales, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, Cumbria

4th prize class 5

148  11,000gns     R Dunlop, Pinvalley Farm, Barr, Girvan, Ayrshire

1st prize class 5

178  10,500gns     J Pritchard, Evistones Farm, Rochester, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2nd prize class 8

102  10,000gns     J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne

1st prize class 1

147  10,000gns     W Robson Farm Limited, High West House Farm, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland

2nd prize class 5

181  9,000gns       H Rutherford, Low Eshells, Hexham, Northumberland

5th prize class 8

211  9,000gns       A Peart & Son, Woodcroft Farm, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

4th prize class 10

215  9,000gns       T Laird & Son, Sunnyside Farm, Cronberry, Cumnock, Ayrshire

213  8,800gns       I Brown, Lowgate Farm, Lowgate Fleet, Lincolnshire

4th prize class 11

154  8,500gns       J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2nd prize class 6

 248  8,500gns       T & R Harper & Sons, Southmains, Skirling, Biggar, Lanarkshire

         3rd prize class 14

247  8,200gns       K Lister & Sons, Kiln Hall Farm, Kettlewell, Skipton, N.Yorkshire

5th prize class 14

 138  8,000gns       NA Birch, High Rakes Farm, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire

2nd prize class 4

 141  7,500gns       Messrs Beckwith, New Hall, Barras, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

108  7,000gns       W & J Cameron, Burnside, Edingight, Grange, keith, Banffshire

2nd prize class 1

209  6,800gns       VS Allgood, Reaveley Farm, Powburn, Alnwick, Northumberland

242  6,800gns       R & R Currie, Low Dunashery, Tayinloan, Tarbert, Argyll

2nd prize class 13

 142  6,500gns       H Peart, Far Howe, Mungrisedale, Penrith, Cumbria

         3rd prize class 5

 145  6,500gns       LW Humphreys & Son, Ashurst Court, chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent

5th prize class 5

 214  6,500gns       J Higgs, Little Bank Farmhouse, Church Stoke, Montgomery, Powys

2nd prize class 11

 230  6,500gns       Knockterra Farming Co, Knockterra Farm, Cumnock, Ayrshire

232  6,500gns

Half Share

JB Fletcher, East Friar House Farm, Newbiggin-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle

MB & HD Fletcher, Friar House Farm, Forest in Teesdale, Barnard Castle

5th prize class 12



32     5,800gns       W Richardson, Ghyll House, Dufton, Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria

25     4,200gns       S Littlewood, Hollingreave House Farm, Raygate, Newmill, Holmfirth

26     4,200gns       JW & ME Fieldson, Poplar Farm, Poplar Lane, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

30     4,200gns       S & S Hough, Park Grange Farm, Park Lane, Pontefract, W.Yorkshire



27 Senior Bulls               £5323.89   (plus £1153.73)

51 Intermediate Bulls     £6967.06   (plus £1240.36)

36 Junior Bulls               £7253.75   (plus £157.35)

114 Bulls                         £6668.42   (plus £1057.98)

 40 Females                     £2404.50


Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington