Goldies Olympus, the youngest bull in the catalogue, made 7000gns for Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries, to top the British Limousin Cattle Society’s summer sale of bulls and females held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 14th June.
In all 20 bulls sold on the day to average £3904 and with a clearance rate of 67% of the 30 bulls forward. Five bulls made 5000gns and over at this traditional end of sale season fixture.
The March 2018 born Goldies Olympus is an embryo calf by the AI sire Fairywater Haig and is out of Millington Gorgeous who has previously bred bulls up to 16,000gns. The top price bull, carrying two copies of the F94L Myostatin gene, was bought by Messrs Walton & Sons, Newbrough, Hexham, Northumberland.
Three bulls made 6000gns. The first of these was Eves Nighthawk from JW & DN Eve, Stubbsgill Farm, Aspatria, Cumbria. This time December 2017 born, this bull is by the AI sire Mereside Lorenzo and is out of the ten-year-old Eves Emily. Heading to Wales, Eves Nighthawk was snapped up by Messrs Evans, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh.
Also at 6000gns was another Mereside Lorenzo sired calf in the shape of Petteril Oklahoma from Stephen & Ann Morley, Petteril Bank, Southwaite, Carlisle. This February 2018 calf is out of Petteril Lucy whose great grand dam is the prolific Bankdale Alice. Petteril Oklahoma went to the Garnedd pedigree herd of Ken Jones, Padog, Betws-Y-Coed, Gwynedd.
The final bull at the 6000gns mark was Arradfoot Oklahoma from Thor Atkinson, Arradfoot & Newland Pedigree Livestock, Newland, Nr Ulverston. An embryo calf, this March 2018 born bull is by the AI sire Ampertaine Gigolo and is out of Greenferns Lucky. Purchasing this bull was Messrs Thomas, Kinnersley, Hereford, Herefordshire.
Selling at 5000gns was the December 2017 born Gunnerfleet Nightowl from Ian Handley, Gunnerfleet Farm, Chapel Le Dale, Ingleton, Lancashire. By Plumtree Fantastic, this calf is out of Gunnerfleet Isuna who has bred three bulls to average 7000gns. Gunnerfleet Nightowl was bought by Messrs Hickson, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Karen Henshall, Sarkshields Farm, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie made 4400gns when selling her November 2017 bull Loganburn Nifty. This calf, with some strong calving ease figures, is by the AI sire Lodge Hamlet and is out of Loganburn Dainty. Purchasing Loganburn Nifty was Messrs Allison & Sons, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Breconside Ospray from Breconside Farming Ptnrs, Breconside Tower, Moffat, made 4200gns when selling to Messrs Kipling, Scargill, Barnard Castle, County Durham. This January 2018 born calf is another by the AI sire Mereside Lorenzo and is out the Irish bred Killcastle Kathlyn.
OTHER LEADING PRICES
Norman Noah 4000gns, Messrs Layfield & Sons, Crook, County Durham
Loganburn Nino 4000gns, Messrs King, South Kelsey, Market Rasen, North Lincolnshire
Eves Oliver 3800gns to Messrs Howard, Hapton, Burnley, Lancs
Brontemoor Oddjob to 3600gns Messrs Lamb, Girvan, Ayrshire
Homebyres Nicklaus to 3500gns Messrs Laird, New Cumnock, Cumnock, Ayrshire
22 Bulls £3904.09
3 Females £2380