Limousin Sired calves dominate prices at Thainstone Spectacular

A tremendous show of top-quality commercial calves sold through Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ online sale of Spectacular calves on Friday, where a top price of £5350 was achieved for a heifer from the Robertson family of Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry.

The online sale proved popular, attracting more than 50 registered bidders from all corners of the UK and saw frantic bidding throughout for tremendous calves from well-known commercial cattle breeders.

Topping the sale at £5350 when selling to T Davenney from Northern Ireland was a 12-month-old Limousin cross heifer from John and Craig Robertson, who sold six calves to average £2436.67

Their sale topper, sired by Calogale Irresistible, out of a Limousin cross cow, backed with tremendous breeding, her brother sold for £6000 at the Thainstone Spectacular in 2017 and went on to stand reserve champion at the Agri Expo. Three other calves from Newton of Logierait sold at £2800, £2250, £1600.

Dearest at £2800 was an 11-month-old Limousin cross heifer by a home-bred cross bull which sold to Norman Budge, Kilmuir, Portree. Selling south to Bristol at £2250 with M Lanfear, was a November, 2019-born Limousin cross heifer by Glenrock Inferno.

Ian Miller sold the second dearest animal on the day of £3050. This was a six-month-old Limousin cross heifer by Melys Label, which sold to Blair Duffton.

Next best at £2050 was a 15-month-old Limousin cross heifer sired by Glenrock Humdinger from Balfour Baillie, selling to D Lumgair.

Mr Baillie also sold a 16-month-old Limousin cross heifer for £1700, this time a daughter of Ronick Magoo, which sold to Cameron Sinclair.

Mark Munro and family sold three calves for £2050, £1850 and £1550 apiece. The dearest from the Invercharron consignment was a 12-month-old Limousin cross heifer by Lodge Hamlet, which sold to Blair Duffton, while the Stewarts from Gunhill, paid £1850 for the family’s 17-month-old Limousin cross heifer by Powerhouse Lynx.

Selling for £1550 from Invercharron was a September, 2019-born Limousin cross heifer by Bailea Cavalier to D Lumgair.

Top price from Michael Robertson and family of Easter Fodderletter, was £1900 for an 11-month-old Limousin cross heifer. She is the first calf by the 10,000gns Homebyres Nistleroy to be sold and was purchased by Seafield Park.


£1600 Lim cross heifer from Newton of Logierait, to Okane Farms, Dumoly, Ballymena; £1320 Lim cross steer from Newton of Logierait, to D Lumgair and Son, Gask; £1300 Lim cross steer from Newton of Logierait to D Lumgair and Son; £1280 Charolais cross steer from Gary Wright, Lagavaich, Glenlivet, to B Quinn, Dungannon, Co Tyrone; £1220  Lim cross steer from J McConnachie, Lethendry, Cromdale, to B Duffton; £1200 Lim cross steer from Miller Farms, to B Duffton.