Darlington Farmers Auction were delighted to carry out a club sale of 26 Pedigree Cattle on the instruction of the North East Limousin Breeders Club on Saturday 21st May 2022. Also forward were 67 commercial breeding cattle.

17 Pedigree Limousin Bulls sold to 5000 Guineas
9 Pedigree Limousin Heifers sold to 1760 Guineas
2 Commercial Limousin Bulls sold to £7000
5 Commercial Limousin Bulling Heifers sold to £1820
30 Heifers/Cows with Calves sold to £2500

Pedigree Cattle

Champion Longhirst Rendevous 4,000gns

The morning show was kindly judged by Brontemoor Limousin’s Mr Richard Priestley, West Yorkshire who made an extremely thorough and professional job. A good crowd assembled to see tapped out as champion the excellent Longhirst Rendevous from Mr D W and Mr M Jordon, Morpeth. A powerful two-year-old bull sired by Glenrock Justthejob out of a Spittalton Gigolo homebred cow he went on to sell for 4000 guineas to G & W Jackson of Cookson Green Farm, East Howle, Durham.

Reserve Champion Elderberry Rocket 2,600gns

The reserve championship went home with Messrs E Blenkhorn, Elder Farm, Willitoft, Goole with their superb 18-month-old Elderberry Rocket; Rocket is sired by the prolific Elderberry Napoleon with an impressive long French pedigree behind him he is now away to a new home with regular Darlington store cattle sellers T T Hall & Son, Church Farm, Evenwood.

Cornsay Sailor 5,000gns

Top price in the pedigree section went to the winner of our youngest bull class from Messrs W I Suddes & Sons with their fabulous Cornsay Sailor, a wonderfully put together little bull sired by Dylans Irnbru out of a homebred Merseside Godolphin cow he sold for 5000 guineas to P R & V Barlow & Son, Sycamore Farm, Nottinghamshire.

Jorica Sportsman 4,000gns

Another at 4000 guineas hailed from local lad Josh Knaggs with his well grown 16-month-old bull Jorica Sportsman, with two copies of the F94L profit gene in his favour the Goldies Nixon son out of a Ronick cow sold to Bishop Middleham based I Marshall & Sons, Hope House Farm.

The sale of pedigree cattle cleared at a wonderful 92% with a strong commercial following at ringside, the pedigree bulls averaged 3206 guineas with the heifers a fast trade levelling at 1577 guineas.

Below are the show results followed by a report on the commercial section which boasted a £7000 bull and also a comprehensive list of all the day’s prices.
Lot 2, Longhirst Rendevous
Sold to G & W Jackson, Cookson Green – 4000 Guineas
Reserve Champion
Lot 12, Elderberry Rocket
Sold to T T Hall & Son, Church Farm – 2600 Guineas

Bull Show Classes
Class 1
1st – Lot 2, Longhirst Rendevous
Sold to G & W Jackson, Cookson Green – 4000 Guineas
2nd – Lot 3, Towdypotts Rowan
Sold to E Scott & Sons, Middridge Grange – 3000 Guineas
Class 2
1st – Lot 9, Elderberry Ralph
Sold to E Scott & Sons, Middridge Grange – 3600 Guineas
2nd – Lot 13, Jorica Rocketman
Sold to M Shotton, Catlaw Hall – 3000 Guineas
3rd – Lot 11, Elderberry Robot
Sold to A R & J Alsop & Sons, Minoral Farm – 3000 Guineas
4th – Lot 7, Elderberry Revolution
Class 3
1st – Lot 12, Elderberry Rocket
Sold to T T Hall & Son, Church Farm – 2600 Guineas
2nd – Lot 20, Cornsay Reagan
Sold to C V Hugill & Son, Poplars Farm – 3000 Guineas
3rd – Lot 16, Longhirst Ranger
4th – Lot 18, Glenrock Razorlight
Sold to W K Wilkinson & Sons, Mains House Farm – 2500 Guineas
Class 4
1st – Lot 24, Cornsay Sailor
Sold to P R & V Barlow & Son – 5000 Guineas
2nd – Lot 26, Almande Serious
Sold to W A Richardson, Hutton Fields – 3000 Guineas
3rd – Lot 22, Cornsay Senna
Sold to I R Appleton, Pudding Poke Farm – 3500 Guineas
4th – Lot 23, Jorica Sportsman
Sold to I Marshall & Sons, Hope House – 4000 Guineas
Heifer Show Classes
Class 5
1st – Lot 28, Towdypotts Roz
Sold to I R Appleton, Pudding Poke Farm – 1740 Guineas
2nd – Lot 30, Towdypotts Rosaline
Sold to R N Gent, Marhouse Road – 1720 Guineas
3rd – Lot 40, Cornsay Sarah
Sold to Hughes Brothers, Holdsforth Grange – 1620 Guineas
4th – Lot 37, Cornsay Reindeer
Sold to Hughes Brothers, Holdsforth Grange – 1760 Guineas

Leading Prices
Pedigree Bulls (Guineas) 5000 3500 3000 W I Suddes & Son. 4000 J E Jordon & Son. 4000 2500 W & M Knaggs. 3600 3000 2600 2500 E Blenkhorn. 3000 Joshua Knaggs. 3000 S Wilde. 3000 J W R & M Suddes. 3000 J C Johnson. 2400 W Orme.
Pedigree Heifers (Guineas) 1760 1740 1720 1420 J W R & M Suddes. 1700 1620 1600 1340 1300 W I Suddes & Son.
Commercial Bulls £7000 J H Tennant Ltd.
Commercial Heifers £1820 £1800 £1780 £1740 £1640 L Corbett & Co.
Commercial Cows/Heifers & Calves – £2500 £1900 £1820 £1720 Foley Brothers. £2500(x2) £2100(x2) £1850 P Donnelly. £2000 £1980 £1920 £1900(x2) £1880 £1800 £1780 £1700(x3) £1650 £1620 £1600(x2) £1500(x2) Jamie Loveridge. £1550 £1500 W M Strickland.

Report written by Darlington Auction Mart.