Top Price Bull Maraiscote Titan 6,800gns
  • Top price 6,800gns
  • Sale average £5,598.18
  • 73% clearance

The demand for Limousin bulls ready to work continued its march at the breed sale on Friday 30th June 2023. The sale was held a little later than previous years, but still saw a top price of 6,800gns with the bulls averaging £5,598, up a cracking £752 on the year.

A 73% clearance saw all 11 bulls sold go to commercial homes, three of which sold to the Scottish Government Bull Stud Knocknagael, Inverness.

Ian Nimmos, Maraiscote Titan from Newmains, North Lanarkshire, topped the sale at 6,800gns going to Mr Emslie, Aberdeenshire. Titan has a Myostatin status of Q204X/Q204X, and a Beef Value of 41, which places him in the top 10% of the National herd. The 50,000gns Bassingfield Machoman is the sire of this February-2022 born bull and he is bred out of Maraiscote Holdon, a daughter of the 30,000gns Goldies Comet.

Just behind at 6,500gns was Goldies Santiago, an 18 month old lad offered for sale by breeder Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Dumfries and Galloway. Out of the Ampertaine Gigolo daughter Goldies Jodie, he is sired by Kaprico Monarch and this double F94L carrier with a top 10% beef value of 42, was snapped up by KE Williams, Bryngwran, Gwynedd.

Two bulls were knocked down at 6,000gns and both sold to the Scottish Government Bull Stud, with the first being the September 2021-born Ringway Spud. Entirely home bred he is sired by Ringway Oswald and out of Ringway Prelude, who goes back to Millington Langton and was bred and exhibited by PJ Henshall, Eaglesfield, Dumfries and Galloway.

The Scottish Government Bull Stud’s other 6,000gns purchase was the 19 month old Wedderburn Scotch, who was offered for sale by JK Hunter, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. By the popular AI bull Westpit Omaha, he is out of Wedderburn Pippa, who is in turn sired by Liscon London.

Commenting on the sale, Alice Swift, the British Limousin Society CEO said “it was a quieter sale than previous years, but the trade remained strong for bulls ready to work. It’s reassuring to see the continued commercial demand for Limousin bulls and I’m confident they will go to deliver for their buyers”.

Other Leading Prices
Lot 8:  5,800gns, Norman Saloon, sold to Messrs Halliday, Tundergarth, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
Lot 20:  5,500gns, Lukeroyal Skip, sold to Messrs Robson, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Lot 6: 5,000gns, Norman Scotty, sold to Messrs Scott & Son, Torpenhow, Wigton
Lot 18:  5,000gns, Wedderburn Shakespear sold to Messrs Ellis, New Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria