On Saturday 13th April Melton Mowbray Market played host to the 2024 East Midlands Limousin Club sale, alongside the sale of Pedigree British Blues and commercial cattle. What a day from start to finish and what a tremendous show of cattle we had before us, credit must go to all vendors involved. As ever thanks must go to the East Midland Limousin club and the team at the Limousin Cattle Society for their support and we would like to add a big thanks also to our judge Mr Alistair Smith.

Judge – Mr Alistair Smith

A grand entry of 70 pedigree plus 60 commercial pure and crossbred cattle met good ringside demand from start to finish. Pre-Sale Champion and topping the day’s trading was lot 5 Calogale Topgun, a May 2022-born Meadowrig Pedro son out of Trueman Florence from GJ Lee & CM Lloyd, Carmarthen. This tremendous bull soared to a price of 7,000gns and is staying local selling to JB Thompson of Stainby.

Calogale Topgun

Standing second in the same class and following right through to take the reserve overall champion of the day, was lot 8, the 21 month-old Redmires Titan who is a son of Gunnerfleet Lion out of Penny’s Ianthe from Stephen and Ashley Mills.

Redmires Titan

M and JC Gould, Shrewsbury, with their January 2023 born bull Woodmarsh Ubelter, a son of Sympa out of Wilodge Romance had a fantastic day standing second in a strong class of young bulls and selling away 5,100gns to SJS Loveless, Dorset.

Just behind at 5,000gns was the class four winner from TJ Denby and Son, the October 2022-born Stain Tornado who is a son of Powerful Irish out of Stain Neena.

Hollyberry Tarzan stood second in his pre-sale show class. This bull is a son of Mereside Lorenzo out of Dinmore Lovelace from A and V Brown and Sons selling away for 4,500gns to GM Grindey and Sons, Buxton, Derbyshire.

HD and PJ Cranfield saw the 26 month-old Copylawn Trumpcard be the first of three bulls to be knocked down at 4,400gns. Purchased by J P   Watts, Kettering, he is sired by Ampertaine Magnum and out of Confluence Lucia.

Peter & Rob Kirton, Bewdley, also secured 4,400gns for Ashledge Travis, a two year-old son of Maraiscote Olympus and Ashledge Octavia, who was snapped up by MG and M Barnes, Rugby.

Completing the 4,400gns trio, new vendor W Tomlinson, Retford, Nottinghamshire, sold the April 2022-born Tomlinson Tingle sired by the 50k Everpark Partylight and bred out of Tomlinson Pringle to RB Ingamells and Son, Barkston, Lincs.

Tomlinson Tingle

Ian Brown saw the only black bull of the day Lowgate Ted, a 16 month-old Knock Glencoe son bred out of Lowgate Roxy, who was purchased by Parkinson Partners, Atherstone for 4,000gns.

What a sweet show of heifers there was on the day and the top priced, with a knock down price of 3,800gns was Lot 27 Calogale Primrose, a 2019 born cow from GJ Lee & CM Lloyd, Carmarthen, who made the most of the ringside power selling to DN Burbidge Farms, Market Harborough.

Standing in a league of her own in the pre-sale show was Brockhurst Tegan lot 64, as she was tapped out overall female champion and later sold for 3,500gns selling to Lowesby Farms and was bred and exhibited by WJ and M Mash, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. April 2022-born, she is bred out of Brockhurst Jupiter and sired by Burndale Orlando.

Brockhurst Tegan

Along with the champion there was a wonderful show of 2-year-old heifers forward from the Mash stable, which saw Brockhurst Unique a daughter of Shaws Rover achieving 2,800gns, Brockhurst Sassy a daughter of Baileys Mercedes selling to 2,700gns, Brockhurst Talulah a daughter of Burndale Orlando reaching 2,100gns and last but not least, Brockhurst Uptowngirl a yearling daughter of Goldies Relish seeing 2,100gns. Cows and calves from the same good Stable down in Buckinghamshire topped away at 2,500gns for 9-year-old cow Brockhurst Lexi with her heifer calf at foot.

The Annual Consignment of yearling heifers from HG Sharman and Son, Beds, topped at 1,600gns for Coxfield Usher with Coxfield Utinsel and Coxfield Unforgettable selling to the same figure.