Goldies Jogger from Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries sold for 13,500gns and topped the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Sale at Stirling Mart on Monday 19th October.
The April 2014 born bull is an embryo calf by Ampertaine Foreman and is out of the prolific Goldies Vitality whose progeny includes the noted Goldies Comet. Purchasing the top price was J&P Carr Farms Ltd, Piddinghoe, near Peacehaven, East Sussex.
Earlier in the day Goldies Jogger had placed as reserve junior champion in the pre-sale show judged by Peter Kirton who runs the Ashledge pedigree herd at Severn Lodge Farm, Kinlet, Bewdley, Shropshire.
The 13,500gns top price followed a successful sale at Carlisle on Saturday 17th October where the Goldies herd sold five bulls to gross 57,500gns with a top of 20,000gns. At Stirling the Goldies herd sold three further bulls at 4800, 3800 and 3500gns respectively.
In all the Stirling sale saw 43 Limousin bulls sell to a solid average of £4552 with a clearance rate of 68% of the 63 bulls forward. Within three days at the respective sales in Carlisle and Stirling, 128 Limousin bulls sold to average £7312 and gross £936,000. Ten bulls in all at Stirling sold for 6000gns or more.
Selling at 8500gns was Spittalton Jed from local breeder Andrew Burnett, Upper Spittalton, Blair Drummond, Stirling. This first prize bull, born on 10th May 2014, is by the Objat son Dinmore Hitman and is out of Spittalton Flourish. Purchasing this bull was Walter Dandie and Sons who finish 350 to 400 home-bred and bought-in cattle every year at Learielaw Farm, Broxburn, West Lothian. The Spittalton herd sold three further bulls on the day to gross a further 11,000gns.
Also at 8500gns was the very next lot Allanfauld Jumper from Archie MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth, Glasgow. Jumper, who carried some terrific figures and a Beef Value of LM+40, is a Haltcliffe Underwriter son and is out of Allanfauld Fleure. The May 2014 born bull went to WF and H Logan, Maxwelston, Girvan, Ayrshire.
Picking up the fourth top price of 7200gns was Ian Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Newmains, Wishaw, with the first prize winning bull Maraiscote Jura an April 2014 born calf. By the herd’s prolific sire Goldies Comet, Jura is out of the Tyddn Mei daughter Maraiscote Pamela. Buying Maraiscote Jura, who was the reserve male champion at this year’s Royal Highland Show was A&H Sim and Son, Rorandle, Monymusk, Inverurie.
In the pre-sale show Maraiscote Javelin, an April 2014 born son of Virginia Andy and out of Maraiscote Fabiella, wn the overall supreme championship. Come sale day Javelin left the ring unsold at a bid of 7800gns. On the evening prior to the sale the 150 cow Maraiscote herd had picked up the award for the Overall Scottish Limousin Herd of the Year at the club’s AGM and dinner held in Blairdrummond.
A number of black coated bulls in the catalogue was headed at 7000gns by McLarens Black Jack from Messrs McLaren, Muirhouses, Kirriemuir. Sired by Normans Gamin and out of the Tamarvalley Boscastle daughter McLarens Goddess, this second prize bull headed to Orkney when knocked down to G and J Gray, Laithe, Tenston, Sandwick, Stromness.
The reserve senior champion, Ronick Jimmy, came from the 200 strong pedigree herd of Mr R Dick, Mains of Throsk, Stirling. Sired by the 17,000gns stock bull Rathconville Eugene, and out of Ronick Emily the herd’s 2015 show cow, the February 2014 born Ronick Jimmy was purchased for 6000gns by R Templeton and Co, Carslae Farm, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Dumfriesshire.
Ian and Wendy Callion, Bolfornought Farm, Stirling also sold Lodge Josh for 6000gns. This February 2014 born bull is by the noted AI sire Wilodge Tonka and is out of the Ronick Luke sired Lodge Plush. Lodge Josh went north when being bought by GM Swanson, Quarryside, Castletown, Caithness.
The day’s junior champion came in the shape of Elrick Jackal from Michael Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, Ellon. Elrick Jackal is by the Haltcliffe Underwriter son Craigatoke Dundee who has had sons sell to 12,500gns. Out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Elrick Fandango, Elrick Jackal was snapped up by Messrs Bell.
Four bulls in all made 6000gns and the final one at this price was Powerful Judge from Archie MacGregor. This third prize bull was bred by Philip Crowe, Co Cavan, Ireland. April 2014 born he is by the Sympa son Haltcliffe Dancer and is out of Liscarn Fantastic, a Vantastic daughter. Another bull t head to Orkney, Powerful Judge was purchased by J&R Stanger, South Seater, Sandwick, Orkney.
At 5800gns was the powerful senior champion Burnbank Jack from Messrs D and L Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond, Stirling. By the AI sire Wilodge Fastrac this bull is out of Burnbank Fifi whose pedigree on the dam line goes back to the herd’s noted Burnton Roz. Purchasing the senior champion was Messrs Bell, Haddington, East Lothian.
Auctioneers: United Auctions