Following on from the Red Ladies Sale on Friday 12th December 2014, Dougie and Lynda Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond, Stirling topped the sale of Limousin Weaned Calves when selling Burnbank Jenny for 6,800gns.
This January-born heifer calf is by the AI sire Wilodge Fastrac and is out of the homebred Burnbank Bezique. Purchasing Burnbank Jenny were A and P Padfield and Barwood for their Brambles pedigree herd Green Lane, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth. This was the second year in a row that the Burnbank herd had led the heifer calf trade following on from Burnbank Isabella who made 5,200gns in 2013.
At 6,000gns was Shaws Josie from Michael Burns, Glenside Farm, Kirkmichael, Maybole, Ayrshire. This January heifer calf had won the heifer class in the morning’s Weaned Calf Show under Judge Stephanie Dick, Westerton of Cowie, Stirling who described her as “good on her legs, well-muscled yet retaining her femininity.” By the AI sire Powerhouse Elite, an Objat son, Shaws Josie is out of the Cannon-sired Shaws Elegance, and had come to Carlisle on the back of placing Reserve Overall Junior Champion at the Stars of the Future Show held in Stirling in November. Purchasing her were Mycocks Agri Ltd, Highfield Farm, Flagg, Buxton, Derbyshire.
At the 4,800gns mark was the top-priced bull calf Barrons Jell from Willie Barron, Burnhope, Co Durham. January-born, Jell is by Wilodge Cerberus and is out of the Sarkley Volvo daughter Barrons Bluebell. WE Swales and Sons Ltd, Mount Pleasant Farm, Balk, Thirsk, N.Yorkshire snapped up this promising bull calf for their Swale herd. From the same home, the heifer calf Barrons Jess sold for 3,000gns to DF Whiteley, Pond Farm, Scawton, Thirsk, N.Yorkshire. March 2014-born, Jess represents the first calf to be offered for sale by the 40,000gns Mereside Godolphin, being out of the Sarkley Volvo daughter Barrons Cherub.
John Murray, Glebe Farm, West Butsfield, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland was bid 4,000gns for the February-born Haneve Jester, a son of Powerhouse Elite and out of the Haltcliffe Doctor-sired Haneve Goldie who carries both Rossignol and Rocky bloodlines. Purchasing him were commercial producers G and W Halliday, Crawthat, Tundergarth, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Selling for 3,500gns to Robb and MacDonald, Flemington Farm, Cambuslang, Glasgow was the next lot in the ring, Maraiscote Jamie from Ian Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Newmains, Wishaw, Lanark. Having earlier secured the red ticket in the bull class and described as “long, clean and stylish” by the Judge, this rising yearling bull is by Goldies Comet and is out of the 2003-born Tyddyn Mei daughter Maraiscote Unette.
24 Weaned Heifer Calves: £2,156.88
18 Weaned Bull Calves: £2,003.87