Norman Invincible is top bull at Carlisle

Norman Invincible 8,000gns
Norman Invincible 8,000gns
  • 24 Bulls average £3959, up by £30 on the year for two more sold
  • 100% clearance of bulls forward
  • 11 bulls at 4000gns and more

Norman Invincible from Eric and Elaine Norman, Little Orton Farm, Carlisle sold for the day’s top price of 8000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s end of season summer bull and female sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 12th June.

The September 2013 born Norman Invincible is another by the herd’s prolific stock bull Claragh Franco and is out of the Glangwden Bigboy daughter Norman Glory. This bull, with natural power and shape, was purchased by Edward Dean who runs the Kirkhouse pedigree herd at Kirkhouse, Brampton, Carlisle. It was ‘more of the same’ for the Normans who at the Society’s sale in February at Carlisle sold seven bulls in all to gross 68,000gns including Franco sons at 22,000gns and 20,000gns respectively.

Two lots later the Normans sold another Claragh Franco son, Norman Ispy for 5000gns to the Cargend herd of B&SE Carter, Cragend Farm, Lancaster. This October 2013 bull is out of the Dyfri Maestro daughter Stacey Shelly.

Continuing a fine run of 2015 Limousin bull sales, this summer sale saw all 24 bulls forward sell to a solid average of £3959, up by £30 on the year for two more bulls sold. Eleven bulls in all sold for 4000gns or more.

The day’s second top price of 5500gns was paid for one of the younger bulls in the catalogue in the shape of the January 2014 Fairywater Jack from Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton Farms, Annan. This bull is by the herd’s noted 17,000gns stock bull Ironstone Diego, a Wilodge Vantastic son, and is out of Sarkley Ulexie. Sporting some terrific figures this shapely bull was purchased by ML Wilson, Balluskie Farm, Kildonan, Barhill, Girvan.

The fourth bull to make 5000gns or more was Maraiscote Ignite from Ian Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Newmains, Wishaw, Lanark. December 2013 born Ignite is by yet another Vantastic son this time the herd’s famous Goldies Comet. Ignite, out of the Normande Urquhart daughter Maraiscote Dynamite, was bought by RJ Armstrong, Crossfell House, Millburn, Penrith.

The first bull in the ring, Haltcliffe Ivan, made 4500gns for Haltcliffe, Lonning Head, Hesket-New-Market, Wigton. Fully French bred this January 2013 born bull is an AI calf by Sympa and is out of the noted fifteen-year-old cow Romance. Heading to Wales, this bull was purchased by RW Owen, Geirn, Carmel, Llanerchymedd, Gwynedd. The same buyer also snapped up Crossdykes Iconic for 4000gns from James Common & Son, Crossdykes Farm, Lockerbie. September 2013 born this bull is by Rachels Felix, a Wilodge Vantastic son, and is out of the twelve-year-old cow Crossdykes Una.

At 4200gns was McInnes Irreplaceable from Ashley McInnes, Cowick Farm, Thorne Road, Nr Goole. This calf, October 2013 born, is by Strattons Donis and is out of the Vagabond daughter Greenwell Daisy. Purchasing this lot was T&R Quinn & Son, Quarry House Farm, Wilts Hill, Quebec, Co Durham.

Also heading to Co Durham and A Peart & Son, Woodcroft Farm, Bishop Auckland, was Glebepark Iontas from N&E Cruickshank, Cowford Farm, Cleghorn, Lanark. This Irish bred bull, October 2013 born, is by the Sympa sired Haltcliffe Dancer and is out of Glebepark Belinda.

From a small show of females the leading price was the 2000gns paid for Whinfellpark Joyfullness from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Clifton, Penrith. This maiden heifer, born February 2014, is by the herd’s stock bull Dolcorsllwyn Fabio and is out of the Dinmore Bandit sired Whinfellpark Frolic. This heifer was bought by TW Brown, Seaville Cote, Seaville, Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria

Other leading prices:

4000gns Garnedd Ieuan to RM Dunlop, Windyedge Farm, Dalry, Ayrshire

4000gns Tomschoice Judge to TW Brown, Seaville Cote, Seaville, Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria

Averages:

24 bulls £3959.38

11 females £1541.59

Auctioneers:

Harrison & Hetherington