Wednesday’s Limousin sale at Holsworthy saw a top of 4400gns paid, with the eight bulls traded averaging £3195, a rise of £187 on last year’s sale
Leading the trade at 4400gns was the two-year-old bull, Killerton Faberge from Patrick Greed. Sired by Lowabbey United and out of the homebred dam, Killerton Vofive, he sold to G A Richards, Newquay with a beef value of +39 and the pre-sale championship ticket to his name.
The same purchaser also took home the day’s second leading price at 3700gns in the shape of Stourhead Ferdie, from H and J L Parker, Stourton, Warminster.
This one is a July 2010 born son of Killerton Chicago and is out of the Utha-sired dam, Stourhead Cordelia. This bull combines easy calving lines with above average growth rates and a beef value of +22.
The reserve champion, Killerton Frodo, again from Patrick Greed made 3600gns when knocked down to Lower Glen, Star Cross, Exeter. Again sired by Lowabbey United, and out of Killerton Trudy, this rising two-year-old bull was sold with a beef value of +27.
Realising a final bid of 3000gns was Bailea Fairisle from Brian and Matthew Jones, Sennybridge. Fairisle, May 2010 born, is by the French sire, Salomon, and is out of the Marron daughter, Bailea Sabrina. He sold to R and J Banwell, Mill Farm, Quab Lane, Wedmere, Somerset.
And at 2600gns was Stourhead Farlap from Messrs Parker. This one, again by Killerton Chicago is out of Stourhead Chickpea, a dam with bloodlines going back to the noted Dyfri and Montgomery herds respectively. Purchasers were J H Pellow and Sons, Cambourne.
Also at this price was Brayhills Fairtrade from W M and N Thorne, Brayford, Barnstaple. June 2010 born, Brayhills Fairtrade is by Grange Valparaiso, a grandson of the noted French sire Ideal 23, and is out of the Malibu-sired dam, Quaish Umadame. New owners are W T Key and Son, St Breock, Wadebridge.
Average; eight bulls £3195.94 (Kivells).