The dispersal of the Bankside Herd of Limousins on behalf of Humphrey and Carol Connor was the main attraction at Bakewell’s monthly store cattle fixture on Friday, with the sale featuring 68 head of Limousins for the family.
Topping the trade at £3200 was the herd’s stock bull Threaphurst Felix, a Cloughhead Umpire son out of a dam by Threaphurst Rolo. He sold to David Twigg, Bradwell.
Leading the cows on offer was Bankside Emblem at £2650. Emblem is a first calver by Threaphurst Aramis out of a dam by Threaphurst Toledo and sold with a Threaphurst Dynamite son at foot. She was claimed by C Cooper, Rotherham.
A brace of cows then sold at £2600, with both of these being second calvers by Aramis. They sold to new owners in Boston, Lincolnshire, and Malton, Yorkshire.
In the in-calf cows the best call was a £1500 bid for a six year old cow due again in November, with maiden heifers selling to £2200 for a 15 month old Threaphurst Dynamite daughter which was bought by R Catlin, Brotherloft.
Averages; 26 cows and calves £2031.15, seven in-calf cows £1374.28, eight yearling heifers £1520, one stock bull £3200 (Bagshaws).