Limousin calves sold to a top call of 1900gns at Ballymena on Saturday when Derek Frew offered his entire 2012-born calf crop from the Frewstown herd.
Leading the sale, which saw a near complete clearance, was the April 2012-born bull calf Frewstown Hullabaloo. Sired by Carmorn Cantona and out of the Mereside Topman daughter, Frewstown Csixteen, this smart calf went under the hammer to Mr A & Mrs V Armstong, Seskin Rd, Straid, Ballyclare for their Sekingrove pedigree herd.
The same purchasers also took home the similarly bred top-priced heifer calf, Frewstown Harmony, at 1800gns. This one is also by Cantona and is out of another Topman daughter, Frewstown Cfive.
Staying with the females, W and M Martin, Knockan Rd, Broughshane purchased the next two leading lots at 1700gns and 1500gns respectively. Securing a final bid of 1700gns was the January 2012-born Frewstown Hilda, sired by Cantona again, and out of Frewstown Cone. At the 1500gns mark was Frewstown Hotstuff, again sired by Cantona, and this time out of Frewstown Bigbertha, another Topman daughter.
Second best of the bulls on offer was a 1500gns call for Frewstown Goodlooker. June 2011-born, Goodlooker is sired by Carmorn Cantona and is out of the Haltcliffe Premier daughter, Frewstown Uniform. He heads to D and R Mulholland , Ballymacombs Rd, Bellaghy.
Averages; 13 bull calves £1158.23, 14 heifer calves £1105.50 (J A McClelland and Son).