Procters Cavalier; Claragh Franco; Hartlaw Excaliber; Derriaghy Enfield; Haltcliffe Underwriter;and Wilodge Cerberus, all feature at the Spring 2014 Sales

Bulls by sires available on Semenstore were again prominent at the 2014 Spring round of Limousin sales.

At Carlisle and electric trade for junior bulls saw the sale close with 103 bulls sold in all to average £6,417.  The thirty-three junior bulls averaged £7689, up by over £2,400 on the year, whilst the sale average overall was up by £1,085 on the corresponding 2013 fixture.  

In all, forty bulls made 5,000gns or over, including three at 20,000gns and above, with nine at 10,000gns or more.  

Within the juniors Lowerffrydd Husainbolt from JG & JA Evans, Lower Ffrydd, sold for 20,000gns to the Honeymoor pedigree herd of RS Harker & Son, Grayrigg Hall, Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria.  Husainbolt is an AI calf by the 28,000gns Procters Cavalier and is out of Corridan Fizz.  Procters Cavalier is available on Semenstore for £25 per straw.

Local breeders ES & E Norman brought a fine line-up of bulls with shape and muscle that saw them sell eight in all to average a tremendous £7,250.  Featuring strongly in their pen were the first six sons offered at sale from the herd’s stock bull Claragh Franco who was purchased at Carlisle in May 2011 for 24,000gns.   Leading the way for the Normans was the June 2012-born Norman Hawk who had stood second in his class to the day’s Overall Supreme Champion.  By Claragh Franco and out of Norman Clover, Norman Hawk was purchased by Millington Limousins for the Millington pedigree herd at The Grange, Millington, York.

Other Claragh Franco sons sold for the Normans on the day to 7800gns, 7200gns and 7000gns.  Claragh Franco is available on Semenstore for £70 per straw. 

The opening lot of the sale had seen the Goldies herd of Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald sell their five-year-old stock bull Hartlaw Excaliber, a Wilodge Tonka son and past 2011 National Limousin Show Male Champion, for 9,000gns to an undisclosed buyer.  Later in the day, a Hartlaw Excaliber son, Goldies Hotspur, sold for 8,000gns to Craig Cameron, Greenferns Farm, Bucksburn, Aberdeen. Hartlaw Excaliber is on Semenstore with semen at £20 per straw.  At the Stirling Sale the week before, Ian and Wendy Callion,   Bolfornought Farm, Stirling, also made 7,200gns when selling their third prize winner Lodge Highlander.  This bull is an AI calf also by the Wilodge Tonka son Hartlaw Excaliber .

Back at Carlisle, Anside Hulk made 12,500gns when selling for Mr & Mrs Stephen Irvine, Braehead Farm, Drummuir, By Keith, Banffs, Moray.  A heifer’s calf, the May 2012 born Hulk is by the herd’s 22,000gns sire Derriaghy Enfield and is out of the Fleethill Talisman daughter Anside Evita.  Conventional semen from Derriaghy Enfield is available on Semenstore for £25 with female sexed semen available for £35.  At the Stirling Limousin Sale, further bulls sired by Derriaghy Enfield, and sold by the Anside herd, made 8500gns, 7200gns, and 5000gns respectively. (See below also).

Late in the Carlisle catalogue, Roxburgh Homeland made 12,000gns for John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso.   An embryo calf, and November 2012-born, Homeland is by the £40,000 Plumtree Fantastic and is out of the Jersey-sired French cow Nova.   Semen from Plumtree Fantastic is available on Semenstore at £20 per straw.

Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor Hall Farm, Mellor, Stockport, Cheshire, sold Sportsmans Hagrid for 9,500gns.  Got by AI, this bull is by the 30,000gns Lowerffrydd Empire who is available on Semenstore at £30 per straw.


Commercial beef producers led a strong demand for Limousin bulls at United Auctions’ Stirling market on Tuesday 4th February 2014 that saw 70 bulls average £5247, up by £862 on the year.  

The Overall Supreme Champion and Intermediate Champion was Allanfauld Highland Park from Archie & John MacGregor.  Full of breeding, this June 2012-born bull is by the Sympa sired Haltcliffe Underwriter.   Commenting on his Champion, the judge Gary Oag said: “This was a great carcase animal with the style to go with it.  He was full of muscle, had great width, impressive second thigh, and had the presence and breed character to go with it.”  Haltcliffe Underwriter semen is available on Semenstore at £10 per straw.

Two bulls from Andrew Burnett’ Spittalton herd made 6,500gns.  The first of these, the May 2012 Spittalton Hyper was by the noted 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus.  Spittalton Hyper was picked up by H MacKay, Wester Tomloan, Nairn, Morayshire.  Wilodge Cerberus is available on Semenstore at £40 per straw.


Browse through the Semenstore site to see the full portfolio of just under 100 Limousin bulls offering choice, bloodlines, and performance. 

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