Semenstore sired bulls were very much to the fore as the Limousin breed met with strong demand and resulted in more bulls being sold on the year and at increased averages. 

The British Limousin Cattle Society’s October Sale at Carlisle saw 113 bulls sell to an average of £7,018.27, up on the year by an impressive £914.10 for 20 more bulls sold.

Ampertaine Foreman sons to 20,000gns

Featuring in the top prices at 20,000gns was the June 2016 born Ballinloan Mountain from Stuart Fotheringham, Perth and Kinross. This bull is by the noted Wilodge Cerberus son Ampertaine Foreman, and out of Ballinloan Gaga.  He came to Carlisle having been shown successfully over the summer at the Royal Highland Show where he stood as Reserve Overall Beef Breeder Champion. Mountain was sold to Albert Howie for his Knock herd at Stuartfield, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire with Stuart Fotheringham retaining a half share.


Stuart Fotheringham also won “The Carlisle Three” Award for the best pen of three fully performance recorded home bred bulls in the pre-sale show the day earlier with a team consisting of Ballinloan Mountain, Marshmallow and Master, all of whom were sired by Ampertaine Foreman. In the sale, Ballinloan Marshmallow was knocked down for 7,000gns to Woodman & Son, Haltwhistle, Northumberland while Master made 12,000gns in selling to D R Owen & Son from Gwynedd.

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Kilcor Iceman son sells at 14,000gns

R & J Graham, Bridge of Allan Stirling, sold Grahams Mungo for 14,000gns. This May 2016 born bull, by Kilcor Iceman out of Galipette, was knocked down to T W Roberts, Malthouse Farm, Cardiff.

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Mereside Godolphin sons led at 12,000gns

Barrons Mexeco from Willie Barron, Durham sold for 12,000gns. By the herd sire Mereside Godolphin, and out of Barrons Echo he went home to the Norman herd of E S & E Norman, Little Orton, Carlisle. Mr Barron sold three bulls in all, all by the 40,000gns Mereside Godolphin to gross a very acceptable 26,800gns.  Barrons Mrman sold for 7800gns whilst Barrons Milo made 7000gns.

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Fenomen sired bulls reach 10,000gns

Scorboro Matrix from Jim Bloom, Decoy Farm, Driffield, East Yorkshire sold for 10,000gns. This March 2016 bull by Fenomen, out of Scorboro Evening, combined positive EBV’s for calving, growth and docility with correctness and shape. He was bought by the Chatsworth Settlement, Bakewell, Derbyshire. The Scorboro herd sold four bulls in all, with all sired by Fenomen, to gross 31,700gns.  Other sales from the Scorboro pen saw Scorboro Magnum sell for 9000gns; Scorboro Memphis for 6500gns; and Scorboro Mrbig for 6200gns.  Earlier in October Scorboro Magna, also by Fenomen, had topped the East Midlands Limousin Club Sale at Newark at 7000gns.  

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Lowerffrydd Empire sired bull reaches 9000gns at Stirling

Some ten days after Carlisle the BLCS sale at Stirling also saw Semenstore sired bulls amongst the leading prices.   Selling at 9,000gns, the second leading price, was the pre-sale Junior Champion and Overall Reserve Champion Whinfellpark Madora from Messrs Jenkinson Clifton Moor, Cumbria. The May 2016 born bull is by Lowerffrydd Empire, the October 2010 Supreme Champion at Carlisle, and out of Whinfellpark Genevieve. He was knocked down to W Nelson & Co, West Brackly, Kinross.

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Foxhillfarm Jasper sired bull wins Reserve Junior Championship

The Junior Championship in the pre-sale show was a clean sweep for the Jenkinson stable, with Mr Pennie placing Whinfellpark Midas as Reserve. The April 2016 born bull is by the Overall Champion at Carlisle back in May 2015, Foxhillfarm Jasper, and out of Whinfellpark Harmony.  Jasper had numerous victories in the 2015 show season, including being crowned Supreme champion at the Royal Highland Show, Male and Reserve Junior Champion at the Great Yorkshire and the same at the Royal Welsh Show.


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