THE June Online Timed Auction saw the Limousin bull Eagleside Prometheus top this multi-breed summer sale fixture when going under the virtual hammer for £8,000.
Bred by Tom Illingworth, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, Prometheus is a March 2019-born embryo calf by Wilodge LJ and out of the dam Glenrock Jewel, which had stood Reserve Female Champion at the 2015 Royal Highland, and is maternal sister to the 125,000gns Glenrock Illusion.
In November 2019, Prometheus had won the Junior Limousin Championship at the Stars of the Future Show. He was bought by HG Perkins & Sons, Radstock, Bath, as they continued their recent run of purchases for their establishing Hartmoor prefix, which has included the £10,500 top price at Ballymena last week alongside the record-priced 8,000gns embryo from the Grahams herd in May 2018.
At £6,100 was Tomschoice Oriflamme from James & Sarah Cooper, Dacre, North Yorks. A December 2018 son of Mereside Leo and out of the Kaprico Eravelle daughter Tomschoice Lachic, he went to Messrs Gill, County Monaghan.
Bred by Paul Dawes at Dinmore Manor, Hereford, was the £6,000 Dinmore Ourson, born in October 2018 to Ampertaine Elgin and out of Dinmore Caprice (by Wilodge Vantastic). Caprice has previously bred sons to 14,000gns (Dinmore Jumbo) and daughters to 22,000gns (Dinmore Foxy). Messrs Barker & Son, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, are the new owners.
Tom Illingworth rounded off a good day by taking both leading prices in the female section. At £3,300 was the 2015-born cow Eagleside Lolita, by Greensons Howlett and out of Towler Cindy (by Cloughhead Umpire), who sold with her May-born heifer calf at foot, Eagleside Rochelle, sired by the Irish-bred Mullary Maxime, to Messrs Greenlaw, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Messrs Lumley & Sons, Bedale, North Yorkshire, then paid £3,200 for Eagleside Juniper, the earlier 2014 born daughter of Towler Cindy and sired by Goldies Comet. She was sold alongside her March-born heifer calf, Eagleside Rose, again by Mullary Maxime.
Other Leading Prices:
Bulls – £4,750 Ashledge Objat – AG Kirton & Sons to Bridgehouse Farming Company; £4,700 Tomschoice Phantom – JM & SP Cooper to Messrs Carse & Son;
£4,500 Nealford Overboard – JH Neale & Sons to Messrs Brown & Sons; £4,400 Haltcliffe Percy – Haltcliffe to Messrs Sinclair; £4,000 Confluence Objat – A&G Ogg to Messrs James Tennant Ltd.
Females – £2,500 Blackfriar Opal – MD & WM Morton to Messrs Greenlaw; £2,500 Blackfriar Polly – MD & WM Morton to Messrs Copley.
Averages – 16 bulls £4,184.38; 12 females £2,216.66.