THE British Limousin Cattle Society welcomed the se-cond sale of the year at United Auctions in Stirling on Monday, May 2.
Thirty bulls achieved an average of £5,096, which is £455 up on 2021. A sale which is continuously supported by commercial buyers, this year was no exception with the majority of the bulls going to commercial homes.
Top price for the day was 9500gns for Spittalton Rambler, brought forward by J Burnett and Sons, Upper Spittalton Farm, Stirling. Rambler is sired by Dlyans Irnbru and out of the homebred cow Spittalton Lil. This August 2020-born bull displays a myostatin of F94L/Q204X and a Beef Value of LM39 and goes on to work for W Steel and Co, Cumberhead, Lanark. Mr Burnett sold a further four bulls, achieving an average of £6,300 for the day.
The next top price for the Spittalton herd was the overall champion Spittalton Robroy, which was knocked down at 6000gns. He boasts a Beef Value of LM42, placing him in the top 10% of the breed and exhibits F94L/Q204X myostatin. He is sired by Burnbank Judge and is out of the homebred cow Spittalton Hilary. This September 2020-born bull goes home to M Dykes, Drumtree Farm, Ayrshire.
J R MacGregor Ltd, located at Dyke Farm, Glasgow, sold two bulls, the first being the April 2020-born Dyke Runrig, which sold for 7200gns. He is sired by the 12,000gns Goldies Lordoftherings and out of the homebred cow Dyke Madonna. He has double F94L myostatin and has an impressive Beef Value of LM45, placing him the in top 10% of the breed. Runrig was purchased by N A McCulloch, Kenmuir, Wigtownshire.
Following closely behind for the same vendor at 7000gns was Dyke Renegade. Renegade displays a myostatin of F94L/NT821 and boasts a Beef Value of LM44, placing him in the top 10% of the breed. This June 2020-born bull, which was placed second in his class, is sired by the renowned Wilodge LJ and out of the homebred cow Dyke Lavender. He attracted the attention of Islay Estates Co, Bridgend, Isle of Islay.
The Scottish Government Bull Stud snapped up two bulls which were brought forward for sale by Mr R and K Davidson, Corsairtly Farm, Banffshire. The first was Corsairtly Robroy at 6800gns. Born in September 2020, this bull displays double F94L myostatin and has a Beef Value of LM37. He is sired by Millburn Luquacious and out of the homebred cow Corsairtly Lesley, which goes back to Goldies Dictator.
Reserve overall champion for the day and selling for 6500gns was Corsairtly Rocknroll, a se-cond purchase by the Scottish Government Bull Stud for a bull bred by the Corsairtly herd. Rocknroll, born September 2020, has F94L/Q204X myostatin and a Beef Value of LM40. He is sired by Millburn Luquacious and out Barrons Julip, which the herd purchased in 2015.
At 3800gns, top price female for the day was Lomond Magic, bred by Andrew Orr, Lomondmuir Farm, Kinross. Magic is sired by Windsole Godfrey and out of Lodge Femme, who goes back to Attila. This May 2016-born cow was sold with her bull calf at foot, Lomond Samuel, who was born in December 2021, and is sired by Swarland Igolo. Magic cast a spell over Robert Warnock, who took the outfit home to High Bent Farm, Lanarkshire.
J Burnett and Sons, Upper Spittalton Farm, Stirling, presented a draft of seven heifers for sale averaging £2,445. Achieving 2700gns was Spittalton Roslin, a September 2020-born heifer displaying double F94L myostatin and a Beef Value of LM36. Roslin is sired by Burnbank Judge, which the herd purchased at Carlisle in 2016 for 6000gns. She is out of the homebred cow Spittalton Ingrid, which goes back to Haltcliffe Vermount. Roslin was purchased by K MacKay, Upper Ardnagrask, Ross-shire.
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