27 May 2022
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Harrison & Hetherington are to host Limousin sale at Welshpool Livestock Sales which includes consignments from the illustrious pedigree Limousin breeders, John S Vance & Son’s Winnington Herd and Richard Harris’s Saltbrook Herd.
The sale, which will take place at Welshpool Livestock Sales on Saturday 18th June, includes 41 cows with calves at foot from the Winnington herd as well as eight cows and heifers, served and/or suckling, one served heifer, five maiden heifers and one bull from the Saltbrook Herd. Also included in the sale are seven maiden heifers from the Sarkley Herd on behalf of EH Pennie & Son, eight maiden heifers from the Ashledge herd on behalf of AG Kirton & Son and four cows with calves at foot and 24 served heifers from the Garyvaughan Herd on behalf of CV Lewis & Son.
On announcing the details of the sale Auctioneer James Little said: “These are two significant reduction sales and it is a real privilege to have been entrusted to conduct such an important sale of Limousins on behalf of these noted breeders. The Winnington herd has a long-standing history and reputation in the Limousin breed and the relatively new Saltbrook herd has seen significant investment in some of the top bloodlines available. In being joined by consignments of heifers from three other nationally recognizable herds, this is without doubt going to be a fantastic sale and will give pedigree and commercial breeders the opportunity to purchase top end stock.”
The Winnington Herd, based 12 miles west of Shrewsbury on the north Welsh border, was established in 1981 and is a closed herd, apart from bringing in proven stock bulls sourced from both the UK and France.
On the cows' side, stock bulls predominantly featuring are Nebulon, Titanic and Haricot with calves at foot being predominantly by Mereside Hallmark and a few by Sibbersfield Pagan. The heifers' calves at foot are by Beulah Nutella.
The herd is part of the SAC Health Scheme and has been accredited Johnes free since 2004. The Vance family also follow a strict BVD vaccination routine (and received a clear qualifying test in 2010) and are currently on a one-year TB testing interval.
Discussing the stock put forward for the sale John Vance of the Winnington Herd said: “Our cattle are reared and fed commercially, providing prospective purchasers the opportunity to buy genuine cattle which will hopefully go on and do well for whoever purchases them. This is our second reduction sale, the first being back in 2011 but now with numbers beyond what we ideally want, we have decided to reduce the herd again, selling cows and heifers with Spring born calves at foot. “
Pedigree breeder Richard Harris, who owns the Saltbrook Herd, will be offering for sale eight cows and heifers served and/or suckling, one served heifer as well as one bull. Based at Middleton Park Farm, Derbyshire, Richard gives further background to this reduction sale: “The cattle offered for sale are straight from the heart of the Saltbrook herd, and they are being sold due to the expansion of other areas of our farm business. These are truly a one-off offering of females who show power and real breed character, and they will provide purchasers with tremendous female breeding lines.”
For more information, please contact James Little at Harrison and Hetherington on 01228406230 or visit www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk.