The dispersal sale of Mel & Diane Lucas’ County Antrim based Lukeroyal British Blue herd took place at Carlisle on Friday and saw a top price of 5500gns for the in calf heifer Lukeroyal Lydia.
Lydia, sired by Droit Ebenezer and out of Lukeroyal Finesse was sold in calf to the Twyning Ash Vaughan son, Ballygrange Dudley and the successful bidder on this occasion was SG Perkins from Radstock, Avon.
Following closely behind this in the price rankings at 5200gns was the young bull Lukeroyal Murdock. This March 2017 born son of Greystone Carbon is out of Lukeroyal Florence who was also in the sale. He was purchased by JW & M Buckle from Barras, Kirkby Stephen.
Another young bull Lukeroyal Magnet sold for 4200gns to Thomas Gray from Lennoxtown, Glasgow. Also by Droit Ebenezer this bull is an ET son of another sale entry Lukeroyal Jessica who sold, scanned back in calf, for 3000gns.
Lukeroyal Hotpants, a 2012 born cow was purchased by J Crowther to join his Sowerby Bridge based Making Place herd. Sired by Adajio De Bray and out of the Dafydd D’Ochain daughter Lukeroyal Doris, Hotpants was sold for scanned back in calf to Twyning Ash Vaughan for 3900gns.
The April 2017 born heifer Lukeroyal Millie sold for 3800gns. Sired by Tweeddale Hebony and another out of Lukeroyal Finesse she was purchased by MA Warren from Gomersal, Bradford.
Also selling for 3800gns was the 2016 born bull Lukeroyal Logan sired by Gitan Du Ptit’t Mayeur and also out of Lukeroyal Finesse he was purchased by D Broadbent from Luddendenfoot, Halifax.
9 Cows & Heifers served and/or suckling £3091.67, 9 Recipients carrying embryos £1925.00, 11 Maiden Heifers £2386.36, 9 Young Bulls £2928.33, 4 Senior Bulls £3412.50, 7 Recipients suckling embryo calves £2145.00