The inaugural spring Limousin sale held by Harrison and Hetherington at Newark Livestock Market on Saturday saw an excellent clearance rate and a good overall average of £3243 for the 9 bulls sold and £1527 for females.
Bulls sold to a top of 4000gns twice, firstly for Stephen Wilde’s bull Ewdenvale Lovejoy. Sired by Euphrate and out of Ewdenvale Ember, Lovejoy was purchased by Messrs Mason from Weaverthorpe, Malton.
Also at 4000gns was Fieldson Nick from JW & MC Fieldson. This bull was sired by the Huntershall Gladiator son Fieldson Jammy and out of Fieldson Charisma. Nick was purchased by Messrs Jarrom from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
Messrs Heald & Co’s Coachhouse Neptune sold for 3500gns to Messrs Watchorn from Melton Mowbray. Neptune was sired by 15,000gns Rachels Ferrari and out Coachhouse Filigree.
At 3400gns was E Blenkhorn & Son’s bull Elderberry Nizlopi. Sired by Ballinloan Jaegerbomb and out of Gazelle, Nizlopi was purchased by Messrs Hall from Buxton.
Females topped at 2000gns for JW & MC Fieldson’s Fieldson Nutella sired by 14,000gns Goldies Jazz. Nutella had been running with the herd’s stock bull Fieldson Jammy who had also sired Messrs Fieldson’s top price bull. The successful purchaser was Messrs Sharman & Son from Colmworth, Bedfordshire.
The same vendor sold another Goldies Jazz daughter, Fieldson Nannette, for the next best price of 1900gns. Also purchased by Messrs Sharman, this heifer had again been running with Fieldson Jammy.
A further two females sold for 1900gns both consigned by DW Harrison. Harrison Marland, sired by Vivaldi and out of Harrison Jarland, was the first of these when she sold to Messrs Green from Newark. Marland had been scanned in calf to Roughley Lawman as had her stablemate Harrison Myjoy who followed her into the ring and sold for the same money. Myjoy was sired by Tweeddale Harvest and purchased on the day by Messrs Ellis from St Ives, Cornwall.
Averages: 9 Bulls £3243.33; 23 Served & Maiden Heifers £1527.07
Photos taken by Tim Scrivener Agricultural Photographer