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    Elrick Bull leads confident Limousin trade at Perth
27/10/05

Elrick Victorious
Elrick Victorious - 8,000gns
A solid and confident trade at United Auctions, Perth on Tuesday 25th October 2005 saw 60 bulls sell to an average of £3267 - up £122 on the year. With a top price of 8,000gns and 10 bulls over 5,000gns this collectively represented a very satisfying average of £3267. Overall, breeders were pleased that another premier Limousin Sale had once again seen averages up on the previous year, with quality bulls finding homes with mainly commercial buyers. Coming on the back of the strong trade for bulls at Carlisle on Saturday 15th October, this means the last 10 days have seen 171 Limousin bulls go under the hammer at a cracking average of £3606! The message has been that “quality pays” with bulls of length, width and shape selling readily.

The day's top price of 8,000gns at Perth went to Aberdeenshire breeder Michael Massey's Elrick Victorious, a Ryedale Paragon son and out of Goldies Isodora sporting a Beef Value of LM+37, when selling to Michael Cursiter, Laga Farms, Evie, Orkney.

The next lot into the ring and going under the hammer for the second top price of the day of 6,800gns was Dyke Victory, consigned by Messrs JR MacGregor, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow. By Haltcliffe President and out of homebred dam, Dyke Pat, he heads to the Glenkilrie Partnership, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

In all, the four Dyke bulls averaged an impressive £6431 as they also secured the joint third price of 6,500gns with their Overall Reserve Champion, Dyke Vitalspark, a 19 month old Rydedale Paragon son and out of Dyke Senga carrying a Beef Value of LM+30. He heads to the Maybe pedigree and commercial suckler herd of Messrs D&R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie.

The previous day's Champion, Homebyres Viduka, from Messrs John Logan, Kelso, Roxburghshire also sold into Orkney to the Messrs J & IM Sinclair, Shapinsay, Kirkwall for 6,500gns. Having caught the eye of Show judge, Richard Bartle of Lodge Hill Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire, this April 2004 born son of Balnacraig Supreme and out of Homebyres Inette completed a tremendous October for the Logans having sold 2 bulls for 8,500gns already at Carlisle and securing the Championship and third leading price here at Perth.

Dyke Voodoo made 6,000gns when knocked down to J Wink & Sons, Bainshole Farms, Huntly, Aberdeen. Sired by Haltcliffe President he is out of Dyke Opal and was the third bull from the MacGregors to make 6,000gns or more.

Selling for 5,500gns was another Junior Bull, Grahams Victorian, brought forward by R&J Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling. This son of the 20,000 gns Grahams Poncho and full brother to the 22,000gns Grahams Ultra - both sold at the ILC Sale in August 2004 - heads over the water to McKinney Bros, Maghera, Co Londonderry.

Two bulls made 5,200gns. The first of these was the first prize winning Junior Bull and final JR MacGregor consignment, Dyke Vulture, another Haltcliffe President son this time out of Dyke Swift. New owners are Messrs R Simpson & Sons, Mains of Creuchies, Perthshire.  Also at 5,200gns was the Senior Bull and second prize winner, Abbeyfort Vincent, presented by Mr A MacGregor (Allanfauld). Bred in the Republic of Ireland by the sire Mas du Clo and out of Clonmore Rose, he was purchased by Mr C McMillan, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.

Also heading to Islay for 5,000gns, this time to Mr AN McArthur, Lossit Farm, Portnahaven is Anside Vince bred by Mr & Mrs S Irvine, Braehead Farm, Keith, Banffshire, sired by Ronick Sidney and out of the dam, Anside Rena. Going under the hammer again for 5,000gns was the second prize winning Dumbreck Voltage from Messrs D Work , Udny, Ellon, Aberdeen. A Broadmeadows Cannon son and out of the homebred Dumbreck Solitaire, he heads to Messrs W Barr & Co, Lauder, Berwickshire.

Furthermore, a strong female trade saw the February 2004 born heifer, Newhouse Vommy, by Ronick Shapely out of Newhouse Rommy from Messrs R M Adam & Son, Newhouse of Glamis, Angus hit the day's top price of 3800gns with 8 lots in total averaging £1922 - up £460 on the year.

Averages
60 bulls             £3267.25 (+£122)
8 females            £1922.81 (+£460)

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