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    3,000gns Embryo Calf Duo Top Brockhurst Limousin Sale
03/10/06

The on-farm production sale from the Brockhurst herd of WJ & M Mash Ltd was held at Torrington Farm, Chesham, Bucks on Saturday 30th September 2006, saw two embryo calves go under the hammer for the top price of 3,000gns apiece.

Brockhurst Bullseye

Brockhurst Bullseye

Sold with their respective recipient dams, the mating that triggered these sale leaders was the pairing of Grahams Samson, the ILC 2004 National Show Champion bought for a then Limousin world record price of 55,000gns, and Ronick McAinsi, the Royal Show Overall Supreme Limousin Champion 2004.

The first of these embryo calves was the April 2006 born bull calf, Brockhurst Bullseye, who sold to Mr TF & Mrs R Evans, New Farm, Sutton Road, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs. Following him into the ring was Brockhurst Bayonet, another bull calf born 25th April, when selling to Mr & Mrs RD Taylor, The Beavers, South Stewkley, Bucks.

Overall, the sale met with a solid trade for females with 9 cows served or with calf at foot averaging £1,471 and 23 young maiden heifers averaging £848.

Hitting the 2,600gns mark was the 1998 born fifth calver, Lumbylaw Oclock, a Lumbylaw Handsome daughter and out of Lumbylaw Lulu, herself by HaltcliffeHercules. She sold with her calf at foot, Brockhurst Beetle, and was purchased in calf to Brockhurst Premier by an undisclosed buyer.

Smiths of Bloxham, Newlands Farm, Milton Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxon purchased the maiden heifer, Brockhurst Voulezvous, who had accompanied her dam, the French-bred Reseda, during a successful summer show season. Born in November 2004, Voulezvous is by Brockhurst Premier and had a price tag of 2,600gns.

Going under the hammer to an undisclosed buyer for 2,400gns was the six year old cow Brockhurst Rioja. This Ronick McAinsi daughter and by the home-bred sire Brockhurst Macari, was sold with her heifer calf, Brockhurst Barolo, at foot and was purchased in calf to prolific stock bull Brockhurst Premier.

2,100gns was the price paid by Messrs Hodges & Son, Buttermilk Farm, Oving, Aylesbury, Bucks for Brockhurst Sky. A 2001 born second calver she was sold with her Brockhurst Premier sired heifer calf, Brockhurst Autumn, at foot and was purchased once again in calf to Premier.

Averages
29 cows served and/or suckling £1,471.81
2 embryo calves £3,150.00
23 maiden heifers £ 848.67
5 bulls £1,102.50
37 commercial cows & calves £ 663.51

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