The Perth Spring Limousin Show & Sale saw Newhouse Black Colorado, from Messrs R Adam & Son, Newhouse of Glamis, Angus become the first black Limousin to be crowned Champion at a British Limousin Cattle Society Show & Sale.
Newhouse Black Colorado
Sired by Greenhaugh Utwo and out of the home-bred dam, Newhouse Teak, Colorado carried a Beef Value of LM+38, placing this August 2007 born bull squarely in the top 1% of the Limousin breed. Greenhaugh Utwo was bred by Keith Stewart, Aberdeenshire and used as the Adams’ stock bull for two years, before he was sold to Christopher Dunphie, Wester Cloquhat, Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie.
Newhouse Black Colorado went on to lead the day’s prices when he sold for 16,000gns to Mr Eunson who runs an entirely commercial herd at Braebuster, Deerness, Orkney. Putting the Newhouse bull up as Junior Champion and then as Supreme Champion Overall was Mr Grant Laing, Gaich Farm, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire who runs the Gaich pedigree herd. Commenting on his Champion, Mr Laing said: “This is a tremendous bull, with great shape and is just what a Limousin should be. Colour is not a factor! He has great muscle all the way through, tremendous width and a great top. When you stood behind him he just had such a wow factor.” Newhouse Black Colorado is the second time Newhouse have had a Perth Limousin Champion from their herd which presently comprises approximately sixty breeding females, twenty of which are black.
Over the previous two years at the Perth February fixture, Greenhaugh Utwo, an SLVL Beef grandson, has demonstrated his commercial worth, siring the second leading price of 12,000gns for Newhouse Black Billy in 2008 and the two top prices in 2007 – the 16,000gns Newhouse Black Angus and the 12,000gns Newhouse Black Alfy.
Newhouse also picked up the day’s second top price of 11,000gns for the classy Newhouse Casino and enjoyed an excellent day’s trade with further bulls at 9,000gns, 8,000gns, 5,500gns and 5,200gns.
Newhouse Casino at 11,000gns is by the herd’s stock bull Kype Vandamme, a Cloughhead Lord son who was purchased at Carlisle for 13,000gns in October 2005, and is out of Newhouse Alice. This August 08 born bull’s figures matched his looks with a Beef Value of LM+40 and a muscle score of +4.90 complemented with a calving value of LM+2C. New owner is Allan Moore Ltd, Drummond, Evanton, Inverness. Newhouse Cavalier, also by Kype Vandamme and this time out of Newhouse Talulla sold for the Adams at 8,000gns. Cavalier has a muscle depth of +5.90 and a Beef Value of LM+39 and heads to R Edward & Sons, 24 Letham Mains, Haddington, East Lothian.
Overall, in a sale dominated by demand from commercial purchasers, eighteen bulls made 5,000gns or over including two over 10,000gns. 84 bulls were sold to an average of £3993, representing a healthy 77% clearance, and gave a total sale gross of £356,938.
Reserve Overall went to the Junior Reserve Champion Bull, Culnagechan Condor, from first-time Perth exhibitor Mr D Hume, 44 Maghereagh Rd, Randalstown, Co Antrim, N Ireland. Condor is an embryo calf and son of the 35,000gns Grahams Unbeatable and out of the Jockey/Pelletstown Ken granddaughter, Carmorn Tara. At 9,500gns he sold to joint purchasers D McBeath & SJ Jessop for their pedigree Springsett Herd based at Manor Neuk Farm, Manor Powis, Stirling together with Messrs Wood & Hunter, Dalchirla Farm, Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire. The Culnagechan herd is now some sixty cows strong having been formed in 2003. The 9,500gns price exceeded the 7,200gns the herd attained at Carlisle in October 2008.
Standing as Intermediate Reserve Champion was Goldies Crackerjack from Mr B Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries. Crackerjack is sired by the prolific Goldies Terence and is out of the embryo donor cow, the Domino sired Java, who has bred bulls to 7,000gns at Perth. The combination of quality and pedigree, easy calving (LM+5C) and a top 1% muscle depth and Beef Value (LM+41) convinced Mr J Thomson, Hilton of Beath Farm, Kelty, Fife to fork out the fourth top price of 9,000gns for his growing pedigree herd and commercial enterprise.
Breconside Farming Partnership, Moffat sold a Newhouse Sugar son, Breconside Colonel, out of Lyles Julie for 7,500gns. With a calving value of LM+2C and a Beef Value of LM+32 he sold with a first prize ticket on him to Mountquhanie Farm, Mountquhanie, By Cupar, Fife.
Another at 7,500gns was Allanfauld Capital exhibited by Mr A MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth, Glasgow. By Ardbrack Taketime (a previous Beefbreeder Champion at the Royal Highland who and has bred bulls to 9,500gns & 9,000gns) he is out of the Haltcliffe President daughter, Allanfauld Tonya and sold with a calving value of LM+3C and a Beef Value of LM+25 to S Hardisty & Son, How Hall, Ennerdale, Cleator Moor, Cumbria. Again from the Allanfauld stable was Intermediate Champion Allanfauld Cheetah. This June 2007 born bull is by Ardbrack Taketime and out of the homebred dam, Allanfauld Tiara. Tiara is by the former Royal Highland Limousin Champion, Clarkton Noble, and carries Talent and Bailea Imij breeding on the dam line. Purchaser at 7,000gns was G & M Porter, Carrabus Farm, Bridgend, Islay, Argyll.
The first prize winning Elrick Candidate from Michael Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, Ellon was knocked down at 6,800gns. By Ryedale Paragon, he is out of Elrick Ruby and has a Beef Value of LM+35 and muscle score of +5.50. MR McCallum & Co are the new owners, purchasing this 20 month old bull for their holding at Woodlands, Dingwall, Ross-shire.
Dyke Colossus from JR MacGregor, Dyke Farm, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow was next best at 6,000gns when going under the hammer on behalf of ESCA, Bush Estate, Penicuick. Another by Haltcliffe President and out of the Ronick Hawk daughter, Dyke Pat, he sold with a Beef Value of LM+36 and a calving value of LM+5C.
Dumbreck Champion from Messrs D Work, Mains of Dumbreck, Udny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire was the pre-sale Show’s Senior Champion, the third consecutive Perth where the Works have snapped up a section championship. This bull, sired by the 10,500gns Greenbank Star, was purchased for 5,500gns by Mr G MacGregor & Sons, Binn Farm, Glenfarg, Perth. April 2007 born, he is out of the Broadmeadows Cannon daughter, Dumbreck Roxette and sported a Beef Value of LM+27.
Senior Reserve Champion was Keirsbeath Cougar, brought out by Mr D Orr, Mains of Beath, Crossgates, Fife. Cougar is by Dyfri Target, a son of the prolific Jockey who himself was sold as the first lot for 4000gns, and is out of the Imposant granddaughter, Rhynd Smurf. Keirsbeath Cougar is a full brother to Keirsbeath Atlantis, Reserve Female Champion at the 2007 Royal Highland. Going under the hammer for 3,800gns to EM Flett, Hirtiso Farm, Holm, Orkney, this April 2007 Limousin bull carried a Beef Value of LM+27.
The female entry, which included a small production sale from the Grahams Herd on behalf of Mr & Mrs R & J Graham, Airthrey Kerse, was led by Burnbank Uriah from R&J Graham who sold at 3,800gns to T Johnston, Coulterfanny, Tyrie, Fraserburgh. With Broadmeadows Cannon on both sides as grandsire, Burnbank Uriah is a 2003 born fourth calver by Inchwood Laddie and out of Balfunning Idine and carries a Beef Value of LM+29.
84 Bulls £3993.01 (gross £335,412)
9 Females £2391.67 (gross £21,525)
Auctioneers: United Auctions
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