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Whinfellpark Tops Limousin Weaned Calves at 9,000gns
2010-12-20

A strong day’s trading for the Whinfellpark Herd of Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith, Cumbria was confirmed when the January 2010 born heifer calf, Whinfellpark Fanzine, led the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Weaned Calf Sale at 9,000gns on Friday 17th December 2010.

This followed on from the day’s earlier sale, the premier Red Ladies female sale, where Whinfellpark Ena also topped the trade at 14,000gns.

Whinfellpark Fanzine 9,000gns

Whinfellpark Fanzine

January 2010 born, Whinfellpark Fanzine is by the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus and is out of the Pablo-sired Whinfellpark Audrey. The top priced calf was purchased by Miss C Williams, T/S DA Williams, Lodge Hill Farm, Park Lane, Shifnal for the Wilodge pedigree herd. The first calves offered at auction on the UK mainland sired by the 50,000gns Wilodge Cerberus saw leading prices of 9,000gns and 5,500gns respectively. Whinfellpark Fanzine was sold with a Beef Value of LM+37 and had earlier stood Reserve Champion heifer calf under judge Brian Wills, Newhouse of Glamis, Forfar. The Champion heifer calf, also from Whinfellpark but this time in the shape of Whinfellpark Fairley, made 5,500gns to N&J Matthews, Pye Brook Farm, Sutton, Stanton Lacey, Ludlow. This was another with a strong Beef Value (LM+35) and was again by Wilodge Cerberus and out of a Rafiot daughter.

Topping the bull trade in the Weaned Calf Sale was the 7,800gns paid for Barrons Fantastic from W Barron, Morrow Edge Farm, Burnhope, Co. Durham. Sired by the 20,000gns Ampertaine Commander, Barrons Fantastic is out of the homebred Barrons Vixen, a Moero daughter. With a Beef Value of LM+30 he was purchased for the Culnagechan pedigree herd of Mr D Hume, Randalstown, Co Antrim. The reserve in the bull calf championship was Hollythwaite Frank from TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm, Crook, Kendal, Cumbria. This February 2010 born calf is by Saphir and is out of the homebred Hollythwaite Countess. Knocked down at 2,000gns, Hollythwaite Frank was purchased by TW Oliver, Cawfields, Haltwhistle, Northumberland who run the Cawfields pedigree herd.

The final calf over 2,000gns was Hafodlas Falmai who made 2,200gns. Falmai is a January 2010 born heifer calf by Guards Columbus, a Vivaldi son, and out of Hafodlas Cenin and was consigned by AH & GW Roberts, Hafod Las, Ysbyty Ifan, Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy. Purchaser was the Firm of James Hunter, Hallrig Farm, Tarbolton, Ayrshire.

Averages:

15 Bull Calves £1,739.50
24 Heifer Calves £1534.75

link Red Ladies Limousin Trade Peaks at 14,000gns
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link High Fertiliser Prices Put 2011 Grass Yields at Risk

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