The sale of Limousin heifers held on behalf of the noted Sarkley pedigree herd of Messrs EH Pennie & Sons, Gwern-Yr-Ychain, Llandyssil, Montgomery, Powys on Friday 5th August 2011 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle saw a top price of 30,000gns.
Four animals made 10,000gns or more with 104 heifers in all selling to gross £340,095. Two served heifers topped the trade at 30,000gns and 17,000gns respectively with the next three top prices (13500gns, 10000gns and 9000gns) secured by maiden heifers.
Sarkley Edajen 30,000gns
Leading the way was the June 2009 born heifer Sarkley Edajen who was purchased for 30,000gns by D Sawrij, Allerbeck Farm, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie for the establishing Swalesmoor prefix. Sarkley Edajen is by the noted sire Ronick Gains who has previously sired the 28,000gns Sarkley Arriana. Edajen is out of the Haltcliffe Ullswater daughter Sarkley Adajen. Farm Manager, Iain Campbell, commented: “The Sarkley herd has a reputation for producing females which go on to breed well and this purchase was made for the foundation of a Limousin herd to run alongside 30 pedigree Charolais cows and a 300-strong commercial herd.” A total of 5 Sarkley heifers were purchased for the Swalesmoor prefix and Sarkley Edajen was sold carrying a Beef Value of LM+40 and PD’d in calf to Ampertaine Commander.
The previous lot, Sarkley Ellajen, made 17,000gns when selling with a Beef Value of LM+49 to the Bassingfield pedigree herd of JL Crofts, Holme Farm, Bassingfield Lane, Gamston, Notts. June 2009 born, Sarkley Ellajen is by the French AI sire Ionesco and is out of the Mas Du Clo daughter Sarkley Vollyjen. Described as one of the best females in the herd, Sarkley Vollyjen has previously bred the 13,000gns Sarkley Dynamic. She was sold served by the 42,000gns Haltcliffe Ullswater.
At 13,500gns was the July 2010 born Sarkley Fayme. This young heifer is by the prolific 42,000gns Wilodge Vantastic and is out of the Sarkley Golddigger-sired Sarkley Maggie. Purchasing Sarkley Fayme was W Barron, Morrow Edge Farm, Burnhope, Co Durham for his Barrons pedigree herd.
The final animal at four figures was Sarkley Fadajen who made 10,000gns when selling to noted show calf exhibitors Mike & Melanie Alford, Staplegrove Livestock Ltd, Foxhill Farm, Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon for their Foxhillfarm prefix which was established following the purchase of the 35,000gns Bankdale Elizabeth and the 15,000gns Bankdale Alice at the Bankdale Dispersal Sale held at the beginning of July. Sarkley Fadajen is by Sarkley Thunderbolt and out of Sarkley Adajen. This combination of top breeding in the herd has previously produced progeny including Sarkley Ragtime 20,000gns, Sarkley Bellola 24,000gns and Sarkley Dalola 25,000gns. Sarkley Fadajen carries a Beef Value of LM+39.
Next best at 9,000gns was Sarkley Fullola who heads to the noted Ronick herd of Mr R Dick, Mains of Throsk, Stirling. April 2010 born and with a Beef Value of LM+29, Fullola is an AI daughter of the Limousin sire Nenuphar and is out of the Goldies Oswald daughter Sarkley Ullola whose dam, Sarley Ola, produced the 25,000gns Sarkley Dalola.
PJ Murphy, Mill Road, Carrickaldreen, Mullaghbawn, Newry purchased Sarkley Follyjen for 7,800gns for his Carrickaldreen pedigree herd. Follyjen is full sister to the 17,000gns Sarkley Unrivalled, Champion at Carlisle in May 2005. By Nenuphar, this May 2010 maiden Limousin heifer is out of Sarkley Pollyjen. Mr Murphy later purchased Sarkley Francesca at the 5,000gns mark for his Carrickaldreen prefix.
7,000gns was the final bid for Sarkley Flavia on behalf of GJ Lee & CM Lloyd, Ger-Y-Coed, Four Roads, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire. Sold with a Beef Value of LM+32, Flavia is by Haltcliffe Ullswater and out of the Omer daughter, Sarkley Beth. Sarkley Fanoushka at 4,000gns also heads to Messrs Lee & Lloyd.
39 Served Heifers £3,967.12
65 Maiden & Yearling Heifers £2,851.96
Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington Ltd
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