A junior bull from the Goldies herd topped the Limousin trade at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
Commanding a price of 13,500gn, April-2014 born Goldies Jogger is an embryo calf bred from Goldies Vitality, and by Ampertaine Foreman.
The Goldies regularly flush Vitality, which previously bred the 23,000gn Goldies Comet and 21,000gn Goldies Goldfinger,
Before selling for the top price, Jogger was placed reserve junior champion in the pre-sale show by judge Peter Kirton of Severn Lodge Farm, Kinlet, Bewdley.
The next best price of 8,500gn was achieved twice late on in the sale.
First up was May-2014 born Spittalton Jed from Andre Burnett at Upper Spittalton, Blair Drummond, Stirling.
This one is a home-bred son of Dinmore HItman, which Mr Burnett bought in Carlisle’s May 2013 sale for 5,000gn.
He was snapped up by Walter Dandie & Sons at Learielaw Farm, Broxburn, West Lothian.
The other bull at 8,500gn was the next lot in the ring – May-2014 born Allanfauld Jumper from Archie MacGregor at Allanfauld, Kilsyth, Glasgow.
This Haltcliffe Underwriter son, out of Allanfauld Fleure, sold to W F & H Logan, Maxwelston, Girvan, Ayrshire.
The next best price thereafter would have been the pre-sale show champion – April-2014 born Maraiscote Javelin – from Ian Nimmo at Bogside Farm, Newmains Wishaw.
This one is by the 2009 Highland Show champion Virginia Andy and out of Maraiscote Fabiella. He went unsold at 7,800gn.
Not long after Mr Nim-mo then went on to sell another lot for 7,200gn.
This was April-2014 born Maraiscote Jura, which stood reserve male champion at the Highland Show in June. He is by Goldies Comet and out of Maraiscote Pamela.
He heads to the north-east with A & H Sim & Son of Rorandle, Monymusk, Inverurie.
The buyer was J & P Carr Farms Ltd, Piddinghoe, East Sussex.
In all a total of 43 bulls, out of 63 forward, went under the hammer to an average of £4,522, which compares to an average of £4,717 for 55 sold last year.
Limousin Cattle Society chief executive Iain Kerr said when combined with the Carlisle sale at the weekend, which saw a record price of 145,000gn achieved, the average across the two sales was £7,300 for 128 bulls sold.
Meanwhile in the female section of the sale a top price of 2,800gn was achieved for the pre-sale show champion.