Limousin breeders from the north of Scotland took home the top price and a new herd record at the annual spring show and sale of bulls in Carlisle last weekend.
Leading the trade at 28,000gn was October-2014 born Alagils Jambon from Alasdair and Gill Macnab, of Kildun Cottage, Kildun Farm, Dingwall.
Jambon is a home-bred AI son of Netherhall Gallant, out of Alagils Gillie which is out of the herd’s noted show cow Alagils Ainsi. He sold to E.S. and E. Norman, Little Orton Farm, Carlisle. The sale marks the best price achieved by the Macnabs who sold their first bull in 2004 – Alagils Umax which took the Perth Bull Sales champion rosettes and a price of 9,000gn.
Other breeders from the north and north-east were also among the list of consignors with leading prices. Peterhead breeder Albert Howie, who runs the West Knock herd at Stuartfield, made 9,000gn when black bull Knock Black Jax went through the sale ring.
Black Jax, which is a November-2014 born son of Goldies Florida out of Knock Hyacinth, sold to G.D. Roberts, Llystyn Canol, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd.
Meanwhile, Garry Patterson, of Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith, achieved 8,000gn when December-2014 born Aultside Jacobite went under the hammer.
Jacobite, which took the reserve senior male champion title at the Stars of the Future Show last November, is an AI son of Ampertaine Elgin out of Trueman Hallelluia. He sold to M.L. Wilson, Balluskie Farm, Kildonan, Barrhill, Girvan.
Other Scottish breeders with successful sales included the Newhouse herd, which is run by Bob and Kay Adam at Glamis, Forfar.
The Adams received 9,000gn when December-2014 born Newhouse Black Jimbo sold to R. Alyn Elias, Hendre Cennin Isaf, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd.
This black bull is a son of Millington Ferrari and out of Newhouse Hetty.
Meanwhile, Bruce Goldie, of Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries, sold September-2014 born Goldies Juggernaut for 10,000gn to A.J. MacLean, Haylipol Farm, Tiree.
Another at 10,000gn was November-2014 born Glenrock Justthejob from S. and H. Illingsworth, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie. This one sold to J.E. Jordon and Son, Old Moor Farm, Longhirst, Morpeth.
In all 121 bulls sold to average £6,418.45.