The British Limousin Cattle Society’s current sale in Carlisle noticed a prime value of 52,000gns for a Northern Irish bull, Craigatoke Seanog.

The October 2021-born bull from MJ Conway of Co. Tyrone was the day’s intermediate and total champion.

He’s the brand new addition for Messrs H Wooden of the Deerhouse herd, Dutton, in Preston.

Arwel Owen, choose on the pre-sale present, mentioned Craigatoke Seanog was an animal he “actually fell in love with, with nice conformation and size”.

With good bulls in the identical class inserting shut collectively, Owen mentioned it was a tough alternative, however that Craigatoke Seanog “simply had that little one thing further”.

Carlisle sale

The Carlisle sale noticed an all-sale common of £9,178.22. A complete of twenty-two bulls bought to pedigree and business breeders at costs over 10,000gns and clearance for 80 bulls bought was 71%.

Blaencwm Sam, the work of Dylan and Elen Davies, bought for the second prime value of the day – 32,000gns.

Blaencwm Sam

One other main value was that of the senior champion – Ampertaine Superstition – from WJ and J McKay from Maghera, Northern Eire. He bought for 27,000gns.

The sale averages have been:

  • £8,274.27 for senior bulls (38);
  • £11,069.42 for intermediate bulls (26);
  • £8,255.62 for junior bulls (16).

Commenting on the sale, chief government of the British Limousin Cattle Society, Alice Swift mentioned: “There was an upbeat environment at Carlisle amongst breeders and patrons that translated right into a flying commerce for bulls able to work.

“It’s reassuring to see confidence return to the meat trade and I firmly consider Limousin is commercially essentially the most viable breed in Britain immediately.

“Almost a 3rd of bulls bought make 5 figures, confirming a requirement for genetics that ship progress and effectivity.”