Yearling Limousin bull tops Carlisle multibreed beef sale at 8,000gns

A Limousin yearling bull topped the June multibreed beef sale held online by H&H.

The June Online Timed Auction held on June 11-12, saw Limousin bull Eagleside Prometheus go under the virtual hammer for 8,000gns.

67 bulls and 14 Limousin females were listed for sale in the catalogue. Out of these, the 16 bulls sold averaged £4,184, while the 12 females managed an average of £2,216.

Bidding started at noon on Thursday, June 11 and finished at noon on Friday, June 12.

Bred by Tom Illingworth from Eaglesfield, South Scotland, Prometheus is a March 2019-born embryo calf by Wilodge LJ.

The 15-month bull was out of the dam Glenrock Jewel who had stood Reserve Female Champion at the 2015 Royal Highland, and is a maternal sister to the 125,000gns Glenrock Illusion.

In November 2019, Prometheus won the Junior Limousin Championship at the Stars of the Future show.

He was bought by HG Perkins & Sons, from Radstock, Bath, as the latest in a recent run of purchases to establish their Hartmoor prefix.

At £6,100 was Tomschoice Oriflamme from James and Sarah Cooper of Dacre, North Yorkshire. The December 2018 son of Mereside Leo and out of the Kaprico Eravelle daughter Tomschoice Lachic, will head across the water to Messrs Gill from Monaghan, Ireland.

October 2018 born Dinmore Ourson sold at £6,000 Messrs Barker & Son, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. The bull was bred by Paul Dawes from Hereford, sired by Ampertaine Elgin and out of Dinmore Caprice.

Tom Illingworth rounded off a good day by taking both leading prices in the female section. At £3,300, was the 2015-born cow Eagleside Lolita, by Greensons Howlett and out of Towler Cindy (by Cloughhead Umpire).

Lolita sold with her May-born heifer calf at foot, Eagleside Rochelle, to Messrs Greenlaw, Aberchirder, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Messrs Lumley & Sons, Bedale, North Yorkshire then paid £3,200 for Eagleside Juniper, the earlier 2014 born daughter of Towler Cindy and sired by Goldies Comet. She was sold alongside her March-born heifer calf, Eagleside Rose, again by Mullary Maxime.

Other Leading Prices

Bulls

  • £4,750 Ashledge Objat AG Kirton & Sons to Bridgehouse Farming Company;
  • £4,700 Tomschoice Phantom JM & SP Cooper to Messrs Carse & Son;
  • £4,500 Nealford Overboard JH Neale & Sons to Messrs Brown & Sons;
  • £4,400 Haltcliffe Percy Haltcliffe to Messrs Sinclair;
  • £4,000 Confluence Objat A&G Ogg to Messrs James Tennant Ltd.

Females

  • £2,500 Blackfriar Opal MD & WM Morton to Messrs Greenlaw;
  • £2,500 Blackfriar Polly MD & WM Morton to Messrs Copley.

Auctioneer: H&H