WATCH: Ampertaine Opportunity sells for 40,000gns


Irish judge John Lynch described him as a “stand-out bull, functionally correct and with a super body and back end”.

WATCH: Ampertaine Opportunity sells for 40,000gns

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Irish judge John Lynch described him as a “stand-out bull, functionally correct and with a super body and back end”.

Hitting 40,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s autumn bull show and sale on Saturday, October 19th was May-2018-born Ampertaine Opportunity.

James McKay’s junior and supreme champion was purchased jointly by three herds – Newhouse, Spittalton and Goldies at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.

This bull had “size, shape and good locomotion for such a powerful bull” according to his purchasers.

He came with a wealth of home-breeding on both sides being by Ampertaine Gigolo, an Ampertaine Commander son, and out of Ampertaine Juliet, a muscly daughter of Ampertaine Elgin.

At the pre-sale show, held on the Friday, judge John Lynch of Dovea Genetics, had tapped him out as his champion describing him as his “stand-out bull, functionally correct and with a super body and back end”.

26,000gns

At 26,000gns was Mike & Melanie Alford’s Foxhillfarm Ourbest by Foxhillfarm Lordofthering and out of Corranhill Krystal by the Sympa son, Haltcliffe Dancer.

A first-prizewinning bull from the intermediate section and born in April 2018, he was purchased by G Cameron for his commercial herd at Acharrade, Argyll.

Other leading prices

  • 12,000gns - Calogale Oxide GJ Lee & CM Lloyd to Donal Moloney, Roo West, Ardnacrusha, RO;
  • 11,500gns - Maraiscote Oxford Ian Nimmo to Robert Neill, Upper Nisbet Farm, Jedburgh;
  • 11,000gns - Whinfellpark Oz Messrs Jenkinson to Thorndean Farms, Cowbeech, Hailsham;
  • 11,000gns - Brontemoor Oasis JM & SM Priestley to R&J Johnston, Hewan, Shapinsay, Orkney;
  • 10,500gns - Barrons Oslo Willie Barron to CV & E Lewis, Buttington, Welshpool;
  • 10,000gns - Cairness Onside W&D Moir to W Walker & Son, Camregan, Girvan, Ayrshire;
  • 10,000gns - McParlands Ozzy MacParlim Genetics to A Bunting & Son, Midtown Farm, New Abbey, Dumfries.

Summary:

A total of 83 bulls went under the hammer to an average of £5,826 - up £246 on the year with a clearance rate of 64%.

Averages:

  • 24 senior bulls - £4861;
  • 32 intermediate bulls - £5952;
  • 28 junior bulls - £6489;
  • Overall 83 bulls - £5826.

Image source: British Limousin Cattle Society \ website

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