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Previous On-Farm Sales
Newark 1st April 2017
Once again attending the Newark Limousin Day was a successful trip with a 100% clearance of all lots taken. Our top price for the day was Brockhurst Matteo making 3,500gns, he is fully homebred and was popular amongst buyers with his extreme muscle and style to match.
Other leading prices:
- Brockhurst Matteo 3500gns
- Brockhurst Hannah 2850gns
- Brockhurst Hilda 2650gns
- 8 Cows and calves £2598
- 10 Heifers £1722
- 1 Junior bulls £3500
- 3 Bulls £2870
Newark 9th April 2016
Leading the trade was the stock bull who had shown the crowd some superb calves at foot this bull Brockhurst Harmony, sired by renown Wilodge Tonka sold at 4800gns to Messr WS Furnival, Kent.
Other leading prices:
- Brockhurst Ingrid 3500gns
- 13 Heifers £2100
- In-calf Heifer £1900
- 4 Cows £2000
Newark 11th April 2015
Doug Mash's Brockhurst herd led the trade at 5800gns with Brockhurst Holy, an embryo heifer bred out of the Grahams Samson-sired Brockhurst Bolshoi and by Wilodge Vantastic, making her a full sister to the much admired Brockhurst Howat. Heading north to Aberdeenshire with Andrew Gammie, of the Westpitt herd near Laurencekirk, this September, 2012-born heifer changed hands due in August to Ardglasson Highlander.
Other leading prices:
- Brockhurst Harmonica 3400gns
- Springsett Danni 3300gns
- Brockhurst Hazel 3000gns
- 6 Cows and calves £2992.50
- In-calf heifers £2775
- 2 Junior bulls £1417.50
- 2 Bulls £2572.50
Newark 12th April 2014
The pre-sale Champion, Brockhurst Happy, brought out by WJ Mash, Chesham, Bucks traded at 3,600gns to Messrs Waring, Everingham, York being sired by Wilodge Tonka and out of the prolific show cow Reseda, by Malibu.
- Cows & Calves £2730
- 10 Heifers £2520
- 1 Heifer £3780
- 3 Embryo calves £1890
- 2 Bulls £3675
Newark 13th April 2013
Making 4,500gns was the April 2010 born Brockhurst Fiona from the Production Sale of 63 head on behalf of WJ & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm, Chesham, Bucks. Sired by Suisse B, she is out Brockhurst Bolshoi, the Grahams Samson daughter who was breed champion at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2011. She was bought by G Hadfield & Son, Lumm Farm, Little Moss, Droylsden, Manchester, and was one of fifteen purchases. She was sold PD’d in calf to Brockhurst Ecuador.
At 4,200gns, Brockhurst Fame, another Suisse B heifer. Suisse B was imported after coming 1st at the french national show. Fame has the prolific french sire Imperial crossed with Ronick McAinsi on the dam's side. She was also sold in calf to Brockhurst Ecuador an easy calving well muscled son of Ronick Matador.
Other leading prices:
- Brockhurst Centurion 4000gns
- Hafodlas Fonica 3900gns
- Fenrose Fancypants 3500gns
- 20 Cows & Calves £2392.00
- 19 Heifers £2885.00
- 4 Embryo calves £2402.00
- 1 Stock Bull £4200.00
- 7 Juniour Bulls £1792.50
Newark 14th April 2012
The eighth annual Limousin Day held at Newark Market, on behalf of members of the East Midlands, and North West Midlands & North Wales Limousin Clubs, realised a strong trade for all classes of pedigree stock and set new centre record prices for both bulls and females. The sale set a breed centre record for bulls and females at 8,000gns and 8,500gns respectively.
Leading the trade at 8,500gns was the August 2009 born in-calf heifer, Brockhurst Exmoor, heading the 46-strong consignment from WJ & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm,Grove Lane, Chesham, Bucks. An embryo calf by the 55,000gns Grahams Samson, and out of the French dam, Reseda, by Malibu, she was sold PD’d in calf to Brockhurst Ecuador. Purchaser was WD Wight, Whitrigghill, Melrose, Scotland for his Monkeypuzzle Herd.
Another from Messrs Mash took the day’s joint headline bull price at 8,000gns. This was for the May 2010 born Brockhurst Festival, sired by Brockhurst Columbus and out of the 2008 Royal Highland Show Champion, Brockhurst Batik. Securing this animal, as one of multiple purchases on the day, were Messrs RF Turner & Son, Bassingbourn Farm, Fordham, Ely, Cambs for their Bassingbourn prefix. For the same vendor, the senior herd sire, and Royal Show Junior Champion, Brockhurst Columbus, had got the sale off to a flying start being the first lot into the ring when selling for 7,000gns to W Mallon Livestock, Dereham.
Other leading prices:
- Brockhurst Evelyn 6000gns
- Brockhurst Event 5000gns
- Brockhurst Evette 4500gns
- Brockhurst Ellen 4500gns
- 20 Cows & Calves £3622.50
- 21 Heifers £3555.00
- 2 Stock Bulls £7875.00
- 1 Juniour Bull £1680.00
April 9th 2011
Brockhurst Batik made 22,000gns and topped the on-farm Production Sale of the Brockhurst Herd on behalf of Messrs WJ & M Mash Ltd held at Torrington Farm, Grove Lane, Chesham, Bucks on Saturday 9th April 2011. Prolific purchasers of Limousin pedigree stock, Smiths of Bloxham, Newlands Farm, Milton Road, Bloxham, Banbury were again to the fore when taking home the top price animal. Their Oxfordshire based Ironstone Herd now comprises of approximately 260 pedigree Limousins.
With an impressive show career to date which includes Championship and Reserve Championship titles at the 2008 Royal Highland Show & Royal Show respectively, the June 2006-born Brockhurst Batik is a daughter of the 55,000gns Grahams Samson and out of the noted 2004 Royal Show Champion, Ronick McAinsi a Talent daughter. A second calver, Brockhurst Batik was sold in calf to Brockhurst Centurion, a son of the herd's 21,000gns stock bull Glenturk Ultrasolid.
All the way from Argyll, JS Adams, Garraron Farm, Ardfern, Lochgilphead, took home the next best at 3,800gns in the shape of Brockhurst Gerald, a January 2011 born bull calf by Grahams Samson and out of Reseda. Mr Adams also purchased the 2,900gns Brockhurst Favourite (Ronick Matador x Reseda) as well as the 2,800gns Brockhurst Flourish (Ronick Matador x Reseda). Also joining Mr Adams' Garraron prefix is the 2,600gns Wilodge Soflora, a January 2001 born seventh calver by Hartside Generous and out of Sheriffhales Flora, who sold with her Brockhurst Columbus-sired heifer calf at foot, Brockhurst Fragrant. Wilodge Soflora was sold PD'd in-calf to Brockhurst Buzzard.
There was a very strong trade for embryo calves sold suckling their recipient dams which took the next six highest prices. In all, 21 FOT calves averaged £3,010. The two highest priced lots both went to undisclosed buyers. At 7,000gns was the September 2010 born heifer calf, Brockhurst Fuzzy, who combined Ronick Matador on the sire side and Ronick McAinsi on the dam line. The recipient dam was sold in calf to Brockhurst Centurion. At 5,400gns was another heifer calf, Brockhurst Freestyle, this time November 2010 born, sired by Ronick Matador and out of the French-bred cow, Reseda. The 1996 born Ronick Matador is by the famous Broadmeadows Cannon and is out of the noted Ronick Danita.
AE Neachell & Son, Shrubbery Farm, Daniels Farm, Aldridge, Staffs purchased the embryo calf, Brockhurst Fantastic, for 3,500gns. By the prolific Wilodge Vantastic and out of Ronick McAinsi, this July 2010 bull calf was sold with his recipient dam scanned in-calf to Brockhurst Centurion.
Carrying a 3,400gns price tag was the September 2010 born FOT heifer calf, Brockhurst Frisky, when knocked down to Mr B Doherty, Ellis Park Drive, Binley, Coventry. By the AI sire, Ramses, and out of Ronick McAinsi, her recipient dam was again sold in calf to Brockhurst Centurion.
Other Leading Prices:
- Brockhurst Fidget 3,300gns to an Undisclosed Buyer
- Brockhurst Ulima 3,000gns to MR Whitlock, Bell Green, Coventry
- Brockhurst Banshee 2,600gns to WI Suddes & Sons, Cornsay, Co Durham
- Brockhurst Ulla 2,600gns to AW Watchorn, Whissendine, Oakham
- Brockhurst Eileen 2,600gns to WI Suddes & Sons, Cornsay, Co Durham
- Brockhurst Earl 2,500gns to RO Randall & Son, Battlesden, Bucks
- 21 FOT calves with recipient dams £3,010.00
- 17 Cows served and/or suckling £3,411.26
- 22 Bulls £1,443.75
- 7 Served heifers £1,800.00
- 4 Maiden heifers £1,181.25
- 1 Stock bull £1,365.00
- 46 Commercial cows and heifers served and/or suckling £1,440.00
March 15th 2008
Topping the on-farm production sale was the rising four year old bull Brockhurst Vanquish who boasts a tremendous back pedigree. His sire is the Ronick Matador son, Brockhurst Revere, the 2003 Royal Welsh Show Supreme Champion and his dam Ronick McAinsi. Brockhurst Vanquish sold for 6,500gns to BL & HL Hughes, Ystrad Fawr, Llangwm, Corwen, Clwyd for their Medrad pedigree Herd.
With the sale brought forward to beat the BTV movement deadline, there was no shortage of buyers and a solid trade was underpinned by a total clearance of the 130 lots catalogued. The trade demonstrated continued demand for Limousin genetics - both male and female - with a broad range of new and established buyers present from all four corners of the UK.
Total Clearance of 130 lots - 13 Senior Bulls Average £2725
- 46 cows served and/or suckling £1,593.59 - 14
- maiden heifers £747.75 - 2
- recipients carrying embryos £2,400.00
- 12 senior bulls £2,813.13 - 14
- junior bulls £769.64 - 42
- commercial cows & calves and maiden heifers £672.02
September 30th 2006
Two embryo calves go under the hammer for the top price of 3,000gns apiece. Sold with their respective recipient dams, the mating that triggered these sale leaders was the pairing of Grahams Samson, the ILC 2004 National Show Champion bought for a then Limousin world record price of 55,000gns , and Ronick McAinsi, the Royal Show Overall Supreme Limousin Champion 2004.
The first of these embryo calves was the April 2006 born bull calf, Brockhurst Bullseye, who sold to Mr TF & Mrs R Evans. Following him into the ring was Brockhurst Bayonet, another bull calf born 25th April, when selling to Mr & Mrs RD Taylor.
- 29 cows served and/or suckling £1,471.81
- 2 embryo calves £3,150.00
- 23 maiden heifers £848.67 5
- bulls £1,102.50 37
- commercial cows & calves £663.51
April 16th 2005
The Limousin record books were rewritten once again on Saturday 16th April 2005 at the on-farm production sale from the Brockhurst herd of WJ & M Mash Ltd at Torrington Farm, Chesham, Bucks when a recipient heifer carrying an embryo went under the hammer for an incredible 5,500gns.
Top price of the day at 10,000gns, however, went to the imported female Occitane who and again sold to Smiths of Bloxham, Newlands Farm, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxon.
Another star of the sale and second highest price on the day was Brockhurst Ulysses, a son of McAinsi, who was at foot when she was Female Champion at the Royal Show this time in 2003. By Brockhurst Raffles, he joins Mrs E Beeney & Sons' Broomfield for 6,400gns. Mrs Beeney also snapped up Thorndean Sally, a four year old cow sold in calf to Brockhurst Premier, for 2600gns.
- 41 Cows served and/or suckling £2235.26
- 18 Maiden heifers
- 7 Junior bulls £1553.57
- 15 Senior bulls £1,694
- 20 Commercial Cows & Heifers £531.25
April 17th 2004
Brockhurst Limousins attract top bid of 5,000gns a young imported bull sired by Jersey topped the on-farm sale for Brockhurst Limousins on Saturday for WJ & M Mash Ltd at Torrington Farm, Chesham. The very stylist bull Truffaut, by the same sire as the world record price bull, Grahams Samson, sold for 5,000gns to pedigree breeders Buriton Estates.
Another bull sold for the next leading price tag of 4,000gns. Brockhurst Torrington, a class winner at the Royal Welsh Show.
Staying with the line up of bulls, Brockhurst Tasmania followed next selling for 3,800gns. He was by the herds well known show stock bull Ronick Matador and is bred from a home bred cow Ousha.
Selling for 2,800gns was Brockhurst Paradise with her heifer calf at foot. Paradise is another Matador sired animal and is bred out of a Mereside Crackerjack daughter. She sold with her November 2003 calf at foot, Brockhurst Unanimous, to an undisclosed buyer.
Swindon breeders, JJ & BD Comer from the Moonleaze herd based at Braydon, successfully bought two lots. The first at 2,600gns was Brockhurst Ustica, an Espoir son out of an imported cow Untile. Their second purchase at 2,400gns was Brockhurst Malone a fifth calved cow with her heifer calf at foot. Malone is a Fiston bred cow whose breeding goes back to Canfield on her mothers side, and her autumn 2003 calf at foot was by Ronick Lenor.
A Malone daughter by Ronick Lenor, Brockhurst Phoebe, sold for 2,600gns. With her heifer calf at foot, Brockhurst Unveil, the outfit was knocked down to an undisclosed buyer.
- 45 Cows served and/or suckling £1,555.00
- 12 Maiden heifers £1,133.13
- 2 Stock bulls £1,785.00
- 13 Senior bulls £2,374.62
- 8 Junior bulls £1,410.94
- 50 Commercial Cows served and/or suckling £802.00
- 4 Show steers and heifers £852.50
- 2 Bulls £1,493.63
April 15th 2000
Triple Royal Show winner Finesse, a daughter of the twice Paris Show champion, Dimitri, took the top price for Doug Mash at the on-farm sale at Torrington Farm, Chesham, Buckinghamshire conducted by Carlisle auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington. She was bought by Smiths of Bloxham, of Newlanes Farm, Milton Road, Bloxham, Banbury.
The second top price of 3,400gns went to the 29 month old bull, Brockhurst Nuclear from Mr Mash, out of show champion Himalaya
- 2 cows served/suckling, £2,257.50;
- 32 maiden/yearling heifers, £836.39;
- 18 bulls, £1,019.56.
- 5 cows served/suckling, £1,354.50;
- 1 served heifer, £3,465;
- 4 maiden/yearling heifers, £1,312.50;
- 1 bull, £2,100.
- 2 cows served/suckling, £1,260;
- 1 yearling heifer, £577.50;
- 2 bulls, £1,706.25.
- 2 served heifers, £1260.