The British Limousin Cattle Society’s spring sale held on Saturday at Borderway mart, Carlisle, saw four bulls sell for more than 25,000gns – two of them from the Hutton family’s Cloughhead herd based at Threlkeld.
Selling for 30,000gns was Cloughhead President (pictured), which was the first bull from the family’s pen of four which averaged 16,500gns.
President was sired by the home-bred Cloughhead Loxley and out of Cloughhead Cindy, which has a French dominated pedigree.
Born naturally in April, 2019, he was bought by Messrs Jenkinson for the Whinfellpark Limousins herd, Clifton Moor.
A spokesman for the Hutton family said: “We had an incredible day right through. President making 30,000gns was special for us as he is sired by our home-bred stock bull Loxley, who himself was one of the best bulls we have ever bred, which is why we kept him.
“There is lots of confidence around which has helped us achieve a special day, selling both males and females.
”Making 25,000gns was another bull from the Hutton family, Cloughhead Patrick, born in June, 2019.
He was the first son offered for sale of Twemlows Morpeth, which was purchased for 20,000gns by the family in May, 2018, and whose pedigree shows bloodlines such as Swarland and Hartsideanew.
Patrick went home with J. Pritchard, Evistones Farm, Rochester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Across the board bulls averaged £8,118.48 – an increase of £1,470.02 on 2020, with a clearance rate of 79 per cent.
Topping at 42,000gns was Pointhouse Paul, from Michael Diamond, Garvagh, County Derry.
A Goldies Jackpot son born in September 2019, the calf was bought by Michael and Melanie Alford of the Foxhillfarm herd, Devon.