A restricted year of pedigree Limousin sales closed with a red-hot trade at the Red Ladies Derby and Weaned Calf sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.

Christmas really did come early with a fabulous show of cattle forward that created both a fantastic showcase for the breed and a trade to match. Breed Secretary Will Ketley commented “we have had such a difficult year, but this sale really created a little normality and a real buzz back at Carlisle again. Credit to the buyers and those breeders supporting the sale who created quality Limousin cattle from start to finish and were rewarded by a strong commercial and pedigree customer base. A sale for all associated with the Limousin breed to be proud of”.

Taking the top spot in the Red Ladies section at 18,000gns was Goldies Pamela, who was brought forward for sale by Bruce Goldie and family, Townfoot, Mouswald, a short spin from Borderway, in Dumfries. Sired by the homebred Goldies James, who was purchased in May 2016 for 21,000gns by the Coachhouse herd, with grandsire Goldies Fandango who sold for 22,000gns back in 2010 and grandam Goldies Fragrance who bred 25,000gns Goldies Neymar.

Bred out of the homebred cow Goldies Joyeuse, an embryo with Ampertaine, Goldies and Wilodge blood boasted throughout her pedigree, who is a full sister to Goldies Olympia and Goldies Owain, the supreme and reserve champions at Carlisle February 2020 and sold for 30,000gns each.

Ian Miller of Miller Farms, Inverurie is taking her home to their Millers Limousin herd and the February 2019-born Pamela is an impressive addition to her new home with a Beef Value of 48, she also has a copy of both the F94L and Q204X myostatin variants.

Second in line to hit 10,000gns was Whinfellpark Priscilla, exhibited by Messrs Jenkinson who are based a stone’s throw from Borderway in Penrith. She is an April 2019-born calf by Gunnerfleet Lion, who was purchased by the herd in February 2017 for 22,000gns. Out of Whinfellpark Lexi, a homebred cow who is sired by the 120,000gns Dolcorsllwyn Fabio, Priscilla heads home to Boden and Davies, Sportsmans herd, Stockport.