Limousin bulls met with a steady trade at the South West Limousin Club Spring Show and Sale held at Holsworthy Market on Wednesday April 25. In all, five bulls sold to an average of £3087.

The day’s top price was 3400gns for Killerton Mellow from Mr and Mrs PW and SM Greed of Columbjohn Farm Ltd in Rewe near Exeter. This November 2016 born bull is by Goldies Jeff and is out of Killerton Gellen. Paying the top price was PL Heard of Oakhampton.

At 3100gns came Loosebeare Mrbump from Messrs EW Quick and Sons of Crediton. He was sired by the Sympa son Aghadolgan Emperor, who sired the Champion at last year’s fixture, and is out of Loosebeare Canna. He was knocked down to DJ Ward of Winkleigh.

Two bulls made 2900gns. The first at this price was the opening lot of the day, Arthurs Magic from Arthur Stanbury of Stanbury Farm Partnership in Launceston. This January 2016 born bull, by Emslies Galileo and out of Arthurs Irresistible, had a successful 2016 in show rings across the UK, including winning Male Championship and Junior Interbreed Championship at the Royal Bath and West Show. He was purchased by AJ Eggins of Roborough.

Making the same price was another from the Greed family, this time in the shape of Killerton Mighty. The August 2016 bull is by Loosebeare Exmoor and is out of Killerton Flinders. He was knocked down to W Jeans of Saltash.

The hammer went down at 2400gns for Josh Maverick from Mr M A and Mrs D Luxton of Bude. The April 2016 born bull, by Loosebeare Docker out of the Redgate Foxylady, went home with JJ George and Sons of Falmouth.

In the pre-sale show, Judge Kate Lanfear had tapped out Loosebeare Mata from EW Quick and Sons as her Overall Champion. The May 2016 born bull is by Lodge Hamlet out of a great breeding cow Loosebeare Gwyneth. Reserve spot went to the January 2017 born Trueman Jagger, son Foxhillfarm Nottinghill, from Mike and Melanie Alford of Cullompton.