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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The Haltcliffe bulls sold well at Stirling with a top price of 7000gns for Haltcliffe Hitman. This April 2012-born Cloughhead Umpire son is out of the Sympa daughter Haltcliffe Versailles. He stood third in the show and was purchased by G W Fullarton and son, Cockburn, Duns, Berwickshire.

Our other bull, Haltcliffe Harpoon stood fourth in the show and went on to sell for 3800gns to Messrs A Kennedy, Tom of Cluny, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. He is by Haltcliffe DJ and out of Haltcliffe Voluptous, a Peenyrheol Sam daughter. He carries a beef value of +43 and +5.9 for muscle depth.

We would like to wish both buyers the very best of success with their purchases.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

A May 2012-born son of Objat, Haltcliffe Havana, has sold privately to Gary Hughes of the Brasscastle herd, Stockton-on-Tees.

Sold with a beef value of +43, Havana is out of Haltcliffe Emulate, a Procters Commander daughter and comes from the same family as the 15,000gns Haltcliffe Doctor, being from the Romance line.

We wish Gary all the best with Havana and look forward to seeing his progeny in the years to come.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Haltcliffe breeding was to the fore at the recent Swaledale tup sale at Hawes, with the year's top priced Swaledale, Blackburn Emperor from John Thorpe and Mary Dawson, being a son of the 26,000 Haltcliffe Invader.

As ever it is pleasing to see Haltcliffe breeding perform well for other breeders and we look forward to seeing more sons of Invader coming forward in future.

blackburn emperor

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The first couple of weeks of September were busy, with Texel shearling tups selling well at both Carlisle and Kelso.

The Solway and Tyne Texel Club's sale at Carlisle saw us sell 15 shearling tups to a top of 1200gns and an average 704, with four ram lambs also sold to a top of 1200gns and an average of 742.

At Kelso we sold 10 shearlings to average 750, with a top price of 900 for a Douganhill Jeronimo-sired shearling.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

A trip to France for the recent KBS Genetics Prestige Limousin sale saw a new bloodline join the Haltcliffe herd when we purchased Houp, a polled heifer from Daniel Peyrot's herd, for €9800.

Houp is sired by polled bull Frisson, himself a son of the noted Tigris, and out of Elena, a Brasseur daughter. She brings the number of polled females in the Haltcliffe herd to six and we're looking forward to her progeny in the coming years.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Texel ram lambs from the Haltcliffe and Matthews flocks sold well at the Scottish and English National Texel Sales at Lanark and Worcester, with the Matthews flock achieving a top of 3000gns for a lamb sold at Lanark.

This was Matthews Uncle Sam, a son of the 17,000gns sire Knock Trojan out of a Haltcliffe dam by Douganhill Magnum. He sold to Brian MacTaggart, buying on behalf of Douganhill Farms, Castle Douglas.

Also at Lanark we sold Haltcliffe Upstart, a full ET brother to the 3000gns Matthews Uncle Sam.

At Worcester a few days later the Haltcliffe flock sold to a high of 1300gns for Haltcliffe Underwriter and son of Topside Supreme out of another Douganhill Magnum daughter. He was shared by Barbara Smith, Slapton, and Messrs Hardman.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

We're delighted to announce that we have sold a half share in the exciting young bull Haltcliffe Genesis to Procters Farm, Clitheroe.

Genesis, a son of the legendary herd sire Sympa, is out of the exceptional breeding cow Renoncule, herself dam of the former breed record holder Haltcliffe Vermount.

Sold for an undisclosed price in a private deal negotiated by Jimmy Little of Harrison and Hetherington, Genesis carries a beef value of +46, placing him in the top 1% of the breed.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Heading to Ireland in a private sale is Haltcliffe Gunner, a son of the noted herd sire Cloughhead Umpire out of Haltcliffe Ultraviolet, a Sympa daughter.

Gunner has sold to Philip Crowe of Powerful Genetics, with a half share in the semen rights retained by the Haltcliffe herd. Carrying a beef value of +39, Gunner is in the top 10% of the breed for beef value and combines outstanding performance with an excellent pedigree too.

We wish Philip the best of luck with Gunner and look forward to seeing how his progeny perform in the years to come.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The Haltcliffe herd enjoyed a successful day at Carlisle on Saturday, selling our consignment of 14 heifers to average 3270 and two bulls to average 8400.

Leading the trade at 10,000gns was young bull Haltcliffe Hercules. This January 2012-born son of 100,000gns Haltcliffe Vermount is out of Cloughhead Romany, a Myrtille daughter. He is full brother to Haltcliffe Dynamo who sold for 15,000gns at Carlisle in February 2010 and sold to Glyn Howatson, Denbigh, Clwyd, for the Brenig herd.

Then at 6000gns was another young bull Haltcliffe Gulf, he is by Cloughhead Umpire and out of the Sympa daughter Haltcliffe Belinda. This one sold to Kenmuir Farmers, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

Haltcliffe Gloria was our highest priced female at 4000gns, she is an Esteban daughter out of the Cloughhead Umpire daughter Haltcliffe Dasher. Her dam’s full sister Haltcliffe Bridget bred the 12,000gns Haltcliffe Freddie and 8000gns Haltcliffe Gower. She was purchased by J C and S E Little, Carlisle, for the Guards herd.

Making 3500gns was Haltcliffe Garbo. This one is a November 2011-born heifer by Haltcliffe Vermount and out of Haltcliffe Amanda, a Sympa daughter. Her grand dam is Allanfauld Poshspice who bred 12,000gns bull Haltcliffe Carter and the 2010 Stirling sale Champion Haltcliffe Egbert 7500gns. This heifer sold to R S Howard, Blackburn, Lancashire, for the Whittakerhall herd.

Making the same money was Haltcliffe Gemini a Sympa heifer out of Perle, a Marquis daughter. Gemini is full sister to the 30,000gns Haltcliffe Emerald sold at the Haltcliffe Heifer Sale in 2011 and sold to the Knock herd of Albert Howie, Peterhead.

And a third and final call at 3500gns secured the Haltcliffe Vermount daughter Haltcliffe Glade. She is of the Cloughhead Umpire daughter Haltcliffe Derwent who is full sister to 22,000gns bull Haltcliffe Brazil. This heifer sold to the Carryhouse herd of the Archer family, Hexham, Northumberland.

We would like to thank all bidders for their support and wish all buyers the very best with their purchases.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The Haltcliffe herd had a phenomenal days trade at Carlisle on Saturday, selling just more than 10% of the bulls sold. Leading the prices for the herd was 15,000gns for first prize winner, Haltcliffe Gentry, a November 2011-born son of the 100,000gns Haltcliffe Vermount, is out of Haltcliffe Bianca a Sympa daughter. This bull was purchased by the Harker family, Holme, Lancashire, for their Overthwaite herd.

Selling for 12,000gns was Haltcliffe Genial, another class winner, he is by Esteban and out of the Cloughhead Umpire daughter Haltcliffe Camilla. He carries a beef value of +39, and sold to the Fieldson family, Corringham, Lincolnshire, for their Fieldson herd.

We then sold our stock bull Cloughhead Umpire for 9000gns to Kedzlie Farms Ltd, Galashiels. After purchasing him in February 2005 for 42,000gns, he has really left his mark on the herd, having sold bulls to a top of 28,000gns. Umpire is a Petunia son out of Gascogne, an Espagnol daughter. Umpire breeding came to the fore at the weekend, with the overall and junior champion by an Umpire son, and the reserve overall and junior champion by Umpire himself. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Stephen Reel, the breeder of Gorrycam Hazzard for selling this Umpire son for 26,000gns, second top price of the day.

Haltcliffe Gower, a Haltcliffe Vermount son then sold to R I Owen and Co, Tywyn, Gwyneed, for 8000gns. Also a red ticket winner, he is out of a Cloughhead Umpire daughter, Haltcliffe Bridget. This bull won Best Bull (under one year) award at the North West Limousin Club Herd Competition.

Going to regular Haltcliffe bull buyer John Blaxell, Hickling, Norfolk, for 7500gns was Haltcliffe Gold, a Procters Commander son out of Haltcliffe Dawn, a Cloughhead Umpire daughter, he carries a beef value of +40.

We also sold Haltcliffe Guinea, an Esteban son out of Haltcliffe Bono, another Cloughhead Umpire daughter, he went for 6800gns to M Allan, Kintore, Aberdeenshire.

Heading home with Messrs Macarthur, Cawdor, Nairn, at 5500gns was third prize winner Haltcliffe Gazza, this Haltcliffe Dynamo son is out of Sympa daughter, Haltcliffe Caprice.

Also selling at 3800gns was Haltcliffe Ghost, a Cloughhead Umpire son out of Haltcliffe Usabelle, a Sympa daughter, he sold to Messrs Campbell, Carstairs, Lanark.

Just behind him was Gladiateur at 3500gns, this Celestin son out of Diva, an Ultrabeau daughter, he sold to J A Bousfield and Sons,  Hexham, Northumberland.

At the same money was Haltcliffe Gecko, a Procters Commander son, out of the Rossignol daughter Haltcliffe Devious, he went to the Hall family, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Then wrapping up proceedings was Haltcliffe Gaffa, a Sympa son out of Renoncule a Ludo daughter, he carries a beef value of +39 and went for 3000gns to Messrs Smith, Canonbie, Dumfries.

We would like to wish all buyers every success with their bulls.

Haltcliffe Franco

Haltcliffe Gentry

Haltcliffe Franco

Haltcliffe Genial

Haltcliffe Franco

Gorrycam Hazzard

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Haltcliffe bulls were once again in demand at the early spring Limousin sale at Carlisle, with the pick of the trade for the herd a 12,000gns call for Haltcliffe Gallardo who had stood reserve junior champion in the pre-sale show under judge Andrew Burnett of the Spittalton herd, Stirling.

Gallardo is a son of 34,000gns herd sire Cloughhead Ernie out of the Sympa daughter Haltcliffe Breeze and carries a beef value of +43 and a muscle figure of +5.3. He sold to an undisclosed buyer.

Another from the herd to make a mark at Carlisle was  Haltcliffe Gary at 6500gns. By Procters Commander this one is out of a Cloughhead Umpire daughter and sold to Peter Alexander, Perthshire.

We would like to wish all our buyers the very best of success with their purchases.

Haltcliffe Franco

Haltcliffe Gallardo

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Semen from both Ampertaine Elgin and Loosebeare Fastrac is now available for Ireland and the rest of the world from the Haltcliffe herd.

Both sires, each offering breeders and commercial producers, rare combinations of leading Limousin genetics together with excellent EBVs can be purchased from the Haltcliffe Semen Shop or by telephoning Craig or Shiela on (+44) 01697 478619.

Ampertaine Elgin semen is priced at 63/straw and Loosebeare Fantastic is priced at 50/straw.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Progeny of Haltcliffe sires have been to the fore at the major winter primestock shows this year, with the reserve overall champion at the Royal Highland Winter Fair, Grant Morrison's lightweight heifer Willow Booby, being a daughter of Haltcliffe Donny, a Cloughhead Umpire son out of a Sympa daughter.

And at the English Winter Fair, Stafford, the overall cattle championship went to the Haltcliffe Chico sired Roxy Rose. Roxy Rose who was bred by Emily Jones, was shown by Gilbert Brooke and went on to make the top price of 7200. Once again, Haltcliffe Chico is a Cloughhead Umpire son out of a Sympa daughter.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The 2012 North West Limousin Herd competition saw the Haltcliffe herd once again take the top place, winning the extra large herd section and then taking the overall champion for the sixth time in a row under judge Norman Cruikshank.

This time Haltcliffe Gower a Haltcliffe Vermount son, out of an Umpire daughter, Haltcliffe Bridget, also won the best bull under a year old class, and Haltcliffe Geisha a Cloughhead Umpire daughter out of the famous brood cow Renoncule was third in the best heifer under a year old class.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Haltcliffe Joe a shearling ram by Valley Vribrant out of a ewe by Stonesdale Nevada was the top price in the pen at 5400 at the annaul Kirkby Stephen Swaledale ram sales,next best was Haltcliffe Jockey a son of Stonedale Ambition out of another ewe by Stonedale Nevada when he sold for 3700

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The Haltcliffe flock enjoyed another successful day at the Solway and Tyne Texel Club's sale at Carlisle, collecting the first prize rosette in the shearling rams with Haltcliffe Storm.

This son of Tamnamoney Ned is out of a dam by Douganhill Jeronimo and sold for the top shearling price of the day at 5400gns when he was bought by D G and D Jones and Sons, Pentraeth, Anglesey.

Taking a 2550gns bid was another of our shearlings, Haltcliffe Sugar. Sired by homebred ram Haltcliffe Rob Roy he is out of a Summerwood King Kong daughter and sold to B R Lawson and Son, Richmond.

And at 2400gns was Haltcliffe Stig, another Tamnamoney Ned son which is full ET brother to 5400gns Haltcliffe Storm. Buying him was T W Ireland, Cleator.

Then selling at 1600gns was Haltcliffe Scholar, again by Tamnamoney Ned and this time out of a Douganhill Magnum-sired dam. He went to Messrs Jenkinson, Penrith.

Overall our pen of nine shearlings sold very well indeed, with the nine averaging 1860.83 . We wish all buyers every success with their rams.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The Haltcliffe herd enjoyed a successful and consistent trade at this year's heifer sale, with the 23 maiden heifers offered averaging a very healthy 3830.22 and selling to buyers from across the UK and Eire.

Leading the prices for the herd were a pair of heifers at 7000gns. First to go at this price was Haltcliffe Franc, a December 2010-born Cloughhead Umpire daughter out of Haltcliffe Amethyst, a Nenuphar daughter out of Sympa's grand dam, Lavande. She was bought by Eddie Lynch, Co Cavan, Eire.

And also selling at this price was yearling heifer Haltcliffe Groovy. Again sired by Umpire she is out of Haltcliffe Veronica, a full sister to Haltcliffe Vermount. This one headed to Yorkshire with James Tennant for the Lissett herd, Bridlington.

Selling for 6000gns was Haltcliffe Febe, a Sympa daughter out of Haltcliffe Daffodil. This three quarter sister to 30,000gns heifer Haltcliffe Emerald was bought by L McEldowney, Co Derry.

Another making the same money was Haltcliffe Goa. This daughter of Cloughhead Ernie is out of Haltcliffe Bali and was the first heifer to be offered from the much admired Rolande family. She caught the eye of John Elliot, Kelso, buyer of last year's top priced Haltcliffe heifer.

Haltcliffe Glee, another by Umpire then collected a 5500gns call. May-born yearling Glee is out of Haltcliffe Bliss, a Sympa daughter, and also dam of 5500gns heifer Haltcliffe Fliss. Taking this one home were Messrs John Galbraith and Son, Linlithgow.

And then at 5000gns was Haltcliffe Garland. Again by Umpire this one is out of Haltcliffe Acapulco, a Sympa daughter out of our great French cow Romance. This one was bought by James Tennant.

Following her at 4700gns was Haltcliffe Fairy. This Sympa daughter is out of Sarkley Caryn, a Homebyres Visitor daughter and sold to Jack Neale, Launceston, for the Nealford herd.

Then making 4300gns was our first heifer in the ring, Haltcliffe Francis. This Umpire daughter is out of Haltcliffe Breeze, a Sympa daughter out of Vermount's full sister Haltcliffe Virginia. She headed to Essex with Will Ketley, Toppesfield Hall.

Overall we were delighted with the strong trade for our heifers and wish their new owners every future success with them. We look forward to hearing how they progress in their new herd and thank everyone for their attendance at the sale.

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

The Haltcliffe herd is delighted to announce the acquisition of a share in the semen rights to the much admired young Limousin bull Loosebeare Fantastic.

Bred by the Quick family, Devon, June 2010-born Fantastic is a son of the prolific 42,000gns sire Wilodge Vantastic out of the Broadmeadows Cannon daughter Loosebeare Sacha.

Carrying a beef value of +45, Fantastic is well within the top 1% of the breed and has been a stand out bull from day one, said Andrew Quick."In my mind he's the best Vantastic son I've ever seen and combines exceptional fleshing with true Limousin breed character and style."

Commenting on the purchase of the semen rights Craig Ridley said he had been impressed by the bull's correctness and exceptional muscling. "Combined with his exceptional performance figures these attributes make Fantastic a real prospect for the future."

A limited amount of semen for UK mainland use is available for sale now at 50/straw contact Craig or Shiela on 016974 78619 as at the moment it is only available for telephone sales.

More semen will be collected later in the year for worldwide use

Haltcliffe Franco

Loosebeare Fantastic

Haltcliffe Franco

Loosebeare Fantastic

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

Last week's Limousin sale at Carlisle was a successful day for the Haltcliffe herd, with Haltcliffe Fencer leading the trade for the herd at 18,000gns. Fencer, a Cloughhead Umpire son, collected the reserve junior championship in the pre-sale show and sold to David and Sarah Harker for their Overthwaite herd, Carnforth. He is out of Haltcliffe Bianca, a Sympa daughter and has a beef value of +29.

Next best for us at 15,000gns was our senior herd sire Procters Commander. This son of Haltcliffe Vermount was bought for 22,000gns in 2008 and is out of Procters Vabrielle, a Greenwell Ronick daughter. He sold to Messrs Smith of Bloxham for the Ironstone herd.

And at 12,000gns we sold Haltcliffe Freddie to Emily Jones, Lampeter. Also by Vermount he is out of Haltcliffe Bridget, a Cloughhead Umpire daughter and a grand daughter of imported cow Sapho. Freddie will be joining Haltcliffe Chico in Emily’s Bull team

We then sold Haltcliffe George, a Cloughhead Umpire son at 10,000gns. George is out of Haltcliffe Clover, a Sympa daughter and sold to regular Haltcliffe bull buyer John Blaxhall, Norwich, with a beef value of +24.

Haltcliffe Fortune, a son of Ronick Hawk was knocked down to J R Graham, and Partners, Biggar, at 7500gns. He's out of the Ocean daughter Haltcliffe Atlantic who is in turn out of Haltcliffe Ulrica, a Ronick Ricole daughter who is full sister to the 10,000gns Haltlciffe Underwriter. This one carries a beef value of +42.

Making 6500gns was Haltcliffe Fidel when selling to A and D Procter for the Swarland herd, Morpeth. Another son of Haltcliffe Vermount, Fidel is out of the Cloughhead Umpire daughter Haltcliffe Dasher that goes back to the top imported cow Sapho.

Just behind him at 6000gns was Haltcliffe FM, a full brother to 72,000gns bull Haltcliffe DJ. This Haltcliffe Umpire son is out of French cow Radio. Buying him were W P Brewer and Son, Garstang.

The same price was paid by W H Brown, Richmond, for Haltcliffe Fulton, a Greenwell Major Son. The dam of this one, Haltcliffe Dixie, is a Sympa daughter out of the French cow Reole.

We also sold Haltcliffe Flintoff at 4800gns. This second prize winner is by Coachhouse Delectable and is out of Haltcliffe Dainty, a Vermount daughter. He was bought by Valmar Investments, Dumfries.

Going to another regular Haltcliffe bull buyer was Haltcliffe Fox a Haltcliffe Vermount son out of Haltcliffe Derrierre a Sympa daughter, Fox had a beef value of +31 taking him home was James Mitchell of Newton Stewart for 4250gns

Heading home with W Davidson and Sons, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, at 4000gns was Haltcliffe Flint, a Greenwell Major son out of Haltcliffe Coral, a Cloughhead Umpire daughter. He has a beef value of +27.

Also selling was Haltcliffe Fitzroy at 3000gns. He is sired by homebred bull Haltcliffe Dynamo and is out of Haltcliffe Anita, a Sympa daughter. He headed to R S Howard, Blackburn, with a beef value of +27.

Many thanks to all bidders and buyers

Haltcliffe Franco

Haltcliffe Fencer

Haltcliffe Franco

Haltcliffe George

 

 

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April 2012: Haltcliffe heifer sale set for 30 June

This year’s Haltcliffe heifer sale will take place on 30 June 2012 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, in conjunction with drafts from the Goldies herd of Bruce Goldie, the Wilodge herd of Christine Williams and Paul Tippetts, the Glenrock herd of Stephen Illingworth and the Lodge herd of the Callion family.

This sale will once again feature many of the leading bloodlines from the Haltcliffe herd and will offer purchasers the chance to buy some of the breed’s best genetics. This is a sale not be missed by Limousin enthusiasts and with 25 heifers on offer there will be plenty of choice for everyone.

Entries will be maiden heifers and yearling heifers and there are some real stars of the future included in this year’s offering.

For more information call Craig on 01697 478 619 or Harrison and Hetherington on 01228 406 233.

 

 

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February 2012: Haltcliffe bulls in demand at Stirling and Carlisle

The commercial appeal of the Haltcliffe Limousin herd was to the fore at the spring bull sales in Stirling and Carlisle with our Stirling team selling to a top of 7500gns for Haltcliffe Franco, a Cloughhead Umpire son out of Haltcliffe Actress. He had been reserve junior champion in the pre-sale show.

Then at Carlisle later in the month the best of the trade for the Haltcliffe herd was a 5800gns call for the imported French bull Favori. This Aristochat son is out of Nounou, a Jacot daughter and has two lines of this famous sire in his pedigree.

We also sold two bulls at 4500gns, with the first being Haltcliffe Ferry. This is a son of Cloughhead Umpire out of Haltcliffe Cheryl, another Sympa daughter.

The other at 4500gns was Haltcliffe Fabian. Again sired by Cloughhead Umpire he is out of Haltcliffe Vanessa, a Sympa daughter.

And then making 4200gns was Haltcliffe Fenton. This is a Greenwell Major son out of Haltcliffe Dazzler, a Sympa daughter.

Haltcliffe Franco

Haltcliffe Franco

 

 

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December 2011: Haltcliffe Texel gimmers hit 1500gns at Twilight sTexel Sale

Topping our consignment of in-lamb Texel gimmers at the Twilight Texel sale is a Drumpark President daughter RHT 1000081. She is out of a homebred dam by Douganhill Magnum and was full sister to Haltcliffe Robroy our first prize ram from the Solway and Tyne Texel Club sale in September.

Sold in-lamb to 3400gns tup Cambwell Stewart she was bought by R A Paterson and Son, Capheaton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Overall our consignment of nine gimmers averaged 898.33.

 

 

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October 2011: 26,000 Swaledale tup sells at Hawes

The Swaledale B District   annual tup sale at Hawes saw the Haltcliffe flock achieve it’s best ever price when the shearling tup Haltcliffe Invader sold for 26,000.

Taking this flock record price, Invader was by the 14,000 sire Buttrigg Jumbo out of a ewe by Mossdale Crisp, himself an 18,000 purchase. Buying the tup were Ken Whitehead and John Thorpe.

At the C District sale at Kirkby Stephen Haltcliffe tups sold to a top of 6200 for Haltcliffe Imperial by Ghyllhouse Yan, out of a ewe by Mossdale Crisp

Haltcliffe Invader

Haltcliffe Invader

 

 

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October 2011: Larkhill Firmount joins the sire team at Haltcliffe

The Carlisle Limousin sale in October saw us add to our battery of herd sires with the purchase of 22,000gns Haltcliffe Vermount son Larkhill Firmount from Brian McAuley, Seven Mile Straight, Antrim.

Born in March 2010 Larkhill Firmount is a heifer’s calf out of Larkhill Countess, full sister to Carmorn Copilot, being by Wilodge Vantastic and out of Carmorn Penny.

At the same sale we took the reserve overall male championship with Haltcliffe Favori, a Sympa son out of Renoncule, dam of 100,000gns bull Haltcliffe Vermount. He was unsold through the ring, but sold privately a few days later to David and Margaret Kelly, for the Netherhall herd.

Selling for 6500gns at the sale was Haltcliffe Flyer. This Cloughhead Umpire son is out of Ronick Red, a Broadmeadows Cannon daughter and sold to Messrs Wood.

Larkhill Firmount

Larkhill Firmount

 

 

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October 2011: Larkhill Firmount joins the sire team at Haltcliffe

We were delighted this month to be named as the champion herd in the Limousin Cattle Society’s 40th anniversary National Herd Competition, a truly remarkable achievement for us in what has been an exceptional year for the Haltcliffe herd.

Judge Sam Coleman, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, said the herd was an outstanding herd of modern Limousins. “Haltcliffe is an outstanding herd of ‘easy keep’ cattle with a real strength in depth of genetics throughout. The females are of a good size, very feminine, with plenty of flesh and shape, and full of breed type and characteristic.  Equally, the herd’s stock bulls had that important balance of muscling, length and growth.”

This was the first time the Limousin Society has held a National Herd Competition, making this win even more special for all of us at Haltcliffe.

 

 

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September 2011: New sires join Haltcliffe Texel flock

A trio of new Texel tups have been bought in recent weeks to complement the existing genetics in the flock.

First to be bought was Knock Saphir I when he was bought at Lanark for 3800gns. This son of 40,000gns Cambwell Rob Roy is out of one of the leading ewes in the Knock flock HAK05034, an Anglezarke Crug daughter.

Then at the English National Sale, Worcester, Craig had the honour of judging and went on to buy his champion Cambwell Stewart. Sired by Cowal Powerhouse Stewart is out of a dam by the noted sire Cambwell Laird and is full ET brother to 40,000gns Cambwell Rob Roy and 28,000gns Cambwell Socrates.

And finally at Kelso we bought a half share in Langside Rolex a Springwell Opinion son out of a dam by Claybury Midlander. He was bought in partnership with the Tweed flock of N S Crighton at Kelso in 2011 for 4500.

Cambwell Stewart

Cambwell Stewart

Langside Rolex

Langside Rolex

 

 

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July 2011: Haltcliffe hosts successful Limousin open day and heifer sale

It was our great honour to host the National Limousin open day in conjunction with the Limousin breed’s 40th anniversary celebrations at Carlisle. Welcoming such a large crowd to Haltcliffe was a real joy for all the family and we were delighted to see so many familiar faces and past and present customers on the farm that day.

Capping off the celebrations was the excellent trade for the heifer sale we held that day, which topped at 30,000gns for the buyer’s pick of our 2009 heifer crop.

Making the top bid for this choice was John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso, who chose Haltcliffe Emerald, a Sympa daughter out of top embryo donor Perle. Emerald sold in-calf to 34,000gns sire Cloughhead Ernie.

Then selling at 20,000gns was a big powerful heifer from one of the top female lines of the herd.  Haltcliffe Encore is a daughter of 22,000gns Procters Commander and is out of Haltcliffe Camilla. Full of breeding, Haltcliffe Camilla is a Cloughhead Umpire daughter out of the Sympa sired Haltcliffe Vanessa who in turn is full sister to Haltcliffe Underwriter. Haltcliffe Encore was bought by David Kenwell for his Kendrom herd, Dromore, Co. Tyrone.

Two heifers were sold for 15,000gns. The first to enter the ring was Haltcliffe Epson,  a Sympa sired daughter.  This thick October 2009-born heifer is out of Haltcliffe Ava, a Cloughhead Umpire daughter.  Haltcliffe Upson was sold to Helen Redden and joins her Meadowrig herd at Clarance House, Tweedmouth, Berwick upon Tweed.

Also making 15,000gns was April 2010-born Haltcliffe Flower. This heifer is by Cloughhead Umpire and is out of the Sympa and Romance combination bred mother, Haltcliffe Acapulco.  Haltcliffe Flower was another to go to N. Ireland   purchased by Peter Murphy for his Carrickaldreen herd, Mullaghbawn, Newry,

The fifth heifer to reach the five figure mark was Haltcliffe Fyne who made 10,000gns.   Another daughter of Cloughhead Umpire, Haltcliffe Fyne is out of the Haltcliffe Novel sired Haltcliffe Amazon.  Buying Haltcliffe Fyne were R S and B A Harker of the Overthwaite herd based at Holme Carnforth, Lancashire.

And the sale then set a new breed record for frozen embryos when a pair of Cloughhead Romany embryos sired by Sympa or Haltcliffe Vermount sold for 4500gns each to David and Margaret Kelly, Netherhall.

Haltcliffe Emerald

Haltcliffe Emerald

Haltcliffe Encore

Haltcliffe Encore

Haltcliffe Epson

Haltcliffe Epson

Haltcliffe Flower

Haltcliffe Flower

 

 

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May 2011: Haltcliffe bulls sell to 12,000gns at Carlisle

We enjoyed another highly successful sale at Carlisle, selling to a top of 12,000gns for Haltcliffe Eubank who sold to John Logan’s Homebyres herd.

Eubank was the senior champion in the pre-sale show and is by 22,000gns Procters Commander and out of the Sympa daughter, Haltcliffe Angela. We also sold another Commander son, Haltcliffe Elgin at 10,000gns to John Blaxell, Hickling, Norwich, Norfolk.

Then, reinvesting our earnings we bought Ampertaine Elgin at 32,000gns. This Glenrock Ventura son had been spotted by Craig when he judged the 2010 Northern Ireland herd competition and is out of Ampertaine Carla, a Samy daughter.

A few days later at the Stirling sale we had the overall champion in the pre-sale show and the top price when we sold Haltcliffe Egbert for 7200gns. Egbert, a Sympa son is out of Haltcliffe Vicky and full brother to Haltcliffe Carter 13,000gns Carlisle Oct 2008. He sold to W C and M I Wood, Octofad Farm, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay.

Haltcliffe Eubank

Haltcliffe Eubank

Haltcliffe Elgin

Haltcliffe Elgin

 

 

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February 2011: Haltcliffe Limousins sell to 8500gns at Carlisle

The February Limousin bull sale at Carlisle saw us top at 8500gns for Haltcliffe Exocet. This June 2009-born bull is by 42,000gns stock bull Cloughhead Umpire and is out of the Sympa daughter Haltcliffe Uzerche. Purchaser was Keith Harryman, Keskadale, Keswick.

 Another Cloughhead Umpire son, Haltcliffe Egidius, made 8000gns when selling in a half share to Gavin Scott, Linlithgow and J and J Bannatyne, Biggar. This May 2009-born bull is out of the Nenuphar sired Sarkley Vatella.

 

 

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October 2010: Haltcliffe Limousin bulls in demand

The October Limousin bull sale at Carlisle proved a solid one for the Haltcliffe team, with Haltcliffe Echo leading the herd’s trade at 9500gns. This Sympa son is out of Haltcliffe Tansy, a Ronick Hawk daughter and sold to P R and M A Hooper, Looe, Cornwall.

Then at 7500gns was Haltcliffe Eureka, a Cloughhead Umpire son out of Haltcliffe Ulrica, a Sympa daughter. He went to Hepburn Farms Ltd, Chatton, Alnwick, Northumberland. And at the same money was Haltcliffe Enzo. Similarly bred he is also be Umpire and is out of another Sympa daughter, Haltcliffe Breeze. Buying him were J G and S E Robinson, Cefndu, Cyfronydd, Welshpool.

Making 7000gns was Haltcliffe Dauphin. This Sympa son is out of French cow Romance, a Nenuphar daughter and sold to E M Smith and Sons, Towiemore Farm, Drummuir, Keith.

A few days later at Stirling we achieved another 7500gns sale, this time for Haltcliffe Eros. Sired by Sympa, Eros is out of Ronick Red, a Broadmeadows Cannon daughter and sold to H Mackay, Wester Tomloan, Ardclach, Nairn.

 

 

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May 2010: Haltcliffe Limousin heifers sell to 28,000 gns

Leading the way at the herd’s first heifer sale was December 2008-born Haltcliffe Dynasty when she sold for 28,000gns. Sired by 42,000gns Cloughhead Umpire, Dynasty is out of Haltcliffe Voluptuous a  full sister to Haltcliffe Vermount. Dynasty who was full sister to Haltcliffe Braveheart who sold for 25,000gns for a half share, sold to David & Maggie Kelly of Nether Hall Farm Ltd, Mansergh, Cumbria for their Netherhall herd.

At 21,000gns, and the Kellys second purchase, was another December 2008-born heifer in the shape of Haltcliffe Dainsi. She is by 42,000gns Wilodge Vantastic and is out of the Nenuphar sired Haltcliffe Ainsi whose pedigree features both Dauphin and Lavande.

At 6500gns was Haltcliffe Dulcie. A Sympa daughter, Dulcie is out of Haltcliffe Venice, a full sister to Haltcliffe Vermount. Haltcliffe Dulcie sold to an undisclosed buyer.

The December 2008-born Haltcliffe Dollar was the one bull we sold at the sale he duly sold for 6500gns to Southern Ireland to Philip Crowe, Powerful Genetics, Lisenagh, Carrigan, Co Cavan, Eire.

Continuing a strong run of maiden heifers, the December 2008-born Haltcliffe Debutant made 5500gns. The first calf born by the Ramses son, Roundhill Cramses, Debutant is out of the Sympa daughter Haltcliffe Ullapool. She sold to M E and E J Simcock, Marsh Farm, Preston, Wynne, Hereford. 

Cloughhead Umpire featured again as the sire of the 5500gns Haltcliffe Delia. November 2008-born, Haltcliffe Delia is out of the Sympa sired Haltcliffe Apple, a full sister to 14,000gns Haltcliffe Volvo.

Haltcliffe Dynasty

Haltcliffe Dynasty

Haltcliffe Dainsi

Haltcliffe Dainsi

 

 

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May 2010: Haltcliffe bulls sell to 15,000 gns at Carlisle and Cloughhead Ernie joins the sire team

At the Limousin Society’s May bull sale at Carlisle we sold to a top of 15,000gns for Haltcliffe Doctor.

This Rossignol son is out of Haltcliffe Usabelle, a Sympa daughter and had been intermediate champion in the pre-sale show. He was purchased jointly by the pedigree herds of Castlewigg Farming Co, Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, and Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries.

Meanwhile, adding to the strength of our sire team we paid 34,000gns for Cloughhead Ernie from George Hutton. This 2009-born bull is by Objat and out of Cloughhead Nancy, a Cloughhead Jurassic daughter. At the pre-sale show held on the Friday afternoon, Cloughhead Ernie had been placed second in his class behind the eventual overall reserve champion, by the judge David Work.

Haltcliffe Doctor

Haltcliffe Doctor

Cloughhead Ernie

Cloughhead Ernie

 

 

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February 2010: Haltcliffe DJ tops the trade in Carlisle at 72,000 gns

The February Limousin bull sale at Carlisle saw the Haltcliffe herd set yet another landmark in the breed when we sold Haltcliffe DJ for 72,000gns, the second highest price ever achieved for a Limousin or any other beef breed bull in the UK.

DJ, a Cloughhead Umpire son out of Radio, an imported French cow had stood champion in the pre-sale show under judge Harry Emslie and was sold to joint buyers Procters Farm, Clitheroe, and David and Margaret Kelly, Kirkby Lonsdale.

At the same sale we also sold Haltcliffe Dynamo at 15,000gns to Glyn Howatson, Denbigh. Dynamo, a first prize winner in the pre-sale show is ET bred by 100,000gns sire Haltcliffe Vermount and is out of Cloughhead Romany.

At the Stirling sale a few weeks earlier we sold to a top of 5500gns for Haltcliffe Drambuie. By Sympa and out of the Bailea Olympia daughter, Haltcliffe Tequila, whose granddam (Ronick Esther) was the mother of Ronick Hawk, he sold to M G Reid, Gyratesmyre, Fordoun, Laurencekirk.

Haltcliffe DJ

Haltcliffe DJ

Haltcliffe Dynamo

Haltcliffe Dynamo

 

 

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October 2009: 8000gns Haltcliffe Darius leads Carlisle team

The October bull sale was another successful day for the Haltcliffe team, with Sympa son Haltcliffe Darius setting the pace when selling for 8000gns to R Dunlop, Girvanm. Darius is out of Allanmfauld Parry, a Rachels Neon daughter.

 

 

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February 2009: 10,500 gns bid for Limousin bull Haltcliffe Cyclone at Carlisle

Marking a good start to the bull sales season for Haltcliffe in 2009 was Haltcliffe Cyclone which sold for 10,500gns at Carlisle. Cyclone, a Sympa son is out of Haltcliffe Virginia, an ET bred sister to 100,000gns bull Haltcliffe Vermount.

Buying him was Jack Neale, Launceston, Cornwall, for his Nealford Herd. In a remarkable statistic, this was the eighth major Carlisle bull sale in a row that we have sold at least one bull at 10,000gns or more.

 

 

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