Scorboro Magna, a home-bred bull from Jim Bloom and family, Decoy, Driffield, proved the star attraction at the autumn Limousin Day at Newark, selling for the top price of 7000gns.

This son of the imported sire Fenomen is out of Scorboro Caramel, an Ionesco daughter and sold to DA Bailey and Son, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

At 5000gns, the pre-sale champion, Calogale Lord from Messrs Lee and Lloyd, Gerycoed, Kidwelly, sold to SH Hamplett, Haughton, Staffs. This Dinmore Goldeneye son, is bred from Baileys Countess, a Ronick Hawk daughter.

Just behind, on 4900gns, the Gascoines Group, from Southwell, Notts, sold Cockleshell Luckystar. This bull, bred by the Pitcher family, is by Mereside Hannibal, out of Cockleshell Hunice, a Bolide daughter, and went home with RG and JRH Holmes, Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire.

Leading the female trade at 3500gns was the maiden heifer Blackfriar Melia, from Mike and Will Morton, Lincolnshire. This Gerrygullinane Glen daughter is out of the Cloughhead Umpire daughter Blackfriar Emelia and sold to A Smith and Son, Selston, Nottinghamshire.

Averages: 17 bulls £3150.00; nine cows and calves £1711.50; 24 maiden heifers £1570.80.

Auctioneers: Newark Auction Sales