A major reduction sale of Limousin females from two herds coupled with guest consignments from another three, was topped at 10,000gns by a cow and calf from John Vance and Son's Winnington enterprise from Shropshire.

The sale, staged at Welshpool, was led by the seven-year-old cow, Winnington Lupine, a Tunelby Hardy daughter, bred from the Hafodlas Llion-sired Winnington Aurora. She sold with her fourth calf at foot, an April-born bull, by Sibbersfield Pagan, to Messrs Whitfield, Derrington, Staffordshire.

The same home also produced Winnington Nadine, which sold for 6500gns alongside her similarly aged Mereside Hallmark-sired bull calf. Nadine, a five-year-old by the French sire, Titanic is out of the Ronick Hawk daughter, Winnington Hemp. The buyer were G Watkins, Craswell, Herefordshire.

Bedfordshire breeders, HG Sharman and Son, Colnworth, then went to 4000gns for Winnington Madam, a six-year-old Millstone Galopin daughter, with Hallmark-sired April-born heifer calf at foot.

Richard Harris' Saltbrook herd from Alkmonton, Ashbourne, peaked at 6000gns twice. First to sell at this money was the four-year-old Saltbrook Olivia, a four-year-old that sold with heifer calf, Saltbrook Spraggy, by Grahams Nashville at foot. Welsh breeders, TD and MJ Orrells and Son, Middle Llegodig, Abermule, forked out the cash for this Gerrygullinane Glen-sired cow out of a home-bred Lawf Victory daughter.

Irish breeder, K McCrory, 6 Mile Cross, Co Tyrone, bought the second 6000gns outfit, Wilodge Mistress, a six-year-old ET-bred cow bred from the top breeding cow, Wilodge Diamante, and sired by Objat. Bred by Christine Williams, Mistress sold with her seven-month-old bull calf by Grahams Nashville, at foot. Some 19 embryos have been collected from Mistress.

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Mr Harris also sold two at 4000gns to include Saltbrook Oprah, a four-year-old by Gerrgullinane Glen with bull calf at foot by Nashville and back in calf to the same sire. This outfit was bought by EE Davies, Erwpistyll Aberdovery, Gwynedd.

Minutes later, Saltbrook Rocky, a September 2020-born ET bull bred from Aultside Mystique and by Nashville, made the same money to S and CM Jones, Idridgehay, Derbyshire.

Guest consignments from the Ashledge, Garyvaughan and Sarkley herds were topped at 4500gns for the in-calf heifer Garyvaughan Revette, an August 2020-born entry from Colin Lewis, Buttington, Welshpool. She is by Strathearnred Nidge, out of Garyvaughan Evette, and sold serve to Gorrycam Phantom. The buyers were E Davies and Co, Red House Farms, Newtown, Powys.

averages: Winnington herd – 38 Cows/heifers with calves at foot, £3512.00. Saltbrook – Seven cows served and or suckling, £4335; six maiden heifers, £2119. Ashledge – Six maiden heifers, £2065. Sarkley – Six yearling heifers, £1907. Garyvaughan – Seven pure-bred cows/heifers, £2415; 10 maiden/served heifers, £3022.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington and Welshpool Livestock Sales.