A new world record price of 180,000gns for a pedigree Limousin bull has been paid at a breed sale Carlisle.

Graiggoch Rambo, is the first bull to be offered for sale from Welsh breeder, Gerwyn Jones, and boasts the best of genetics, being a son of top breeding AI bull, Ampertaine Elgin and out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter, Sarkley Glorianne. Champion at the pre-sale show, Rambo sold in a two-way split to Charlie Boden of the Sportsmans herd, Stockport, Cheshire and Allan Jenkinson of the Whinfellpark herd from Clifton Moor, Penrith.

The reserve overall, selected by pre-sale judge, Pat Greaney, following in the price ratings selling for 30,000gns. This was Bruce Goldie's Goldies Relish, an Ampertaine Opportunity-sired bull out of the Hartlaw Excaliber daughter, Goldies Harmony, from Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries.

Scottish breeders sold the next two highest priced lots at 25,000gns and 24,000gns. Dearest was Glenrock Redemption, from Dumfriesshire producers, Stephen and Thomas Illingworth. Their sale topper, bred from Glenrock Diamante, is sired by Ampertaine Majestic. His pedigree features Foxhillfarm Jasper and the Dinmore Goldcrest-sired dam, Aultside Jazz.

A soaring trade throughout saw 23 senior bulls average £8861; 38 intermediates at £13,188 and 23 juniors at £8249, to give an overall average of £10,651 for 84, and with a 90% clearance.

Females sold the night before also sold well, peaking at 10,000gns for the best from the Nimmo family's Maraiscote herd from Wishaw which sold 26 to average £3214.62.

Tops here was Maraiscote Rolex, a two-year-old heifer by their noted stockbull, Bassingfield Machoman, out of the Goldies Comet-sired Maraiscote Gold. The buyer was Ben Wight, Midlock, Crawford.

Overall, 80 females averaged £2735.90.

For full report and photographs see this week's Scottish Farmer (14th May 2022)

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.