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Miscombe Limousins meet roaring trade at Newar
8:00am Wednesday 8th August 2012 in News
The dispersal of the Miscombe Limousin herd for Buriton Estates saw a big crowd of buyers descend on Newark Market all eager to secure the herd's leading bloodlines, with the sale grossing just £95 shy of £0.5m at £499,905.
And, with a heady mix of genetics on offer it was no surprise to see two of the breed's big spenders of recent weeks, Dai Walter and Danny Sawrij, battling it out to claim the best cattle , said auctioneer Paul Gentry. "It was an exceptional sale for a well put together herd of cows which were fit to grace any herd in the land ."
Topping the sale sheet at 12,000gns was July 2006-born Miscombe Bolande, an Imperial daughter out of the Broadmeadows Cannon daughter Bellisle Olande. She sold with an impressive Branceille bull calf at foot and having ran with Loosebeare Bomber to Danny Swarij for his Swalesmoor herd, Lockerbie.
Then close behind her at 11,000gns and the second of 31 animals to make 5000gns or more was Miscombe Blackbird, a May 2006-born Truffaut daughter out of the Jockey-sired Miscombe Raven. She sold with a Branceille-sired bull calf at foot and also joined the Swalesmoor herd.
Following that at 9500gns came Miscombe Bubble. This Ramses daughter out of the Uplands Batman daughter Miscombe Oasis sold with her Loosebeare Bomber sired heifer calf at foot for 9500gns and was bought by Dai Walters.
A total of five then traded at 9000gns, with the first of these being March 2008-born Miscombe Dove. An Oxygene daughter out of the Imperial daughter Miscombe Albatross, she sold having been served to Uplands Batman to Dai Walters.
Selling for the same figure was the April 2008-born Miscombe Downlands, a Samy daughter out of the Uplands Batman daughter Miscombe Uplands and sells with her Brancielle-sired heifer calf at foot and having ran with Miscombe Dynamite and was claimed by Danny Wyllie and Peter Mallaber, Staffordshire.
The third sale at this figure came when Dai Walters took Miscombe Becca. This President daughter is out of the Cannon daughter Miscombe Rebecca. She sold with a Ulys-sired bull calf at foot.
Next at 9000gns was the best sale in the maiden heifers Miscombe Gamble. She is an April 2011-born Oxygene daughter out of the Samy daughter Miscombe Chance and sold with a beef value of +29 to Messrs White.
The final bid at this level was made by C J Dare and Son when they bought stock bull Miscombe France. This one is an April 2010-born Neuf son out of the Imperial daughter Miscombe Britania. He sold with a beef value of +35.
Making 8500gns was Miscombe Dunlin a Parisien daughter out of Miscombe Starling, a Jockey daughter. She sold with an Uplands Batman bull calf at foot and was another to sell to Mr Walters.
Just shy of that figure at 8200gns was 2010-born heifer Miscombe Falcon. By Loosebeare Bomber, she is out of the Imperial daughter Miscombe Albatross and was sold having been served to Miscombe France. This one has already been shown and taken a reserve championship as a maiden heifer and was knocked down to Messrs Waring, York.
Selling at 7800gns was Miscombe Vanthe, an April 2004-born previous show animal and Brontemoor Sting daughter. Out of the Tarvis daughter Rake Ianthe, she sold with an Anecdote sired bull calf at foot to Mr Walters.
A brace then collected bids of 7500gns with the first to sell for this price Miscombe Costly, a Rocky daughter out of the Greensons Gigolo daughter Miscombe Priceless. This one was knocked down to previous buyer Dai Walters having been PD’d in calf to Uplands Batman.
The next at that price was Miscombe Dora, a Neuf daughter out of Miscombe Una, who is by Highlander. This May 2008-born female sold with her April 2012-born bull calf at foot by Bial and having ran with Miscombe Dynamite to John Sharratt.
And three then sold at 7000gns. The first to make this money Miscombe Charlotte, a May 2007-born Rocky daughter out of the Uplands Batman daughter Miscombe Netta. She sold with an Anecdote-sired bull calf at foot to Mr Walters.
The second to trade at 7000gns was Miscombe Freya. This one is a Maschermore Augustus daughter out of a Mas Du Clo daughter Miscombe Anna and was sold having been served to Miscombe France to Danny Swrij.
The last at this price was Miscombe Gemma, a March 2011-born Loosebeare Bomber daughter out of the President daughter Miscombe Becca. She sold with a beef value of +32 to Messrs Jones, Anglesey.
Next best at 6800gns was Miscombe Albatross, an Imperial daughter out of the Jockey daughter Miscombe Starling. Sold with a Bial-sired bull calf at foot, she sold having ran with Loosebeare Bomberto Messrs P S Jones.
Also making this price was Miscombe Britania, another Imperial daughter, this time out of a Cannon daughter, Ronick Monde. She sold with a Miscombe Dynamite-sired bull calf at foot and headed home with Mr Walters.
The final bid at 6000gns or more came when Mr Walters claimed Miscombe Chamois at 6500gns. This Genial daughter is out of Miscombe Ranthie, a Gigolo daughter and sold with a heifer calf, Miscombe Hilarious, by Bial, at foot.
Other leading prices 5800gns - Miscombe Expenside (lot 61), Miscombe Equestrian (lot 63), Miscombe Flirt (lot 71) and Miscombe Fortress (lot 73).
5600gns - Miscombe Vera (lot 35).
5500gns - Miscombe Button (lot 11), Miscombe Delia (42), Miscombe Enathe (lot 62).
5200gns - Miscombe Aquilla (lot 32), Miscombe Duchess (lot 38), Miscombe Rebecca (lot 44).
5000gns - Miscombe Colgate (lot 31).
Averages; 15 in-calf cows £4480, 31 cows and calves £6130.64, three weaned bull calves £1995, six weaned heifer calves £2100, five heifers with calves at foot £5649, 21 served heifers £4195.23, 18 maiden heifers £3150, three stock bulls £5355, 13 young bulls £2350.38 (Newark Livestock Sales).