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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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First-time vendor sells Limousin bull for 50,000gns

Saturday, May 8th, 2021, was a historic day for first-time vendors, J & T Waring from Everingham, when they put their bull, Everpark Partylight, under the hammer for 50,000gns at Carlisle.

Judge Archie Macgregor of the Allanfauld herd placed the bull first in his class at the British Limousin Society’s sale before tapping him out as intermediate champion.

This September-2019-born embryo calf is a son of 38,000gns Ampertaine Foreman and the greatly admired Millington Highlight, who was purchased by the herd at the Millington dispersal sale for 50,000gns with a calf at foot.

50,000gns bull, Partylight, carries myostatin of F94L and Q204X and a beef value in the top 1% of the breed, LM55.

This was the first bull to be put under the hammer from the 15-cow Everpark herd after establishing six years ago. Breeder, Tom Waring was over the moon with the trade and commented, “We wanted our first bull that we offered for sale to be a good one, so have waited until Partylight.”

30,000 and 40,000gns

Secondly, hunting down a price of 40,000gns was Tillside Predator from another first-time vendor, DJ Summers, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. This December-2019-born Mereside Godolphin son displays two sets of the F94L ‘profit’ gene and is out of Homebyres Nigella, who was purchased at the Red Ladies Derby in 2018.

Travelling from across the water was Millgate Rob brought forward from M Loughran, Cookstown, County Tyrone.

Selling for 30,000gns, this January-2020-born calf is the first son of Millim Neve and is sired by Norman Ely, who the Millgate herd purchased from the Red Ladies Sale in 2010. He displays myostatin of NT821 and Q204X.

Other notable prices 

Archie Macgregor, the judge for this weekend, gave the titles of junior and overall champion to Grahams Rooney, who was next in the stakes at 28,000gns brought forward R & J Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling.

Son of Ampertaine Foreman, and out of Grahams Melody, February-2020 born Rooney displays a Beef Value of 53, which lines in the top 1% of the breed and myostatin of F94L and Q204X.

Reserve junior and reserve overall champion, Whinfellpark President brought forward to the sale by Messrs Jenkinson, Penrith was not far behind, selling for 24,000gns.

A December-2019 born embryo calf, sired by Gunnerfleet Lion, was a favourite for many after catching their eye after a successful time in the show ring Friday morning.

Out of 17,000gns Ironstone Lavender, a Bailea Umelia daughter, which Messrs Jenkinson purchased in 2017 at the Ironstone dispersal sale.

President has an impressive Beef Value within the top 10% of the breed, LM40 and myostatin of NT821 and Q204X.

Fighting for his place in the price list was Nanthir Rocky from R Rodgers-Davies, Bala, North Wales, selling for 19,000gns.

Sired by AI bull Mereside Lorenzo and out of Brenmick Nia, an Elite Forever Brill daughter, he displays a Beef Value of 36 and myostatin of NT821/Q204X.

Furthermore, also going to the Maescoedmore herd was Whinfellpark Poldark, from Messrs Jenkinson selling for 18,000gns. The December-2019 born embryo calf, sired by Gunnerfleet Lion, is out of Whinfellpark Flair. Poldark has a Beef Value in the top 10% of the breed at LM43 and myostatin of F94L and Q204X.

Other top prices:

  • Wilodge Perriman for 17,000gns.
  • Broadhead Rustler for 17,000gns;
  • Maraiscote Pomagne for 14,000gns;
  • Ronick Provence for 14,000gns;
  • Loosebeare Plymouth for 13,000gns;
  • Reddings Paradox for 12,500gns;
  • Homebyres Prefect for 12,000gns;
  • Senior male champion and red rosette winner, Whinfellpark Paddy for 11,500gns;
  • Goldies Pilsner for 10,000gns;
  • Brontemoor Paddy for 10,000gns
  • Pabo Pedro for 10,000gns;
  • Ampertaine Parisian for 10,000gns;
  • Wilodge Pushup for 9,500gns;
  • Ampertaine Phantom for 9,500gns;
  • Goldies Prince for 9,500gns;
  • Eves Pheonix for 9,000gns;
  • Annanview Pavarotti for 9,000gns;
  • Wilodge Profit for 9,000gns.


  • Top: 50,000gns bull;
  • 25 senior bulls – £6073.20;
  • 44 intermediate Bulls – £8166.93;
  • 30 junior bulls – £10,360.00;
  • Overall bulls – £8302.78.
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