180,000gns bull, Graiggoch Rambo
Graiggoch Rambo sold for a new Limousin bull record price when he went under the hammer for 180,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s sale in Carlisle over the weekend.
According to the sales catalogue, Rambo is the first bull that the Graiggoch herd in Wales has ever offered for sale.
According to the sales catalogue, he is out of Sarkley Glorianne, which is “the best female ever bred by the Sarkley herd”.
Gerwyn Jones, breeder, said the semen-tested bull has “a pedigree packed with power and quality, with sires Broadmeadows Cannon, Ronick Gains and Wilodge Vantastic and two of the top brood cows in the breed, Ravenelle and Broadmeadows Ainsi”.
He had an opening bid of 5,000gns, and following a lively bidding war, the hammer fell at 180,000gns.
Pat Greaney officiated as pre-sale judge and tapped out the 180,000gns entry as his overall champion on the day.
Speaking to the British Limousin Cattle Society, before the sale, he said:
“Firstly, I am honoured to be in the position of judging, and I was very excited about the opportunity. I am very grateful to the Limousin Cattle Society.”
“The cattle at the top end of the classes were outstanding. The overall champion is as good as I have seen for a long time.”
“I think he will get a lot of fingers wagging tomorrow. Hopefully, if he is as good as I think he is, I think he could be a big price.”
“The overall and reserve champions were two standouts; they were too easy champion and reserve bulls,” he concluded.
According to the society, the sale recorded a 90% clearance, with entries levelling at £10,651.
23 senior bulls averaged £8,861, and 38 intermediate bulls averaged £13,188. Meanwhile, 23 junior bulls levelled at £8,249, while 21 bulls sold for over £10,000.