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Limousin Bull sells for 42,000gns at first Carlisle Sale of season

Cloughhead Umpire - 42,000gns
Cloughhead Umpire

Local breeder George Hutton of Setmabanning, near Keswick, sold his home bred young bull Cloughhead Umpire, for 42,000gns at the first sale of the season.  Umpire, a son of Petunia who goes back to the noted Malibu sire, and out of the imported cow Gascogne sold with an EBV of LM+26.  A popular Supreme Champion at the pre-sale judging from the day before, Umpire stays in Cumbria and joins the Haltcliffe herd of Messrs Ridley based near Hesket-new-Market, Wigton.

Following at 12,500gns was the second prize winner to the champion, Glangwden Useful from Chris and Fiona Jerman, Powys.  Sired by Paul a son of the renowned Jacot sire and bred from their home bred cow Glangwden Primrose a Redpaths Jaguar daughter, Useful was sold to commercial breeders JW Dent & Sons of Naby View, Barnard Castle.

Other leading prices - Bailea Ulsterman (lot 99) 11,000gns; Scorboro Universe (lot 111) 10,000gns;  Heathmount Uppercrust (lot 244) 9,500gns;  Cloughhead Union (lot 279) 9,200gns;  Dyfri Usant (lot 84) 8,500gns;  Normande Urquhart (lot 306) 7,500gns;  Haltcliffe Uncle (lot 89) 7,200gns.

Averages - 42 Senior bulls £2,673.39,  48 Intermediate bulls £3,046.25,  34 Junior bulls £4,953.53.

Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle

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