Cloughhead Umpire - 42,000gns
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