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    Little White Bulls to 2,600gns

Barlaes Bonus - 2,600gns
Barlaes Bonus - 2,600gns

On Friday 4th November 2005, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd conducted the autumn sale of Whitebred Shorthorn Cattle on behalf of members of the Whitebred Shorthorn Association with a catalogued entry of 10 Bulls and 2 Females.

It was said by many to be one of the best shows of Whitebred Shorthorn bulls seen for some years.

Top price of the day 2,600gns was secured by Barlaes Bonus a May 2004 bull, bred and exhibited by R & M Fergusson, Barlaes, Dalry, Castle Douglas. Sired by Raeburnfoot Talisman and going back to Murtholm and The Flatt breeding on the dam side, Bonus was snapped up by D Jackson & Sons, Blackburn, Newcastleton.

The judge, Brian Crawshaw awarded the Championship to Parton Striker a December 2003 bull bred and exhibited by Messrs Hewson, Parton Farm, Wigton. Sired by Murtholm Premier, this bull went on to secure a bid of 1,400 gns and was purchased by Messrs TD & M Moore, Softley, Slaggyford, Brampton.

The Reserve Championship was awarded to Blackburn Gaffer, a March 2004 bull bred and exhibited by D Jackson & Sons, Blackburn, Newcastleton, sired by Blackburn Taurus this bull went on to realise 2,000 gns. and travels to Wales to Cnewr Estate Ltd., Sennybridge, Brecon.

Third prize bull Hotbank Mariner a June 2003 bull, also exhibited by Messrs Hewson but bred by JRF Pattinson, Hotbank, Bardon Mill, Hexham left the ring unsold, but was later purchased by Mr J Denby, High Low Scales Farm, Millom.

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