Local breeder John Stott of Hilltop, Hesket new Market, sold the
top price of the day at the Blonde Society annual autumn show and
sale at Carlisle on Friday.
Felltop Archy - 6,000 guineas
Felltop Archy, a July 2005 born son of Bradbury Evan and out of
an Everest bred mother, caught the eye of Northern Ireland breeders
Hillhead Blondes to join their herd based at Ballynahinch, Co.Down,
for 6,000gns. Archy, the youngest bull in the sale, had earlier in
the day won his class and also lifted the reserve overall male and
supreme championship awards, along with the trophy for the best turned
out animal and the society trophy for the best entry from a breeder
with ten or less breeding females. These add to his achievements
of one championship and two reserve championships he has won throughout
the summer shows this season.
Following at 5,000gns was the first of four entries shown by Welsh
breeder Danny Davies of Lampeter, Dyfed. Fronfedw Arawn was the events
senior male, overall male and supreme champion and is full brother
to the supreme champion from this years Royal Welsh Show. Arawn is
sired by Fronfedw Rhyd-y-Beirdd, the newly crowned Blonde Society
Best Stock bull for 2006 in their recent national herd competition.
He also travels across the water to Northern Ireland for Sean McCloskey
A junior bull from Lancashire breeders PJ & ES Rogerson of Chipping,
Preston sold their July 2005 born bull, Castleview Albert for 4,500gns.
Albert, a son of Ryneside Randy and out of a Whistley Dollar sired
mother, was secured by DG & EM Jones & Son of Whole House
South West breeder David Knight of Bristol sold to a top of 3,500gns
with his consignment of four entries forward. Doncombe Aga Khan,
a son of the noted stock bull Druk Lance and out of Doncombe Nicolet
a Druk Leo bred mother, was sold to join the Ivaniskey herd based
near Co.Down, Norther Ireland for Mrs MR McElroy.
Reaching the 3,000gn mark was a June 2005 born bull shown by regular
exhibitor Peter de Giles of Ashford, Kent. Bilsington Argent, a son
of Bilsington Snowdon and from a homebred cow by Ravensworth Mitchel,
he went to the firm of Thomas Epps of Ardnave Farm, Isle of Islay.
In the female classes, the female champion secured the leading price
of 3,000gns shown by west cumbrian breeders JF & C Saunders from
Ulverston. Maidenlands Verity, a very attractive daughter of Fronfedw
Scott and going back to Gala Highlander on her mothers side, she
joins the Hillhead Blonde herd in Co.Down.
At 2,000gns was the reserve female champion Hilltop Abi shown by
Andrew and Carol Stott from Corby Hill, Carlisle. She already has
a championship award to her credit from her only show outing this
summer. A daughter to the noted Kinaston Nyle bull, Abi now joins
the Allerston herd of RT Ward from New South Farm, Pickering.
Averages - 13 bulls £3,129.81 (plus £353.14), 2 cows
served and/or suckling £1,286.25 (n/c), 1 served heifer £1,470.00
(n/c), 6 maiden heifers £1,758.75 (n/c).
Breeder Tops Blonde Cattle Sale at Carlisle
d’Aquitaine Rumps are Trumps
Upper leads solid trade at Carlisle Blonde d'Aquitaine sale
Bustle at Bristol Blonde d' Aquitaine Sale