Charolais bulls met a solid trade peaking at 6,200gns in Carlisle
on Friday 23 November, at the breed society’s official autumn
Moynton Annabel sold for 9,000gns
Sale leader at 6,200gns was the first class prize winner, Newbampton
Ambassador, a two year old by the 12,000gns Mowbraypark Northend
and out of a Mowbraypark cow going back to the noted Paramount. Bred
by breed newcomer David Holliday, Kirkbampton, Carlisle, Ambassador
was his first ever entry to come under the hammer sold and he went
to JC Hobday and Son, Hawick.
Father and son team, Matt and Craig Ridley, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton
sold Haltcliffe Bill for the next highest bid of 3,600gns to R Reid,
Strathaven, Lanark. This 17 month old was by Corrie Ultrasonic who
goes back to the 10,500gns Gretnahouse Noel and out of a Corrie bred
cow by Allanfauld Vagabond.
The Blyth family, Roy, Jean, Neil and Kirsty, Elwick, Hartlepool
offered their best at 3,500gns to IHG Warden, Hawick. Marwood Brilliant,
who was placed second in his class, was an 18 month old within the
breed’s top 10% on mucle area, by their 15,000gns intermediate
Perth champion, Inverlochy Passport and out of a homebred cow by
Two lots shared a 3,200gns bid. First to go was Hallbankgate Beno,
a 19 month old from father and son team, Tom and Ian Bell, Hallbankgate,
Brampton to J and TJ Lee, Hexham. An Edenhurst Pioneer son, Beno
was out of a homebred cow going by Brampton Imperial.
The day’s second 3,200gns call was made by IH Jones, Caernarfon,
Gwynedd for the first class prize winner, Trannon Boss, a Doonally
New son from John Williams, Caersws, Powys.
Will Oates, Ouston, Chester-le-Street offered the May 2006 born Wigginton
Ben for 3,000gns to A Davies, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire. Bred by
ME and M Askin, Ben was a Maerdy Thunder son and out of a Moynton
Another 18 month old, this time from Mick and Jean Hayhurst, of Kirkbymisperton,
Malton sold for 3,000gns. Their Whitecliffe Bunny who earlier on
had been awarded the overall reserve title, was a Dingle Hofmeister
son and out of a cow going back to Cliftonpark lines. He was knocked
down sold to IR and D Jones, Corwen, Denbighshire.
The Christmas Cracker
section of females was led at 9,000gns by the much admired two year
old heifer, Moynton Annabel who was no stranger to the limelight
having collected several titles including reserve female at the Royal
earlier this year. Bred by PC Old, Owermoigne, Dorchester and turned
out by herd manager, Mike Yeandle, she was regarded as the best ever
female bred within the 35 cow herd since it was established 21 years
ago. Annabel was by Dingle Hofmeister, out of Seawell Ember who had
already produced a 6,800gns heifer, she was within the breed’s
top 10% for 400 day weight and 1% for eye muscle and PD’d in
calf to the 45,000gns Perth champion, Thrunton Ideal. She was secured
as the foundation female for Ryder Farming’s new pedigree Charolais
herd based at Annan Water, Moffat.
Minutes later, Ryder Farming went to 5,500gns for its second female,
Trefaldwyn Athena, a two year old maiden bred and exhibited by Arwel
Owen, Foel, Welshpool. She was by Tullygarley Rollerball and out
of a homebred cow by Maerdy Grimaldi.
Andrew Hornall, Stirling took home the Christmas Cracker silverware
awarded to his two heifer entries both by Mortimers Tebay, a son
of the celebrated Burke trophy winner, Mowbraypark Gigi and PD’d
in calf to Royal Welsh reserve junior interbreed winner, Gower Armarni.
The supreme title went to Falleninch Angel, a July 2005 born entry
out Falleninch Tegan, a Royal Highland junior champion. Angel made
3,200gns to W Holloway, Kirkhill, Lancashire.
Angel’s stable mate, the Angust 2006 born Falleninch Amazing
collected the reserve supreme title and sold for 4,000gns to AE Neachell
and Son, Aldridge, Walsall. Amazing was out of Shoyswell Toyah, a
Royal Highland first class winner.
26 bulls £2,406.60; 13 Cracker heifers £3,311.88;
11 other collective females £892.50.
Alwent herd: 6 lots £945.00; Hunsonby herd: 5 lots £1,207.50;
Inveresk herd: 13 lots £864.64.
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