The Spring show and sale of British Blondes took place at Borderway
Mart, Carlisle on March 7th 2008 sponsored by Natwest Bank.
Hillhead Brilliant sold at £5565
Topping the sale was Hillhead Brilliant weighing at 937kgs at 20
months old sired by Palace out of Glassdrummond Lucy from The Hillhead
herd bred by M Rodgers of Co. Down, Northern Ireland sold at £5565.00
to George Hamilton from Ramrig Farm, Duns, Berwickshire who owns
the Ramrig herd.
Second highest bid of £5250.00 was for Hallfield Bonzo sired
by Easterton Tsar out of Hallfield Stella weighing 1030kgs at 23
months old. This homebred bull came from P Weightman & Sons from
Hallfield Farm, Co.Durham home to the Hallfied herd. Hallfield Bonzo
was purchased by WJ Scott of Low Leam Farm, Hexham.
David Knight and Sue Cavilla were proud owners to see Doncombe Bucephalus
take the senior male champion and overall male champion awards. This
well deserving bull from the Doncombe herd, Bristol was purchased
for £3675.00 by T L & E M Davies & Sons from Presteigne,
Title for top priced heifer of the day was shared by Dalton Betty
and Whitefield Candy. Both these fine heifers sold to the highest
bidders for £2100. Dalton Betty, a fourteen month old maiden
heifer out of Brownhill Uno sired by Cromkill Sandy owned by John
Langhorn of Cumbria who owns the Dalton herd won 1st prize at the
Great Yorkshire show and second prize at the Royal Highland show
in 2007. This heifer was sold to R B Atkinson of Newton Bewley ,
Sharing the title for the highest priced heifer was the Reserve Blonde
Babe Champion Whitefield Candy owned by Mr E Mutch from Whitefield
House,Banff. This ten month old junior maiden heifer was sired by
Ivaniskey Vincent out of Whitefield Unique. Mr K Archer from Dungannon,
County Tyrone is the proud owner of this fine animal and will be
taking her home to join his Farlough herd.
Mr E Mutch was presented with the ‘Isabelle Mason’ Memorial
Perpetual Trophy for the ‘Best turned out animal for sale’,
this compitition was judged by Mr T Mason who also very kindly presented
the cups for the show classes prior to the sale.
Blonde Babe Female Champion Penyghent Betty owned by Mr & Mrs
Bradley from Litton, Skipton sold to the highest bidder R B Atkinson
for £1890 who had previously bought Dalton Betty.
Attendance was up by both members and non members alike.
12 Senior Bulls £2,423.75
11 Junior Bulls £3531.82 23
6 Senior unserved heifers £1715.00
5 Junior unserved heifers £1396.50
11 Heifers £1822.50
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