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Hereford Cattle to 5,000 Guineas at Carlisle

Hereford cattle prices soared to 5,000gns at the early spring society show and sale with bulls levelling out just short of £2,600.

Panmure 1 Elvis sold for 5,000gns

Panmure 1 Elvis

Arbroath breeders Messrs JM Cant & Ptrs of Easter Knox Farm secured the leading price tag for the show days Champion, Panmure Elvis a 19 month old son of Solpoll 1 Brigadier and out of one of the herds best breeding cows Panmure 1 Plum. Elvis already has a prestigious show winning record at the Royal Highland Show and was Reserve Junior Male Champion at the Scottish National Show 2008. Elvis now joins the Ancholme herd based in Lincs for D & J Coulson Livestock.

Following at 3,400gns was Baldinnie 1 Crosby shown by John A Cameron & Son of Balbuthie, Fife. Crosby is sired by the noted Leos Pride 1 Vanquish and is bred from the Cindy family of Baldinnie. Crosby carries a terminal sire index of +23 and was knocked down to JCH Strachen of Stonehaven.

Regular consignor Tom Rennie of Mosston Muir Farm sold two bulls for 2,500gns each. The first to enter the sale ring was Mosston Muir 1 Dino, a 100% Argentine 26 month old son of the highly acclaimed prize winning sire Barwise 1 Wellington and out of Mosston Muir 1 Andrea. He sold to local enthusiasts Grove Farms of Irongray, Dumfries.

The second Mosston Muir bull to sell for 2,500gns was Mosston Muir 1 Dazzler another Wellington son and going back to the Argentine bloodlines through the Angie family. Dazzler was purchased by MW Shaw of New Seaham, Co.Durham.

Leading the female classes was the show day female champion an in calf heifer exhibited by local breeder Carolyn Fletcher of Appleby. This 2 year old heifer, Barwise 1 Calpernica a daughter of the renowned Barwise 1 Wellington, is full sister to Calendula who was female champion at this sale in 2008. Calpernica sold in calf to Romany 1 Captain and goes to Messrs Shepherd of Woodplumpton, Preston.

Averages - 10 bulls £2,569.88, 11 females £1,274.32.

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