A top price of 6500gns and an average of £3367.21 (up £273.21 on last year) pleased Aberdeen-Angus breeders at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 21st May, where 51 of the 52 bulls forward found new homes.
Haymount Puma sold for 6,500gns
Sale leader, Haymount Puma H875 from Messrs J and W Arnott, Kelso, Roxburghshire, had been tapped out as reserve junior male champion by judge Mrs Wanda Hobbs, Gordon, Berwickshire, of the Ellin and Wedderlie herds. By Old Glenort Kallum D784, this August 2008-born bull is out of the Cardona Eagle daughter Haymount Pidana A084 who goes back to Lord Horatio of Blelack. With a terminal sire index (TSI) of +30 and a self replacing index (SRI) of +41, he sold to Robert Forrest, Duns, Berwickshire.
Two bulls shared the second highest price of the day at 5200gns, the first of which was Gear Fieldsman H191, an April 2008-born son of The Moss Mr Eshton D409 from Mark Pilcher, St Ives, Cornwall. Out of the Dalrene Cruz 7C daughter Netherton Fleur B199, who is a daughter of Netherton Fleur W6, he has a TSI of +21 and a SRI of +31 and was knocked down to the sire’s breeders, North Moss Farm Partnership, Formby, Liverpool.
Also selling at 5200gns was Border Lynne Jerrior H101 from Mr and Mrs PD Story, Carlisle, Cumbria. By Hardlawbank Blackmail C206, his dam Border Lynne Julia E049 goes back to Nightingale Regent R27. He was knocked down to GR Coatsworth and Son, Bishop Aukland, County Durham.
Two bulls then shared a 5000gns price tag, the first of which was the third prize Newbank Precision H072 from Moffat, Dumfriesshire-based M and S Wilson. By Moncur Jacob Eric F063, Precision is out of the Mushroom Friar Fergus daughter Cardona Proud Isla. This April 2008-born bull sold to Maxwell Farming, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
The next at that money was another from the Arnott family and half brother to their sale leader. Haymount Westwind H828 is again by Old Glenort Kallum D784 and is out of another Cardona Eagle daughter, this time Haymount Westrono Z017. With a TSI of +22 and a SRI of +30, he sold to A and AB Graham, Canobie, Dumfriesshire.
At 4800gns came the best from Neil and Graeme Massie, Dinnet, Aberdeenshire. Blelack Black Viper H092, a Nightingale Defiance E264 son born September 2008, is out of the Blelack Blackstock A227 daughter Blelack Black Velvet E190. With a milk figure of +9, a TI of +24 and a SRI of +33, he sold to D E W Kibble and Sons, Heriot, Midlothian.
Three bulls then sold at 4500gns, the first being Chapelton Edict H778 from Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Born March 2008, he is by Chapelton Dark Middleton E829 and is out of the O G L Battle Cry daughter Chapelton Erica Diamond E694. With a TI of +26, SRI of +37 and a milk figure of +6, he was knocked down to LL Macive and Co, Duns, Berwickshire.
The next at that money was Housesteads Elite H282 from Messrs RJ and LA Acton, Hexham, Northumberland. By Dalrene Cruz 11F and out of Elly of Downfield, who is a daughter of Euphoria of Grimston Fen, he sold to Hoddam and Kinmount Estate, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie.
Also at 4500gns was Roscoe Fontaine H630, an August 2008-born bull from Ross Farms Co Ltd, Gorebridge, Midlothian. By Flodden Warden E316 and out of the Blelack Juno Eric Z059 daughter Flodden Fancie C951, he sold to D E W Kibble and Sons, who bought previously.
The day’s champion, Netherton Knightrider H480 from Messrs W and D McLaren, Auchterarder, Perthshire, sold for 4000gns. By Netherton Fabulous Cruz Y300, he is out of the Ranui W Impact daughter Netherton Kim B158 who is out of Kim of Fordafourie. Buyer here was HR Graham and Son, Gorebridge, Midlothian.
Leading female trade with a call of 2500gns was the April 2008-born heifer Paragon Early Starlight H063 from Stuart Mullan of Paragon Pedigree herds, Hexham, Northumberland. Half sister to the sale’s champion, she is by Netherton Fabulous Cruz Y300 and is out of the Wedderlie Netmark A281 daughter Rawburn Evening Star D292. With a milk figure of +9 and a TSI of 26, she sold to G Robinson, Penrith, Cumbria.
Other leading bull prices:
- Ettrick George H046 (by Ettrick Bellhaven F017) from The Firm of
G Gray, sold for 4200gns to A Thomson and Son, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
- Deveron Lord Lane H256 (by Penguin Bobby E208), from Hamish Sclater,
sold for 4200gns to Eslington Farm, Whittingham, Alnick
- Haymount Wendino H831 (by Tonley Elgin D226) from Messrs J and W
Arnott, sold for 4200gns to Hoddam and Kinmount Estates
- Tree Bridge Evident H209 (by Chapelton Dark Mahmoud E826) from David
and Penny Evans, sold for 4000gns to JL Gledson, Hexham, Northumberland
- Tonley Ballack (by Netherton Kiwi Sam A1410) from Neil Wattie, sold
for 4000gns to TW Dunlop and Son, Dumfries
- Netherton Black Knight H486 (by The Moss Mr Eshton D409) from Messrs
W and D McLaren, sold for 4000gns to RH Dick and Sons, Hollywood, Dumfries
Other leading female prices:
- Paragon Princess H071 (by Aynho Rossiter Eric B125) from Paragon
Pedigree Herds, sold for 1800gns to G Robinson, Penrith, Cumbria
- Tree Bridge Edwina C061 (by Skaill Duplo W19) from David and Penny
Evans, sold for 1700gns to Websters Roundhills Farms
51 bulls £3327.21;
4 served and maiden heifers £1876.88;
1 cow with calf at foot £1785
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