Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 3,200gns while females led the trade at 2,600gns twice at Carlisle on Friday 27 May at the breed society’s official spring sale.
Sale leader at 3,200gns Stonehills Wow Factor
The 3,200gns sale leader was the reserve supreme champion, Stonehills Wow Factor, a two year old by Elliot Bodacious and out of a Moreby bred cow. Bred and exhibited by GL Riby, Fraisthorpe, Bridlington, he was knocked down sold to Pecksons Hill Farms, Ludwell, Shaftesbury.
Minutes later, the same breeders offered another two year old Bodacious son, this time Stonehills Bodega TI +12, SRI +11, and out of a Croxtonpark dam. He was secured for 3,000gns by RJ Robson, Chathill.
Glenariff Blaze, a three year old by Tofts Hector and out of a homebred dam going back to Chapelton lines commanded the day’s second 3,000gns bid. Bred and exhibited by NJ and AM Barrett, South Wootton, Kings Lynn, he went home with C Nye, Pymoor, Ely.
Next at 2,900gns was Cupbearer of Upsall TI +29, SRI +26, a 21 month old Glenisla Zetor son and out of a homebred dam going back to Uppermill lines from Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk. The buyers were EM and JR Irving, Uldale, Wigton.
Two, two year old entries from Carey Coombs, Carnwath, Lanark were in the money. First at 2,800gns was Dunsyre Centurion, a Loch Awe North-Easter son was knocked down sold to M Marr, Stonehaven, Aberdeen. The second North-Easter son, Dunsyre Commander made 2,600gns to EI Coulthard, Brisco, Carlisle.
Taking the first 2,600gns top female bid was Mountbenger Caitlin, a two year old sold in calf to Glenisla Argossy. Mired by Mountbenger Allan and out of a homebred cow from JF Irving and Son, Yarrow, Selkirk. She sold to GM and LD Robson, Marton, Rugby. Minutes before, the Irvings offered Mountbenger Caron, a two year by Glenisla Zigzag and with Mountbenger Elin, her two month old heifer by Glenisla Argossy. The pair made 2,400gns to DM Dickie, Sanquhar, Dumfries.
The second joint leading female entry at 2,600gns came from E Hugill’s draft based at Chopgate, Middlesborough. Ballard Tansy Conker was a rising two year old Cairnsmore Xtreme daughter and she was secured by Kinbroon Farming, Rothienorman, Inverurie.
James Biggar, Chapelton, Castle Douglas offered the two year old Chapelton Typhoon sired Chapelton Veronica at 2,500gns to J Purves, West Linton, while his Chapelton Cheerleader, another two year old heifer, this time by Cavans Yankee sold for 2,100gns to J Stewart Partners, Peebles. The same buyers also went to 2,100gns for the two year old Cainsmore Xtreme daughter, Ballard Charlotte from E Hugill.
Averages: 12 bulls £2,528.00; 14 served and maiden heifers £1,488.75; five cows and heifers served and/or suckling £1,827.00. Ballard herd draft: eight head: £1,649.63.
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