Beef Shorthorn cattle met a consistent trade at the Pedigree Beef Day Special Spring Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 25 May with an overall clearance of 91% and a strong female trade averaging £2,034 for 25 served and maiden heifers.
Trade leader and reserve female champion
Outrawcliffe Emilly sold for 3,400gns
Leading the day’s trade at 3,400gns was the reserve female champion Outrawcliffe Emilly, a 13 month old from A J and D A Wilkinson, Preston, Lancashire. By Ls Zeus 151 and out of Colnvalley Irene, this heifer was knocked down sold to Thomson Roddick and Laurie (Shawhill Shorthorns) , Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Highest priced bull went to Ls Duke (ET) the reserve male champion from Nord Vue Farms Ltd, Penrith, Cumbria. This two year old by Winalot Rodney 1R and out of Diamond Sapphire Susan 6S was purchased by A O Bell, Gordon, Berwickshire for 3,200gns.
Reserve male champion and leading the bull trade,Five bulls sold for 3,000gns starting with Stonehills Transformer, a three year old from R L Cooke, Llanypwll, Wrexham. By Elliot Bodacious (P) and out of a Stonehills dam, he was purchased by E G and L A Parry-Jones, Mold, Clwyd.
Ls Duke at 3,200gns
A call of 3,000gns from J C Bellerby, Huby, West Yorkshire secured the male and overall champion Hallsford Spartan Warrior, from A N and H S Tomkins, Carlisle, Cumbria. This one was a two year old by Chapelton Warrior and out of Hallsford Genoa.
Next came Tofts Antaeus D612, selling for 3,000gns to J Drinkall, Chorley, Lancashire. This two year old from Playfair Farms, Kelso, Roxburghshire was by Tofts Atlas Z900 and out of a home-bred dam. The same buyer also paid out 2,000gns for two year old heifer Roadway Dimity Tanzy, by Sandwick Artic Force, out of a home-bred dam and from P and J Bailey, Penrith, Cumbria.
Also secured for a bid of 3,000gns was Dunsyre Dante TI +13, SRI +11, by Dunsyre Asterix and out of a home-bred dam. This 21 month old from C Coombs, Carnwath, Lanarkshire was purchased by D T Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria.
Engineer of Upsall TI +22, SRI +17, was the final bull knocked down sold at 3,000gns and selling to A and C Ivinson, Penrith, Cumbria. This 16 month old from G Turton, Thirsk, Yorkshire was by Loch Awe Lysander and out of a home-bred dam. The same buyer also took a bid of 2,600gns for their in-calf two year old Sandwick Broadhooks Dinky. Purchased by J Gough, Newport Shropshire, this heifer was by Winalot Rodney 1R, out of a home-bred dam and pd’d four and a half months in calf to Holmeere Hulk.
Class winner Chapelton Diplomat 3329, TI +23, SRI +18, was secured at 2,800gns by Archbank Farm, Moffat, Dumfriesshire. This two year old bred by J Biggar, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, was by Cavans Yankee Y838 and out of a home-bred dam.
Back in the female trade, two year old Ballard Tansy Dotty by Cairnsmore Xtreme Force and out of a home-bred dam sold for 3,100gns. This one from F J Hugill, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire sold to I H G Warden, Hawick, Roxburghshire. The same breeder also sold two heifers at 2,500gns starting with Ballard Ladybird Diana, also by Cairnsmore Xtreme Force and out of a home-bred dam to E M and J R Irving, Wigton, Cumbria. Mr Hugill then sold Ballard Victoria Daphnia for 2,500gns to J H D Fanshawe, Naseby, Northamptonshire. This two year old was by Glenisla Zetor and out of Victoria X391 of Upsall. The same buyer also purchased two more of the top female lots including Roadway Flower 3rd for 2,200gns. By Tofts Baron Gold X678 and out of Glenisla Flower R17, this two year old was bred by Messrs Bailey. Mr Fanshawe also made a call of 2,000gns for Roadway Foxglove Tanzy 9th from the same breeder. This two year old was also by Tofts Baron Gold and out of a home-bred dam.
The Beef Shorthorn female champion and reserve overall champion Mountbenger Deedee by Glenisla Argossy and out of a home-bred dam was knocked down sold for 2,400gns to K G Anderson, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. This two year old was bred by J F Irving and Son, Selkirk, Scottish Borders.
Selling for 2,000gns was Grafton Broadhooks Delilah, a two year old pd’d in calf to Westmoor Duke from T C Brown, Towcester, Northamptonshire. By Althorne Zeus and out of a home-bred dam, this one went home with J Oliver, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland.
Averages: 15 bulls, £2,558.50. 25 served and maiden heifers, £2,034.90. 3 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £1,382.50.
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