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Beef Shorthorn Females Achieve New 5,900gns Centre Record

Beef Shorthorn females met an exceptional demand from a packed ringside selling to a new breed centre record of 5,900gns in Skipton on Wednesday 9 November at the breed society’s official autumn sale when 48 heifers averaged £2,162; with a 96% total clearance.

Sale leader at 5,900gns was Shawhill Lovely Jade TI +15, SRI +12, a 20-month old roan heifer by the 8,500gns Burnside Elite and out of a Rawcliffe bred dam. Bred and exhibited by Thomson, Roddick and Laurie, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, she secured the supreme female championship before selling to P Scott Taylor, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.

Shawhill Lovely Jade 5,900gns

Shawhill Lovely Jade 5,900gns

The same buyer also went to 3,800gns for another Shawhill entry, this time the reserve female champion, Shawhill Tulip Heather TI +17, SRI +13, a roan two-year-old by Shawhill Frosty.

The day’s second highest call at 5,000gns went to the light roan Sandwick Floss Jitterbug TI +10 SRI +6, a 19 month old by Stonehills White Warrior from A and C Ivinson, Ousby, Penrith to DJL Evans, Llanilar, Aberystwyth.

Next at 4,000gns was a cow and calf pair from Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk to TG O’Fee, Cleator, Cumbria. The roan 12-year-old Tessa X302 of Upsall Ex 90, was an Uppermill Recto daughter, sold in calf, and offered with her eight-month old heifer, Tessa X1149 of Upsall.

Another cow and calf pair from Mr Turton made 3,700gns to RJ Baudains, Nunnington, York. Clipper X864 of Upsall was a four-year-old roan by Comet of Upsall and sold with her 10-month old roan heifer, Clipper X1125 of Upsall by Grenadier of Upsall.

Mr Turton sold 22 entries in total including 14 maiden heifers to average £2,374. His heifer trade was led at 3,200gns by Nonpareil X1019 of Upsall TI +29, SR +25, a red in calf two-year-old by Frigate of Upsall. The buyer was A and C Farms, Langham, Oakham who went on to purchase two more heifers. They paid 3,200gns for Secret Maid X1055 of Upsall, a white 20 month old within the breed’s top 1% with a TI +31, SRI +22, by Belore Patriarch. A and C Farms also went to 3,000gns for another white 20 month old, Clipper X1065 of Upsall TI +20, SRI +11 by Fortress of Upsall.

Next at 2,800gns was Tessa X1110 of Upsall TI +15, SRI +14, an 18-month old roan by Glengoy Frigate to DS McFadzean, Perth who also went to 2,300gns for the next lot in the ring, Sandwick Jane Austin Rose TI +17, SRI +15, an 18 month old red and little white Stoneroyd Gallagher daughter from A and C Ivinson.

Three roan maidens from Mr Turton shared a 2,500gns bid. First to go was Augusta X106 of Upsall, a 20 month old by Festival of Upsall to I Stewart, Lockerbie. Next was Tessa X1099 of Upsall TI +26, SRI +16, a 19-month old Gauntlet of Upsall daughter to W Hebron, Bradford who made a second 2,500gns call for Jilt X1107 of Upsall TI +28, SRI +22, an 18 month old by Dingo of Upsall. Mr Hebron also went to 2,400gns for another Dingo daughter, the roan 18-month old Clipper X1112 of Upsall TI +21, SRI +20.

Other leading entries included a cow and calf pair from GL Riby, Beverly at 3,000gns to S Mair, Turriff, Aberdeenshire. Stonehills Viking Gem TI +12, SRI +11 VG87 was a five-year-old, red and white Hallsford Viking Warrior daughter with her seven-month old heifer, Stonehills Jeffas Gem by the 4,000gns Uppermill Jefferson.

Albion Jilt Helena TI +13, SRI +10, a two-year-old in calf roan heifer by Tarrant Arnie from P Braithwaite, Great Ayton commanded a 2,500gns bid from I Tennant, Carluke.

Averages: 32 maiden heifers £2,091; 16 in calf heifers £2,303; 11 cows in calf or with calves at foot £2,281.

Beef shorthorn

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