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Carlisle Simmentals Top at 5,600gns

The Simmental Cattle Society annual spring show & sale at Carlisle on Friday 21st April 2017 saw an animal from WJ & J Green’s Corskie herd top the sale for the second year in a row.

This time it was the October 2015 born bull Corskie Glacier 15 who achieved the top price of 5600gns. Sired by the 2014 Royal Highland Show Champion Dirnanean Bradley 10 and out of Corskie Winter he was purchased by JW Davison & Sons to join their Hartley herd based near Whitley Bay.

Corskie Glacier

Corskie Glacier 15

The class winner Newbiemains Glitz 15 from Jim and Patricia Goldie was the next best of the bulls at 5000gns. This homebred bull sired by Blackford Albatross 09 is out of Newbiemains Blitz who is an ET daughter of one of the Newbiemains herd’s foundation cows Monaduff Rosebud. The successful bidder on this occasion was N & A & M & S Trotter from Kelso.

A further 4 bulls sold for 4000gns or more. The best of these at 4800gns was Corskie Gus 15 again from WJ & J Green. Sired by the 45,000gns Bel Dhu Capercaillie and out of Corskie Cadenc he took 3rd prize in his class at the pre-sale show and then went on to be purchased by A & P Munro Farms from Ross-shire.

The Overall Male Champion Burghbridge Gabriel 15 from CJG Clarke & Partners was the next best of the bulls at 4600gns. Purchased by Cheltenham based Boddington Estates Ltd he was sired by Horsfordmanor Bonus 10 and out of Burghbridge Henrietta 5th.

T Hill and R Wright’s 2nd prize winning Scotland Hill Goodie 15 sold for 4100gns to Broadfield Farms who are also based near Cheltenham.

The final animal to hit the 4000gns mark was the first bull into the ring Kersknowe Gaffer 15 from Kelso based J Jeffrey. This Braidwood Duke 12 son was purchased by MJ Wallace from Sorbie, Newton Stewart.

The Leading Ladies sale topped at 3600gns for Williams Snowqueen 8th from William Clark Livestock Ltd. Out of Hockenhull Snow Queen 35th who was purchased at the Hockenhull dispersal sale, and sired by the successful show bull Heathbrow Tristar, Snowqueen 8th had won 3rd prize in the served heifer class at the pre-sale show. She was purchased by N & N Gwynne to join their Chestermann herd based near Whithorn, Newton Stewart.

The next best of the Leading Ladies, Newbiemains Geewhizz, sold for 3300gns. This maiden heifer is also by Blackford Albatross 09, the same sire as the Goldie’s 5000gns bull, and out of the VG86 heifer Newbiemains Eleanor. She was purchased by Hindmarsh Partners for their Warkshaugh herd from Hexham.

Two of the Leading Ladies from WJ Hollingsworth made 3000gns. The first of these was the winner of the served heifer class and Leading Ladies Champion, Midhope Gem. She is sired by Dirnanean Snowie and out of Midhope Nancy 3rd and the successful bidder on this occasion was Northern Ireland based AJ Clarke from County Armagh.

Midhope Gwenn also made 3000gns this time sired by Delfur Chas 11 and out the Dirnanean Snowie sired cow Midhope Roseanne 2nd she was purchased by TC Brown & Sons to join their Trowdale herd from Castle Douglas.

The best of the unhaltered females was Blakewell Annie’s Gaiety who sold for 3500gns to Clive Houldey from Waterbeck, Lockerbie. This February 2015 born heifer from I & M Steele was sired by Caistor Aristotle 09 and had been running with Blackwell Warrior prior to sale.

The major reduction sale from Brian Lundy’s Caistor herd saw the herd’s homebred stock bull Caistor Geminus 15 go for the leading price of 3000gns. His sire Caistor Domitius 12 was the top price bull at this sale in 2014 and his dam is from the renowned Hannadante family. The purchaser this time was EB Webster & Sons from Skipton.

The best of the Caistor females was Empress 30th who was sold with her Moldau Erasmus sired, January born, bull calf at foot for 2600gns to AMR Souter from Arbroath. She was sired by Lykke Atlantis and out of Empress 23rd.

22 Bulls £3507.95,
Leading Ladies
4 served heifers £2651.25
6 maiden heifers £2616.25
Unhaltered Females
12 females £1894.00
Caistor Herd
18 Cows & heifers served and/or suckling £1808.92
2 bulls £2257.50.


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