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    Solid Trade for Carlisle Charolais

Charolais bulls met a solid trade peaking at 6,200gns in Carlisle on Friday 23 November, at the breed society’s official autumn fixture.

Moynton Annabel sold for 9,000gns

Moynton Annabel

Sale leader at 6,200gns was the first class prize winner, Newbampton Ambassador, a two year old by the 12,000gns Mowbraypark Northend and out of a Mowbraypark cow going back to the noted Paramount. Bred by breed newcomer David Holliday, Kirkbampton, Carlisle, Ambassador was his first ever entry to come under the hammer sold and he went to JC Hobday and Son, Hawick.

Father and son team, Matt and Craig Ridley, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton sold Haltcliffe Bill for the next highest bid of 3,600gns to R Reid, Strathaven, Lanark. This 17 month old was by Corrie Ultrasonic who goes back to the 10,500gns Gretnahouse Noel and out of a Corrie bred cow by Allanfauld Vagabond.

The Blyth family, Roy, Jean, Neil and Kirsty, Elwick, Hartlepool offered their best at 3,500gns to IHG Warden, Hawick. Marwood Brilliant, who was placed second in his class, was an 18 month old within the breed’s top 10% on mucle area, by their 15,000gns intermediate Perth champion, Inverlochy Passport and out of a homebred cow by Killadeas Jack.

Two lots shared a 3,200gns bid. First to go was Hallbankgate Beno, a 19 month old from father and son team, Tom and Ian Bell, Hallbankgate, Brampton to J and TJ Lee, Hexham. An Edenhurst Pioneer son, Beno was out of a homebred cow going by Brampton Imperial.

The day’s second 3,200gns call was made by IH Jones, Caernarfon, Gwynedd for the first class prize winner, Trannon Boss, a Doonally New son from John Williams, Caersws, Powys.

Will Oates, Ouston, Chester-le-Street offered the May 2006 born Wigginton Ben for 3,000gns to A Davies, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire. Bred by ME and M Askin, Ben was a Maerdy Thunder son and out of a Moynton sired cow.

Another 18 month old, this time from Mick and Jean Hayhurst, of Kirkbymisperton, Malton sold for 3,000gns. Their Whitecliffe Bunny who earlier on had been awarded the overall reserve title, was a Dingle Hofmeister son and out of a cow going back to Cliftonpark lines. He was knocked down sold to IR and D Jones, Corwen, Denbighshire.

The Christmas Cracker section of females was led at 9,000gns by the much admired two year old heifer, Moynton Annabel who was no stranger to the limelight having collected several titles including reserve female at the Royal earlier this year. Bred by PC Old, Owermoigne, Dorchester and turned out by herd manager, Mike Yeandle, she was regarded as the best ever female bred within the 35 cow herd since it was established 21 years ago. Annabel was by Dingle Hofmeister, out of Seawell Ember who had already produced a 6,800gns heifer, she was within the breed’s top 10% for 400 day weight and 1% for eye muscle and PD’d in calf to the 45,000gns Perth champion, Thrunton Ideal. She was secured as the foundation female for Ryder Farming’s new pedigree Charolais herd based at Annan Water, Moffat.

Minutes later, Ryder Farming went to 5,500gns for its second female, Trefaldwyn Athena, a two year old maiden bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool. She was by Tullygarley Rollerball and out of a homebred cow by Maerdy Grimaldi.

Andrew Hornall, Stirling took home the Christmas Cracker silverware awarded to his two heifer entries both by Mortimers Tebay, a son of the celebrated Burke trophy winner, Mowbraypark Gigi and PD’d in calf to Royal Welsh reserve junior interbreed winner, Gower Armarni. The supreme title went to Falleninch Angel, a July 2005 born entry out Falleninch Tegan, a Royal Highland junior champion. Angel made 3,200gns to W Holloway, Kirkhill, Lancashire.

Angel’s stable mate, the Angust 2006 born Falleninch Amazing collected the reserve supreme title and sold for 4,000gns to AE Neachell and Son, Aldridge, Walsall. Amazing was out of Shoyswell Toyah, a Royal Highland first class winner.


26 bulls £2,406.60; 13 Cracker heifers £3,311.88; 11 other collective females £892.50.
Alwent herd: 6 lots £945.00; Hunsonby herd: 5 lots £1,207.50; Inveresk herd: 13 lots £864.64.

link Beef Producers Pledge Allegiance to Charolais
link Welshpool Charolais in Strong Demand Peaking at 4,000gns
link Welsh Bred Charolais Bull Sells for £15,000 in Private Deal

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