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British Blonde Cattle Spring Sale at Carlisle 2008

The Spring show and sale of British Blondes took place at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on March 7th 2008 sponsored by Natwest Bank.

Hillhead Brilliant sold at £5565

Hillhead Brilliant

Topping the sale was Hillhead Brilliant weighing at 937kgs at 20 months old sired by Palace out of Glassdrummond Lucy from The Hillhead herd bred by M Rodgers of Co. Down, Northern Ireland sold at £5565.00 to George Hamilton from Ramrig Farm, Duns, Berwickshire who owns the Ramrig herd.

Second highest bid of £5250.00 was for Hallfield Bonzo sired by Easterton Tsar out of Hallfield Stella weighing 1030kgs at 23 months old. This homebred bull came from P Weightman & Sons from Hallfield Farm, Co.Durham home to the Hallfied herd. Hallfield Bonzo was purchased by WJ Scott of Low Leam Farm, Hexham.

David Knight and Sue Cavilla were proud owners to see Doncombe Bucephalus take the senior male champion and overall male champion awards. This well deserving bull from the Doncombe herd, Bristol was purchased for £3675.00 by T L & E M Davies & Sons from Presteigne, Powys.

Title for top priced heifer of the day was shared by Dalton Betty and Whitefield Candy. Both these fine heifers sold to the highest bidders for £2100. Dalton Betty, a fourteen month old maiden heifer out of Brownhill Uno sired by Cromkill Sandy owned by John Langhorn of Cumbria who owns the Dalton herd won 1st prize at the Great Yorkshire show and second prize at the Royal Highland show in 2007. This heifer was sold to R B Atkinson of Newton Bewley , Cleveland.

Sharing the title for the highest priced heifer was the Reserve Blonde Babe Champion Whitefield Candy owned by Mr E Mutch from Whitefield House,Banff. This ten month old junior maiden heifer was sired by Ivaniskey Vincent out of Whitefield Unique. Mr K Archer from Dungannon, County Tyrone is the proud owner of this fine animal and will be taking her home to join his Farlough herd.

Mr E Mutch was presented with the ‘Isabelle Mason’ Memorial Perpetual Trophy for the ‘Best turned out animal for sale’, this compitition was judged by Mr T Mason who also very kindly presented the cups for the show classes prior to the sale.

Blonde Babe Female Champion Penyghent Betty owned by Mr & Mrs Bradley from Litton, Skipton sold to the highest bidder R B Atkinson for £1890 who had previously bought Dalton Betty.

Attendance was up by both members and non members alike.


12 Senior Bulls £2,423.75
11 Junior Bulls £3531.82 23
Bulls £2,953.70

6 Senior unserved heifers £1715.00
5 Junior unserved heifers £1396.50
11 Heifers £1822.50

link New Worcester Venue for British Blondes
link Blondes Spring into Action at Dungannon Sale
link Northwest Stabiliser Suckler Beef Workshop

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