Ayrshires sold to 4,000gns at Carlisle last week when the Northern National sale incorporated a part dispersal.
Archie and Tracey Millar, Mull of Kintyre, were selling the first portion of their Ballygreggan herd, and it was one of these which topped the sale. Another from Ballygreggan won the overall championship.
The 4,000gns bid came for Ballygreggan Clover 7 by Willsbro Red Razzle. Having been grand champion at the Kintyre autumn show in 2014, it was sold dry, and due soon with its second, to Ravenhill Stormin Norman. The buyers were Arthur and Susan Lawrie, Cuthill Towers, Kinross.
Judge John Watson, Stranraer gave the championship to the fifth calver Ballgreggan Kim Nav 7, a daughter of McCornick Navigator. Mr Watson backed his judgement at 1,750gns.
The reserve champion was a heifer from the Lawries. Cuthill Towers Harrys Rhona had been classified VG85as a two year old and was giving 35kg. At 1,800gns it also went home with John Watson.
A third calf cow from Ballygreggan sold for 2,250gns to Keith Davidson, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas. Ballygreggan Jura 8, by Cuthill Towers Romeo, is out of a 60 tonne dam and coluld now be part of the Halmyre team at Agriscot.
Outwith the dispersal, trade topped at 3,300gns for a bull and 3,000gns for a heifer.
The stylish heifer from the Lawrie family, Cuthill Towers Burdette Marcey was sired by Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette and bred from a VG88 dam which gave more than 11,000kgs as a four year old. It was bought by G.R. Thomas, Llanelli.
Morpeth breeder D.A. Howie and Sons’ Kamouraska Rockstar sired, March 2014 born bull Morwick Prince Rocky sold at 3,300gns. This 50 per cent Ayrshire is out of a Sand Ranger dam with more than 60 tonnes lifetime production. The buyers were J. Adamson and Son, Lanark.
At 2,600gns was Willhome Roulette, a February 2014 born bull by Burdette and out of an 11,500kg dam, from P. and S. Williams, Haverfordwest. The buyers were W.S. Millar and Son, Pettinairn, Lanark.
A yearling bull from Messrs Lawrie, Cuthill Tower Elton, made 2,300gns to M.T. Partington, Bolton, Lancashire.