British Blonde, Beef Shorthorn, Whitebred Shorthorn, Galloway and Hereford breeding stock went under the hammer at Carlisle.
Bulls from P. Weightman and Sons, Peterlee, Co Durham, took the three top prices at the British Blonde Society show and sale at Borderway mart, Carlisle. Leading the trade at 7,000gns was the male and supreme champion, Hallfield Jody. April 2014-born, by Blackwater Ainsley out of Hallfield Flamingo, it sold to A.J. Scott, Canobie, Dumfries.
Next selling for 5,100gns was Hallfield Jakob, another by the same sire and out of Hallfield Teacake. The buyer was P.T. Gore, Shrewsbury. W.A.M. Hall, Stranraer, then paid 4,000gns for Hallfield Jet, a son of Ardmore Fugitive which had been reserve junior champion.
Everingham Jolly, by Budore Donald from Everingham Blondes, York, sold for 3,800gns to R.J. and D.A. Emms and Son, Cupar, Fife, who also bought the top priced female at 3,200gns. This was the reserve female champion, Penyghent Joy, an April 2014-born heifer by Penyghent Valentino from J. and J.E. Bradley, Settle, North Yorkshire.
At 3,100gns was the June 2012-born cow, Hackleton Hyacinth, by Druk Elijah from Hackleton Farms, Northampton, which sold with its heifer calf by Hackleton Lovell to W.B. and S. Shaw, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Averages – 9 bulls, £3908.33; 4 cows in-calf/calf at foot, £2,016; 6 maiden heifers, 32,187.50.
Auctioneers – Harrison and Hetherington.
Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 4,500gns for Hallsford Grenade, a two-year-old red and white Dunsyre Cavalier son from A.N. and H.S. Tomkins, Haggbeck, Carlisle. The buyer was J. Hepburn, Hawick.
Next at 4,000gns was the roan Lagas Hector, a two year old by the 5,500gns Chapelton Adonis from Laga Farms, Orkney which sold to Nun Appleton Estates, York. Another two year old from the same breeders, the red Lagas Horatio, by Rowanberry Donatello made 2,800gns to R.E. Howard and Sons, Retford. The same buyers also went to 2,400gns for Stobilee Hulk, a white 22-month-old by Chapelton Winsome from R. Morton, Lanark.
Reserve champion, Balgay Haradrim, a roan 22-month-old by the 13,000gns Chapelton Braveheart from Balgay Farm, Perth, secured a 3,100gns bid from E.I. Coulthard, Carlisle.
Heading the female trade at 2,600gns was Mountbenger Hilda, a roan 23-month-old by Chapelton Destiny and sold in-calf to Blinkbonny Equity. Bred by J.F. Irving and Son, Selkirk, it went home with I. Tennant, Lanark.
Next at 2,500gns was the red 23-month-old Chapelton Duchess by the 7,500gns Stonehills X Factor from Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas selling to J.M. Anderson, Canonbie.
Averages - 9 bulls, £2,905; 13 heifers, £1,806.81.
The pre-sale show champion Parton Goodyear, a December 2013-born Whitebred Shorthorn bull by Parton Promotion out of Parton Penelope 50 from J.W. Hewson, Carlisle, led the trade for the breed selling for 4,500gns to J.W. Reddaway and Son, Sampford, Devon.
At 2,600gns was Hottbank Jackpot, a 14-month-old son of Blackburn Marshall from J.R.F. Patterson and Son, Hexham, which was knocked down to R.J. Lund, Sedburgh, Cumbria.
Females sold to 2,600gns for Barlaes White Heather 16, a May 2014-born heifer by Milnholm Winston from Robert McTurk, Castle Douglas.
Averages – 6 bulls, £2,311.75; 2 females, £1,662.50.
Galloway bulls sold to 2,800gns for West Acres Jack, a black May-born son of Grange Mozart from C.G. and M. Noble, Carlisle. The buyer was M.A. Welters, Carlisle. Next at 2,200gns was Watchman of Kilnstown by Buccleuch Adonis from Kilnstown Farms, Carlisle which sold to R. McTurck, Castle Douglas.
Pedigree Galloway in-calf heifers peaked at 1,400gns twice for the 2013-born heifers, Myrtle 598 of Whitehill and Lady Nancy 609 of Whitehill both by Neilman of Whitehill and in-calf to Titan of Whitehill from Walter Henderson, Lockerbie. They sold to R.P.E. Evans, Derby and K. Laurie, Brampton, respectively.
Pedigree bulling heifers sold to 1,850gns for Barlaes Grace 89 by Barack Obama of Fingland from Mr McTurk which went to D. and A. Weeks, Newport.
Non-pedigree bulling heifers topped at £1,700 twice for a pair from J.W. Forster, Carlisle, selling to T.R. and K.M. Wallace, Hexham.
July 2013-born Derwentdale Lizbeth, by Mochrum George and in-calf to Polbae Linin from E. Taylor and Son, Shotley Bridge topped the pedigree Belted Galloway female trade at 1,150gns. The buyer was J.R.G. Johnson, Hexham.
Averages – Galloways - pedigree – 7 bulls, £1,582.50; 3 heifers in-calf, £1,365; 14 bulling heifers, £1,261.50; non-pedigree – 9 bulling heifers, £1,016.66; 2 in-calf heifers, £780.
Hereford bulls sold to 3,000gns for Barwise 1 Lodestone by Yalgoo Boulder Z250 from C.S. Fletcher, Appleby in Westmorland which went to I. Newton and Son, Crook, Co Durham.
Average - Hereford – 2 bulls, £2,887.50.