THE sale of British Blues at Carlisle topped at 20,000gns with a clearance rate of 85 per cent. Leading the trade was Almeley Lightning, from Graham Morgan, Tillington, whose consignment of bulls averaged £7,082.72.
The August 2016-born first prize winner from the Drybarrows Cawdale and Rosemount Faith flush, was knocked down to Oak Grange Estate, Ireland.
Next at 16,000gns was the junior male, reserve overall male and reserve supreme champion, Dragon Blues Mike from G.W. and K. Williams, Lampeter. The June 2017-born bull by Phenomene de Martinpre and out of Dragon Blues Hazel sold to D.J. Lloyd and Co, Caerslis.
From the same home and making 15,000gns was the male and overall supreme champion Dragon Blues Mark. The black May 2017-born bull from the Joujou De Petit Brin and Dragon Blues Kelly flush went to L. and E. Fowlie, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
At 12,000gns was the first prize winning bull, August 2017-born Springhill Mighty Mate, by Ballygrange Dudley out of Springhill Fizz from James and Sam Martin, Newtownards, which sold to Adam and Jess Neachell, Walsall.
The other bull to make 12,000gns from Kevin Watret, Annan, was his first prize bull, November 2017-born Solway View Monty from the Tweeddale Ironman and Solway View Katie flush. It was bought by David McKerrow, Cupar.
J.A. Wood and Sons, Shrewsbury snapped up two Irish, second prize winning bulls for 11,000gns apiece. The first from Richard J. Mowbray, Newtownstewart, was Droit Max, a September 2017-born bull from the Mountjoy Utopia and Droit Enid ET flush.
The other consigned by S.H. Gordon, Kilkeel, was Knockchree Max, a September 2017-born bull by Blackford Big Ben out of Knockchree Hetty.
Females sold to 8,000gns for Solway View Nancy, an April 2018-born heifer from a Attribut Du Fond De Bois and Solway View Kesha flush, from Mr Watret. The buyers were J. and Y.J. Hopkins, Highbridge.
The female champion, Solway View Nesha, also from Mr Watret and from the same flush made 6,000gns to A.S. Phillips and Sons, Reading.