BELTED and White Galloway cattle sold to 3,400gns at Carlisle’s spring sale.
Females led the way with the third prize winning May 2015-born heifer Huntfield Sasha from J. and Z. Kirk, Dumfries, coming out top. A daughter of Huntfield Red Bull and out of Creamline Magic, it sold in-calf to Cairnsmore Fergus to P.C. and B.A. Colbear, Appleby-in-Westmorland.
At 2,800gns was the supreme female champion from Matthew Stoker, Wiltshire. The March 2014-born in-calf cow Matsway Moonstone is by Bigginvale Malcolm and sold in-calf to Matsway Moonwalker. Out of the supreme champion dam Whitepool Moondust, it was picked up by Harry Irvine, Co Antrim, who also bought the Ballylough Barney Boy-sired heifer Gruige Gruoch.
Born in April 2015 and exhibited by Dessy Henry, Ballymena, it sold in-calf to Shelsleys Mr Oak for 2,400gns.
The small entry of bulls topped at 2,600gn, paid by E. Smith, Banffshire, for the December 2014-born Staffords Alexander. Coming from A. and J. Thomson, Aberdeen, it is by Esk Valley Glorious and out of Solway Vented.
11 heifers, £2,035.09; 4 bulls, £1,255.80; 1 un-led female, £1,522.50; Beakhills dispersal, 10 lots, £703.50; commercial cattle, £687.40.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.