SIMMENTAL bulls sold to 4,000gns at Carlisle for the male and overall champion, September 2017-born Denizes Invictus 17.
The son of the 2015 Stirling champion, Derrycallaghan Ernest 13, out of Denizes Hannadante 9, was consigned by M.A. Barlow, Leyland, and sold to Messrs Fleming and Sons, Kelso.
Two bulls sold for 3,000gns. The first was September 2017-born Castlewigg Ifan 17 by Sterling Empire 13 out of Castlewigg Ringleader Stella from Frank Gwynne, Whithorn. The buyer was McDowall and Co, Newton Stewart.
The other making this money was Corskie Ingenuity 17, an October 2017-born son of Auchorachan Farmer 14 out of Corskie Fancy from W.J. and J. Green, Fochabers. It was knocked down to Messrs McBryde, Lockerbie.
Six maiden heifers sold for 1,300gns apiece. They were the female champion, Blakewell Dawn’s Isobel, the reserve female champion, Blakewell Bonnies Isla, Blakewell Amy’s Jemima, Blakewell Wallflowers Ivy, Blakewell Glory’s Ice-cream and Blakewell Bianca’s Jane. All were consigned by I. and M. Steele, Easington, and all sold to Messrs Cruickshank, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire.
Averages - 8 bulls, £2,926.88; 6 heifers, £1,365.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.