LEADING the British Blue trade at 10,000gns at the breed society sale at Carlisle was Pendle Lynx, a June 2016-born bull by Jalon De Martinpre.
Consigned by A.M. and E. Hartley, Nelson the sale topper sold to Aucheneck Estates, Killearn, Stirlingshire which also paid 9,500gns for Stonebyres Laird, a March 2016-born bull by Tamhorn Enterprising out of Pendle Dotty from A. and C.S. Comrie, Stonebyres.
The same vendors then took 9,000gns for first prize winner, Stonebyres Levi, a two-year-old son of Kersey Geronimo out of Tamhorn Goodtimegirl, which was knocked down to G.H. Walton and Sons, Hexham.
Two bulls sold for 6,500gns. The first from Malcolm Telfer and Helen Claxton, Stocksfield was Newton Blues Kojak. August 2015-born and by Blue Stone Volcano, it went home with Messrs Metcalfe, Penrith.
At the same money was Ronick Leo, a May 2016-born son of Auchenlay Envoy consigned by Ronald Dick, Throsk. The buyer was Keirsbeath Farm, Crossgate, Fife.
The overall male champion, Top Side Kingman, a December 2015-born son of Nelson des Peopliers made 6,000gns to J.A. Wood and Sons, Shrewsbury. Aucheneck Estates also paid 6,000gns for Greystone Lotto, a 21-month-old son of Almeley Ginola from J. and E. Coates, Settle.
Females topped at 5,200gns for the reserve Blue Ladies Classis champion, Stonebyres Miranda, a 10-month-old heifer by Boherard Cantona from Messrs Comrie. Making 4,200gns was Owlden Imogen, a 2013-born cow by Empire D’Ochain from J.R. and D.L. Odgen, Lancaster which sold with its bull calf by Farouk de St Amand and in-calf to Astrics JJ to M. Stevenson, Girvan.
Averages - 15 bulls, £6,006; 1 cow with calf, £4,410; 3 maiden heifers, £4,025; 3 recipients with ET calves, £2,730.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington