Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 4,500gns in Carlisle on Friday 26 February at the breed society’s early spring show and sale.
Sale leader was Hallsford Grenade TI +22, SRI +21, a two year old red and white Dunsyre Cavalier son from AN and HS Tomkins, Haggbeck, Carlisle. The buyer was J Hepburn, Hawick.
Next at 4,000gns was the roan Lagas Hector TI +20, SRI +16, a two year old by the 5,500gns Chapelton Adonis from Laga Farms, Evie, Orkney to Nun Appleton Estates, York. Another two year old entry from the same breeders, this time the red Lagas Horatio TI +22, SRI +20 by Rowanberry Donatello made 2,800gns to RE 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, Cleghorn, Lanark.
Reserve champion, Balgay Haradrim TI +29, SRI +18, a roan 22 month old by the 13,000gns Chapelton Braveheart from Balgay Farm, Inchture, Perth, secured a 3,100gns bid from EI Coulthard, Brisco, Carlisle. Another Braveheart son, the white Balgay Helix TI +23, SRI +14 from the same breeders made 2,400gns to AJ Smith, Port Glasgow, Renfrew.
Heading the female trade at 2,600gns was Mountbenger Hilda TI +21, SRI +16, a roan 23 month old by Chapelton Destiny and sold in calf to Blinkbonny Equity. Bred by JF Irving and Son, Yarrow, Selkirk, she went home with I Tennant, Carluke, 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 to JM Anderson, Canonbie. Mr Biggar offered two more X Factor daughters, the 20 month old white Chapelton Waterloo TI +18, SRI +12 and Chapelton Gem, a white 19 month old, they shared a 2,000gns bid and both were secured by RG and HE Thompson, Sneaton, Whitby.
The day’s third 2,000gns call was made by M Longworth, Hope Valley for Castlemount Joker Veronica TI+10, SRI +10, a red and little white two year old by Castlemount Joker from DD McDowell, Newtownwards, County Down.
Averages: nine bulls £2,905.00; 13 heifers £1,806.81.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington