Beef Shorthorns sell to 2,800gns in Carlisle

Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 2,800gns in Carlisle on Friday 1 March at the breed society’s official early spring sale.

Heading the trade at 2,800gns was Stonehills Lightning TI +28, SRI +30, a two-year-old white bull by the 4,000gns Tofts Prince Grenadier from G Riby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire to MacGregor Farming, Norwich, Norfolk.

Next at 2,600gns was the reserve male champion, Laird of Upsall TI +29, SRI +29 from Hon. G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire to Gillesbie Farms, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. A two-year-old red bull, he was by the homebred Jehu of Upsall.

Leading female at 2,000gns was the 22-month-old in calf red heifer and reserve female champion, Gonder Sarahrose Louisa TI +9, SRI +8 from J and P Miller, Preston, Lancashire. A Meonhill Eastern Star daughter, she sold to Irish breeder, Danny Molloy, Athlone, West Meath.

Averages: four bulls £2,572.50; two females £1,890.00

Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington