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Scorpio ventures south with a Sting

It was a successful trip south for one of the most northerly Beef Shorthorn breeders, Stuart Macadie as he picked up the Beef Shorthorn Overall Champion ticket and top price at Harrison and Hetherington’s Carlise Multi Breed Sale on Friday May 17th.

Hitting the top spot was Scorpio of Skaillhouse, a March 2022 born homozygous polled bull with zero myostatin. Sired by Macadie’s Ex92 bull, Podehole Rock Nebula he sold for 8,000gns to Messrs Reeves, Ipstones, Staffordshire.

Following behind in the pre-sale show were Welsh breeders Messrs Evans & Price with their February 2022 born ET bull, Llwynhywel Sidekick. The polled bull was a Canadian embryo and sold for 5,500gns to pedigree breeders Messrs Hagon, Ulverston, Cumbria.

Second top price of the day went to Alan Jackson’s second prize November 2022 born bull, Headlind Stockman. The roan, bull sold for 7,500gns to commercial breeders Messrs Sleigh & Son, St Johns Wells, Aberdeenshire.

Stonehills topped their trade at 5,800gns with another roan bull, Stonehills Sandy Lane selling to Messrs Foy, Conder Green, Lancashire with Charlie Fletcher and Jack Kay’s white bull, Redstones Snowman achieving 5,000gns, selling to Messrs Longlands, Birtley, Northumberland.

The overall average of £4805.29 saw an increase of £426.18 on the year for 17 bulls sold, the same number as last year.


Following the theme from the bull sale, the pre-sale show Champion, Sandwick Scrumptious Margo, bred by A & C Ivinson also took top honours in the sale ring selling for the highest female price of the day at 4,200gns. The March 2022 born heifer is a Fearn Night Watchman daughter and sold to Messrs Page, Newport, North Humberside. Prior to the sale, she had been running with Sandwick Prefer-a-bull who was Overall Champion at the north of England Beef Shorthorn Club Bicentenary Show.

Next in line at 3,800gns was T & I Walling’s fourth prize maiden heifer, Crichton Ballerina 1334 selling to Messrs Hodgson, Holmrook, Cumbria.

Finding a new postcode at 3,600gns was Miss C J Ward’s January 2022 in-calf heifer, Kimrina Saphire, selling to Messrs Holgate, North Yorkshrie.

Alistair Gibson achieved 3,400gns for his maiden heifer, Cutthorn Camilla’s Shiela who sold to Messers Bellas & Son, Appleby, Cumbria, with her stable mate, Cutthorn Christine’s Satin realising 3,000gns to previous purchasers, Messrs Hodgson.

 25 heifers sold to average £2641.80 which was up £78.07 on the year for one more sold.

The draft consignment from Fraser Hugill topped at 2,800gns, with his 10 Ballard females averaging £2,299.50.