Charolais bulls sold to a top of 6,000gns in Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 18 November at the breed society’s sale.
Leader at 6,000gns was the reserve male champion, Vexour Lennon, a 19 month old by Thrunton Glencoe and out of a Vexour bred dam. Bred and exhibited by Jan Boormaars, Woldingham, Surrey, he sold to DG and JD Walker, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire.
Next at 4,800gns was first prize class winner, Charbron Lordlier, a 21 month old by the 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny, from Barons Cross Charlolais Stud, Aymstrey, Leominster. The buyer was PL Heard, Okehampton, Devon who secured three more male entries including at 4,000gns Shankfoot Leader an 18 month old by the 31,000gns Whitecliffe Highlight from JRG and RM Johnson, Hexham, Northumberland.
Whitecliffe Limelight, another Highlight son, this time offered by his breeders, M and J Hayhurst, Malton, North Yorkshire commanded a 4,500gns bid from A Hall and Son, Hexham, Northumberland.
A bid of 4,000gns secured the 15 month old Crookdake Lightning for P Smith and Son, Biggar, Lanarkshire. Sired by Balthayock Hamish, Lightning was bred and exhibited by DA and SM Miller, Wigton, Cumbria.
Heading the Christmas Cracker females at 2,900gns was the female champion, Swalesmoor Jersey, a two-year-old in calf heifer by the 17,000gns Balthayock Gunner. Bred and exhibited by Kedzlie Farm, Lauderdale, Galashiels, she sold to G McClanachan and Sons, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. Next at 2,600gns was Sevenoaks Larissa, a 22 month old maiden by Balthayock Aesop from GG and HE Sevenoaks, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire to S and M Wardlaw and Son, Balerno, Midlothian
DG and JD Walker, Sanquhar were in the money again when they secured the highest price unhaltered heifer at 2,800gns. Gretnahouse Lallesse was a 17 month old by the 12,000gns Wesley Equinox from Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire.
Logan Dulcie, an eight-year-old by Logan Amazon attracted a 4,800gns bid from DT Daniel, Launceston, Cornwall and led a major reduction from WL Hyslop and Sons, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Dulcie was sold with Logan Millie and Logan Maisie, her seven month old, Blelack Digger sired twin heifers.
Next at 3,200gns was five-year-old Logan Glitter to AW McArthur, Balfron, Stirling. Sired by the 25,000gns Goldies Unbeatable, she was offered with her six-month old bull calf, Logan Maximus by Logan Independent.
A draft from T Nesbitt and Son, Darlington, County Durham was headed at 3,300gns by Alwent Custom, a nine-year-old by Alwent Vougeot and sold with her six-month old heifer, Alwent Madonna by Simontorp Impala. The buyer was Glyn Owen, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.
Another Jumper daughter and second calver, Alwent Gaga together with her heifer calf, Alwent Minerva attracted a 2,100gns bid from TJ Ball, Darlington, County Durham who went on to secure five more entries.
Charbron Luxuriant, a 19-month old heifer by Goldies Unbeatable made 2,300gns to JR Germany, Coltishall, Norfolk and headed the Charbron reduction sale for Barons Cross Charolais Stud.
Averages: 18 bulls £3,456.19; 5 Christmas Cracker females £2,268.00; 4 unhaltered females £1,863.75. Logan:11 females £2,539.09; Charbron: 4 females £2,100.00; Alwent: 10 females £1,769.25.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.
Cracker females Cracker Champion Swalesmoor Jersey – Kedzlie Farm Limited
Reserve Champion Swalesmoor Lexie – Kedzlie Farm Limited
Class 6 Served heifer 1st Swalesmoor Jersey – Kedzlie Farm Limited
Class 7 Maiden heifer 1st Swalesmoor Lexie – Kedzlie Farm Limited 2nd Sevenoaks Larissa ET – GG & HE Sevenoaks 3rd Ellerton Lavender – Andrew Brown
Overall male champion Harestone Lait – Neil R Barclay
Reserve overall male champion Vexour Lennon – Jan Boomaars
Class 1 Bull born on or between 17/12/2014 and 13/2/2015 1st Charbron Lordlier ET – Barons Cross Charolais Stud 2nd Whitecliffe Leonard – M & J Hayhurst Ltd 3rd Charbron Legend – Barons Cross Charolais Stud
Class 2 Bull born on or between 14/2/2015 and 17/3/15 1st Harestone Lait – Neil R Barclay 2nd Charbron Lordly ET – Barons Cross Charolais Stud 3rd Drumshane Logan – Darren Knox
Class 3 Bull born on or between 18/3/2015 and 24/4/2015 1st Ravensworth Leonardo – Ouston Farms Ltd 2nd Wissington Lagonda – Wissington Charolais 3rd Thrunton Lachlan – JHC Campbell & Sons
Class 4 Bull born on or between 25/4/2015 and 17/5/2015 1st Vexour Lennon – Jan Boomaars 2nd Marwood Lucky – RA & J Blyth 3rd Thrunton Luigi – JHC Campbell & Sons
Class 5 Bull born on or between 18/5/2015 and 1/8/2015 1st Marwood Leonard – RA & J Blyth 2nd Rogans Lotus – JB Wainwright 3rd Rogans Lexus – JB Wainwright