November 20, 2015 Carlisle Charolais sell to 6,200gns
Charolais cattle sold to a top price of 5,500gns for bulls and 6,200gns for heifers at the British Charolais Cattle Society’s final sale fixture of the year held in Borderway mart, Carlisle on Friday 20th November.
Commenting on the sale the BCCS chairman Steven Nesbitt said, “The trade for Charolais was satisfactory when considering the financial pressures currently imposed not only on beef enterprises but across all sectors in agriculture”.
Topping the Bulls at 5,500gns was Moelfre James TI +39 SRI +41 exhibited by Kevin Thomas. James who is sired by the 16,000gns Anside Forman and out of the Royal Welsh female champion Moelfre Derwenna went home to Cumnock, Ayrshire with Mr Mair.
Just behind on 4,800gns and purchased by PS Jones, Holyhead, Gwynedd was an entry from Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire. Goldies Jimbo TI +68 SRI +63 is a son of Blelack Digger and out of a homebred dam going back to Blelack Blackberet.
Matching the 4,800gns price tag was Ellerton Jaguar sired by Elgin Davinci and out of a homebred Simpsons Gregg daughter. Jaguar was offered by A Brown, Selby, Yorkshire and he caught the eye of W Hird, Wigton, Cumbria.
The Champion Hackleton Idris was also a son of Elgin Davinci. Exhibited by Hackleton Farms, Hackleton, Northamptonshire and purchased by J Wardlaw and Son, Balerno, Mid Lothian he has previous been awarded the championship accolade at the Three Counties Show.
Three bulls then achieved 3,200gns apiece. The first to go was the Reserve Champion from Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry. Coolnaslee Jimbob TI +50 SRI +42 a son of the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend went home to Preston, Lancashire with W Holloway.
Next to purchase was G & G Law, New Milns, Aryshire who bought Rogans Joules TI +46 SRI +50, sired by the 19,000gns Corrie Alan and shown by J Wainwright, Bishop Wilton, East Yorkshire.
Also selling at the same price was Bassett John from Jean Atkinson, Malton, North Yorkshire. This 16 month old, sired by the 10,000gns Harestone Domino was knocked down to DT and G Young, Wigton, Cumbria.
M and J Hayhurst, Malton, North Yorkshire then received 3,000gns for their Blelack Digger son Whitecliffe Jago TI +55 SRI +54 from W and JA Longlands, Hexham, Northumberland.
Also selling to the same price was Scalehouses Jaffa, sired by Huntershield Eddison and exhibited by P Stobart, Carlisle, Cumbria, staying local when snapped up by W and N Donald and Son, Penrith.
In a small collective female section the Wissington herd owned by John and Jenny Rix dominated the show and sale. Their champion heifer Wissington Jessica TI +44 SRI +45 a January 2014-born daughter of Goldies Eddy sold for the top price of 4,200gns to the judge Jack Wight, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
The same vendor’s reserve female champion went on to sell for 3,000gns to TA Jones and son, Carmarthen, Dyfed. The 21 month old Wissington Juniper TI +53 SRI +52 is sired by Gretnahouse Ferdinand and out of a homebred dam going back to Goldies Cassanova.
At 3,300gns was a cow and calf outfit from Mrs VJ Edgar, Grange over Sands, Cumbria. Fairway Canadianhigh sired by Fairway Trumpeter was purchased by GW and L Marsay, Billingham Co Durham, whilst her nine month old bull calf, sired by Alwent Goldbar went home with J and W Bracewell, Bacup, Lancashire.
An added feature was the production sale from Esmor Evans of the Maerdy herd from Mold, Flint. Mr Evans offered his complete crop of two and three year old heifers which sold to the highest price of the day at 6,200gns. The star of the section was Maerdy Immaculate (pictured top), a 26 month old sired by the home-bred Maerdy Dynamite and a dam going back to the French sire Maerdy Padirac, she was purchased by Boden and Davies Ltd, Mellor, Cheshire.
Next to go and knocked down at 5,300gns to W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire was the Maerdy Blackout daughter Maerdy Iboo. The same buyer also purchased Maerdy Hideout sired by Maerdy Grimaldi for 3,400gns.
Another Dynamite daughter sold for 4,200gns, Maerdy Isotope was purchased by Mr CO McAskie Omagh, Co Tyrone.
Going home with TA Jones and Son, to Carmarthen, Dyfed at 4,000gns was the Sept 2013-born Maerdy Isopod sired by Maerdy Gouverneur.
At 3,900gns was a daughter of the 16,000gns supreme Perth champion Maerdy Naser. Maerdy Inula caught the eye of B and M Frost, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
The final bidders were M and C Millar, Coleraine, Co Londonderry, who purchased Maerdy Implant who is sired by the Ireland National Show champion Baladin.
Averages: 18 Bulls £3360, 36 Maerdy Heifers, £2681, 4 Cracker Females £2940, 2 Unhaltered Females £2861.25.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.
Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Idris ET – s. Elgin Davinci
Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Jimbob – s. Maerdy Fiend
Jenny Rix – Wissington Jessica – s. Goldies Eddy
Reserve Female Champion
Jenny Rix – Wissington Juniper – Gretnahouse Ferdinand
Class One – Bull born on or between 20/05/2013 & 25/03/2014
1st – Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Idris ET – s. Elgin Davinci
2nd – PM & PM Rhodes – Arglam Judge – s. Marwood Davinci
3rd – Kevin Thomas – Moelfre Jamil – s. Anside Foreman
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jimbo – Blelack Digger
5th – S & A Bellew – Kiltybane Jason ET – Corrie Alan
Class Two – Bull born on or between 26/03/2014 & 20/04/2014
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jetset ET – Killadeas Legend
2nd – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Jetsetter – Newhouse Bigal
3rd – E Smith & Son – Southwillow Jimson – Gretnahouse Dallagio
4th – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Joules – Marwood Grandslam
5th – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Jollyroger – Burradon Goldenballs
Class Three – Bull born on or between 21/04/2014 & 19/05/2014
1st – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Jimbob – s. Maerdy Fiend
2nd – Kevin Thomas – Moelfre James – s. Anside Foreman
3rd – A Brown – Ellerton Jaguar – s. Elgin Davinci
4th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Jago – s. Blelack Digger
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jason – s. Alwent Goldbar
Class Four – Bull born on or between 20/05/2014 & 10/06/2014
1st – Kevin Thomas – Moelfre Jenson – s. Anside Foreman
2nd – J Wainwright – Rogans Joules – s. Corrie Alan
3rd – P Stobart – Scalehouses Jaffa – s. Huntershield Eddison
4th – Kevin Thomas – Moelfre Jason – s. Anside Foreman
5th – MJ & JE Graham – Ellendale Jackpot – s. Alwent Goldbar
Class Five – Bull born on or between 11/06/2014 & 15/08/2014
1st – S & A Bellew – Kiltybane Jumper – s. Plexus
2nd – S & R Thompson – Altnaveigh Jaapsam – s. Alwent Goldbar
3rd – Jean Atkinson – Bassett John – s. Harestone Domino
4th – H & J Patrick – s. Easthook Jizzum – s. Thrunton Baron
5th – H & J Patrick – s. Easthook Jagerbomb – s. Thrunton Baron
Class Six – Senior Heifer
1st – Jenny Rix – Wissington Jessica – s. Goldies Eddy
2nd – Jenny Rix – Wissington Juniper – Gretnahouse Ferdinand
3rd – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Charbron Joyofjoys – s. Vexour Freddy
4th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Charbron Julianna – s. Vexour Freddy
Class Seven – Junior Heifer
1st – Jenny Rix – Delarey Juanita – s. Thrunton Galaxy
2nd – Jenny Rix – Wissington Julia – Thrunton Galaxy
October 5, 2015 Edenhurst Charolais sale grosses £437K
The dispersal of the Edenhurst Charolais herd on behalf of Peter Vasey within Borderway Mart, Carlisle grossed in excess of £437,000 including semen sales. There was a packed ringside of Charolais enthusiasts, who had been drawn to the sale to give the Vasey family a fitting send off after almost forty years of breeding Charolais cattle and they took their purchases home to all corners of the United Kingdom and Eire.
The top price of 17,800gns was paid for a four year old cow Edenhurst Georgette TI +52 SRI +54 and her five month old heifer calf Edenhurst Lisette. Georgette sired by the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister and Lisette sired by the 10,000gns former herd sire Ratoary Ferguson went home with AJ Stott, Canobie, Dumfries-shire.
Next to go for a total of 14,100gns was the six year old cow Edenhurst Emerald and her nine month old twin bull calves. Emerald, a Mowbraypark Paramount daughter was purchased by RDA Morrow, Coleraine, Co Derry, with her twin calves by Ratoary Ferguson going to different homes in Dumfries-shire. Edenhurst Jake with A Brown and Co, Crocketford at 3,300gns and Edenhurst Josh with AV Hamilton and Co, Thornhill at 3,200gns.
Next to purchase was DT and M Stobart, Carlisle, Cumbria who bought a cow and twin heifer calves for their grandson Harry at 12,200gns. The six year old Genus Houblon daughter Edenhurst Emma went with her twin five month old daughters Edenhurst Lily and Lulu sired by the herd sire Sandelford Harrison. The Stobarts also purchased the 17 month old Edenhurst Jemma sired by Dingle Hofmeister for 5,200gns.
The stock bull Sandelford Harrison by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher was next along at 12,000gns going to E Harrison and Sons, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Then a cow and her heifer calf was purchased for a total of 11,100gns. The eight year old cow Edenhurst Casandra by the homebred sire Edenhurst Titus was purchased by Claire Clapp, Tiverton, Devon for 5,700gns and her 11 month old daughter sired by Ratoary Ferguson went home to Hartfield, East Sussex with David Ross of Highfields Park Farm for 5,400gns.
Mr Ross went on to purchase another 22 lots to re-establish a Charolais herd at the previous home of the Cullum herd owned by Shelia McAlpine in the 1960s. His top lot at 6,600gns was a four year old Dingle Hofmeister daughter Edenhurst Grace and her seven month old daughter Edenhurst Lace sired by Ratoary Ferguson. He went on to purchase several other cow and calf units with Ferguson sired calves including Edenhurst Angeline by Edenhurst Titus and her six month old bull calf Edenhurst Lexicon at 5,800gns. Next came the eight year old Baggrave Minstrel daughter Edenhurst Charmer and her five month old son Edenhurst Lionheart. At 5,300gns was a four year old Mowbraypark Paramount daughter Edenhurst Ginnie and her son, the six month old Edenhurst Lancer. Two of his lots were purchased at 5,000gns, firstly the 29 month old first time calver Edenhurst Imogen sired by Blelack Roger and her two month old bull calf Edenhurst Limoges and a six year old Dingle Hofmeister daughter Edenhurst Florence and her heifer calf Edenhurst Laurel sired by Sandleford Harrison. In addition at 5,200gns he bought Edenhurst Jill, a 17 month old heifer by the same sire.
Mr Ross also purchased calves by Ratoary Ferguson from two more of the top priced lots. He bought the 10 month old Edenhurst Jade for 4,200gns and her seven year old mother Edenhurst Diamond by Edenhurst Bourbon went home with JM Cant and Partners, Arbroath, Angus, for 6,000gns. He also secured Edenhurst Jane for 5,200gns and her dam Edenhurst Venus by Oldstone Egbert was purchased by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Down, for 4,000gns giving a combined total of 9,200gns.
Mr Crawford purchased a total of seven lots including at 8,000gns the three year old Edenhurst HRH by Dingle Hofmeister and her two month old bull calf Edenhurst Lightning sired by Ratoary Ferguson. His other transactions included the 7 year old Edenhurst Titus daughter Edenhurst Deluxe for 4,000gns and her 11 month old bull calf Edenhurst Julius by Ferguson who went home with A and H McColm, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire for 4,400gns giving a gross total for the unit of 8,400gns. Mr Crawford also bought Border Festival, a six year old daughter of the reserve Highland Show champion Edenhurst Cognac for 4,300gns and her Ferguson sired bull calf Border Jamboree sold to Billy Turner, Ripon, North Yorkshire for 3,800gns.
Edenhurst Interlude a 21 month old daughter of Ratoary Ferguson was next to sell for 8,000gns to Claire Ferris, Millisle, Co Down.
At the same price was the six year old cow Edenhurst Elegance by Dingle Hofmeister and her two month old daughter Edenhurst Ladyjane going home to Darlington, Co Durham with Robert Jones, who also purchased the five year old Edenhurst Felicity by Edenhurst Cognac and her Ratoary Ferguson sired daughter Edenhurst Jenna for 7,200gns.
Going across the water to Eire and selling at 6,500gns to purchaser Martin Meehan, Invery, County Donegal was Edenhurst Hermajesty, a three year old 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo daughter and her five month old bull calf Edenhurst Lionking by Ratoary Ferguson.
John Young, Denny, Stirlingshire was next to buy, purchasing a cow and her twin heifer calves for 6,100gns. Edenhurst Diana, a seven year old sired by Dingle Hofmeister and her two seven month old daughters Edenhurst Lucy and Locket by Ratoary Ferguson.
Two lots sold for 6,000gns. The first was a six year old Mowbraypark Paramount daughter Edenhurst Eliza and her two month old bull calf Edenhurst Lincoln by Sandelford Harrison who went home with JJ and E McGuigan to Maghera, Co Derry. Then an 18 month old heifer sired by Dingle Hofmeister, Border Jewel, was purchased by G and G Henderson, Bushmills Co Antrim.
Next to sell was the first calved heifer Edenhurst Imelia and her two month old daughter Edenhurst Leonora who was purchased by Rachel Dawson, Coalville, Leicestershire for 5,200gns.
Two further lots sold for 5,000gns. The first being purchased by JC Thornton and Son, Ravenglass, Cumbria, was Edenhurst Emelia, a six year old daughter of Mowbraypark Paramount and her heifer calf Edenhurst Louisiana by Sandelford Harrison.
The final lot to sell for 5,000gns was Fairway Jazz, a 17 month old bull bred by the late David Fattorini and sired by Alwent Goldbar who was purchased by WF Palmer, Truro, Cornwall.
Averages: 54 cows with calves £5,678, four in-calf cows £2,993, six in-calf heifers £3,395, 15 maiden heifers £4,438, one stock bull £12,600, five yearling Bulls £3,234, two bull calves £1,785 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.
May 12, 2015 Record Charolais averages set at the Blelack Sale
Saturday 9 May saw a flying trade with a record average of £7476 for cows and calves at the Blelack production sale, with a top price of 16,200gns being secured by exhibitor NF Massie OBE, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.
The sale leader was a four year old cow with her eight month old bull calf sold for a combined price of 16,200gns. Blelack Gretel TI +70 SRI +61 who is sired by the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite sold to J and A Price, Staunton-On-Wye, Herefordshire for 12,000gns while her bull calf a Caylers Hustler son Blelack Jeffrey went for 4,200gns to C and E McCombie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Next to go at 11,000gns was a cow and calf outfit. The three year old Goldies Dynamite daughter Blelack Heidi TI +55 SRI +46 went with her six month old heifer calf Blelack Julia who is sired by Caylers Hustler, to purchasers NA Wattie, Alford, Aberdeenshire. The same buyer also paid 9,000gns for another three year old cow and six month old heifer outfit, the Ugie Echo daughter Blelack Hollyhock TI +50 SRI +43 and calf Blelack Jill sired by Caylers Hustler.
Also selling at 11,000gns was the two year old in-calf heifer Blelack Iris TI +60 SRI +57 by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle. Her buyer was W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire who also paid 10,000gns for Blelack Frond TI +50 SRI +56 by Swalesmoor Bayonet and her eight month old heifer calf Blelack Jacaranda who is sired by the 9,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Glencoe Hagrid. Messrs Robb later purchased the six month old heifer calf Blelack Jasmine, a daughter of the 25,000gns Balbithan Vespasian for 2,800gns. While her five year old dam Blelack Eloise TI +23 SRI +23 sired by the 12,000gns Coolnaslee Adversary sold for 3,500gns to Glyn Owen, Wells, Powys bringing a total for the pair to 6,300gns.
Selling at 8,000gns to Neil Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire was a five year old in-calf cow also by Adversary, Blelack Ethel TI +31 SRI +33. Mr Barclay also purchased another in-calf Adversary daughter the six year old Blelack Dulcie TI +41 SRI +42 for 6,000gns.
Another Cow and Calf outfit sold for a total of 8,000gns, Blelack Fawn TI +54 SRI +50 by Goldies Dynamite went to AJ Ewing, Annan, Dumfriesshire, at 5,000gns, while 3,000gns secured her seven month old son of Blelack Digger, Blelack Jackdaw for A and A Provan, Douglas, Lanarkshire.
Blelack Ginny TI +57 SRI +54, a daughter of Goldies Dynamite and her heifer calf Blelack Juliet sired by Caylers Hustler were the next to sell for a combined price of 7,100gns. With Ginny going to Messrs Morr and Bow for 4,300gns, while her daughter was purchased for 2,800gns by Reelow Livestock, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Two in calf heifers sold for 7,000gns. Firstly the 23 month old Blelack Ivy TI +45 SRI +31 by the 11,000gns Maerdy Dublin was bought by GJ & CD Smith, Liskeard, Cornwall, followed by J Preece & Sons, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire who purchased Blelack Isis TI +52 SRI +54, a 25 month old daughter of the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle.
The final lot to sell for 6,000gns was another Goldies Dynamite daughter, the four year old Blelack Foxglove TI +54 SRI +51. She was purchased by LH Wardle, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire along with her six month old heifer calf Blelack Janey who is sired by Glencoe Hagrid.
Averages: 15 cows with calves at foot £7476, 15 in-calf cows £4578, seven in-calf heifers £5910 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.
Charolais met a solid demand with 73 bulls selling to an average of £5085 and peaking at 13,000gns and eight heifers in the female section averaged £4620 to a top price of 8,200gns at the Carlisle Spring Charolais sale on Saturday 9 May.
The sale leader was the 18 month old Dingle Hofmeister son Goldies Iceman TI +62 SRI +57 who was knocked down for 13,000gns. Exhibited by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire, and out of a homebred dam going back to Goldies Uppermost, he was purchased by W & J Causey, Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
The Next top price of 11,000gns was paid for the reserve junior male champion Balmyle Jasper TI +64 SRI +64 from WP Bruce Ltd, Meigle, Perthshire. This 15 month old Gwenog Banjo son was jointly purchased by Messrs Brown, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and A MacGregor Allanfauld Ltd, Kilsyth, Glasgow.
The intermediate male champion Ratoary Icebreaker ET TI +49 SRI +48 was the first of two lots to sell for 10,000gns. The 19 month old Oldstone Egbert son was purchased by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry from exhibitor Sean McGovern, Clogher, Co Tyrone.
AG Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire was the other exhibitor to receive 10,000gns for his 17 month old reserve intermediate champion Gretnahouse Ivory TI +56 SRI +53. This Wesley Equinox son was purchased by Graeme Leggat, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenhire and was the first of six bulls to sell for Mr Houston to average £6650. His next top price was an 18 month old, Blelack Digger son Gretnahouse Iliad TI +72 SRI +70, who was purchased by Webster & Trewhitt, Whixley, North Yorkshire for 8,000gns. Another Digger son the 24 month old Gretnahouse Icarus TI +64 SRI +54 went for 7,000gns to T Epps, Isle of Islay, Scotland.
Sean McGovern also sold the reserve supreme champion Ratoary Irishman ET TI +53 SRI +48 for 9,500gns. This 20 month old had previously gained accolades in the show ring including RUAS reserve junior champion and Bank of Ireland Interbreed Bull Derby Champion. Irishman who is sired by the 13,000gns Conval Frank was purchased by SI & LJ Evans, Swansea, West Glamorgan.
JW Millar, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire sold their class winner Lochend Jura TI +40 SRI +34 for 8,000gns. The 15 month old who was previously crowned junior male champion at the Stars of the Future show is sired by the Royal Show male champion Gretnahouse Archangel and was purchased by A and J McIlwrick, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.
The supreme champion a 23 month old Marwood Flyer son, Marwood Intrepid TI +43 SRI +39 who is out of a homebred dam going back to Coolnaslee Advocate, was bought by WA Stephenson Bishop Auckland, County Durham for 7,800gns from exhibitors RA and J Blyth, Hartlepool, Cleveland.
J and D Longlands Ltd, Hexham, Northumberland paid 7,200gns for the 20 month old Thrunton Incorporator TI +43 SRI +25 sired by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal who was exhibited by JHC Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Three bulls sold for 7,000gns. First to go was Trefonnen Invincible TI +52 SRI +52 from NR Barclay, Insch, Abderdeenshire. The 18 month old Invincible who is sired by Blelack Digger was purchased by J and A Brown, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Then DE Evans, Mold, Flintshire sold the 16 month old junior male champion Maerdy Jamaica TI +52 SRI +39 by Maerdy Dynamite who was jointly purchased by A Quigley, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh and W Short, Beragh, Co Tyrone.
The third bull to sell at 7,000gns to CJ White, Oakham, Leicestershire was the Thrunton Dominator son Caylers Jackson TI +45 SRI +33 from exhibitor Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire. The same vendors went on to sell a total of four bulls to average £6284 including Caylers Impeccable TI +45 SRI +30. A 16 month old Ramses son who sold to J Nelson, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire for 6,000gns.
A 6,500gns price tag was shared by two bulls. Firstly W Brown, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire sold Barrance Intrepid by Elgin Davinci to G McClanachan & Sons, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. Then T and J Leslie, Balfour, Orkney purchased Westcarse Incredible TI +42 SRI +40, a son of the 10,000gns Mortimers Echo, who was exhibited by JH Christie, Stirling, Stirlingshire.
Two more bulls sold for 6,000gns the first of which was Forcebeck Isaac TI +61 SRI +59 from first time exhibitor JM Wood, Penrith, Cumbria. A 17 month old son of the 12,000gns Wesley Equinox, he was purchased by GC Howatson & Sons, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Then AH Fisher, Stranraer, Wigtownshire bought the 16 month old Elgin Josh TI +50 SRI +50 sired by the 12,000gns Caylers Gladiator from RA Milne and Sons, Elgin, Morayshire.
Charolais Females met with a ready trade with the sale leader and female champion secured for 8,200gns by Boden and Davies Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire. Alsnow Isla TI +41 SRI +44, a two year old in calf heifer sired by Goldies Eddy and out of a homebred dam going back to Burradon Talisman was purchased from exhibitor Alan R Lawson, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, who went on to sell two more lots. His three year old heifer Alsnow Honor TI +55 SRI +59 sired by Blelack Digger and her five month old heifer calf Alsnow Jan sired by Alsnow Hurricane was purchased by JJ & MC Baxter, Carlisle, Cumbria for 5,000gns. Mr Lawson’s final sale was the reserve female champion, the 23 month old Alsnow Imaculate TI +36 SRI +41. A daughter of the 10,000gns Puntabrava Federico, she was bought for 3,600gns by DT & M Stobart, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire sold five heifers to a top price of 5,200gns for Goldies Interflora TI +39 SRI +40 who was purchased by GJ & CD Smith, Liskeard, Cornwall, then MR McCornick, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire paid 3,500gns for Goldies Itsybitsy TI +41 SRI +43. Both were 22 month old and sired by the 12,000gns Blelack Edition.
Averages: 73 bulls £5085, eight heifers £4620 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.
Show Results Carlisle Friday 8 May 2015
RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
Reserve Supreme Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET
Senior Male Champion
RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
Reserve Senior Male Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET
Intermediate Male Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Icebreaker ET
Reserve Intermediate Male Champion
AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ivory
Junior Male Champion
DE Evans – Maerdy Jamaica
Reserve Junior Male Champion
WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jasper
Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Isla
Reserve Female Champion
Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Imaculate
Best Group of Three Bulls
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse
2nd – PM & PM Rhodes – Aglam
Class One – Bull born between 14 March & 31 May 2013
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Inferno
2nd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Icarus
3rd – Mortimers Farms Ltd – Mortimers Isis
4th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Charbron Influential
5th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Hurcott Inexplicabull
Class Two – Bull born between 1 & 30 June 2013
1st – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Invader
3rd – Jean Atkinson – Bassett Ilex
4th – W Brown – Barrance Intrepid
5th – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Inplay ET
Class Three – Bull born between 1 & 16 August 2013
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Impressive
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Influence
3rd – Mosses Irwin – Nugent Igor
4th – Martin McCornick – McCornick Intel
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Iceman
Class Four – Bull born between 17 August & 6 September 2013
1st – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET
2nd – Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Inspector
3rd – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Incorporator
4th – Dykes Farm – Hodges Infinity
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Imperialist
Class Five – Bull born between 7 & 20 September 2013
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ince
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Instructor
3rd – AH Hunter & Sons – Jurieshouse Indiana
4th – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Interpol
5th – DT & M Stobart – Congress Invincible ET
Class Six – Bull born between 21 September & 19 October 2013
1st – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Icebreaker ET
2nd – JH Christie – Westcarse Incredible
3rd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Iliad
4th – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Impact
5th T & S Gatherer – Barnsford Image
Class Seven – Bull born between 20 October & 2 November 2013
1st – Newroddige Charolais – Newroddige Innovation
2nd – NR Barclay – Trefonnen Invincible
3rd – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Inspire ET
4th – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Instant ET
5th – NR Barclay – Harestone Iago
Class Eight – Bull born between 3 & 25 November 2013
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ivory
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Iceman ET
3rd – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Isaac
4th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Izaro
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Image
Class Nine – Bull born between 26 November & 14 December 2013
1st – Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Icarus
2nd – EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Impeccable
3rd – RM Adam & Son – Newhouse Ironduke
4th – W Short – Woodpark Iceberg
5th – JH Christie – Westcarse Immaculate
Class Ten – Bull born between 15 & 26 December 2013
1st – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Invictus
2nd – RDA Morrow – Ramrad Iggy
3rd – P & S Janoch – Leckaway Isaiah
4th – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Impeccable
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Impress
Class Eleven – Bull born between 27 December 2013 & 12 January 2014
1st – DE Evans – Maerdy Jamaica
2nd – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Josh
3rd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jackson
4th – WS Oates – Ravensworth Iowa
5th – K Millar – Lakelady Jasper
Class Twelve – Bull born between 13 & 29 January 2014
1st – JW Millar – Lochend Jura
2nd – WS Oates – Ravensworth Jack
3rd –EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Jericho
4th – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Jupiter
5th – BA & PT Heath – Sackville Julius
Class Thirteen – Bull born between 30 January & 9 February 2014
1st – WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jasper
2nd – Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Javelin
3rd –WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jackal
4th – S & D Bothwell – Lisnadill Justnew
5th – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Justice
Class Fourteen – Bull born between 10 & 23 February 2014
1st – Mark McGahan – Chunal Jack ET
2nd – JH Christie – Westcarse Jumbo
3rd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jack
4th – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Jerry
5th – PM & PM Rhodes – Arglam Jupiter
Class Fifteen – Bull born between 24 February & 3 April 2014
1st – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jackpot
2nd – J & A Price – Oakchurch Jackpot ET
3rd – Redhead & Watson – Tillside Jackfrost
4th – EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Jet
5th – WS Oates – Ravensworth Jaguar
Class Sixteen – Served Heifer
1st – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Isla
2nd – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Imaculate
Class Seventeen – Maiden Heifer
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Ibetha
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Iolanthe
November 21, 2014 Carlisle Charolais bid to 6,000gns
Charolais bulls peaked at 6,000gns in Carlisle on Friday 21 November at the breed society’s official fixture at the last of the season’s bull sales.
Leader at 6,000gns was the day’s supreme champion, Bassett Icon, a 20 month old by Harestone Dominator and out of a homebred dam from Jean Atkinson, Thorpe Bassett, Malton. The buyer was JS Gargett, Westwick, Barnard Castle. This bull completes a hattrick of wins at the November Carlisle Charolais sales for Jean Atkinson, bringing her the championship for three years running. This year’s champion Bassett Icon like the former champions – Bassett Hallmark and Bassett Genie – is sired by Harestone Domino who was purchased by Mrs Atkinson from NR Barclay in 2009 for 10,000gns. Domino has proved very productive with over 100 progeny born on Mrs Atkinson’s holding.
Next at 5,200gns was Harestone Imperator TI +56, SRI +58, an 18 month old by the 6,000gns Balthayock Aesop from Neil Barclay, Insch, Aberdeen to P and TL Edmondson, Kirkby in Furness.
A bid of 4,900gns secured the 18 month old Cottage Devon son, Altnaveigh Istabraq from S and R Thompson, Newry, County Down. He continued his journey over the water with buyer, R Chadwick, Greeba, Isle of Man.
Will Oates, Ouston Farms, Lobely Hill, Gateshead offered the next entry at 4,800gns to TJ Lee, and Son, Hexham. Ravensworth Important TI +43, SRI +39 was an 18 month old by Thrunton Florida.
Minutes later, the same vendor offered another Florida son, this time the 17 month old Ravensworth Indiana at 4,700gns to A and W Orr, Cleghorn, Lanark.
A second 4,700gns bid was made by W and JA Longlands, Birtley, Hexham for Millbridge Iceman TI +24, SRI +23, a 17 month old Thrunton Voldemort son from Judith Hunter, Woodrow, Wigton.
Two entries shared a 3,800gns price tag. Gretnahouse Interval TI +53, SRI +47, an 18 month old Blelack Digger son from Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green changed hands with by S Richardson, Marwood, Barnard Castle. The second 3,800gns bid was made for Thrunton Hornblower TI +47, SRI +39, a rising two year old Balmyle Dickler son from the Campbell family, Thrunton, Alnwick to Telfer Bros., Capheaton, Newcastle. Another entry from the same stable, Thrunton Ivan TI +47, SRI +34, a 21 month old by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal made 3,500gns to Dowson and Sartin, Lartington, Barnard Castle.
A second 3,500gns bid was commanded by Retties Irresistabull TI +54, SRI +43, an 18 month old Haviestoun Festival son from Richard and Carol Rettie, Forestmill, Alloa to Moorhouse Farm, Colby, Isle of Man.
The Campbell family topped the females section at 3,000gns with Thrunton Hacienda, a two year old in calf heifer by Ugie Eros to D Smith, Staindrop, Darlington.
Averages: 19 bulls £3,940.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington
Photos from Around the Ring
Class One – Bulls on or born before 13/02/2013
1st – WHITECLIFFE HADRIAN – M & J Hayhurst
2nd – THRUNTON IVAN – JHC Campbell & Sons
3rd – LAVEROCK INKSPOT – W Richardson & Sons
Class Two – Bulls born on or between 03/03/2013 and 02/04/2013
1st – BASSETT ICON – Jean Atkinson
2nd – ARGLAM IVAN – PM & PM Rhodes
3rd – ARGLAM INDEPENDENT – PM & PM Rhodes
Class Three – Bulls born on or between 13/04/2013 and 24/04/2013
1st – WHITECLIFFE INCREDIBULL – M & J Hayhurst
2nd – GRETNAHOUSE IPAD – Gretna House Farms
3rd – BASSETT ILLUSION – Jean Atkinson
Class Four – Bulls born on or between 28/04/2013 and 22/05/2013
1st – RAMRAD IVAN – Douglas Morrow
2nd – EDENHURST ITHACUS – Peter W Vasey
3rd – LINDFORD INSPIRED – Alan Platt
4th – GRETNAHOUSE INTERVAL – Gretnahouse Farms
5th – RETTIES IRRESISTIBULL – R & C Rettie
Class Five – Bulls born on or after 26/05/2013
1st – MILLBRIDGE ICEMAN – Judith Hunter
2nd – RAVENSWORTH IMPORTANT – Ouston Farms Ltd
3rd – MARWOOD INVESTMENT – RA & J Blyth
4th – RAVENSWORTH INDIANA – Ouston Farms Ltd
5th – HARESTONE IMPERATOR – R & N Barclay
Class Six – Females
1st – CROOKDAKE ISABELLA – DA & SM Miller
Male Champion – BASSETT ICON – Jean Atkinson
Reserve Male Champion – RAMRAD IVAN – Douglas Morrow
Female Champion – CROOKDAKE ISABELLA – DA & SM Miller
August 3, 2014 Fairway Charolais Sale
The Fairway Herd has not been seen by many breeders hidden away as it is beside the River Nidd in the Vale of York. Rarely were cattle sold publicly and showing did not fit with the high health policy. David Fattorini farmed as a young man, but the family business beckoned and he did not return to his consuming interest of breeding good cattle until he retired by which time he had decided on criteria which he believed were critical to profitable beef production.
He bought the Fairthwaite herd, one of the founding herds of the B.C.C.S., and on his farm he created his ideal handling and housing facilities. The main building, not unlike the Sydney Opera House, was much admired when the International Congress delegates visited the Fairway Herd in 1997.
Over two decades the herd has been fully recorded by the farms veterinary surgeon covering every aspect of herd health, fertility and calving performance. There has been little natural service instead using A.I., from both U.K. and French herds, thus widening the herd’s genetic base. Grassland management has been based on regular reseeding, incorporating clover and chicory, with regular blood checks keeping mineral levels at optimum levels. The herd milks well, has an excellent calving record and lives on grass and haylage without the need to creep feed heifers.
David Fattorini was a man of the highest integrity with a comprehensive knowledge of genetics and animal health. In the last years of his life he cared for his ailing wife Lyndey, but that didn’t stop him making his daily trip to meet his loyal stockman George Young to go round the entire herd.
It is often said that to create a top herd of cattle takes a lifetime. What David achieved is just that.
Buyers will see cattle in their working clothes. There are cows with great calves at foot, springing cows in full bloom with two generations of very classy heifers. Undoubtedly there are foundation cows with a depth of breeding normally so hard to find. This sale can be recommended with confidence.
May 12, 2014 Carlisle Charolais meet solid commercial demand
Top 11,500gns; new centre record average £5,593; 93% clearance
Charolais bulls met a solid commercial demand selling to a top of 11,500gns and achieving a new breed centre record average of £5,593 for 88 bulls which represented 93% clearance in Carlisle on Saturday 10 May at the breed society’s official sale.
“The day’s trade throughout reflected commercial producers’ demand for modern British Charolais which continues to consistently deliver quality cattle with that unbeatable weight for age commanding premiums in the store ring from profit driven finishers who are also rewarded with a slice of the action,” commented society chief executive, David Benson.
Sale leader at 11,500gns was Alsnow Hublot TI +45, SRI +40, a two year old class winner by the 25,000gns Goldies Unbeatable. Bred and exhibited by Alan Lawson, Hallington, Newcastle, he was knocked down sold to Backmuir Trading, Keith, Banffshire.
Backmuir secured a further eight lots including five within the sale’s first 15 minutes starting the bidding at 9,000gns with the first lot in the ring, the 20 month old Barnsford Gorse TI +34, SRI +39 by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger from Tom and Sheena Gatherer, Inchinnan, Renfrew. Gorse is a full brother to the 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny, a previous breed record priced bull
Backmuir paid 11,000gns for Southwillow Hal, the 19 month old senior champion by Gretnahouse Dallaglio from David Smith, Staindrop, Darlington.
At 10,000gns the same buyer took home Thrunton Heritage TI +49, SRI +44, a two year old by the 26,000gns Balmyle Dickler from the Campbell family, Thrunton Alnwick.
A call of 7,500gns secured Backmuir with the reserve senior champion, Ravensworth Hercules TI +41, SRI +26, a 19 month old Rumsden Fawkes son from W S Oates, Lobley Hill, Gateshead.
Backmuir went to 9,000gns for Ovill Isaac, a 16 month old Clyth Diplomat son from the O’Kane Brothers, Dungiven, Co Derry who also offered Ovill Indigo, a 15 month old Corrie Alan son at 6,200gns to W Hird, Wigton.
Two more entries shared a 10,000gns call. First to go was Whitecliffe Harold TI +81, SRI +79, the highest performance recorded entry from Mark and Jane Hayhurst, Kirby Misperton, Malton. A Blelack Digger son, he sold to LH Wardle, Wildmoor, Bromsgrove.
Next lot in the ring was another Digger son from the Hayhursts, Whitecliffe Hamilton TI +65, SRI +63 who was knocked down sold for 8,000gns to R and CM Donnan and Sons, New Luce, Newton Stewart.
The third 10,000gns bid was made by A Currie, Dunure, Ayr for the reserve intermediate champion, Caylers Influence TI +35, SRI +21, a 16 month old Thrunton Dominator son from David and Louise Barker, Nuthampstead, Royston.
Next at 9,500gns was the intermediate and overall supreme champion, Maerdy Harpix TI +39, SRI +25, an 18 month old by Maerdy Dynamite from Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold and purchased by Gus Saunders, Bonvilston, Cardiff. Earlier on Mr Evans offered the 18 month old Maerdy Henffych TI +45, SRI +31, another Dynamite son at 7,500gns to M Bindloss and Son, Shap Abbey, Penrith.
Gretnahouse Harry TI +57, SRI +49, a 23 month old Blelack Digger son from Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green made 9,000gns to D Coghill and Sons, Skinnet Farm, Halkirk, Caithness. The 20 month old Gretnahouse Hope TI +65, SRI +56, another Digger son from Mr Houston was knocked down sold for 7,500gns to J and CO Dunn, Martnaham Mains, Ayr.
The day’s third 9,000gns call was made by AM and P Bowman, Kirkoswald, Penrith for Lakelady Hulk TI +37, SRI +28, a 17 month old by the 6,000gns Kersknowe Clansman from Katreen Millar, Port of Menteith, Stirling.
Thrunton Hanson TI +45, SRI +45, a 21 month old by the 10,000gns Ugie Euros from the Campbell family made 8,000gns to G McClanachan and Sons, Torthorwald, Dumfries. Thrunton Inca, a 16 month old Blelack Digger son from the same exhibiters made 6,200gns to JW Veevers, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Another 8,000gns price tag was paid this time by James and John Jeffrey, Kersknowe, Kelso for Jurieshouse Hero TI +67, SRI +66, a 20 month old Blelack Digger son from AH Hunter and Sons, Glanton, Alnwick. The final 8,000gns bid was made by Will Palmer, Ruan High Lanes, Truro for Edenhurst Idol TI +31, SRI +44, a 15 month old Blelack Roger son from Peter Vasey, Wetheral, Carlisle.
The last bull in the sale, Tweedale Invincible TI +58, SRI +59, a 13 month old Blelack Blackberet son from the Redhead and Watson partnership, Bowsden, Berwick upon Tweed commanded a 7,500gns bid from Cameron MacIver, Kinloss, Forres.
Ramrad Hector TI +57, SRI+54, a 17 month old by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher from RDA Morrow, Coleraine, Co Derry made 7,000gns to EG Morgan, Nantygwreiddyn, Brecon. Also changing hands at 7,000gns was Elgin Icon TI +45, SRI +45, a 16 month old by Balmyle Bollinger to MPB Ashton, Cefn Coch, Welshpool from the Milne family, Lhanbryde, Elgin who reinvested his takings in the 6,500gns Mortimers Infirmity TI +46, SRI +41, a 15 month old Mortimers Vanquish son from Mortimers Farms, Fair Oak, Eastleigh. Mortimers Hardian TI +31, SRI +34, a 17 month old by the 6,000gns Balthayock Aesop made 6,000gns to STC Holdings, West Comptor, Dorchester.
Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries offered Goldies Hustler TI +32, SRI +33, an 18 month old by the 12,000gns Blelack Edition for 6,500gns to JC Hobday and Son, Hawick. Also commanding a 6,500gns price tag was the day’s junior and overall reserve champion, Balmyle Invincible TI +41, SRI +43, a 15 month old by Balmyle Eclipse from Bill Bruce, Meigle, Perth to Douganhill Farms, Palmackie, Castle Douglas.
At 6,200gns Millbridge Halo TI +50, SRI +52 was knocked sold to J Mitchell, Greenlaw, Duns. A rising two year old Dingle Hofmeister son, he was bred and exhibited by Judith Hunter, Woodrow, Wigton.
Averages: bulls: 31 senior £6,415.50; 29 intermediate £5,565.00; 28 junior £4,713.33. Females
4 served heifers £2,100.00; 6 maiden heifers £2,117.50.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington
May 12, 2014 Fairway Charolais hit 10,000gns
Charolais females sold to a top of 10,000gns and commanded interest from as far afield as Ireland to Orkney when the late David Fattorin’s Fairway herd came under the hammer in Carlisle, on Saturday 10 May.
Sale leader at 10,000gns was much admired Fairway Grandelight TI +47, SRI +34, a three year old by Uranus sold with her four week old bull calf by Blelack Digger. The pair went to join Andrew Hornall’s Falleninch herd, Stirling.
Next at 8,000gns was Fairway Baseline TI +56, SRI +43, an eight year old Fairway Soprano daughter with her six month old bull, Fairway Indonesia by Adonis. They were knocked down sold to Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry. Later in the day Mr Crawford went to 7,000gns for Baseline’s daughter, Fairway Geomettress TI +58, SRI +43, a served heifer by Artiste. He also paid 5,500gns for Fairway Fenway TI +46, SRI +39, a Jumper daughter sold with her second calf at foot, Fairway Indianapolis, a six month old heifer by Blelack Digger.
A bid of 4,800gns secured Fairway Expects TI +49, SRI +46 a five year old Fleets Vibrant daughter for Vanessa Vasey, Wetheral, Carlisle. Expects was accompanied with her four month old bull, Fairway Judge, by Adonis. Expect’s daughter, Fairway Horatia TI +47, SRI +40, a two year old served heifer by Maerdy Dynamite made 4,200gns to JR and A Mews, Allendale, Hexham.
R and C Donnan and Sons, New Luce, Newton Stewart paid 4,600gns for Fairway Fulsome TI +49, SRI +33, a four year old Soprano daughter sold with her five month old twin bull calves by Blelack Digger, Fairway Increase and Fairway Investor.
Fairway Ellicenoon TI +43, SRI +34, a three and a half year old Soprano daughter sold with her five month old twin heifers by Blelack Digger, Fairway Islandnoon and Fairway Indigonoon, made 4,600gns to PB Bradley, Maghera, Co Derry.
Two entries were bid to 4,500gns. First to go was Fairway Valonia TI +32, SRI +26, a 10 year old Soprano daughter offered with her five month old bull calves by Digger, Fairway Ilex and Fairway Insignis.The buyer was E Hourston, Swannay, Orkney. Valonia’s four year old Uranus sired daughter, Fairway Freevalonia TI +39, SRI +32 together with her six month old bull, Fairway Ivory by Blelack Digger made 4,000gns to R McKie, Castle Douglas.
The second 4,500gns bid was made by Neil Gourlay, Auchencheyne, Moniaive, Thornhill for the herd’s stock bull, Fairway Hornblower TI +40, SRI +40, a two year old Balmyle Statesman son.
Fairway Bodicea TI +33, SRI +29, an eight year old Soprano daughter with her six month old bull, Fairway Insulane commanded a 4,300gns bid from PK Stephens, Roassanna Ashford, Co Wicklow. Bodicea’s four year old daughter, Fairway Freejuna TI +43, SRI +31 by Fairway Trumpeter together with her month old bull by Blelack Digger made 4,000gns to DG and JD Walker, Sanquhar, Dumfries.
Procter and Waring, Bandrake Head, Ulverston went to 4,200gns for Fairway Dounray TI +34, SRI +27, a six year old Trumpeter daughter with her six month old bull calf, Fairway Inverness, by Blelack Digger. A second 4,200gns call, this time from John McGrath, Dromore, Co Down, secured Fairway Harvestfair TI +73, SRI +58, a Blelack Digger sired maiden heifer.
Fairway Cosmicray TI 34, SRI +29, a seven year old by Soprano together with her twin calves by Blelack Digger, Fairway Iceray and Fairway Ison, made 4,100gns to Clive Richardson, Portadown, Co Armagh.
Averages: 29 cows with calves £3,932; 8 cows in calf £2,205; 16 in calf heifers £2,704; 16 maiden heifers £1,598.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington
November 19, 2013 Carlisle Charolais bulls peak at 7,000gns
Charolais were in demand with bulls leading the trade at 7,000gns while females peaked at 4,600gns on Friday 22 November at the breed society’s official show and sale in Carlisle.
Topping the sale at 7,000gns from the Campbell family, Thrunton Alnwick was Thrunton Highclass TI +54, SRI +45, a 20 month old by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal and out of Thrunton Bombshell, a Burradon Talisman daughter. He was awarded reserve overall male champion before selling to JH Strawhorn and Son, Lockerbie.
Next in the ring at 6,000gns was the overall male champion from Jean Atkinson, Malton. Bassett Hallmark was a 20 month old by the 10,000gns Harestone Domino and out of Bassett Doodle. The winning bid came from PR Sawyer and Son, York.
A second 6,000gns call was made, this time by from Messrs Evans and Corfield, Ludlow for the first prize Eoinrua Harty, a 19 month old from A Ewing, Annan. He was a Burradon Talisman son and out of Ratoary Amarillo.
Jim and Carol Warnock, Biggar sold Dreva Hasslehoff TI +34, SRI +32, a 20 month old for 5,400gns. Sired by Lochend Apache and out of Dreva Diane, he was purchased by AC Austin, Dumfries.
Next at 4,000gns was the first prize Crookdake Haribo TI +38, SRI +28 from DA and SM Miller, Wigton. An 18 month old, he was by the 10,000gns Mullaghbane Ulliot, out of Mullaghbane Vicky and sold to Andrew Lloyd, Hainford, Norfolk.
Sharing a 4,000gns bid was the 17 month old Maerdy Handyman TI +50 SRI +45 from Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans to G Sordy and Sons, Alnwick. Sired by Kelton Trident, he was out of Maerdy Epil.
Two female entries shared the leading 4,600gns bid. First in the ring was Gretnahouse Geigg TI +67 SRI +63 from Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green. This in calf two year old was by Blelack Digger, out of a homebred dam and sold to J Preece and Sons, Cheltenham.
Seaville Gina TI+45, SRI +38, a 21 month old in calf heifer from RE and KM Jackson, Wigton sold for 4,600gns to A McCornick, Dumfries. A Newhouse Bigal daughter, she was out of the homebred Seaville Abbie.
The overall Cracker female champion was Midas Heather from Roger Coppinger, Wem selling for 3,900gns to the judge Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool. This 17 month old was by Oldstone Egbert and out of Burnaston Racheal.
Averages 18 bulls £4,007.50; 5 cows and calves £3,255; 5 heifers £3,906
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington
93 bulls sold to £5,116 average
Top price bull 31,000gns
Bull prices from 9,000 – 14,000gns
A new British Charolais centre record of 31,000gns was set at Carlisle at the society’s annual spring show and sale on Saturday 11 May, where a strong commercial demand took the average for 93 bulls sold to £5,116.21.
Leading the way at 31,000gns was the reserve junior, reserve overall male and reserve supreme champion Whitecliffe Highlight TI +77, SRI +73, a Blelack Digger son from M and J Hayhurst, Malton, North Yorkshire. Within the top 1% of the breed for terminal sire index and self-replacing index estimated breeding values (EBVs) and the catalogue’s highest pointed bull, this 14 month old was knocked down sold to W Kingaby, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. Messrs Hayhurst, whose previous highest price at the annual sale was 6,000gns, went on to take 8,000gns from G G Williams, Llanidloes, Powys, for the 17 month old Whitecliffe Glorious TI +64, SRI +61, another Digger son, and 7,000gns for a third Digger son, the 17 month old Whitecliffe Goldenboy TI +68, SRI +66, sold to R L Riddle and Son, Hexham, Northumberland.
A shared call of 14,000gns secured Westcarse Houdini TI +50, SRI +46 for purchasers R A Milne, Elgin, Morayshire, and Mornity Farms, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Bred by J H Christie and Son, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Houdini was a 15 month old by the 11,000gns Mortimers Echo.
Allanfauld Gambler TI +40, SRI +35 went for a two way bid of 11,000gns from M Massie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and N Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire. The 17 month old intermediate male champion from A Macgregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow, was by the £20,000 Elgin Davinci.
Through the ring at 10,500gns was Corrie Goldmedal TI +50, SRI +40, bred by D Macgregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow. Purchased by J Herdman, Alnwick, Northumberland, Goldmedal was an 18 month old son of Elgin Davinci.
The 18 month old Burradon Galaxy TI +44, SRI +45, sold for 10,000gns. By Gwenog Banjo and bred by Messrs Curry, Morpeth, Northumberland, this one went home with W R Baillie, Deerness, Orkney. The breeders invested some of their takings in the 7,000gns Brampton Helium TI +47, SRI +49, a 13 month old Newhouse Diablo son from G W Turner, Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Bids of 9,000gns were made thrice. The 17 month old Blelack Digger-sired Gretnahouse Grant TI +66, SRI +62, from A G Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire, sold for 9,000gns to P M and S M Donger, Towcester, Northamptonshire. The same breeder took a bid of 8,000gns from C M Reid, Eddleston, Peebles, for Gretnahouse Gunshot ET TI +73, SRI +67, an 18 month old son of the 11,000gns Balthayock Adonis and out of Balmyle Paradise. After taking the senior male championship, Gretnahouse Grim TI +32, SRI +27, a 22 month old Thrunton Camelot son and out of a homebred Doonally New-sired dam realised 5,000gns for Mr Houston, selling to G T Wordie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
The second 9,000gns call came from Messrs Roberts and Jones, Welshpool, Powys, for the class winner Balmyle Harlequin TI +54, SRI +43. Sired by the 9,500gns Maerdy Egret and out of a homebred dam sired by the 28,000gns Brampton Nacodar, this 14 month old was bred by W P Bruce, Meigle, Perthshire.
Also realising 9,000gns was the junior, overall male and supreme champion Glencoe Hagrid sired by the 15,000gns Newhouse Diablo. This 13 month old came from V McDonald, Newry, County Down, and was knocked down sold to the pre-sale judge Graeme Massie, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, who also invested 7,000gns in Caylers Hustler TI +49, SRI +36. This 14 month old by Thrunton Dominator and out of a homebred dam was bred by Caylers Charolais, Royston, Hertfordshire, who took the same money for Caylers Harbro TI +47, SRI +35, a 14 month old also by Dominator and sold to R Jones, Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
Secured for 8,000gns was Elgin Glenfarclas TI +35, SRI +39, from R A Milne and Sons, Elgin, Morayshire. The 16 month old by the 30,000gns Balymle Bollinger was purchased by J Wardlaw and Son, Balerno, Mid Lothian. Messrs Milne took a further 6,500gns for the first prize winning 18 month old Elgin Grandprix TI +42, SRI +45, again by Bollinger and sold to Auchencheyne Ltd, Thornhill, Dumfries-shire.
The 20 month old reserve senior male champion Vexour Garriden TI + 65, SRI +68 sold for 7,000gns to A and C Watson, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. By Dingle Hofmeister, Garriden was bred by J Boomars, Waldingham, Surrey.
A bid of 6,000gns sold the reserve intermediate male champion Tullygarley General TI + 36, SRI +26, to E I Lewis and Sons, Machynlleth, Powys. Exhibited by G J Crawford, Maghera, County Londonderry, this was a 17 month old sired by Major.
Goldies Echo TI +66, SRI +57, realised 6,000gns selling to R and D M Roberts, Abergele, Clwyd. The first prize winner from H Goldie, Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, was by Blelack Edition. The same breeder took 5,200gns for the 17 month old Goldies Gordon TI +54, SRI +50, by the 8,000gns Blelack Blackberet and out of a Goldies Unbeatable-sired homebred dam, to go home with J and W Menzies, Thornhill, Dumfries-shire.
Knocked down sold at 5,800gns was Thrunton Gondolier TI +55, SRI +48, a first prize winner from J H C Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland. By Balmyle Dickler and out of a Burradon Talisman-sired homebred dam, this 19 month old went home with G T and S Coghill, Birsay, Orkney. Messrs Campbell took a further bid of 5,000gns from W S L Muir, Stromness, Orkney, for Thrunton Garth TI +55, SRI +54, a Thrunton Doubletop-sired 20 month old.
Realising a bid of 5,800gns was Marwood Gilbert TI +55, SRI +36, by Cottage Devon and out of a Doonally New-sired homebred dam. He was purchased by P M Rhodes, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, Gilbert was bred and exhibited by R A and J Blyth, Hartlepool, Northumberland.
Calls of 5,500gns were made twice. Ugie Goldblend TI +53, SRI +44, was secured at 5,500gns by J and C O Dunn, Ayr, Ayrshire. Bred by J T Wilson, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Goldblend was by the 12,500gns Goldies Banker.
Sold for 5,500gns to J Drinkall, Chorley, Lancashire, was Royaldowns Governor TI + 41, SRI +43, bred by M McKeown, Downpatrick, County Down. Governor was a son of the 9,000gns Goldies Carnival and out of Drumfin Damsel.
The 17 month old Woodpark Goldbar sold for 5,000gns to D L and K M Porteous, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Bred by W Short, Omagh, County Tyrone, Goldbar was by the 19,000gns Corrie Alan.
At the same price was Hallbankgate Hogan from I T and S E Bell, Brampton, Cumbria. Sired by Rotoary Ferguson ET, Hogan was secured by A M and P Bowman and Son, Penrith, Cumbria.
Female trade was led at 6,500gns by Holstead Faberge, TI +43, SRI +45, the reserve female champion from F, J, E and C Andrews, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Purchased by J Hunter, Wigton, Cumbria, Faberge, a three year old heifer by Dingle Hofmeister and out of a Burradon Talisman-sired dam, was AI’d to Blelack Digger and a former first prize winner at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Hamish Goldie took 4,300gns for Goldies Flute TI +57, SRI + 55, a two year old heifer by Goldies Uppermost. This one was in calf to Blelack Edition and was bought by O and J Pilkington, Buxton, Derbyshire.
Jan Boomars took a bid of 3,000gns for the 17 month old female champion Vexour Glenna TI + 46, SRI +54, by Blelack Crusader. She was secured by H P and L S Whittaker, Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland.
Top price in the Hallgarth herd reduction sale, owned by R L Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire, went to the three year old heifer Hallgarth Elsie TI +37, SRI +39, for a call of 3,050gns from A J and J A Powell, Knighton Powys. Elsie, by Balthayock Ulex and out of Goldies Uniglow, was sold in calf to Rumsden Udimore with her nine month old heifer calf Hallgarth Halo, sired by Bassett Bamboo, at foot.
Averages: 29 senior bulls, £4,743.10; 34 intermediate bulls, £4,887.13; 30 junior bulls, £5,736.50; 93 bulls overall, £5,116.21; 11 cows and heifers served and/or suckling, £2,744.32; 9 served and maiden heifers, £1,621.67. Hallgarth reduction sale: 5 cows and heifers served and/or suckling, £2,667; 4 served and maiden heifers, £1,824.37; 1 young bull, £1,470.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.