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.
November 23, 2012 Carlisle Charolais bulls peak at 8,000gns
Charolais met a consistent demand selling to a top of 8,000gns at the official breed society show and sale at Carlisle on Friday 23 November.
- The Top price of the day went to Lynedraw Galaxy at 8,000gns
Heading the trade at 8,000gns was Lynedraw Galaxy TI +37, SRI +31, sired by the 10,000gns Mullaghbane Ulliott and out of Baileybanks Connie. This 18 month old from R W and A J Jackson, Penrith, Cumbria was knocked down sold to J P and M J Davies, Brecon, Powys.
A bid of 5,200gns secured the overall male champion Bassett Genie TI +24, SRI +24 for R W and M R Sowerby and Sons, Appleby, Cumbria. This 18 month old bred by J Atkinson, Malton, North Yorkshire, was by the 10,000gns Harestone Domino and out of a homebred dam.
Two lots sold for 5,000gns. First came Alsnow General TI +27, SRI +37, bred by A R Lawson and Son, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. This 21 month old by the 19,000gns Corrie Alan and out of a homebred dam was purchased by T H Vickers and Sons, Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
Also claimed at 5,000gns was the 18 month old Millbridge Gladiator TI +24, SRI +28, purchased by H P Thomas, Brecon, Powys. Bred by J Hunter, Wigton, Cumbria, this one was by Burradon Talisman and out of Wigginton Aster.
The reserve male champion Pedr Gringo TI +21, SRI +20 was secured for 4,000gns. Gringo, bred by P L Howells, Llanybydder, Ceredigion, was a 20 month old Thrunton Classic son and out of Hendy Thistle. He was knocked down sold to H Hughes and Son, Machynlleth, Powys.
Bids of 3,800gns were made twice. Bred by J R G and R M Johnson, Hexham, Northumberland, Shankfoot Gladiator TI +60, SRI +54, was first through the ring at 3,800gns. This one was a 20 month old Blelack Digger son, out of a homebred dam and sold to R and A Buchanan, Gorbridge, Midlothian.
Burradon Grandduke TI +36, SRI +34 from Messrs Curry, Morpeth, Northumberland also made 3,800gns. This 18 month old sired by the 12,000gns Gwenog Banjo and out of a homebred dam was secured by R and E Hall and Son, Driffield, East Yorkshire.
A call of 3,700gns was made for Gretnahouse Guardsman TI +31, SRI +26, a 20 month old by the 25,000gns Thrunton Camelot and out of a homebred dam. Guardsman was bred by A G Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, and sold to J Warnock and Sons, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
The female trade was led at 5,500gns by Christmas Cracker champion Holtstead Emdeholly TI +26, SRI +28, by Burradon Talisman and out of a homebred dam. Bred by F, J and E C Andrews, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, this two year old sold in calf to Blelack Digger was knocked down sold to H P Whittaker, Tarporley, Cheshire. The same buyer also bid 3,100gns for Laverock Garland, a 15 month old heifer by Clonoulty Andraemon and out of a homebred dam from W Richardson and Sons, Kendal, Cumbria.
Next came a bid of 4,300gns for Bleaklow Anastasia TI +22, SRI +13 and her six month old bull calf Bleaklow Hamilton, sired by Balthayock Aesop. This seven year old Gretnahouse Noel daughter out of a homebred dam was bred by T W Cox, Bakewell, Derbyshire and was purchased by Crowhall Farms, Hexham, Northumberland. The same breeder also sold Bleaklow Venus TI +16, SRI +16, for 3,600gns. Venus, an eight year old cow also by Noel and out of a homebred dam, was sold with her seven month old bull calf Bleaklow Hilton sired by Aesop, to Moorhouse Farm, Colby, Isle of Man.
Gwenog Foxy TI +29, SRI +29 went for a call of 3,800gns. Bred by J S Howells, Llanybyther, Dyfed, this two year old Thrunton Classic daughter was out of a homebred dam and was bought by Nugent Estate, Portaferry, County Down. Nugent Estate also invested 3,500gns in the reserve Cracker champion Gwenog Gigi TI +37, SRI +35 from the same breeder. Gigi was a 21 month old heifer by Classic and out of a homebred dam.
Averages: 24 bulls, £3,640; 5 Cracker females, £3,843; 3 served heifers, £2,642.50; 4 maiden heifers, £2,021.25; 5 cows served and/or with calves at foot, £3,171.
August 24, 2012 Carlisle Charolais peak at 6,700gns
6,700gns Logan Amber sired by Logan Sparticus & her bull calf Logan Highflyer sired by Woodline Equity
Charolais met a ready demand selling to a top of 6,700gns at Carlisle on Friday 24 August when entries from three Charolais herds came under the hammer.
Heading the Logan herd consignment from W L Hyslop and Son, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, and the day’s top price was Logan Amber, a six year old cow by Logan Sparticus with her three month old Woodline Equity sired bull calf, Logan Highflyer, at foot. Amber was knocked down sold at 6,700gns to Swalesmoor Charolais, Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Next came the four year old Logan Dubacilla and her bull calf Logan Georgie at 6,300gns. Dubacilla, by Logan Amazon, goes back to the 14,000gns Killadeas Jack and sold for 2,800gns to A and J Clark, Stranraer, Dumfriesshire, whilst her bull calf, Geordie, by Ramses, went for 3,500gns to A McCornick, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire.
Logan Dream, another four year old Amazon daughter, and her Ramses son, Logan Grit, were purchased for 6,100gns by A J Ewing, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
The three year old heifer Logan Elegant, by Amazon, went for a call of 5,000gns to D Bloomfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Logan Silk, an 11 year old by Killadeas Jack sold for 4,600gns to G G and H E Graham, Abergavenny, Gwent, with her bull calf Logan Galloway, by Equity at foot.
Logan Berry, a six year old by Sparticus daughter, and her 10 month old heifer calf Logan Ginty, sired by Equity, were knocked down for 4,200gns. Berry was purchased by J Watson, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland for 2,800gns and Ginty went home with Messrs Nicholas and Heath, Chester, Cheshire at 1,400gns. The same buyers also went to 2,500gns for the leading entry from a draft from Mornity Farms, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Mornity Fawn was a 21 month old maiden heifer by Blelack Challenger.
Topping the Mowbraypark herd reduction from M V and M E Atkinson, Ripon, North Yorkshire, was Mowbraypark Fleur at 2,800gns. This two year old heifer by Fairway Bruce was in calf to Klibreck Ecosse and sold to A Slack, Appleby, Cumbria. Fleur made up the reserve interbreed pairs champion at the Great Yorkshire Show earlier in the year.
Following closely was Mowbraypark Vermouth at 2,700gns. This seven year old cow by Mowbraypark Paramount and with four month old bull calf Mowbraypark Harvey by Ecosse at foot sold to P Walker, Cockermouth, Cumbria. Vermouth had been running back with Ecosse prior to the sale.
A bid of 2,600gns claimed Bassingbourn Diversion, by Alwent Ulysses and out of Mowbraypark Overpass. This one went home with P and V Vasey, Carlisle, Cumbria and was in calf to Ecosse.
Averages: Logan: 16 cows served and/or suckling £3970.31. Mowbraypark: 20 cows served and/or suckling £2089.50; four served heifers £2152.50; 13 maiden heifers £1519.23. Mornity: one maiden heifer £2625.00.
May 13, 2012 Rumsden Charolais dispersal peaks at 7,800gns
Charolais peaked at 7,800gns and met a solid demand from a packed ringside in Carlisle on Saturday 12 May when Rupert Taylor dispersed his Rumsden herd.
Charolais cattle were in great demand by the packed ringside who had assembled for the dispersal of the Rumsden herd with bids peaking at 7,800gns following the official Society sale of bulls.
Leading the dispersal was a cow and calf unit selling for 7,800gns. Rumsden Delta, a four year old by Okapibb and out of a home-bred cow went home with Backmuir Trading, Keith, Banffshire, whilst her 15 month old bull calf Rumsden Gromit TI +44, SRI +35, by Rumsden Cruiserweight went to D Story, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. Delta was sold in calf to the 15,500gns Clonoulty Andraemon.
Three year old Rumsden Dice and her five month old heifer calf, Rumsden Gamer by Rumsden Cruiserweight were knocked down sold to J R Webb, Billesdon, Leicestershire for 6,200gns. Dice was by Sang-d’or and out of a home-bred dam.
Two lots sold for 6,000gns. First came Rumsden Dosca, a three year old with her nine month old bull calf, Rumsden Godzilla by Oscar, at foot selling to A J B Forrest, Biggar, Lanarkshire. Dosca was also in calf to Cruiserweight.
Rumsden Avalon and her 12 month old heifer calf Rumsden Guinevere were secured for 6,000gns. Avalon, a seven year old by Doonally New and out of a home-bred cow was also in calf to Cruiserweight and was purchased by W Short, Omagh, County Tyrone. Her calf, by Moyness Vaubon, went home with I N and A Hollinsheard, Crewe, Cheshire.
A call of 5,200gns was made twice. First came Rumsden Fameuse ET, a two year old by Andraemon and out of a home-bred dam, secured by A Wood, Forest in Teesdale, County Durham. The same buyer also took home Rumsden Badiane, a six year old as part of a cow and calf unit that sold for 4,700gns. Badiane was by Victorieux and out of Tiberiade, having been imported from France as a calf, whilst her calf Rumsden Goodwood, by Moyness Vaubon, went home with J C Thornton and Son, Ravenglass, Cumbria.
Rumsden Gigi, a 16 month old by the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of a home-bred cow, was purchased by D J Heard, Okehampton, Devon for 5,200gns.
Stock bull Rumsden Cruiserweight, a five year old by Roundhill Rocky and out of a home-bred dam was purchased by J G Milburn and Sons, Hexham, Northumberland for 5,000gns.
Two lots were knocked down sold at 4,800gns. First through the ring was Graywood Ebony ET, a three year old with her four month old bull calf, Rumsden Henry by Cruiserweight, at foot. Ebony, by Dingle Hofmeister and out of a home-bred cow, had been running back with Cruiserweight and was secured by a bid from A and G E Redhead, Bowsden, Berwick upon Tweed.
Also sold for 4,800gns was Rumsden Edelweiss, a two year old and 2010 supreme champion at the South East Calf Show. Edelweiss, by Cruiserweight and out of a home-bred dam, had been AI’d to Andraemon and was purchased by B J Mould, Dunston, Stafford.
Rumsden Balalaika and her seven month old heifer calf, Rumsden Gamelan, were knocked down sold at 4,600gns to G G and C B Morris, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. Balalaika, by Maerdy Padirac and out of Tzigane, was imported from France as a calf, whilst Gamelan was by the 8,000gns Harestone Count. The same buyers also made a call of 4,500gns for Bevern Blanche, a six year old by Doonally New and out of Bevern Rosalind, and her eight month old calf Rumsden Geelong, also by Count.
Averages: 20 cows with calves at foot, £4,825; six in calf cows, £3,010; three in calf heifers, £4,025; 11 maiden heifers, £3,140; one bull, £5,250.
May 12, 2012 Charolais champion sold for 20,000gns at Carlisle; 102 bulls sold for a record average of £5,147 up £503 on 2011
Presentation of the Harrison & Hetherington Ltd Perpetual Challenge Trophy to the Supreme Champion and top lot Beechtree George
Charolais met an insatiable demand from a packed ringside selling to a top of 20,000gns and 102 bulls sold for a record average of £5,147. This represented an 88% clearance of the bulls forward, with 4 more bulls sold, at an increased average of £503 on 2011, in Carlisle on Saturday 12 May at the breed society’s official spring show and sale.
“The increase in demand for Charolais genetics has been fuelled by commercial beef producers recognising the 10% premium that they can get for Charolais store cattle over all other continental stores as highlighted by ADHB data services”, says the Society’s David Benson. “There’s a real renewal of interest as commercial producers switch back on to Charolais with many new buyers and breeders investing.”
Leading the day’s trade was the junior and supreme champion Beechtree George TI +40, SRI +43, knocked down sold to J G Wilson, Alford, Aberdeenshire at 20,000gns. This 15 month old by Gretnahouse Archangel and out of a home-bred dam was from D Burkhill, Driffield, Humberside.
A joint bid of 12,000gns from R A Milne, Elgin, Morayshire and W K and P Drysdale, Blairgowrie, Perthshire secured the 16 month old Caylers Gladiator TI +54, SRI +54. This Balmyle Addition son and out of a home-bred cow was bred by Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire. Caylers also took 8,000gns for Caylers Gallagher, a Thrunton Dominator son out of a home-bred cow. This 13 month old was purchased by R Jones, Llanllyfni, Gwynedd.
Two lots were claimed at 11,000gns. First came 17 month old class winner Newhouse Fourstar TI +63, SRI +53, by the 18,000gns Sackville Claudius and out of a home-bred dam from R M Adam and Son, Forfar, Angus selling to R Leiper and Co, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.
A call of 11,000gns also secured Westcarse Gold TI +38, SRI +36, a 16 month old by Kersknowe Clansman and out of a home-bred cow for Backmuir Trading Ltd, Keith, Bannfshire. This one was bred by J H Christie and Son, Stirling, Stirlingshire. Backmuir Trading made four further purchases including Drumlone Figaro TI +32, SRI +26, by Drumlone Delboy and out of Thrunton Christina, a 20 month old from K Veitch, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh for 10,500gns. The same buyer also made two calls of 6,000gns. First secured was 19 month old class winner Rumsden Fermanagh by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo and out of a home-bred dam from Rupert Taylor Ltd, Uckfield, East Sussex. Backmuir Trading also bid 6,000gns to secure Sportsmans Galant ET by the 14,000gns Sackville Adonis and out of a home-bred dam. This 15 month old was bred by Boden and Davies, Stockport, Cheshire.
Next came two lots at 10,500gns. First came the intermediate male champion Thrunton Firecracker TI +54, SRI +51, by the 26,000gns Balmyle Dickler and out of a home-bred dam. This 17 month old from J H C Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland sold to A S F Cant, Arbroath, Angus. The same breeder took a matching bid for Thrunton Firebrand TI +55, SRI +44 by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal and out of a home-bred cow. This 16 month old went home with O W T Chandler, Crucorney, Monmouthshire. The Campbells also welcomed a bid of 10,000gns for the 20 month old Thrunton Flashgordon TI +43, SRI +33, another Bigal son and out of a home-bred dam selling to J C Hobday and Son, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
The senior and reserve supreme champion, 19 month old Stranagone Farren ET by the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort and out of Ballyshannan Valerie was knocked down sold next at 9,500gns. This one was bred by R McWilliams, Maghera, County Londonderry and was purchased by P W Jones and Sons, Builth Wells, Powys.
Two lots were sold at 9,000gns. Baillieston Forecast TI +58, SRI +60, a 17 month old by Dingle Hofmeister and out of a home-bred cow was first to be knocked down sold at 9,000gns to W and J Prentice, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. This one was from W R Baillie, Deerness, Orkney.
Class winner Edenhurst Galaxy TI +29, SRI +30 also sold for 9,000gns to T Walker and Son, Tweeddale, Lothian. By the 28,000gns Goldies Champion and out of a home-bred dam, this 15 month old was bred by P W Vasey, Carlisle, Cumbria. The same breeder also sold class winner Edenhurst General TI +27, SRI +26, a 16 month old by the 55,000gns Sportsmans Columbo and out of a home-bred cow to J B Paterson, Amisfield, Dumfriesshire for 7,000gns.
A bid of 7,500gns was made twice. First came Sevenoaks Fortune ET, a 17 month old Goldies Champion son and out of Midas Destiny. This one was bred by G G and H E Sevenoaks, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire and was secured by M Bindloss and Son, Penrith, Cumbria.
Class winner Clonatrig General was also purchased for 7,500gns by M Roberts, Machynlleth, Powys. This 13 month old by Dunlon Ulick and out of a home-bred dam was bred by Balfour Brothers, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Four lots were purchased at 7,000gns. Balthayock Flamenco TI +73, SRI +72, by Balthayock Adonis and out of a home-bred dam went home with Auchencheyne, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire. This 21 month old was from Major D F W H and N R Walter, Perth, Perthshire.
Lagavaich Fernando TI +40, SRI +41, by Corrie Druid and out of Cyglen Shirley was knocked down sold to J Jeffrey, Kelso, Roxburghshire at 7,000gns. This 17 month old was bred by A and A Wright, Ballindaloch, Banffshire.
Rumsden Fanta, a 16 month old by Rumsden Cruiserweight and out of a home-bred dam from Rupert Taylor was also knocked down sold for 7,000gns to A and D Bell, Carlisle, Cumbria. The same breeder also sold Rumsden Fungus, an 18 month old by Limkiln Bosco and out of Sackville Sinitta for 6,500gns to H and A Hiddleston, Park, Irongray, Dumfriesshire.
Fourteen month old Maerdy Goshawk TI +33, SRI +27, by Maerdy Dynamite and out of a home-bred dam from D E Evans, Mold, Flintshire was knocked down sold at 7,000gns to R and C M Donnan and Sons, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Two lots were purchased for 6,500gns. First came class winner Brampton Fanfare TI +34, SRI +34, by Trefonnen Crouch and out of a home-bred cow from G W Turner, Ripon, North Yorkshire. This 17 month old was purchased by G D Herdman, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Goldies Fiesta TI +48, SRI +51, by Goldies Uppermost and out of a home-bred dam was secured by Burnton Farms, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. This 17 month old came from H Goldie, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire.
The female trade was led by the female champion, Goldies Fatima, a two year old heifer from Hamish Goldie by the 28,000gns Goldies Champion and out of a home-bred dam knocked down sold to P Gallagher, Maghera, Derry for 5,000gns.
New breeders E J and A M Fox, Wooler, Northumberland, purchased Baillieston Felicity, a two year old heifer that had been running with Baillieston Donald for 4,700gns. Francis was by the 15,000gns Maerdy Deinol and out of a home-bred cow as part of a draft sale from the Baillieston herd.
The top female lots were dominated by purchases from T Jones and Son, Dryslwyn, Carmarthen and S M and C R Colinswood, Thame, Oxfordshire. The first of the Jones’ buys was Goldies Fancy, a two year old from Hamish Goldie in calf to the 34,000gns Goldies Uppermost for 4,000gns. Fancy was by the 8,000gns Blelack Blackberet and out of Goldies Abigail, sister of the 14,000gns Goldies Banker. The same buyers then put in a call of 3,500gns for the reserve female champion Goldies Freckle, also from Hamish Goldie. This 21 month old heifer was by the 25,000gns Thrunton Camelot and out of a home-bred dam, Goldies Ali, a daughter of the 25,000gns Goldies Unbeatable. Sticking with Goldies, the Jones’ also bid 3,000gns for 21 month old Goldies Flora, another Camelot daughter and out of a home-bred dam.
The Colinswoods took home four lots starting with Baillieston Fairy, a two year old heifer that had been running with Baillieston Donald for 3,100gns. This one from the Baillie’s draft was by the 17,000gns Mowbraypark Umpire and out of a home-bred dam. They went on to make three purchases at 3,000gns starting with Goldies Fifi, a two year old from Hamish Goldie at 3,000gns. Fifi was by the 28,000gns Goldies Champion and out of a home-bred dam by the 25,000gns Goldies Unbeatable. Next came another Goldies heifer, 21 month old Goldies Fairylights ET by Dingle Hofmeister and out of a home-bred dam at 3,000gns. The Colinswoods also bid 3,000gns for Goldies Floss, a 21 month old by the 34,000gns Goldies Uppermost and out of a home-bred dam.
Averages: 24 senior bulls, £5,269.70; 38 intermediate bulls, £5,319.08; 40 junior bulls £4,911.38. Overall 102 bulls, £5,147.58. 11 females, £3,331. Baillieston: Four heifers, £3,570.