The Charolais Cattle Summer Sale on Friday 15 June at Carlisle saw a small show of only 3 bulls forward but did achieve a 100% clearance rate with top price of 3,600gns and an average of £2733.
Leading the sale was Messrs Campbell’s Thrunton Mercedes from Alnwick, Northumberland. This 2-year-old bull was sired by the 14,000gns Stirling junior champion Blelack Imperialist and out of Thrunton Heartbreaker, a Blelack Digger daughter and was purchased on the day by Messrs McClanachan from Dumfries.
Next in the price rankings was Richard and Carol Rettie’s November 2016-born bull Retties Magic. Sired by 12,000gns Carlisle reserve senior champion Wesley Equinox and out of the East Lothian-bred Redheughs Cumbria who goes back to the National Show reserve male champion Glencoe Vision, he was purchased by Messrs Duff from Wigton.
The final bull to sell was the 15-month-old Crookdake Naylor from Messrs Miller’s Waverton based herd. This son of Hallbankgate Jackpot and the 25,000gns Perth supreme champion Goldies Unbeatable Crookdake Damaris, was purchased by Messrs Mounsey from Penrith.
Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington
Averages: 3 Bulls, £2733.33