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Senior & Overall Champion Elgin Teuchter from R A Milne & Junior & Reserve Overall Champion Newhouse Tzar from R M Adam & Sons

The Charolais white gold and annual spring bull show commenced on Friday 10th May 2024 at H & H Borderway, Carlisle, with a parade of ten ‘white gold’ pedigree females and a parade of three bulls over two years of age. The sale took place on Saturday 11th May 2024 where 31 bulls sold to a top price of 10,000gns and an average of £6076 +£35 on 2023 and 14 females sold to a top price of 6,000gns with an average of £4822.50 +£641 on 2023.

The judge for the male show classes was Mr Neil Brown, originally of Hackleton, he runs a small herd of pedigree Charolais under the herd prefix Sams and is stockman at the Seawell herd of pedigree Charolais cattle owned by P M & S M Donger. Shadow judge was Mr Edward Scott from Angus, Scotland who works on his family’s mixed livestock and arable farm. Edward puts Charolais and Aberdeen Angus bulls over his commercial operation at home as well as running pedigree herds of both Charolais and Aberdeen Angus.  

Overall Champion, Elgin Teuchter from R A Milne, 8,000gns

Neil and Edward selected their overall champion from the senior classes, Elgin Teuchter from Mr R A Milne, Elgin Morayshire ably brought out by Mathew Milne’s son, Gregor who had been awarded the senior championship title earlier in the show. This stylish October-2022 born Glenericht Pegasus son out of home bred Elgin Ovette, had been shown successfully in 2023 securing breed champion at Nairn and Grantown show and in Carlisle picked up the Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the supreme champion as well as forming part of the Elgin group of three bulls that won the Hallbankgate Perpetual Trophy kindly presented by the bell family for best group of three bulls aged under two years of age that are owned and bred by the exhibitor and sired by one sire. Elgin Teuchter was purchased at the sale the following day for 8,000gns by P Smith & Son, Biggar, Lanarkshire.

Sale leader Thrunton Trouper from J H C Campbell & Sons, 10,000gns

On Eurovision Saturday the super trouper in the sale ring at 10,000gns was another senior bull, Thrunton Trouper this time from J H C Campbell & Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland. This November-2022 homebred bull on both sides, carried one copy of Q204X and was ranked fourth out of all the bulls in the market for calving ease direct at +15.6, he went home with J C Hobday & Son, Hawick, Roxburghshire.

Reserve Senior Champion – Solwayfirth Thor from I & D Goldie,

The reserve senior champion from I & D Goldie, Annan, Dumfriesshire, October-2022, Solwayfirth Thor sired by Glenericht Ralph who was purchased privately for £15,000 and out of Solwayfirth Rihanna, he was snapped up by Dean Paul OB for 6500gns.

Junior Champion & Reserve Overall Champion Newhouse Tzar from R M & Adam & Sons, 7,000gns

In the junior classes it was R M Adam & Son, Forfar, Angus, who led the way in the show with junior champion and reserve overall champion Newhouse Tzar a Ballinlare Phantom son out of Newhouse Princess. G & H Jerman, Newtown, Powys paid 7,000gns for this semen tested, December-2022 born bull. The Adam family also commanded 8,500gns for another Ballinlare Phantom son, this time Newhouse Toddy again born in December-2022 this bull won first prize in his class and was picked out by Evans & Corfield, Ludlow, Shropshire.

First prize winner Newhouse Toddy from R & M Adam & Sons, 8,500gns

Standing reserve junior champion was R A & J Blyth’s November-2022, Marwood Totalrecall by the easy calving Marwood Odin, out of Marwood Lally. He later went on to win the special rosebowl presented to the best Charolais bred by and exhibited by a member of the Yorkshire and Lancashire region. A W & G S Panniers, Bishop Frome, Worcestershire snapped up another lot from the Blyth family this time it was January-2023 born, Marwood Universe by the French sire Ravissant out of the famous cow Delphine at 7,000gns.

Fourth prize winner Marwood Universe from R A & J Blyth, 7,000gns

Third prize November-2022 born, myostatin free, Caylers Thunder from Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire, sired by Meloman out of Rosanna Jupiter sired Caylers Roxy was purchased by pedigree breeders W K & P Drysdale, Blairgowrie Perthshire, to go across heifers in their Glenericht herd for 8,000gns.

Third prize winner Caylers Thunder from Caylers Charolais, 8,000gns

M & J Hayhurst from Malton, North Yorkshire sold Whitecliffe Teddy, a son of Whitecliffe Priceless out of Whitecliffe Polly with two copies of F94L to A J Clark, Millom, Cumbria for 7,200gns.

Whitecliffe Teddy from M & J Hayhurst 7,200gns

Meanwhile the female trade was topped at 6,000gns by W P Bruce Ltd, Meigle, Perthshire with his May-2022 heifer, Balmyle Tiara a Maerdy Onedirection daughter who also sired Balmyle Sandy 28,000gns and Balmyle Tremendous 13,000gns whilst the dam Balmyle Horoscope had been judged best cow in the herd at the Balmyle open day. Tiara was purchased by F A & P J Pilkington & Son, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Balmyle Tiara from W P Bruce Ltd, 6,000gns

E & R Brass & Son, Penrith, Cumbria went to 5,400gns for Lawersbridge Teardrop who had won three championship awards at local shows in 2022 and was reserve junior female champion at the Stars of the Future 2022. This home bred heifer sired by Whitecliffe Muskateer from D Smith & Sons, Mauchline, Ayrshire was sold in-calf.

Lawersbridge Teardrop from D Smith & Sons, 5,400gns

Richard McCulloch, Armadale, West Lothian sold his April-2022, Blelack Digger sired heifer Overhill Toya, carrying one copy of F94L for 4,500gn to Grove Farms, Alston, Cumbria while two further females made 4,000gns and were both purchased by Hales Farm, Little Carfield, Essex. The first came from J H C Campbell & Sons with Thrunton Stella a Baillieston Orcadian daughter born in July-2021 while the second 4,000 bid came for Mr R A Milne’s Elgin Tequila a Thurso Paul sired heifer born in April-2022 served on 23 December 2023 to Westcarse Houdini / Glenericht Mecca.

The last Society spring sale of 2024 was concluded with the sale of a draft of cattle purchased at the Gretnahouse dispersal on 18 November 2023 that had been prohibited from export with the closure of the Irish market due to BTV (Bluetongue), they were sold under original dispersal conditions with no warranties implied.

The trade peaked at 6,000gns for two lots, the first from Mr C Todd, Lisburn, County Down with Westcarse Jimmy sired Gretnahouse Oasis out of Gretnahouse Irene she was sold in-calf to Lochend Nighthawk to Barlow Brothers, Leyland, Lancashire, she will join Harestone Sybil as a foundation female for the newly formed pedigree Denizes herd.

Andrew Ewing, Annan, Dumfriesshire also paid 6,000gns for Gretnahouse Obaywatch (ET) a Blelack Fabulous heifer born in April-2018 with her bull calf at foot, Gretnahouse Urchin by Lochend Nighthawk. She was the last daughter of the influential Gretnahouse Baywatch (ET) who sold sons to 18,000gns whilst Blelack Fabulous has bred sons to 40,000gns. She was offered for sale by Miss C Ferris, Newtownards, County Down alongside April-2022 Gretnahouse Togaradise from the paradise family who produced the 25,000gns Ubeauty and carried the best calving ease direct figures of all the females in the market at +18.7, sired by Lochend Nighthawk she was purchased by pedigree breeders J & E Wight, Midshield, Biggar, Lanarkshire accompanied by 5,000gns March-2019, Gretnahouse Peauty (ET) by the 17,000gns Balthayock Gladiator, out of Gretanhaouse Beauty (ET) the dam of 15,000gns Gretnahouse Heman, she sold with her September-2023, bull calf at foot Gretnahouse Uproar.


Class 1 Senior bull class born on or after 10 May 2022 to 4 July 2022

1st – Lot 205 Gilleard Trex

2nd – Lot 206 Solwayfirth Tornado

3rd – Lot 207 Thrunton Talisman

4th – Lot 209 Whitecliffe Thumper

5th – Lot 210 Stoneylane Tyson

Class 2 Senior Bull class born between 26 September to 29 October 2022

1st – Lot 218 Elgin Thatcher

2nd – Lot 223 Solwayfirth Thor

3rd – Lot 213 Thrunton Topcat

4th – Lot 220 Goldies Trident

5th – Lot 222 Elgin Tyson

Class 3 Senior bull class born between 1 November 2022 to 17 November 2022

1st – Lot 224 Thrunton Trouper

2nd – Lot 235 Tweeddale Titanic

3rd – Lot 227 Goldies Topper

4th – Lot 233 Elgin Taurus

5th – Lot 231 Utopia Triumph

Class 4 Junior bull class born on 18 November 2022 to 11 December 2022

1st – Lot 243 Newhouse Tzar

2nd – Lot 237 Marwood Totalrecall

3rd – Lot 236 Caylers Thunder

4th – Lot 241 Goldies Turbotech

5th – Lot 242 Marwood Texan

Class 5 Junior bull born between 16 December 2022 to 3 January 2023

1st – Lot 244 Newhouse Tommy

2nd – Lot 245 Caylers Titanium

3rd – Lot 252 Goldies Union

4th – Lot 251 Marwood Universe

5th – Lot 249 Jessops Uproar

Class 6 Junior bulls born between 6 January 2023 and 19 February 2023

1st – Lot 258 Rutherston Useful

2nd – Lot 265 Strathisla Upturn

3rd – Lot 259 Tweeddale Uboat

4th – Lot 260 Marwood Umpire

5th – Lot 267 Caylers Utah

Senior & Overall Champion Elgin Teuchter & Reserve Senior Champion Solwayfirth Thor

Senior Championship

Senior champion – Lot 210 Elgin Teuchter

Reserve senior champion – Lot 223 Solwayfirth Thor

Junior & Reserve Overall Champion Newhouse Tzar and Reserve Junior Champion Marwood Totalrecall

Junior Championship

Junior champion – Lot 243 Newhouse Tzar

Reserve junior champion – Lot 237 Marwood Totalrecall

Overall Championship

Overall champion – Lot 218- Elgin Teuchter

Reserve overall champion – Lot 243 – Newhouse Tzar

The Yorkshire & Lancashire Special Rosebowl winner – Marwood

The Yorkshire & Lancashire Rosebowl

1st – Marwood Charolais

2nd – Whitecliffe

Elgin winning the Hallbankgate Perpetual Trophy kindly presented by the Bell family for a group of three bulls under two years of age by one sire and bred and owned by the same exhibitor.


Leading prices:


  • 10,000gns Lot 224 Thrunton Trouper
  • 8,500gns Lot 244 Newhouse Toddy
  • 8,000gns Lot 236 Caylers Thunder
  • 8,000gns Lot 218 Elgin Teuchter
  • 7,200gns Lot 240 Whitecliffe Teddy
  • 7,000gns Lot 243 Newhouse Tzar
  • 7,000gns Lot 251 Marwood Universe


  • 6,000gns Lot 286 Gretnahouse Obaywatch & Urchin
  • 6,000gns Lot 278 Balmyle Tiara
  • 6,000gns Lot 284 Gretnahouse Oasis
  • 5,400gns Lot 271 Lawersbridge Teardrop
  • 5,000gns Lot 285 Gretnahouse Peauty & Uproar
  • 5,000gns Lot 287 Gretnahouse Togaradise
LotAnimal Name(gns) (£)BuyerAddress (Farm, Town, County)
201JESSOPS TYSON52005460W J & V J CaseUlverston,Cumbria
204GILLEARD TYSON50005250G McClanachan & SonsTorthorwald, Dumfriesshire
206SOLWAYFIRTH TORNADO55005775A R & A ClarkCockermouth, Cumbria
209WHITECLIFFE THUMPER45004725WSL MuirStromness, Orkney
210STONEYLANE TYSON40004200R J & J Hancock & SonsEyam, Derbyshire
213THRUNTON TOPCAT65006825P L HeardOkehampton, Devon
214BARNSFORD TENOR42004410A Malcolm & SonCallander, Perthshire
217TWEEDDALE TOPMAN55005775E M BertramMorpeth, Northumberland
218ELGIN TEUCHTER80008400P Smith & SonBiggar, Lanarkshire
220GOLDIES TRIDENT50005250J & W MenziesThornhill, Dumfriesshire
224THRUNTON TROUPER1000010500J C Hobday & SonHawick, Roxburghshire
227GOLDIES TOPPER48005040W S L MuirStromness, Orkney
232TWEEDDALE TURBO (ET)60006300S RenshawHorncastle, Lincolnshire
233ELGIN TAURUS50005250K J PowellLlandrindod Wells, Powys
235TWEEDDALE TITANIC60006300Glenkiln Farm PartnershipCrocketford,Dumfriesshire
236CAYLERS THUNDER80008400W K & P DrysdaleBlairgowrie, Perthshire
238WHITECLIFFE TIERRE45004725Messrs HughesWigton, Cumbria
240WHITECLIFFE TEDDY72007560A J ClarkMillom, Cumbria
243NEWHOUSE TZAR70007350G & H JermanNewtown, Powys
244NEWHOUSE TODDY85008925Evans & CorfieldLudlow, Shropshire
245CAYLERS TITANIUM60006300P L HeardOkehampton, Devon
246WHITECLIFFE TIMMY42004410Messrs ThomlinsonCarlisle, Cumbria
247WHITECLIFFE TINKER48005040A D & M CraigCastle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
248ROGANS TADDY (ET)50005250Malcolm & SonCallander, Perthshire
251MARWOOD UNIVERSE70007350A W & G S PanniersBishops Frome, Worcestershire
252GOLDIES UNION50005250J CampbellKilbirnie,Ayrshire
256MARWOOD UNWIN45004725J CampbellKilbirnie,Ayrshire
258RUTHERSTON USEFUL55005775Grove FarmsAlston, Cumbria
265STRATHISLA UPTURN45004725Auchencheyne LtdThornhill, Dumfriesshire
267CAYLERS UTAH60006300T F Young & SonCastle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
269LAWERSBRIDGE RHONA31003255John HaleyKinrossie,Perthshire
270THRUNTON STELLA40004200Hales FarmLittle Carfield,Essex
271LAWERSBRIDGE TEARDROP54005670E & R Brass & SonPenrith, Cumbria
274OVERHILL TOYA45004725Grove FarmsAlston, Cumbria
277ELGIN TEQUILA40004200Hales FarmLittle Carfield,Essex
278BALMYLE TIARA60006300F A & P J Pilkington & SonAshbourne, Derbyshire
279RETTIES UPTOWNFUNK (ET)38003990Showell FarmsMarket Rasen, Lincolnshire
282ELGIN UPSIDEDOWN42004410R M DunlopDalry, Ayrshire
283GRETNAHOUSE ORLA43004515S C G Utility Support LtdStoke On Trent, Staffordshire
284GRETNAHOUSE OASIS60006300Barlow BrosLeyland, Lancashire
285GRETNAHOUSE PEAUTY (ET)50005250J & E WightBiggar, Lanarkshire
286GRETNAHOUSE OBAYWATCH (ET)60006300A J EwingAnnan, Dumfriesshire
287GRETNAHOUSE TOGARADISE50005250J & E WightBiggar, Lanarkshire
288GRETNAHOUSE SWEET30003150Brown James OB,,,,

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