Bulls 8,500gns, females 6,500gns; 100% female clearance
Beef Shorthorn achieved two new centre breed records in Carlisle on Friday 26 May at the breed society’s spring sale; bulls sold to 8,500gns and females 6,500gns with 100% female clearance.
Sale leader at 8,500gns was Gilven Journey TI +23, SRI +19, a rising two-year-old roan within the breed’s top 15%. Sired by Cavans Bourbon and out of an EX90 Bilsdale bred dam he was bred and exhibited by RS and G Johnson, Huby, York and sold to S and J Hodgson, Bradford, West Yorkshire along with four female entries.
The day’s second highest call of 7,500gns was made by D Nesbitt, Seascale, Cumbria for the male and overall champion, Millerston Juggernaut TI +22, SRI +21, a 21-month-old dark roan within the breed’s top 15%. Bred and exhibited by Jack P Ramsay, Mauchline, Ayrshire, he was by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin and out of a homebred dam.
Mr Nesbitt went on to secure Oakleigh Justright, the leading female at 6,500gns from P Turnbull, Whitby, North Yorkshire. A two-year-old roan in calf to Chapelton Bonanza, she was by Blelack Masterpiece and out of an Endeavour bred dam.
Next at 6,200gns was the reserve male champion, Burnside Jack The Lad TI +20, SRI +16, a 17-month-old red and white by the 6,000gns Chapelton Yardley. Bred and exhibited by W and J McAllister, Ballymena, County Antrim, he went to ME and TD Tailford, Riding Mill, Northumberland.
Headlind Jive TI +21, SRI +18, a 20-month-old red roan by Rothesay Eildon from T Allan Jackson, Headlind Partners, Lanark made 6,000gns to F Cook and Sons, Sliddery, Isle of Arran.
Three lots commanded a 4,500gns bid. First to go was the two-year-old Lowther Indigo TI +21, SRI +11, a red LS Eagle 276 son from Nord Vue Farms, Penrith, Cumbria to Houghton Organic Farm, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Cairnsmore Jagger TI +16, SRI +12, a two-year-old roan by Podehole Edmond from B and J Landers and Son, Newton Stewart, Wigtonshire, made 4,500gns to James Burns, Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
The final 4,500gns call came from JC Bellerby, Leeds, West Yorkshire for Derwentwood Jagger TI +30, SRI +24, a 19-month-old roan within the breed’s top 5% by Meonhill Fire Fox from N and A Hunter, Consett, County Durham.
The female champion, Roadway Joyful Tanzy TI +9, SRI +7 from T Allan Jackson, Headlind Partners was secured for 3,600gns by S and J Hodgson. Bred by Mr and Mrs P Bailey, Tanzy was a two-year-old red and white by Tofts Prelude and sold in calf to Tofts Atlas. The same buyers also paid 3,100gns for Stonehills Jeffas Gem 2 TI +18, SRI +15, a two year old red by Uppermill Jefferson from Geoff Riby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
JR and C Elliott, Brampton, Cumbria offered their 16-month-old red and little white heifer, Farlam Princess Kate for 3,200gns to T Staunton, Kinvara, County Galway. Sired by Longmoor Formidabull she was out of a Shawhill dam classified EX92.
Two entries were bid to 3,000gns. First was the reserve female champion, Outrawcliffe Secret Jan, a 16 month old dark roan, Rothesay Eildon daughter from Allan and Deirdre Wilkinson, Preston, Lancashire to RG and HE Thompson, Whitby, North Yorkshire.
T McMillan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute made the second 3,000gns call for Fieldhouse Keiran, a yearling roan Dunsyre Duke daughter from W Graham, Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Averages: 16 bulls £4,469.06; 11 served heifers £2,973.41; 29 maiden heifers £1,583.68; 1 cow served and/or suckling £2,152.50. Drafts: Fieldhouse, 12 lots £1,311.63 Ballard, 8 lots £1,630.13.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington