Uppermill Lillian Jill, female champion and overall reserve at 4,500gns

Uppermill Lillian Jill, female champion and overall reserve at 4,500gns

26th March 2018

Beef Shorthorn females sold to a top of 4,500gns and bulls to 4,000gns in Carlisle on Friday 23 March at the breed society’s early spring sale. Both entries were within the breed’s top 5% and from Uppermill Shorthorns, Dromore, County Down.

The 4,500gns sale leader was Uppermill Lillian Jill TI +29, SRI +25, a 22-month old roan heifer, by the 7,500gns Dunsyre Demetri. Jill who earlier on had secured the female and overall reserve title, sold to D Watkins, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Uppermill Rama, male and overall supreme at 4,000gns

Uppermill Rama, male and overall supreme at 4,000gns

Uppermill Rama TI +32, SRI +30, a dark roan two-year old Demetri son was awarded both male and supreme championships and was bid to 4,000gns by R McIntosh, Selkirk, Selkirkshire.

Uppermill Shorthorns were in the money again when they offered the reserve male champion, Uppermill Lisburn TI +20, SRI +17 at 2,400gns to Nun Appleton Estate, Appleton Roebuck, North Yorkshire. Lisburn was a 23-month old roan by Uppermill Gladiator.

A bid of 3,000gns secured Cairnsmore King Kong TI +13, SRI +12 for WT McMiken, Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire. Bred and exhibited by B and J Landers, and Son, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Kong was a roan 22-month old by Ballylinney Gently.

Coxhill Knight TI +17, SRI +16, a roan 23-month old by Glengloy Callum from LJ Townsend, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, commanded 2,200gns from Klondyke Farms, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.

Reserve female title went to Galla Kirsty Wildeyes TI +11, SRI +9, a white 22-month-old by the 5,400gns Kidston Rambo from JW Frame, Biggar, Lanarkshire. She attracted a 1,750gns call from WJ Fenemore, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire.

Trowbridge

At 3,600gns Knockenjig Tessa with her calf, Trowbridge Tessa Linsay

At 3,600gns Knockenjig Tessa with her calf, Trowbridge Tessa Linsay

RJ Baudains' Trowbridge dispersal was led at 3,600gns by Knockenjig Tessa TI +24, SRI +18, an in calf, roan Tofts Whiskey daughter sold with her second calf at foot, Trowbridge Tessa Linsay, a roan six-month-old heifer by Tamhorn Glen. The buyer was T McMillan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute.

Next at 2,700gns was Burnfoot Victoria Imogen TI +29, SRI +26, a dark roan first calver by Galla Flashman and offered with her five-month-old heifer, Trowbridge Victoria Layla, by Glen. The pair went to C and L Murphy, Aberlour, Banffshire.

RM McConnell, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire secured the next two lots. He paid 2,600gns for Oakleigh Lovely Gina, a roan Blelack Masterpiece daughter sold in calf and with her second calf at foot, the 11-month-old Trowbridge Lovely Lisa, by Glen. Minutes before, the same buyer went to 2,400gns for Clipper X864 of Upsall TI +16, SRI +14, a roan six-year-old by Comet of Upsall and sold in calf to Glen.

The Uppermill champion line up with judge, Graham Towers

The Uppermill champion line up with judge, Graham Towers

Averages: 5 bulls £2,877.00; 10 served/maiden heifers £1,771.35; 2 cows £2,310.00. Trowbridge dispersal, 28 head: £1,362.75.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington