Last Friday’s multibreed beef sale at Carlisle saw South Devons top at 4200gns for Lumbylaw Magnus 21, a March 2008-born son of Enterprise Condor from A R Lee. Condor is out of Lumbylaw Mary 17, a Trewint Jubilee Junior 7 daughter and sold with a quality beef index of +18 to A P and P E Greenshields, Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear.
In the South Devon females the top price was a 2100gns sale for Edoracum Abigail from J P Harrison. This Goffe Cave Starbuster daughter sold with her bull calf at foot by Brafferton
Hadrian 1. She sold to I D and J D Howard, Bradbury, Ashbourne.
In the Beef Shorthorn sale the top priced bull was Annanwater Blair from Andrew Ryder at 3700gns. This Newfield Tarquin son is out of Llanwarth Rose, a Chapelton Nobility daughter. Buying this one was A Greenwood, Colne, Lancashire.
Then at 3500gns was Ballyart Legend from Owen O’Neil. This is by Kilfrush Vantage 7 and out of Glenbally Aran, a Tierlaheen Conor daughter. He was bought by M J A Ward Daughters, Harwood Dale, Scarborough.
Top female call in the Shorthorns was a 2500gns bid for Lowther Magic from Charles Lowther. This Uppermill Sherlock daughter is out of Dunsyre Magic 3 and sold with a TSI of +14 and an SRI of +12 to J Allinson Farms, Appleton Le Moors.
And making 2400gns was Sandwick Celtic, a Redhill Xmoor daughter out of Ballard Park Royalty. This one, with a TSI of +16 and an SRI of +14 sold to Thomson Roddick and Laurie, Shawhill, Annan,.
Best among the Hereford bulls on sale was a 2300gns bid for Amberfield 1 Enhancer, a Hillrow 1 Wrestler son out of Amberfield 1 Brunette 21, a Ridgeway 1 Gilbert daughter. He sold to the University of Glasgow.
In the Hereford females a top price of 2600gns was achieved for Romany 1 Ishbel, a Romany 1 Asteroid daughter out of Romany 1 Ishbel, a Crickley 1 Figurehead daughter. Selling with a TSI of +27 and and SRI of +32, she was bought by Mark Patterson, Auchinleck, Ayrshire.
Then at 1850gns was Romany 1 Dawn. Sired by Romany 1 Asteroid and out of Romany 1 Dawn, another by the Crickley 1 Figurehead sire, she sold with a TSI of +16 and an SRI of +20 to N Patterson, Galston.
Best bid in the Salers was a 4600gns call for Whitebog Dave, a July 2008-born son of Whitebog Vinnie out of Whitebog Tara, a Lascar daughter. He sold to W and A M Aitken, Peebles.
Averages; South Devons 1 bull £4410, 22 females £1036.16; Beef Shorthorn five bulls £3003, 14 served and maiden heifers £1442.75, two cows £1890, Ballard herd draft £1435; Hereford five bulls £1792, 10 females £1496.83; Salers one bull £4830 (Harrison and Hetherington).