CHAROLAIS BULLS averaged 2292 for 24 sold at the breed society”s Carlisle fixture, where bidding twice reached 4000gns.

And it was another good son of the successful sire Doonally New that earned the first of the day”s top bids for Caylers Charolais from Royston, Herts. Caylers Umbro is out of a dam by the renowned female producer Newthrums Regal and stood champion under judge P Howells of Ceredigion.

Umbro has a beef value of 27 and goes to John MacIndoe, Rankinston, Ayrshire.

 Another Scottish bid of 4000gns secured Reddings Uriah from Mrs J Wilson”s herd at Moffat, Dumfriesshire. This Balthayock Matthew son goes home with buyer R Gladstone, Thornhill, Dumfries.

 Judge Mr Howells sold his Gwenog Utah at 3200gns to John Pridgeon, Louth, Lincs. He has a beef value of 26 and is out of Derryharney Outstanding, whose sons have sold to 31,000gns.

The highest price paid for a top-ranking performance recorded bull was 3000gns given by W Reid of Malmesbury, Wilts, for Alsnow Upright.

Consigned by north-east breeders Alan Lawson & Son, he is by Blelack Percy and his beef value of 35 puts him in the breed”s top 1% (Harrison & Hetherington).