Scottish Blonde d’Aquitaine breeder Eric Mutch topped the breed society’s Carlisle fixture last week at 6000gns with a bull from his Whitefield herd at Banff.

His May 2004-bred Whitefield Veejay, by Bilsington Nelson, stood supreme champion under judge Bill Thompson of the Fabian herd in Aberdeenshire.

Veejay is out of a Lough Harrier-sired cow and weighed 945kg on the day.

He’s the most expensive bull sold at auction by Mr Mutch who runs 35 pedigree cows.

Mr Mutch said he had always wanted to top a breed sale at Carlisle.

“I bought his sire here in 1999 for 3000gns after he won the championship so it was good to come back and do it with a son of Nelson.”

Veejay (beef value 19) heads for Kelso with suckled calf producer Nick Gamble of Sharplaw Farms.

Earning the day’s second highest call was Stocksfield Viagraman from Northumberland breeders E Telfer & Son.

He is heavily Totteridge bred, with Totteridge Justice as sire and a Totteridge-bred dam. Buyers were A Gourlay & Co, Newton Stewart.

Averages: 21 bulls £2360, two heifers with calves £2047 and four maiden heifers £826.

Five females from the Broomley herd £1533.

(Harrison & Hetherington)