The senior bull trade at Carlisle for the British Blues is steady, with several highlights, going by the reports from my spies at the ringside.

Selling at 7000gns was the senior champion Ballygrange Dalton (lot 7), a Springbank Blackstar son out of Ballygrange Uree, a Park Paul daughter. He sold with a carcass yield index of +8.

Then making 12,000gns was Dragon Blues Dorian (lot 13). He’s a son of Dafydd out of Hazelwood Petal, a Hazelwood Freshman daughter and has a CYI of +16.

Also at this price was Littlebank Elliot (lot 27). Sired by Dafydd, he’s out of Woodview Wanda, an Affute Du Ry Ossogne daughter.