The Blonde Society Spring show and sale peaked at 3,200gn on Saturday (9 May) at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
Sale leader was Hallfield Ipad from P Weightman and Sons of Peterlee, Co.Durham. Ipad is a 22- month-old son of Ardmore Fugitive and is bred out of Hallfield Dizzy, a Blackwater Ainsley sired mother. He caught the attention of DB and SA Lawson of Tunstall, Richmond.
Following at 3,000gns was the reserve junior male champion, Hallfield Ironic II, also shown by Messrs Weightman. Ironic is an 18-month-old son of the herds’ senior stock sire, Blackwater Ainsley, and out of the homebred mother Canary a Doncombe Ayers Rock bred daughter. Ironic was purchased by JJ Horn of Richmond, North Yorkshire for his Bushypark Herd.
An early entry to the sale ring from Alison Watt of Keith, Banffshire, was knocked down at 2,800gns. This senior bull, Strathisla Icarus, is a son of the imported bull Super and is out of one of the herds show cows Strathisla Venus. He sold to JE Anderson and Son of Elsdon, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Also selling for 2,800gns was another entry from Messrs Weightman. This was a junior bull, Hallfield I-phone, another Blackwater Ainsley son out of the Ballygowan Noble sired cow Hallfield Tilly. He was knocked down to R and H Braid for their Leithanhall herd based at Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
A sole entry from L Laird and Sons of Fife went under the hammer for 2,700gns. The homebred senior bull, Lochhead Impressive, a son of Freefield E-Tay and bred from Lochhead Fairy, was purchased by local enthusiasts C Bousfield and Sons of Appleby-in-Westmorland.
Heading up the female entries was an in-calf entry coming from MAG McSporran of Innerleithan, Peebleshire. Eilean Isla carries some of the best bloodlines produced from the herd. She is a
homebred daughter of the noted sire Eilean Godfather and is out of Eilean Rascal, who also produced the 9,000gn Eilean Fergus. Isla sold in-calf to Bridge Elmo and was sold to MJ Whitworth for his Mountpleasant herd based near Carnforth, Lancs.
Averages: Nine bulls, £2,741.67; four females, £1,863.75.