Arecord number of show entries and a packed sale ring produced a top price of 4,000gnsat the 2012 Northern National Ayrshire Sale and Show at Harrison and Hetherington’sBorderway Sale Centre, Carlisle.
Theevent, now in its fourth year attracted top quality animals across all sectionsand buyers from as far apart as England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Toppingthe sale at 4,000gns was the show’s Junior Champion, Galaxy Durham Lottie Redfrom A Laird, Blyth Bridge, Peebleshire. She was purchased by S Reed, Wales. Siredby Durham Red, a son of Dudock Mr Burns, this stylish 12-month-old calf wasawarded 1st place in the Almins Maiden Heifer Ayrshire Red and White class. Herdam is the renowned Barr Ranger Lottie Red Ex 95 3E, a sixth lactation cow withrecords to 11,174kgs @ 4.99% fat and winner of no fewer than 13 show titles.
Thereserve top price, and leading price in the Almins Bull Class at 3,500gns, wasachieved by Troutbeck Outlaw, bred by Messrs Mattinson, Wigton, Cumbria, andpurchased by J Cameron and Co, Southend, Argyll, Scotland. The 12month old sonof Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette, is bred from the sixth lactation Myerscough Jess 123,Ex92 2E.
Outlaw’s100% Ayrshire bloodline is steeped in top show winning quality with his dambeing the Champion Calf All Breeds All Britain Calf Show 2004, Royal Highland ShowJunior Ayrshire Champion 2006 and 1st Junior Ayrshire Cow-in-Milk, RoyalHighland Show 2007.
JudgeRobin Barr, Campbeltown, Scotland, awarded 1st place in the Almins Redand White Heifer in Milk Class, and the Almin’s Overall Ayrshire Championship,to Langside Blaeberry 112. Bred by Alex Gray and Son, Lanark, Scotland, the Championis sired by Humeston Winter Storm, a son of Pursuit September Storm. Freshsince early October, the stylish heifer exhibited a superb udder and cleannessthroughout.
NorthernIreland interest also featured with Martin King, Ballymena, purchasing CuthillTowers Emerald Ivy ET for 3,000gns. Bred by Arthur Lawrie and family, Kinross,Scotland and sired by Ayr-Phoe Ideostar, Ivy sold as an in-calf heifer carryinga sexed pregnancy by Jelyca Oblique.
Astrong contingent of extremely well bred Ayrshire bulls attracted the eye ofJudge Robin Barr with Dumfries-based A and A Kirkpatrick’s homebred BarrGuardian taking the Almins Champion Bull title. The 14-month-old son ofHaresfoot Brazen and bred out of the show winning Barr Willow 3, his second damis Barr Ranger Lottie Ex95 3E. Guardian was purchased for 2,400gns by G and GTempleton, Auckinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland.
53 Cows and heifers in Milk = £1,765.19p
4 Maiden Heifers = £1,995.00
15 Bulls = £1,760.50