Today’s sale of heifers from the Sarkley herd of the Pennie family is underway at Carlisle and thanks to my ever efficient spy in those parts I have som early trade news for you.

Selling at 4500gns was Sarkley Elrika (lot 4). This Neuf daughter is out of Sarkley Anoushka, a Haltcliffe Ullswater daughter and sold with a beef value of +49. She was sold in-calf, although there are no details in the catalogue of her service sire. This one went to Danny Sawrij, Lockerbie.

Second best so far at 4300gns is Sarkley Enita (lot 7). This is by Salomon and out of Sarkley Benita, a Nenuphar daughter. Selling with a beef value of +15 she goess back to Ronick Gains and was again sold in-calf with service details to be confirmed. She was bought by Messrs Pears, Wigton.

More to follow….