Angus draw a Carlisle crowd
STOCK from two top Aberdeen Angus herds drew breeders to Carlisle last weekend, with cows and calves from both units averaging over £2000.
The production sale from Norfolk breeder Brian Carters Heathlands herd led at 6500gns. The herd has recently concentrated on imported bloodlines, but it was one of the original Canadian imports, the 1989-bred cow MVHF Tibbie 6Y, that was in most demand.
She has bred 14 calves through successful ET work and was suckling her latest by KBJ Extro. Buyers were Glympton Farms, Woodstock, Oxon.
George Cormack, Queensferry – acting as agent for an undisclosed bidder – gave 6000gns for Heathlands Tibbie P25, a daughter of the top priced cow. She is by Canadian sire Windover Justifier, now shared with Ty-Isha.
A 1990-bred cow by Scotch Cap, Heathlands Lady Renne, made 3500gns to Allan S Rennie, Forfar.
Dispersal of the renowned Ty-Isha herd, meanwhile, owned by south Wales breeder David Evans, saw a 1990-bred Justifier cow, Ty-Isha Ester 3rd, lead the bidding at 3000gns taken by Ribbledon, Welford, Northants.
Gavin Shanks, Carluke gave 2800gns for Ty-Isha Judy 7th, a 1986-bred cow by Royal Conn-ection, and Garrowby Estates, York, invested in two of the top priced lots. They gave 2500gns for Ty-Isha Black Iris and 2400gns for Ty-Isha Elvira 14th – both young cows by Andersons Finest Hour.
AVERAGES: Heathlands – 48 cows and calves and heifers and calves £2265. Ty-Isha – three heifers in-calf £1890, nine maiden heifers £1172, nine heifers with calves £1475 and 23 cows with calves £2040. (Harrison and Hetherington.) *