Charolais bull pair top at Carlisle

The Campbell family from Alnwick in Northumberland added to their recent six-figure Perth tally when they paraded the two top bulls at the British Charolais Cattle Society’s Carlisle show and sale, selling at 4800gns and 4400gns.

Both bulls were by Burradon Talisman, the sire responsible for the Perth string that included deals at 55,000gns and 25,000gns.

Sale leader at Borderway Mart was Thrunton Vulcan, a 19-month-old bull with a beef value of 26, which ranks him in the breed’s top 25% on performance.

Vulcan, who stood champion, is out of a Maerdy Nero dam and stayed locally with Carlisle breeders David and Marjorie Stobart, who run the Cracop herd.

Colin Campbell and sons Ian and John also took 4400gns for Thrunton Vapour.

He stood second in his class under judge Chris Pennie of the Sarkley herd in mid-Wales.

Vapour is out of a Maerdy Location dam and heads for Patna, Ayr, with buyer T L Howie.

The Campbells’ bulls were also in demand further down the list. The 17-month-old Thrunton Vernon – by the Mowbraypark Orlando son Thrunton Rustler – made 2500gns to Kincardineshire buyers Easter Tulloch while the Talisman son Thrunton Viagra (beef value 28) realised 2100gns to P Coupland, Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

Easter Tulloch also paid 3200gns for Midlock Vineyard – a son of Allanfauld Nutcase who took the championship for John Wight, Biggar.

Local breeder Peter Vasey saw his Allanfauld Superscot-son Edenhurst Vibrant (beef value 25) make 4000gns to J & C Dunn, Ayr.

Averages:13 bulls 2600.

(Harrison & Hetherington)