The Whitepit herd owned by West Country farmers Mr and Mrs David Burton was dispersed to a top price of 1000gns, paid twice. A fresh third calver out of a home-bred 10,000kg dam and a second calver that had just completed 9358kg led the trade and heifer calves sold to 300gns.
Averages: Cows 680; served heifers £468; empty heifers £350 and heifer calves £245 (Greenslade Taylor Hunt).
The Gwestydd flock, owned by Messrs Jarman, Newtown, Powys, staged a reduction sale at Carlisle.
Top price was 1700gns for a shearling ewe by the 6000gns tup Knock If You Want It.
The Group 1 shearling was out of a Muiresk Final Winston dam and was in-lamb to the 7000gns Haddo Jumbo. Buyer was P Cartman, Skipton, North Yorks.
Averages: Ewes £253 and shearling gimmers 3£95 (Harrison and Hetherington).
A joint sale at Carlisle saw sheep from the Wells, Solwaybank and Boreland flocks all reach 1000gns. Top average was £630 for seven gimmers from the Barbour family”s Solwaybank flock in Dumfries.
Their two highest priced entries were both by the 7500gns Glenisla Grimaldi, which cost 7500gns at Edinburgh and is rated as the best tup ever used in the Solwaybank flock (Harrison and Hetherington).