A new female Beef Shorthorn average of £2,725 was set in Carlisle last week (23 May), with a 100% clearance confirming the insatiable demand for the breed.
Bulls sold to 6,500gns while females peaked at 4,500gns.
Leading entry at 6,500gns was Lowther Fitzroy TI +19, SRI +19, a two-year-old Blelack Minstrel son from Charles Lowther, Penrith. The buyer was C Collinson, Tilney All Saints, Kings Lynn, who also paid 3,500gns for Burnside Caveman TI +12 SRI +10, a five year old Killyclop Major son from A and S Ryder, Blackford, Carlisle. Later the Ryders received another 3,500gs bid this time for Ryden Farley TI +10 SRI +9, one of Caveman’s two year old sons. The buyer was J Drinkall, Anglezarke, Chorley.
A bid of 3,700gns secured Wells Fargo TI +9, SRI +7 for Kinbroon Farming, Rothienorman, Inverurie. A rising two year old by Dacre Rock Star, he was bred and exhibited by John Wood, Cameron, St Andrews.
Two more bulls attracted a 3,500gns call. Cairnsmore Ferrari TI +22, SRI +19, a two year old Captain Vortrek of Upsall son from Mr and Mrs B Landers, Newton Stewart sold to A and F Sken, Glenesk, Angus. D Morrison, Mauchline secured the next entry at 3,500gns, Millerston Flagship TI +15, SRI +14, a two year old by the 14,000gns Podehole Beefeater from near neighbour, Jack Ramsay, Mauchline.
Dunsyre Forester TI +13, SRI +11 a two year old by the 12,000gns Langalbuinoch Barney from Carey Coombes, Carnwath, Lanark changed hands for 3,100gns to MTL Jones, Westhide, Hereford.
Heading the female trade at 4,500gns was the female champion, Chapelton Jackie TI +25, SRI +20, a two year old by the 6,800gns Glenisla Banquo from Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas to Highland Wagyu, Dunblane who invested in four more entries.
The day’s second leading female call at 4,000gns was made by KG Anderson, Jedburgh for Oakleigh Freesia TI +15, a two year old by Blelack Masterpiece from P Turnbull, Pickering.
Averages: 22 bulls, £2,830.23; females: five served heifers, £2,835.00; 13 maiden heifers, £2,625; three cows and heifers served and/or suckling, £2,975.00; Ballard draft of 10 females, £2,131.50.
(Harrison and Hetherington)