Almeley Ginola, a black and white son of Drybarrows Cawdale, topped the British Blue Cattle Society’s sale at Carlisle.
Consigned by G L and K S Morgan, Tillington, Herefordshire he stood intermediate male champion and sold to Messrs Coates’ Greystone herd at Settle, north Yorkshire.
The Almeley herd crowed their victory by earning the day’s second highest price of 8,800gns when show judge John White of Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham secured Almeley Goliwog – also by the Drybarrows sire – that stood male champion.
Dumfriesshire breeder Kevin Watret sold his Solway View Gaddafi at 8,500gns. This Kelowna Charnock son goes to Tom Robinson, Clitheroe.
The Bringlee Waldo son Bedgebury General Lee from Andrew Price’s herd in Kent made 7,800gns to R A Cadzow, Berwick-on-Tweed while a 7,200gns call from David Ellis, St Ives, Cornwall secured him Littlebank Gigolo from H and W Maudsley, Settle, north Yorkshire.
Biggar buyer J McGarva claimed the Morgan’s Almeley Giggs at 7,000gns and D C Rees and Son, Brecon gave 6800gns for the same herd’s Almeley Gulliver.
Danny and Jane Wyllie sold Tamhorn Gladiator, a Tamhorn Sumo son, at 6,500gns to J H Sharpe and Son, Carnforth, Lancashire and a matching bid from L Guy and Son, Barnard Castle, Co Durham was good enough to secure them Andy Ryder’s Andys Grenade – a Kelowna Charnock son that stood reserve male champion.
The supreme title went to Redhead and Watson’s Tweeddale Hatty, a Tweeddale Ebony yearling heifer that made 5000gns to Richard Tiplady, Appleby, Cumbria.
(Harrison and Hetherington)