Carlisle Beef Shorthorns hit 3200gns

Beef Shorthorns met a selective trade at Carlisle on Friday, with a top call of 3200gns in the bulls on offer. This price was paid for Stonehills Wow Factor from Geoff Riby. He is by Elliot Bodacious and out of Moreby Lovely, a Glenisla Pavarotti daughter. Selling with a TSI of +6 and an SRI of +6 he sold to Pecksons Hill Farms, Ludwell, Shaftesbury.

A pair then sold for 3000gns, with the first being Glenariff Blaze from N J and A M Barrett. He is a Tofts Hector son out of Glenariff Princess Sabrina, a Chapelton Legend daughter. With a TSI of +8 and an SRI of +6 he was knocked down to C Nye, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

And the second at this price was another from Geoff Riby, Stonehills Bodega. Again by Bodacious, he is out of Croxton park Flossy, a Podehole Rambo daughter and has a TSI of +12 and an SRI of +11. He was bought by R J Robson, Chathill.

Females were more in demand, selling to a high of 2600gns twice. First to take this bid was Mountbenger Caitlin from J F Irving and Son. Sired by Mountbenger Allan and out of Mountbenger Anna, a Glenisla Exuberant daughter, she was sold having run with Glenisla Argossy. Buying her were G M and L D Robson, Marton, Rugby.

Also at this price was Ballard Tansy Conker from E Hughill. Sired by Cairnsmore Xtreme and out of Ballard Tanzy Sapphire, a Glenisla Okotoks daughter, she sold to Kinbrook Farming Company, Inverurie.

And making 2500gns was Chapelton Veronica, a Chapelton Typhoon daughter out of Chapelton Veronica, a Chapelton Wildfire daughter. She sold with a TSI of +7 and an SRI of +3 to J Purves, West Linton, Peebleshire.

Then at 24000gns was Mountbenger Caron, a Glenisla Zigzag daughter out of Hallsford Tessa, a Chapelton Norseman daughter. Sold with a TSI of +14 and an SRI of +12 she went with her heifer calf at foot and was bought by D M Dickie, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire.

Averages;12 bulls £2528, 14 served and maiden heifers £1488.75, five cows and heifers served and/or suckling £1827, eight ballard herd draft £1649.63 (Harrison and Hetherington).