Saturday’s sale of Blondes at Carlisle saw a top call of 6800gns paid for April 2009-born bull Shapfell Esquire from M K Harrison.
This is a son of Forthview Rosco and is out of Shapfell Sexpot, a Whistlet Nazir daughter. He sold to K and G J Huck, Austwick.Second best call was a 5400gns bid for the senior male champion from the pre-sale show, this was Hallfield Empire from the Weightman family.Sired by Blackwater Ainsley and out of Hallfield Teardrop, a Druk Lance daughter, he has a beef value of +19. He went home with J King, Thorntonhall, Glasgow.
At 5000gns was Droit Ethan from Richard Mowbray. This Rayneside Brett son is out of Droit Vivi, an Ardmore Steakhouse daughter. He stood second in his class and sold to N S and S Wood, Windemere.Then making 4000gns was Shanvalley Enter, the junior and overall male champion from Messrs Savage Bros and Son. This Glenvale Billy son is out of Moyola Valentine, a Whistley Dollar daughter. Born in July 2009 he sold to Scriveton Manor Holdings, Middleton by Youlgrave, Derbyshire.Making 3000gns was Ramrig Eureka from G and A Hamilton. This Ardmore Upgrade son is out of Strathisla Autumn, a Druk Lance daughter and sold to J and J Mather, Nenthorn, Kelso.
Best in the females on sale was a 2300gns bid for Blackwater Fancy from I R Calderbank. She is a January 2010 daughter of Blackwater Jockey out of Blackwater April, a Blackwater Tensyn daughter and sold to J Anderson, Thurso.Averages; 13 bulls £3267.12, seven maiden heifers £1380 (Harrison and Hetherington).