Heading up Friday’s sale of Blondes at Carlisle was a 7000gns bid for July 2008-born bull Hallfield Designer from Messrs Weightman. This son of Blackwater Ainsley is out of Hallfield Pandora, a Whistley Dollar daughter and sold with a beef value of +25 to M K Harrison, Wet Sleddale, Shap.
Selling at 6500gns was another from the same vendors, Hallfield Destiny. This son of Blackwater Ainsley is out of Hallfield Rhona, a Ballygowan Noble daughter and carries a beef value of +21. Having stood reserve male champion in the pre-sale show he was bought by G and A Hamilton, Duns.
Then making 4800gns was Brownhill Drew from T M and J Hope. This is a son of Cromkill Sandy, an Intrepide son, and out of Brownhill Uzell, a Whistley Publican daughter. He sold to A R and H C Thomas, St Brides Major, having been pre-sale male champion.
After that at 3500gns was Hackleton Convair from J Smith. He is by Hadley Hank and out of Hackleton Serena, a Hackleton Mellors daughter. Having stood first in his class this one was bought by Messrs Fleming, Kelso.
And then selling for 3200gns was Pinehill Dynamite from Colin Todd. This is a Whistley Dollar son out of Hillhead Velma, a Palace daughter. He had previously been junior and reserve male champion at Balmoral last year and sold to G McClanachan and Sons, Torthorwald.
Leading the female trade at 2300gns was Strathisla Darcy from Alison Watt. Sired by Strathisla Roger and out of Strathisla Orchid, a Freefield Jove daughter, she goes back to Romer Lewella which stood breed champion at the Highland in 2003. This one was female champion and sold to J and J E Bradley, Litton, Skipton.
Selling at 2000gns was Kinaston Dione from Roy Kinnish. This is by Kinaston Ulmas and out of Kinaston Tiona, a Haydens Platinum daughter. She sold to J D Southward, Bootle.
And at 1900gns was the best of the day from David Knight, Doncombe Enigma. This one is by Rodleigh Voyageur and out of Doncombe Baringa, a Doncombe Valhalla daughter. She was taken by A and L C Evans, Machynlleth.
Averages; 15 bulls £3749, 1 served heifer £2415, eight maiden heifers £1863.75 (Harrison and Hetherington).