Last Friday’s Blonde sale at Carlisle saw a top price of 8000gns paid for Ark Diego, a Whistley Dollar son out of Ark Verity, an Ashtonledge Jet daughter, from Alan Keith. Having stood third in his class on the day this one was bought in a two way split by T H Harrison and Sons, West Sleddale, and A J and C D Scott, Corby Hill.
Next best price was a 3200gns bid for the champion from the pre-sale, January 2009-born Silverwood Emo from Norman McKnight. This is by Ashtonlodge Tyson and is out of Silverwood Venus, a Malinois, daughter. He was taken by W E Stewart, Greenhead, Brampton.A second sale at this price saw Messrs Clark sell Garngour Euro to H W Ellis and Son, Retford. This one is a Whitefield Bulawayo son out of Garngour Ashley, a Mir daughter. He has been junior and reserve male champion in the pre-sale show.
Selling at 3000gns was another from Mr Keith, Ark Eddie. Sired by Condor and born in January 2009 he is out of Ark Venus, a Ballygowan Noble daughter and was sold to P and J Don, Insch.
Best call in the females on offer was a brace of 1500gns bids for heifers from the Broomley herd of J and M Gibb. First to sell at this money was Broomley Estelle, a Millend Voodoo daughter out of Broomley Treasure, a Broomley Roy sired dam.
The other at this price was another by Voodoo, this time Broomley Emerald. She is out of Broomley Amber, a Hackleton Phoenix daughter and sold with her herd mate to D G Birkett and Son, Barnard Castle.
Beeech and Murray herds dispersal
The dispersals of the Beech and Murray herds for Messrs Crozier was held on the same day and sold to a top of 1700gns for Beech Velvet. This 2004-born cow is by Aveton Plage and out of Beech Sonya, a Withybrook O.K daughter and sold with her heifer calf, Beech Freeshia, at foot to C W Hurton and Sons, Grimsby.
A pair then sold at 1500gns, the first being Beech Rose, a 2000-born Beech Leo daughter. She is out of Sornfallow Gipsy and sold with her heifer calf, Beech Fuschia, at foot to W and M Linton and Son, Carluke.
Second to make this money was Beech Ripple, another 2000-born cow. Selling with her heifer calf Beech Fern, at foot, she is by Withybrook O.K and is out of Beech Honey, a Billingford Vauzon daughter. She went to C Hamilton, Scone.
Averages; 15 bulls £2702, two females £1575; Beech and Murray dispersal seven cows served/suckling £1545. seven heifers served/suckling £1024.50, nine maiden heifers £977.67 (Harrison and Hetherington).