Carlisle Blondes top at 2500gns

Top in the British Blondes at Carlisle on Friday was a 2500gns bid for Applejack Doodle Bug, a February 2002-born Maidenlands Upbeat son from I R Appleton. This one is out of Rayneside Violet, an Easterton Rowan daughter and sold to J G and E A Armstrong, Trimdon Grange, Co Durham.

Then at 1800gns was Bilsington Errant from Peter De Giles. This is a Bilsington Snowdon son out of Bilsington Trollop,  a Ravensworth Mitchel daughter. He was bought by W H Hutchinson, Kirkby Stephen.

And at 1600gns was another from Mr De Giles, Bilsington Danchana, this one, also by Snowdon, is out of Bilsington Rhune, a Bilsington Nelson daughter. He sold to G G Stevenson and Son, Saltburn.

In the females the best bid was a 1580gns call for Brownhill Dolly from T M and J Hope. This Whistley Publican daughter is out of Brownhill Orange,a  Druk India daughter and sold to J Mellor, High Peak.

Averages; three bulls £2035, six females £1247.75 (Harrison and Hetherington).