Fast trade as British Blue bulls reach 15,000gns at Carlisle

(hutch)121aS web.jpgA top call of 15,000gns for the day’s champion was the highlight of a strong demand for British Blue bulls at the breed society’s show and sale at Borderway Mart.


Kent-based breeder Andrew Price earned the richest pickings with his black and white bull Bedgebury Flat Out that took the show title under judge Philip Halhead of Norbreck Genetics. Flatout, who stood third in his class at last summer’s Royal Welsh Show despite his tender age, is by Balllygrange Alex and out of the show winning Wilodge Cover Girl. He was bought jointly by Aberdeenshire breeders Neil Barclay and J C Innes and Sons.



(hutch)136s web.jpgRichard Mowbray made the trip from Co Tyrone and achieved a best with Droit Franco (above) who made 14,000gns to J C and J White, Co Durham. From a successful family, he is by Mountjoy Utopia and out of a dam by Affute Du Ry Ossogne.



(hutch)55s web.jpgCrackley Bank Fanfare (above) from Paul Walker, Hunnington, West Midlands realised 12,000gns to R Neill and Partners, Jedburgh. He is by Crackley Bank Cannon and out of a Tamhorn Sumo dam.



(hutch)76s web.jpgLancashire breeder J Townsend, Laneshawbridge, Colne gave 10,000gns for Cromwell Fantastic (above) consigned by A E Neachell and Son, Aldridge, Staffordshire. This black and white son of Colos Van Daisel is out of a Visconti cow from Ridge Dean.



(hutch)60s web.jpgFellow Staffordshire breeders Danny and Jane Wyllie took the reserve bull title with Tamhorn Fernando (above), another Ballygrange Alex son who made 8000gns to Wainwright and Partners, Fife. 


(hutch)246s web.jpgAndrew Price also topped the female trade selling Bedgebury Glamorous at 6800gns (above). The June 2011-bred heifer by Bringlee Carlos goes to Anglesey with R J and K Tiplady.


Drumlone Fancypants, a 2010-bred heifer by Empire D’Ochain, has already notched up some good show wins and produced some strong bidding to settle at 6600gns. She goes to Aberdeenshire with J S Youngson.


Averages: 125 bulls £4563 – up £184 on the year (Harrison and Hetherington)