The Charolais Cattle Society’s autumn fixture at Borderway Mart,
Mowbraypark Derby, a 20 month son of successful sire Mowbraypark Paramount, was the first bull in the ring and quickly set the pace selling for 5500gns to I and C White, Rutland.
Ranked in the breed’s top 10% with a Terminal Index of +30, he was consigned by Ripon,
Alsnow Dictator took the reserve overall male ticket for owners Alan Lawson and Son, Hallington,
Gretna Green based Alasdair Houston took the male title with Gretnahouse Drysky who goes back over the border to join P Usher, Gatehouse of Fleet at 5000gns. He is by Gretnahouse Ultimate..
There were three other 5000gns deals. Wesley Drake – a son of the 20,000gns Perth champion Thrunton Trojan from Wesley Estates, Markfield, Leicester – sold to T Lightfoot, Callington, Cornwall; James Herdman, Alnwick paid 5,000gns for Hallbankgate Dragon, an Edenhurst Pioneer son from father and son team, Tom and Ian Bell, Brampton.
Topping the entry of “Cracker” females at 5,000gns was the heifer Edenhurst Caroline from local breeder Peter Vasey. Also by Talisman and in-calf to Edenhurst Cognac, she stood female champion and goes to T Jones and Son,
The same buyers gave 4,100gns for the Campbell family’s Thrunton Bronte, a three year old by Talisman suckling her April born heifer, Thrunton Esla (note spelling) who is by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal. Ian, John and their father, Colin Campbell from Alnwick achieved a best of 4,600gns for Thrunton Bluebelle. This three year old, by Solwayfirth Union, had her nine month old heifer calf at foot. Buyers were James and Vanessa Webb, Leicester.
Reserve female champion was Westcarse Dynasty, a January 2008-born maiden heifer from John Christie,
Averages: 28 bulls £3165.00; six Cracker females £3,552.50; Thrunton draft (4) £4068.75; Shamleys and Cliftonpark draft (6) £1680.00; Bega retirement sale (7) £2430.00. Eight other collective females £1404.38. (Harrison and Hetherington).