Here are the last couple of high prices from the trade here at Carlisle, making 10,500gns was Homebyres Dixon from John Logan, this is a Homebyres Vanhee son out of Homebyres Topaz, a Sarkley Pepsi daughter. This one was subject to a 10,000gns maiden bid but then the opening bidder dropped out rapidly once their first call was topped.
Then at 8000gns was Cowin Destiny from Dyfan and Carol James. This is an Objat son out of Cowin Valmai, an Ionesco daughter.
It has certainly been a strong trading day with the 141 bulls sold levelling through at £5742, a highly respectable average for an autumn sale, bearing in mind the tendancy for most buyers to purchase at the spring sales.
Overall the bulls with the quality and scope to do the business for their future owners were the ones in demand from the ringside. Interestingly all three reserve section champions made more then the animals which stood above them in the show classes yesterday, but that’s often the way of these things.
Now its on to Stirling for the first bull sales in the new venue, check back tomorrow for my first thoughts on the offering and the facilities there.