Great trade as Charolais reach 20,000gns at Borderway

p 154 Beechtree George 20k.jpgBeechtree George (pictured above) from Humberside breeder David Burkill led a sizzling trade for Charolais bulls at the breed society’s show and sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle selling for the day’s top price of 20,000gns.


By the Oldstone Egbert son Gretnahouse Archangel he had a terminal sire index of +40 and stood champion on the day, Buyer was J Wilson, Alford, Aberdeen.


p 118 Caylers Gladiator 12k.jpgA 12,000gns deal produced a shared purchase of Caylers Gladiator (pictured above) from Caylers Charolais, Royston, Hertfordshire. This Balmyle Addition son goes to joint buyers R Milne, Morayshire and W and P Drysdale, Blairgowrie.


p 88 Newhouse Fourstar 11k.jpgNewhouse Fourstar (pictured above), a Sackville Claudius son from R M Adam and Son, Angus made 11,000gns to R Leiper and Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – a bid that was matched by Westcarse Gold, a son of Kersknowe Clansman consigned by J H Christie and Son,  Stirlingshire. Buyers were Blackmuir Trading Ltd, Backmuir Farm, Keith, Banffshire.


They also paid 3300gns for the 2008-bred cow Rumsden Delta, an Okapibb daughter offered in the dispersal of the Rumsden herd owned by Rupert Taylor, Uckfield, Sussex.


Her bull calf Rumsden Gromit, by Rumsden Cruiserweight, made 4500gns to D Story, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire.


Averages: 24 senior bulls £5,269; 38 intermediate bulls £5,319; 40 junior bulls; £4,911 and 15 females £3,395. Rumsden dispersal: 20 cows and calved heifers with calves at foot or in calf £4,405 and 14 heifers not yet calved and maiden heifers £3,330.


(Harrison and Hetherington).