Herefords hit 3000gns at Carlisle

New money as well as cash from established breeders produced a sparkling trade for cattle from the Hilton herd of Herefords when it was dispersed at Carlisle.


A big crowd competed for stock from this herd which was established eight years ago by Fife-based breeder John Brown. Founded on strong lines from Panmure, Baldinnie, Tullypark and Shradon – all responsible for some major show titles for the herd in recent years – the dispersal produced two top calls of 3000gns.


The March 2006-bred maiden heifer Hilton 1 Charlotte was first to cause a major stir and made 3000gns to D Smith and Son, Turnberry, Ayrshire who took two other lots. Charlotte, successfully shown at top level this summer, is by Dieulacresse Vodaphone and out of a Nether Criggie 1 Harry dam. She is in-calf to Romany 1 Diamond.


Another Vodaphone daughter, Hilton 1 Doreen, matched the bid. Also in-calf to the Romany bull, she goes to father and son team of Robert and Ian Shaw who run the Hallwood Herefords in Cheshire. They also paid 2400gns for the second calver Baldinnie 1 Fiona 7th – a Leos Pride 1 Vanquish – who is in calf to Barwise 1 Wellington.


Buying a foundation cow for a new herd were D and A Telfer, Langholm, Dumfriesshire who gave 2000gns for Hilton 1 Abbey. This fourth calver is by Nether Criggie 1 Harry and was suckling a July-born heifer calf by Vodaphone and is in-calf to the Romany bull.


A collective sale of bulls on the same day also produced a top call of 3000gns for the 22-month-old bull Baldinnie 1 Fighter from J Cameron and Son, Fife. This young bull took the junior male title at the Royal Highland Show and was bought by Coley Walks Farm, Halifax for pedigree work.



 Averages: Hilton dispersal – 14 cows £1642; three served heifers £2590 and five maiden heifers £1407. Collective – three bulls £2205 and two heifers £1391. (Harrison and Hetherington).