Red ladies derby hits high of 20,000gns for champion

Bidding at the Red Ladies derby at Carlisle hit a high note of 20,000gns for the day’s pre-sale champion.

Overall the sale grossed £143,535, with 31 females out of 39 selling to equate to a 79% clearance rate.

Sale stopper was Ronick Honey from William Dick and Sons, Stirling.

Sired by 17,000gns stock bull Rathconville Eugene she is out of Ronick Cute and stood first in her class at the Royal Highland Show.  She sold to GR and SR Brooke, Earlston, Berwickshire, for their establishing Romford pedigree herd, with a beef value of +38.


Next at 15,000gns was Andrew Ewing’s reserve champion Fairywater Gabriella, from his Annan based herd. Sired by the 17,00gns Wilodge Vantastic son Ironstone Diego, she is out of Pelletstown Catherine, a Mas Du Clo daughter, and has a beef value of +38. She sold to Michael Phillips, Co Sligo, Eire.


Back in the money at 7,000gns was William Dick and Sons, this time with their Wilodge Cerberus daughter Ronick Gleeful out of a homebred dam. She sold with a beef value of +43 to Craig Cameron, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.


WD Wight Livestock, Melrose, Roxburghshire, secured Herefordshire breeder PR Dawes’ Dinmore Hottie  for 6,500gns. Sired by Objat she is out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Dinmore Caprice and won reserve junior champion at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. She has a beef value of LM +44.


Mr Dawes then made 6,000gns when selling Dinmore Heiress to to Danny McMullan, Co Londonderry. Her bloodlines go back to the noted Cloughhead Umpire and she is out of the dam Wildoge Priceless, who is also the mother of Wilodge Cerberus which sold for 50,000gns.


Next best at 5,200gns was Stephen Irvine’s fourth prize heifer Anside Halle, from Drunnuir, Banffs. Sired by their 22,000gns stock bull Derriaghy Enfield and out of Lethendry Rebecca, she was purchased by AJ MacLean, Isle of Tiree.


Just shy of this at 5,000gns was Henry Savage and Sons’ Trueman Holly, from their Newry based herd. Sired by Wilodge Ceberus she is out of Trueman Encore and was bought by HJ and A Francis, Llanfyllin, Powys, sporting a big beef value of LM +40.


At the same money and also heading home to Powys with the Francis family was another Trueman heifer. Trueman Harmonica is sired by Objat and out of Trueman Acoustics – described as the best cow in the herd.


Two lots sold for 4,800gns. The first was Colin and Wendy Phillips’ January 2012-born heifer Powerhouse Honeybee. Sired by Objat she is out of Sarkley Aisleen and is a full sister to the top-selling bull Powerhouse Elite. She sold to by Mark Whitlock, Warwickshire.


The second 4,800gns call from by J Sloan and Sons, Cumnock, Ayrshire, for K and C Knox’s Beachmount Honey. Sired by the Vivalsi son Ardlea Dan she is out of a Sympa daughter Beachmount Ebony.


Weaned calves


Topping the weaned calf section at 7,000gns was Foxhillfarm Impressive from Melanie and Michael Alford, Devon. Sired by the Wildoge Tonka son Hartlaw Excaliber he is out of Bankdale Chanel, who is a maternal sister to Foxhillfarm Gracie, who swept the board at summer shows this year. He sold to ES and E Norman, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Foxhillfarm impressive -7000gns


Next best at 5,200gns was Barrons Indiana from W Barron, from Burnhope, Co. Durham.

Sired by the herd’s prolific stock bull the 20,000gns Ampertaine Commander this April born bull calf is out of the Sarkley Volvo daughter Barrons Classy. He sold to L Guy and Son, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.


At the same money was Stirling breeders D and L Graham’s homebred heifer calf Burnbank Isabella. Sired by Burnbank Frank she is out of Burnbank Eclipse – an Ionesco daughter – and sold to HC and LA MacGillivray, Argyll.

Burnbank Isabella -5200gns

Averages: Two cows served/suckling, £2,415; five served heifers, £6,027; 24 maiden heifers, £4,523.75, 20 weaned bull calves, £2,622; 34 weaned heifer calves, £1,974.93.