Simmental bulls to 8800gns at Carlisle

Scotland Hill Cairo, a son of Scotland Viper, took the overall championship and made the day’s top price of 8,800gns at the British Simmental Cattle Society’s show and sale at Carlisle.

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 Out of a Burghbridge cow by Brinkton Excellence, Cairo was consigned by Doncaster breeder Thomas Hill and goes to Norfolk with buyer D Mitchell, Fakenham.


Otley, west Yorkshire breeder C Clarke sold his Burghbridge Chester at 5,000gns to K Preston, Galashiels. Chester is by Brinkton Major.

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Jim and Patricia Goldie from Annan earned 4,800gns for their Blackford Albatross son Newbiemains Conformer. He heads for Northumberland with buyers Lanton Estate.


Four bulls made 4,600gns. Bavington Courageous from J and J Sanders sold to G and S Coghill, Orkney; W Hollingsworth‘s Midhope Commander sold to J Melville and Sons, Girvan, Ayrshire while B and L Allan’s Glenturk Cosworth went to C and J McBryde, Lockerbie.


Topping the females at 2,000gns was the maiden heifer Sterling Samantha’s Dream from Boddington Estates. She went to R McCulloch, West Lothian who took several of the day’s best females.


The dispersal of the Dolwen herd for Abergele breeders Bryn and Rhiannon Jones peaked at 6,100gns for Penwern Branwen, a Samark Superman daughter sucking her first calf by Auchorachan Wizard. Buyer was Mr McCulloch.


Averages: 24 bulls £4032 and 10 females £1578; Dolwen herd: 10 females £2929 and one bull calf £1207.


(Harrison and Hetherington)