Carlisle: Beef Shorthorns peak at 4,800gns, Herefords at 2,500gns

Beef Shorthorns met a solid trade, selling to a peak of 4,800gns, at the breed society’s official spring sale at Borderway Market, Carlisle on Friday 27 May.

On the same day, Hereford bulls sold to a top price of 2,500gns at the Pedigree Beef Day Spring Sale at the same venue.

Read the reports below.

Beef Shorthorns

Sale leader at 4,800gns was Hurricane of Ballyvaddy TI +19, SRI +17, a 20-month-old by Chapelton Typhoon from T and K Madden, Glencloy, Ballymena. The buyer was RF Leach, Warmington, Banbury.

Next at 4,400gns was the two-year-old Balgay Halbarad TI +32, SRI +29, a Chapelton Winsome son from Balgay Farm, Inchture, Perth. He sold to Cnewr Estate, Sennybridge, Brecon.

Hurricane of Ballyvaddy

Hurricane of Ballyvaddy © Wayne Hutchinson

Balgay sold two more for 4,000gns, both by the 13,000gns Chapelton Braveheart. First to go was the red Balgay Hill TI +20, SRI +9. Buyer was RK and M Mainwaring, Ellesmere, Shropshire. The second 4,000gns bid was made by James Hopper, Harpham, Driffield, for the day’s champion, the roan Balgay Hidden Land TI +21, SRI +10.

A bid of 4,200gns secured the 7,500gns Stonehills X Factor-sired Chapelton Hope TI +23, SRI +12 for A and F Sken, Glenesk, Angus. He was bred and exhibited by Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas.

Balgay Halbarad

Balgay Halbarad © Wayne Hutchinson

Blelack Magnum TI +13, SRI +11 commanded the day’s third 4,000gns call for Neil Massie and Sons, Aboyne. This two-year-old is by the 12,000gns Royal Highland champion, Meonhill Highland Centurion, and sold to T MacMillan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute.


The female trade was led at 2,800gns twice. First at that money was the reserve female champion, Chapelton Zola TI +15, SRI +17, a dark roan two-year-old heifer by the 6,800gns Glenisla Banquo from Donald Biggar. She sold to GS and GI Pettit, Gordon, Buckie.

The day’s second 2,800gns call was made by RG and HE Thompson, Sneaton, Whitby, for the female champion, Oakleigh Honey, a two-year-old roan by Blelack Masterpiece from P Turnbull, Kildale, Whitby.

Averages: 17 bulls, £3,082.06; 25 served heifers, £1,686.30; 19 maiden heifers, £1,394.29; one cow served and/or suckling, £2,415.00. Wells draft, £1,003.80; Ballard draft, £1,207.50.

(Harrison & Hetherington)

Hereford bulls

Of the Herefords shown, the reserve overall champion, Panmure 1 Midge from JM Cant and Partners, Arbroath, took the top price. Out of Panmure 1 Plum B5 and sired by Hawkesbury 1 Volcano, the March 2015-born bull went to Colby Farms, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria for 2,500gns.

Selling at 2,400gns was overall champion Salton 1 Lexus from G Bulmer, Salton, York. Out of Salton 1 Millie and sired by Normanton 1 Jupiter, the June 2014-born bull went to RC and S Cleasby, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria.

At the same money was the Romany 1 Mikado H12 M14. The September 2014-born bull, sired by Romany 1 Heavyduty and out of Romany 1 Milk, went to JS and IM Wilson, Millom, Cumbria.

Panmure 1 Plum from JM Cant and Partners, Arbroath, was the only female shown on the day, taking 1,900gns. Also sired by Hawkesbury 1 Volcano and out of Panmure 1 Plum H15, the March 2015-born heifer went to JO Hodge, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Selling alongside the Herefords were Saler and Lincoln Red bulls and South Devon bulls and heifers.

Taking 3,700gns was Saler bull Seawell Jetset from PM and SM Donger, Towcester, Northamptonshire. The April 2014-born bull, out of Seawell Flora and sired by Seawell Govenor, went to Messrs Roper & Sons, Wigton, Cumbria.

Also from PM and SM Donger was March 2014-born Saler bull Seawell Jack Daniels, which went to WT Evans, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, for 3,200gns.

ST Fort Trojan, a July 2014-born Lincoln Red bull from A Mylius & Partners, sold for 3,200gns to J and H Fergusson, Rankinston, Ayr.

Enterprise Libby from David L Irving, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, was the top-selling South Devon bull, going to CN Bentley, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, for 1,900gns.

Averages: 6 Hereford bulls £2,345; 1 Hereford heifer £1,995; 3 South Devon heifers £1,505; 1 Lincoln Red bull £3,360; 2 Saler bulls £3,622.50

(Harrison & Hetherington)

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