Saturday’s dispersal of the Wesley herd of Charolais for Wesley Estates brought to a close more than 30 years of Charolais breeding by the Sankey family and saw a top call of 10,000gns paid for the herd’s current stock bull Balmyle Dingle.
This Dingle Hoffmeister son, bred by Bill Bruce was bought at Carlisle in 2009 and has a TSI of +60 and an SRI of +62. He is out of Balymyle Anna, a Pedr Thumper daughter and sold to Neil and Graeme Massie for the Blelack herd.
Second best of 8000gns was given for Wesley Acute, a January 2005-born Maerdy Rock daughter out of Wesley Thelma, a Bassingbourn Netherland daughter. She sold with her March born heifer calf, Wesley Glamorous, by Balthayock Aesop at foot and went to W D Connelly, Balanahinch, Northern Ireland.A pair then traded at 7000gns, with the first being Wesley Babe, a March 2006-born Thrunton Trojan daughter. This third calver is out of Wesley Unify, a Maerdy Rock daughter and sold with her Balmyle Dingle bull calf, Wesley Galleon, at foot. She found a new home with Corskellie Farms, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Second to make this money was Wesley Forceful, an October 2010-born son of Balthayock Matthew out of Wesley Agile, a Maerdy Rock daughter. He has a TSI of +41 and an SRI of +42 and sold to A Orr-Ewing, Purton, Swindon.A 6400gns bid was enough to secure Wesley Alpine, a November 2005-born Thrunton Trojan daughter out of Welsey Tinsel, a Bassingbourn Netherland daughter. She sold with a heifer calf, Wesley Gallery, at foot and was bought by Messrs Haw and Trim Partners, Bere Regis, Dorset.
And making 6000gns was Wesley Furnish, a December 2010-born bull calf by Aesop. This one is out of Wesley Dolores, another Trojan daughter and sold with a TSI of +38 and an SRI of +40 to Messrs White for the Balbithan herd, Swanage, Dorset.
A pair then sold at 5800gns, with both being Dingle sired bull calves. First to trade at this money was Wesley Gasket, a son of Wesley Celeste, a Balthayock Aesop daughter. He is a January 2011-born calf and has a TSI of +49 and an SRI of +51. Buying him was Corskellie Farms, Huntly.
The other transaction at this money came when the same buyer took Wesley Gallant. This one, also January born is out of Wesley Damsel, another Aesop daughter and has a TSI of +44 and an SRI of +47.
Selling for 5200gns was served heifer Wesley Euphoria. This Trojan daughter is a out of Wesley Vera, a Maerdy Rock daughter and has a TSI of +46 and an SRI of +34. She sold in-calf to Aesop and was knocked down to J McGrath, Dromore, Co Tyrone.
Averages;40 cows with calves £5028.18, 17 cows in calf £2733.08, 17 served heifers £2482.94, 27 maiden heifers £2446.11, six bulls £4777.50 (Harrison and Hetherington).