Hudscales Pilot lives up to bidders expectations

2 June 2000

Hudscales Pilot lives up to bidders expectations

ON his performance data, Hudscales Pilot looked promising prospect.

And on inspection he met everyones expectations when he was offered for sale at Borderway Mart by local farmer Willie Cowx. He topped the trade at 3500gns, on a day that saw six herds consign 119 head of Limousin youngstock.

The Feb 1999-bred Pilot is by the Haltcliffe Gladiator son Bapton Javelin and is out of a daughter of Broadmeadows Jiver. His figures, including a Beef Value of 37, giving a society index figure of 141, puts him equal second in the listing of the breeds top 100 young bulls. Buyer was J Swift, Kendal, Cumbria.

Mr Cowxs entries met the strongest trade and there was a stream of bids when Broadmeadows Jiver was offered. By the Canadian bull Titan, he was overall champion at the breed society sale at this venue in 1995. He now heads for Redpath Farms in Berwickshire, who gave 3400gns for him.

Another Jiver son, the June 1999-bred Hudscales Paul, bred out of a Canon dam, made 1900gns to A Wallace and Co, Newton Stewart. The 12 young bulls from Hudscales averaged £1233, with four heifer calves levelling at £590.

Wilodge Polet, a maiden heifer by Brontemoor Ilkley from Don Williams herd in Shropshire, sold for 1800gns to D B Sinclair, Inchture, Perthshire.

Cumbria hill farmer Robin Hollidays cattle sold to 1450gns, paid by J D McIrvine, Huntly, Aberdeenshire for Ruffland Poacher. He is by the Cannon son Ronick Lotus. Newton Stewart buyers J A and M F Ambler made two 1300gns calls to secure Ruffland Outback (by Lotus) and Ruffland Oxo (by Goldies Glider), both October 1998-bred bulls. &#42

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