Border British Blue Club

2002 autumn sale

2002 Autumn Show & Sale

Wednesday 2nd October 2002

The Border Belgian Blue Club held their Thirteenth Annual Autumn Show & Sale on Wednesday 2nd October 2002 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington Limited offered the catalogued entry to a crowded ringside of buyers.

Auctioneer David Dickinson commented that there was a good quality show of bulls on offer, which were mainly made up of younger bulls. Buyers were quality conscious and bidded accordingly, resulting in bulls being sold at satisfactory prices.

The show and sale was very kindly sponsored by British Linalux and the British Belgian Blue Cattle Society.

Penygelly Stormer
Penygelly Stormer

Top price of the sale was 4,100gns for a white Seduisant de Fooz son Penygelly Stormer, who is a December 2000 born bull out of Astbury Octane ET. He was 2nd in his class when shown by exhibitors BL & JE Griffiths, Lower Penygelly, Kerry, Newtown, Powys and successfully purchased by J Shanks, Newtonhead Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock.

Next at 4,000gns was the Male, Overall Supreme Champion and Winner of the Border Belgian Blue Club Special Trophy Annanwater Tyson a March 2001 born son of Affute Du Ry Ossogne and out of Cowden Princess ET. He was bred and exhibited by BK Ryder, Newton Farm, Annanwater, Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Tyson is no stranger to the show ring having been successfully shown at the Royal Highland Show this year where he was Reserve Male Champion. Signing the cheque was Sharplaw Farms, Sharplaw, Hownam, Kelso, Roxburghshire. Also at 4,000gns was another Scottish bred bull this time from Messrs WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas with their entry Clarebrand Topman ET a June 2001 born son of Totem de Chocquennee (who has a string of high priced progeny to his name including the 7,800gns joint top price bull May 2000 at Carlisle) and out of Springfield Roxy ET the Champion Female at Carlisle May 2000 and Champion any other breed at Stewartry Show 2002. Topman who stood 1st in his class stays in Scotland travelling to Aryshire for Mr T McLatchie, Millerston Farm, Mauchline.

Annanwater Tyson
Annanwater Tyson

Jim Barber, Peel Farm, Astbury, Congleton, Cheshire sold a Kisinger son Astbury Taurus ET for 3,800gns to fellow enthusiast Richard Carter, Twyning Ash, Uley Lane, Coaley, Dursley, Glos. Taurus a February 2001 son of Astbury Laura was Junior Champion at Anglesey, Flint & Denbigh shows 2002 and was placed 4th in his class at the judging today.

The judges’ Andrew Craig ‘Woodview’ Herd and Sam Milliken ‘Seygorry’ Herd both from Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, N Ireland commented that there was a good show of excellent quality cattle. In particular they thought that there was an outstanding show of young bulls with a lot of potential for the future of the breed in particular if they go on to be used for crossbred cattle. They felt that numbers were small but the quality of females was good.

Top price in the female section was 3,000gns gained by NB & I Armstrong, Ambleside, Silloth, Wigton for their Female Champion a maiden heifer Goodyhills Sapphire a December 2000 born daughter by the renowned Eclatant De La Sucrerie and out of Black Moor Nancy ET. The successful purchaser was CL Kemp, Brambles, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury. Not far behind at 2,900gns was Springfield Topaz ET an April 2001 born daughter also by Eclatant and out of the famous Ovatie Van de Wolvendree (mgd of the aforementioned Clarebrand Topman ET). Topaz who was placed 3rd in her class and was bred and exhibited by Allan & Deirdre Wilkinson, Springfield Farm, Out Rawcliffe, Preston, Lancs and knocked down to Brian Wheatley, Home Farm, Inglewood Bank, Penrith to re-establish his Inglewood Herd, which was sadly lost due to FMD last year.

29 Bulls: £2,764.91 (minus £75.45 on September 2000)
2 Heifers served: £1,890.00 (N/C on September 2000)
3 Heifers unserved: £2,485.00 (plus £1,382.50 on September 2000)
3 Cows/Heifers: £1,295.00 (plus £328.46 on September 2000)

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