Carlisle Annual Spring Show & Sale 2013
Intermediate Male Champion Secures Top Price of 20,000gns
British Blue Breeders showcased a quality line-up of cattle with exceptional power and quality at the Border British Blue Club’s Twenty-third Annual Spring Show & Sale at Carlisle on Saturday 18 May with a top call of 20,000gns.
The show and sale was kindly sponsored by Galloway & MacLeod, Cogent and Norbrook Pharmaceuticals (Prize Money), British Blue Cattle Society and Border Club (Advertising).
The judge, John White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton in Teesdale, Co. Durham had the task of judging the 15 classes and championships the day prior to the sale.
Top price of the day 20,000gns went to Graham Morgan, Cider Mill, Tillington, Herefordshire with the Intermediate Male Champion, Almeley Ginola, a 24 month old black & white son by Drybarrows Cawdale who sold for 12,500gns Carlisle May 2009 and out of a homebred cow Almeley Crystal. Ginola a bull with exceptional growth and power was knocked down to Messrs Coates, Rainscar Farm, Stainforth, Settle, N Yorkshire to join their Greystone herd. Graham sold 6 bulls to average 8,350gns with 5 of these by Drybarrows Cawdale which averaged 8,620gns.
The judge, John White bought his Senior Male & Overall Male Champion Almeley Goliwog for 8,800gns which was also exhibited by Graham Morgan. Goliwog a 25 month old black son of Drybarrows Cawdale and out of the homebred cow Almeley Dipsy.
Kevin Watret, Northfield Park, Annan took his third prize winning bull into the ring and was bid to 8,500gns for Solway View Gaddafi a 21 month old black & white son by Kelowna Charnock and out of a Gitan bred cow Bridgemuir Dolly ET. Gaddafi was purchased by T Robinson & Sons, Catlow Farm, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Kevin Watret also wins the Border Club Special trophy for the highest priced animal owned by a member of the Club.
An intermediate entry from Andrew Price of the Bedgebury herd based in Kent took the next leading price at 7,800gns. Bedgebury General Lee ET, a son from the Bringlee Waldo and Wilodge Cover Girl flush stood 2nd to the Intermediate Champion in the show. General Lee is maternal brother to Bedgebury Flat Out who was the overall champion and top price of 15,000gns Carlisle May 2012. He was sold to RA Cadzow, Inland Pastures Farm, Scremerston, Northumberland.
Also hitting the high spots at 7,200gns was a Heros Du Peroy (IS) bred son and second prize winning senior bull, Littlebank Gigolo ET, shown by HR & WJ Maudsley, Littlebank Bungalow, Settle, North Yorkshire. This eye-catching 25 month old, black & white bull out of Pendle Chattocks sold to EA & DA Ellis, Trevarrack, Leland, St Ives, Cornwall.
Graham Morgan sold Almeley Giggs ET from the Empire D’Ochain (IS) and Almeley Rainbow ET flush for 7,000gns. Giggs stood 1st in his class and was knocked down to JA McGarva, Nether Abington, Farm, Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Next in the price ratings, also from Graham Morgan was Almeley Gulliver by Drybarrows Cawdale and out of Almeley Delia. Gulliver stood 3rd in his class and was successful purchased for 6,800gns by DC Rees & Son, Pencrug Farm, Cradoc Road, Brecon, Powys.
Two bulls sold for 6,500gns. The first entry came from Danny & Jane Wyllie, Pessall Farm, Edingale, Nr. Tamworth, Staffs with Tamhorn Gladiator, a May 2011 born bull, by Tamhorn Sumo (SR) and out of Noirette Du Fond De Bois, an exceptional breeding cow. He was knocked down to JH Sharp & Sons, Ivescar, Chapel-le-dale, Carnforth, Lancs.
The other 6,500gns price tag went to Society Chairman, Andy Ryder, Blackhamilton, Blackford, Carlisle with his single entry Andys Grenade. This 20 month old entry won his class and went on to take the Junior Male Championship and was Reserve Overall Male Champion. Grenade is by the aforementioned Kelowna Charnock and is out of a Gitan bred cow Annanwater Black Beauty ET. Grenade was sold to L Guy & Son, Home Farm, Gilmonby, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.
The Female Champion & Supreme Championship went to Border Club enthusiasts Redhead & Watson, Bowsden Moor, Bowsden, Berwick-upon-Tweed with Tweeddale Hatty by their homebred bull Tweeddale Ebony (SR) ET and out of Tweeddale Euphoria ET. Hatty was purchased for 5,000gns by RJ & K Tiplady, Powis House, Longton Marton, Appleby.
22 Senior Bulls £4458.18
17 Intermediate Bulls £5035.88
18 Junior Bulls £4176.67
57 Bulls £4298.64
2 Served Heifers £2100.00
23 Maiden Heifers £2670.65
1 Cow served and/or suckling £3675.00
2 Recipients suckling FOT calf £2415.00
Leading prices: -
GL & KS Morgans’s ‘Almeley Ginola’ 20,000gns to Messrs Coates, Rainscar Farm, Stainforth, Settle, North Yorkshire. 1st in class 5 and Intermediate Male Champion. An animal in the top 5% of the breed for calving ease and the top 15% for Carcase Profitability index
GL & KS Morgans’s ‘Almeley Goliwog’ 8,800gns to JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham. 1st in class 4, Senior Male and Overall Male Champion
An animal in the top 1% of the breed for calving ease direct and in the top 10% for Carcase Profitability Index
Kevin Watret’s ‘Solway View Gaddafi’ 8,500gns to T Robinson & Sons, Catlow Farm, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire. 3rd in class 8
Andrew Price’s ‘Bedgebury General Lee ET’ 7,800gns to RA Cadzow, Inland Pastures Farm, Scremerston, Northumberland. 2nd in class 5
An animal in the top 18% for 400-day weight growth
HR & WJ Maudsley’s ‘Littlebank Gigolo’ 7,200gns to EA & DA Ellis, Trevarrack, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall. 2nd in class 3
An animal in the top 20% for 400-day weight growth
GL & KS Morgans’s ‘Almeley Giggs ET’ 7,000gns to J A McGarva, Nether Abington Farm, Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire. 1st in class 6
An animal in the top 40% for 400-day weight growth
GL & KS Morgans’s ‘Almeley Gulliver’ 6,800gns to DC Rees & Son, Pencrug Farm, Cradoc Road, Brecon, Powys. 3rd in class 4
An animal in the top 2% for calving ease and top 20% for Carcase Profitability Index
D & J Wyllie’s ‘Tamhorn Gladiator’ 6,500gns to JH Sharp & Sons, Ivescar, Chapel-le-Dale, Carnforth, Lancashire.
An animal in the top 8% for 400-day growth and top 15% for Carcase Profitability Index
Andy Ryder’s ‘Andys Grenade’ 6,500gns to L Guy & Son, Home Farm, Gilmonby, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. 1st in class 8, Junior Male and Reserve Overall Male Champion
Matthew Jones’ ‘Graymar Gladiator ET’ 6,000gns W Buckle, Bleathgill, Barras, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.
Messrs Metcalfe’s ‘Edenfauld Hector’ 6,000gns to Devonport Farms, Blakelaw Farm, West Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland. 5th in class 10
D & J Wyllie’s ‘Springfield Gunnar’ 5,500gns to JA Wood & Sons, Kinnterton Hall Farm, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 3rd in class 9
Redhead & Watson’s Tweeddale Governer ET’ 5,200gns to L Raine & Sons, Coach & Horses, Spital, Bowes, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. 4th in class 8
Redhead & Watson’s ‘Tweeddale Hatty’ 5,000gns to RJ & K Tiplady, Powis House, Long Marton, Appleby, Cumbria. 1st in class 13, Overall Female Champion and Supreme Champion
Pasturefields Livestock’s ‘Tweeddale Emise ET & her heifer calf Boomer Indigo’ 3,500gns to Toppesfield Hall Ltd, Yeldham Road, Toppesfield, Halstead, Essex. 1st in class 15
Preston Farms ‘Glenpark Gilly ET’ 3,200gns to Jean Mackay, Harelaw Farm, Caplethill Road, Barrhead, Glasgow. 4th in class 13
Redhead & Watson’s Tweeddale Heather’ 3,200gns to RJ & K Tiplady, Powis House, Long Marton, Appleby, Cumbria. 5th in class 13
G & K Williams’ ‘Dragon Blues Happy ET’ 3,100gns to Toppesfield Hall Ltd, Yeldham Road, Toppesfield, Halstead, Essex. 1st in class 14
AM & E Hartley’s ‘Pendle Hellena’ 3,000gns to R & R Currie, Low Dunashery, Tayinloan, Tarbert, Argyll.