Blues Top 5,000gns at Carlisle
The Reserve Male & Reserve Supreme Champion Whitestone Jackpot topped at 5,000gns at the Border British Blue Clubs’ Annual Autumn Show & Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 2nd October 2015.
Purchasers have been very selective across all breeds, during this autumn’s bull sales. However, British Blue bulls averaged a very respectable £3,864.
Judge for the day, Rab Paterson, Auchenlay Herd, Dunblane put up as his Male & Supreme Champion, Stonebyres Imp, a November 2013 son of Boothlow Dynamo, out of a Ballygrange Alex daughter, Stonebyres Fifi ET bred and exhibited by Blair & Shona Comrie, Stonebyres Mains, Lanark. Imp is a Superior Carcase Sire and was knocked down for 4,200gns to TW & J Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan, Dumfriesshire. Blair & Shona also win the Border British Blue Club Trophy for the highest price animal owned by a member of the Border Club.
The Reserve Male & Reserve Supreme Champion ticket went to Whitestone Jackpot, a February 2014 son of Tweeddale Ebony (SR) ET out of Three Ways Freya ET, bred and exhibited by GA & EJ Davies, Brynawel, Llandysul, Ceredigion. JA Wood & Sons, Kinnerton Hall Farm, Shrewsbury, Shropshire was the successful purchaser at the top price of 5,000gns.
Next in the price ratings was Abington Ivan ET, out of the Bluegrass Cyclone (SR) ET and Abington Carol ET flush, from Ian McGarva, Nether Abington Farm, Abington, Lanark. Ivan found his new home with WR & JM Cowx & Son, Hudscales, Hesket new Market at 4,000gns
The Female Championship & Wilodge Perpetual Shield for the Best Animal Opposite Sex to the Champion was awarded to a March 2014 heifer, Newroddige Jemima ET, out of a Mountjoy Utopia and Tamhorn Foxtail Lily ET flush, bred and exhibited by Mallaber & Wyllie, Pessall Farm, Edingale, Nr. Tamworth, Staffs. She was knocked down for 3,800gns to SJ Balfour, Fodderletter, Timintoul.
The Show & Sale was kindly sponsored by David Allen, Accountants.
5 Bulls £3864.00
1 Female £3990.00
Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington Ltd