Carlisle Autumn Show & Sale 2013

Quality In High Demand at Carlisle

The Border British Blue Club staged their Twenty-fourth Annual Autumn Show & Sale at Carlisle, when auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Borderway Mart, Rosehill offered for sale a good show of British Blue Cattle. Trade was very strong for animals that met the buyers’ criteria.

The show and sale was kindly sponsored by Agri-Lloyd and Davidsons Animal Feeds.

The judge, James Innes, (Strathbogie Herd), Dunscroft Farm, Huntly, Aberdeenshire had the difficult task of judging the show. The Male & Supreme Championship was awarded to Messrs Whiteley & Courts, Pond Farm, Scawton, Thirsk, N. Yorkshire with their January 2012 black son of the Empire D’Ochain (IS) and Ridge Dean Alice ET flush, Franks Hugger Mugger ET. He was keenly bid to the top price of the day 9,000gns and was knocked down to the judge Jim Innes, who stood by his decision. Hugger Mugger boasts EBV figures in the top 5% of the breed for Growth and Carcase Profitability Index.

Franks Hugger Mugger - Overall Champion - 9000gns

Franks Hugger Mugger - Overall Champion - 9000gns

Also hitting the high spots on 6,500gns was the 4th prize winning bull from Wyn Jones, Henfache, Oswestry. Tanat Herbie ET, a stylish 18 month old son, with Eye Muscle Area figures in the top 10% of the breed. Sired by Imperial De L’Ecluse and out of Faughanvale Cindy ET he was successfully purchased by Messrs Huck, Church Farm, Skipton, N Yorkshire.

Tanat Herbie - 6500gns

Tanat Herbie - 6500gns

Martin Bros, Ashvale Farm, Newtownards, Co. Down, N. Ireland sold their 1st prize winning bull for 5,500gns, Springhill Geronimo ET. He is from the Gitan Du P’Tit and Springhill Country Girl flush and shows EBV figures in the top 5% for growth. This September 2011 bull was successfully purchased by JW Kay & Co, Gass Farm, Straiton, Maybole, Ayrshire.

Springhill Geronimo - 5500gns

Springhill Geronimo - 5500gns

Next in the price ratings was the 3rd prize winning bull Stonebyres Garrison from Border Club enthusiasts Blair & Shona Comrie, The Beeches, Stonebyres Mains Farm, Lanark. The November 2011 son of Norbreck Black Beauty ET and out of White Farm Dune was bid to 4,700gns and knocked down to Messrs WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie Farm, Clarebrand, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Garrison has EBV figures in the top 10% for Calving Ease and top 1% for Pedigree Breeding Index. Blair & Shona also wins the “Macmin Cup” for the highest priced animal owned and exhibited by a member of the Border Club.

The female champion and winner of the ‘Wilodge Perpetual Shield’ for the Best Animal Opposite Sex to the Champion went to Mel & Diane Lucas, 154 Sevenmile Straight, Antrim, N. Ireland with Lukeroyal Giggle ET, a 28 month old daughter of Empire D’Ochain (IS) (SR) and Lukeroyal Wee Beauty ET flush. This stylish black & white heifer was sold to DT Williams, Bryn Esgeifiog, Gaerwen, Anglesey for 2,600gns.

Female Champion - Lukeroyal Giggle - 2600gns

Female Champion - Lukeroyal Giggle - 2600gns

Kevin Watret, 25 Northfield Park, Annan sold his British Blue cross recipient with her ET heifer calf at foot for 3,900gns. Solway View India ET from the Gitan Du P’Tit Mayeur (IS) and Annanwater Wispa ET flush was knocked down to a telephone bid from Pry Holdings, 10 The Pry, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire.

Show Results

Class 1:
1st – Springhill Geronimo ET
2nd – Mountjoy Gideon ET
3rd – Lukeroyal Gazza ET
4th – Lukeroyal Gus ET
5th – Lukeroyal Gregg ET

Class 2:
1st - Bavan General ET
2nd – Bavan Giggolo ET
3rd – Stonebyres Garrison
4th – New Abbey Hercules ET
5th – Greystone Generator

Class 3:
1st – Franks Hugger Mugger ET
2nd – Rhymil Hugo Boss
3rd – Chatham Horace
4th – Tanat Herbie ET
5th – Chatham Harry

Class 4:
1st – Lukeroyal Giggle ET
2nd – Kelowna Faberge ET

Class 5:
1st – Tweeddale Glenda ET
2nd – Stonebyres Hot Spot ET

Male Champion – Franks Hugger Mugger ET
Reserve Male Champion – Bavan General ET
Female Champion – Lukeroyal Giggle ET
Reserve Female Champion – Kelowna Faberge ET
Supreme Champion – Franks Hugger Mugger ET
Reserve Supreme Champion – Bavan General ET

Leading Prices
Lot 69 – Franks Hugger Mugger (9,000gns)
Lot 73 – Tanat Herbie (6,500gns)
Lot 58 – Springhill Geronimo (5,500gns)
Lot 65 – Stonebyres Garrison (4,700gns)
Lot 63 – Bavan General (3,400gns)
Lot 84 – Solway View India (3,900gns)
Lot 78 – Lukeroyal Giggle (2,600gns)

12 Bulls £4165
1 Served Heifer £2730
1 Recipient with ET calf at foot £4095