Carlisle Blues Hit 12,000gns Twice

British Blue Breeders showcased a quality line-up of cattle with exceptional power and quality at the Border British Blue Club’s Twenty-sixth Annual Spring Show & Sale at Carlisle on Saturday 21st May 2016 with a joint top call of 12,000gns for the overall male champion & reserve overall male champion.

The show and sale was kindly sponsored by Show Winners & Cogent.

Show winners    Cogent

The judge, Glyn Howatson, Ty Newydd, Nantglyn, Denbigh, Clwyd had the task of judging the 15 classes and championships the day prior to the sale.

Rhymil Jagerbomb - Overall Champion - 12,000gns

Rhymil Jagerbomb - Overall Champion - 12,000gns

First of the joint top prices through the ring on 12,000gns was lot 82 Rhymil Jagerbomb ET, a dark blue roan entry from Rhys Millichap. Jagerbomb won his class then went on to secure the Junior Male Champion, Overall Male Champion & Supreme Champion. He is a 21 month old son of the Gitan Du Pti’t Mayeur and Paulern Audrey ET flush. Jagerbomb is no stranger to the show ring having won 1st prize at the 2015 Royal Highland Show. He sold to DJ Lloyd & Co of Caersws, Powys.

Aultmore Jumbo - 12,000gns

Aultmore Jumbo - 12,000gns

Also selling at the same price was lot 46 Aultmore Jumbo ET shown by Garry Patterson. This 23 month old entry is from the Gregmaur Osman and Netherdale Deva ET flush. Qualifying as a Superior Carcase Sire, Jumbo won his class and took the Reserve Junior & Reserve Overall Male championship. Jumbo was also shown successfully during the summer of 2015 winning numerous Championships to his credit. He was purchased by A Neachell & Son for their Cromwell herd based in Staffordshire.

Woodend Kenzie - 10,000gns

Woodend Kenzie - 10,000gns

A further two bull entries sold for 10,000gns each, lot 98 Woodend Kenzie the single entry from Greg Jackson was sold to J Lee of Whitfield, Hexham. Kenzie is a 16 month old son of Bringlee Volkawagon ET and out of Springfield Gloria, he stood 3rd in his class. Greg Jackson also wins the ‘Brian Wheatley Memorial Trophy’for the highest priced animal owned by a member of the Border British Blue Club.

Liley Knight - 10,000gns

Liley Knight - 10,000gns

Next on 10,000gns was the last bull through the ring, another Superior Carcase Sire, lot 106 Liley Knight from Marsdens Farms Ltd. This 13 month old sold by Dafydd d’Ochain and out of Tweeddale Heidi stood 2nd in his class and sold to Wyn & Linda Morgan to join their Ty Isaf herd based in Newtown.

Cromwell Jaguar - 9800gns

Cromwell Jaguar - 9800gns

Also hitting the high spots at 9,800gns was lot 48 Cromwell Jaguar, the 3rd prize winning bull from A Neachell & Son. This June 2014 born black bull is by Ballygrange Dudley and out of Banquise De La Bocheroule. Jaguar was knocked down to EA Davies, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire.

Aultmore Jasper - 9000gns

Aultmore Jasper - 9000gns

Next in the price ratings, also from Garry Patterson was lot 83 Aultmore Jasper ET, an eye-catching 21 month old, black & white bullfrom the Twyning Ash Vaughan & Aultmore Gucci ET flush. Qualifying as a Superior Carcase Sire, Jasper stood 2nd in his class and was successfully purchased for 9,000gns by J Hyslop & Sons, Netherton Farm, Biggar.

Solway View Jayz - 8500gns

Solway View Jayz - 8500gns

Kevin Watret took his Reserve Senior Male Champion into the ring and was bid to 8,500gns to an undisclosed buyer. Lot 40 Solway View Jayz ET, is an exceptional 2 year old bull, from the Ballygrange Alex and Annanwater Wispa ET flush.

Almeley Jasper - 8500gns

Almeley Jasper - 8500gns

Also on 8,500gns was lot 75 Almeley Jasper, a 22 month old black & white bull from GL & KS Morgan. Jasper, a powerful bull by Drybarrows Cawdale and out of Almeley Delia was successfully knocked down to Smallburn Farms Ltd, Elgin, Morayshire.

Stonebyres Jake - 8000gns

Stonebyres Jake - 8000gns

Blair & Shona Comrie of the Stonebyres herd based in Lanarkshire took the next leading price at 8,000gns. Lot 28 Stonebyres Jake, an April 2014 bull, by Tamhorn Enterprising ET and out of Stonebyres Divina ET stood 1st in his class in the show. He was sold to Messrs Metcalfe, Edenhall, Penrith, Cumbria. Jake also qualified as a Superior Carcase Sire.

Droit Janelle - Female Champion and Res Overall - 6000gns

Droit Janelle - 6000gns

The leading female price went to the Female Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion from Richard Mowbray with lot 114 Droit Janelle ETfrom the Gitan Du P’Tit Mayeur and Droit Fancy ET flush. Janelle was purchased by Kevin Watret to join his Solway View herd for 6,000gns.

Mark & Elaine Hartley sold their 2nd prize winning heifer, lot 141 Pendle Kit Kat for 5,500gns to Messrs Michalatos, Lisvane, Cardiff. Kit Katan 11 month old black & white heifer calf by Blue Stone Union Jack and out of Pendle Witch was very keenly sought after.

Also from Richard Mowbray with his 3rd prize winning heifer lot 115 Droit Julie ET. Julie a December 2014 born heifer from the Mountjoy Utopia and Droit End ET flush was knocked down for 5,000gns to A Burleigh, Ballindarragh, N. Ireland.

Next in the price ratings on 4,000gns was the 1st prize winning heifer from HR & WJ Maudsley. Lot 137 Littlebank Kylie ET, a January 2014 born heifer from the Dafydd D’Ochain and Woodview Wanda ET flush joins the Birdswood herd of T Okell, Aston.

The Reserve Female Champion sold for 3,600gns to Stephen & Sarah Hough, Pontefract, West Yorkshire to join their Featherstone herd. Lot 108 Drews Jersey ET, a January 2014 born heifer, who was bred by AJ Coppinger and shown by Norbreck Genetics Ltd and is from the Empire D’Ochain and Bringlee Beth ET flush.


18 Senior Bulls £4841.67

38 Junior Bulls £5658.95

56 Bulls Overall £5396.25

31 Maiden Heifers £2807.23

1 Cow & Calf £2100.00

1 Recipient with ET Calf £2205.00

Leading prices: -


Rhys Millichap’s 'Rhymil Jagerbomb ET’ lot 82 12,000gns to DJ Lloyd & Co, Cefnbarrach, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys. 1st prize in class 8, Junior Male Champion, Overall Male and Supreme Champion

WM Patterson & Son’s ‘Aultmore Jumbo ET’ lot 46 12,000gns to A Neachell & Son, Shrubbery Farm, Daniels Lane, Walsall, West Midlands. 1st prize in class 5, Reserve Junior Champion & Reserve Overall Male Champion

Greg Jackson’s ‘Woodend Kenzie’ lot 98 10,000gns to J Lee, Morley Hill Farm, Whitfield, Hexham, Northumberland. 3rd prize in class 10

Marsdens Farms Ltd’s ‘Liley Knight’ lot 106 10,000gns to DW & LE Morgan, Lower House, Adfa, Newtown, Powys. 2nd prize in class 10

AE Neachell & Son’s ‘Cromwell Jaguar’ lot 48 9800gns to EA Davies, Pantmaenog, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire. 3rd prize in class 5

WM Patterson & Son’s ‘Aultmore Jasper ET’ lot 83 9000gns to J Hyslop & Sons, Netherton Farm, Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire. 2nd prize in class 8

Kevin Watret’s ‘Solway View Jayz ET’ lot 40 8500gns to an Undisclosed Purchaser
1st prize in class 4 and Reserve Senior Male Champion

GL & KS Morgan’s ‘Almeley Jasper’ lot 75 8500gns to Smallburn Farms Ltd, Plewlands Farm, Duffus, Elgin, Morayshire. 3rd prize in class 7

A & CS Comrie’s ‘Stonebyres Jake’ lot 28 8000gns to Messrs Metcalfe, Home Farm, Edenhall, Penrith, Cumbria. 1st prize in class 3

Roly Carr’s ‘Homilton Jaguar’ lot 42 7000gns to TW Oliver, Cawfields, Haltwhistle, Northumberland
5th prize in class 5

JH Pedley’s ‘Oak Tree Jamboree’ lot 87 7000gns to JD Bentley & Son, Lanehead Farm, Kelton, Middleton-In-Teesdale, Co Durham. 4th prize in class 9

Geraint & Kim Williams’ ‘Dragon Blues Jackpot’ lot 70 6500gns to East Anglian Trailers Ltd, Bottles Hall, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex. 1st prize in class 7

A & CS Comrie’s ‘Stonebyres Italo’ lot 1 6000gns to J Boocock & Son, Edmonds Farm, Fridaythorpe, Driffield, North Humberside. 2nd prize in class 1

Kevin Watret’s ‘Solway View Junior’ lot 10 6000gns to P Cooper & Son, Govals Farm, Kincaldrum, Fofar, Angus. 1st prize in class 2

AE Neachell & Son’s ‘Cromwell Joop’ lot 49 6000gns to JR Hall, Inglewood Edge, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria. 2nd prize in class 5

Mel & Diane Lucas’ ‘Lukeroyal Jewel ET’ lot 62 6000gns to J Roberts & Son, Tir Glyn, Aberdaron, Pwllheli, Gwynedd. 1st prize in class 6

AM & E Hartley’s ‘Pendle Jager Bomb ET’ lot 93 6000gns to CG Goodrick & Son, Home Farm, Kirkby Wharfe, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire


Richard J Mowbray’s ‘Droit Janelle ET' lot 1146000gns to K Watret, 25 Northfield Park, Annan, Dumfriesshire. 1st prize in class 12, Female Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion

AM & E Hartley’s ‘Pendle Kit Kat’ lot 141 5500gns to Messrs Michalatos, Penyparc, Cefnporth Road, Lisvane, Cardiff. 2nd prize in class 14

Richard J Mowbray’s ‘Droit Julie ET’ lot 115 5000gns to A Burleigh, 48 Innishrooske Road, Crummy, Ballindarragh, Northern Ireland. 3rd prize in class 12

HR & WJ Maudsley’s ‘Littlebank Kylie ET’ lot 137 4000gns to T Okell, Birdswood Farm, Aston, Runcorn
1st prize in class 14

Norbreck Genetics Ltd’s ‘Drews Jersey ET’ lot 108 3600gns to S & S Hough, Park Grange Farm, Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire. 1st prize in class 11 and Reserve Female Champion

EA & DA Ellis’ ‘Trencrom Kwality Street ET’ lot 121 3500gns to W Patterson, Upper Forgie, Keith, Banffshire

EA & DA Ellis’ ‘Trencrom Krystal Gayle’ lot 122 3500gns to K & R Foster, Solway View, Newton Arlosh, Wigton, Cumbria.

Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington