Blues Top 10,000gns Twice at Carlisle Spring Show & Sale

British Blue breeders enjoyed a successful day's trading at the Border British Blue Club's Twenty-eighth Annual Spring Show & Sale at Carlisle on Saturday 19th May 2018 when Almeley Kendrick ET (lot 2) shown by GL Morgan & Solway View Levi ET (Lot 50) sold for the joint top price of 10,000gns.

Kendrick was the second bull through the ring from the Drybarrows Cawdale & Rosemount Faith flush. This September 2015 born bull sold to JR Cussons & Son, Morrra Head Farm, Scarborough.

Almeley Kendrick - 10,000gns

Almeley Kendrick - 10,000gns

Also on 10,000gns from Kevin Watret was Solway View Levi ET, who stood first in his class and one of four Superior Carcase Sire Bulls in the sale, with 400-day growth rates in the top 5% of the breed and Carcase Profitability figure of +18 (Breed average +12), this October 2016 born son of the Solway View Firecracker & Bringlee Evadine flush sold to RA Cadzow, Inland Pasture Farm, Berwick upon Tweed. Kevin also wins the 'Brian Wheatley Memorial Trophy'for the highest priced animal owned by a member of the Border British Blue Club.

Solway View Levi - 10,000gns

Solway View Levi - 10,000gns

A further 5 bulls all sold at 6,000gns or above with a clearance of 87% for the bulls.Topping the females at 4,500gns was Richard Tiplady's Tipladys Malibu (lot 85).

The judge, Will McLaren, Muirhouses, Kirriemuir, Angus had the task of judging the 9 classes and championships the day prior to the sale. The supreme champion, Stonebyres Minstrel (lot 64) offered by Blair & Shona Comrie left the sale ring unsold.

Stonebyres Minstrel - Supreme Champion

Stonebyres Minstrel - Supreme Champion

Maes Lingard - Reserve Champion

Maes Lingard - Reserve Champion

Next in the price ratings, was our Senior Male Champion, Top Side Lewis (lot 25) from Ross & Elaine Pattinson. An exceptionally powerful 2 year old bull by Naby Golddust ET and out of the homebred cow Lexis Hottie by Boherard Cantona ET. He was purchased as a half share by A & F Baillie, Low Glasnick Farm, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart & A & J Baillie, Challochglass, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart.

Also on 8,000gns, was Luce Water Lionking ET from Ben Haigh. An eye-catching 21 month old black & white bull from the Solway View Firecracker & Stowbeck Freda ET flush. He stood fourth in his class and goes to Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale, Kirkby Stephen.

Also hitting the high spots on 7,000gns, was Almeley Lallana (lot 22) from GL Morgan, a 23 month old bull by Pinnacle Hero ET and out of their homebred cow Goodlooking. Lallana stood third in his class and was knocked down to EA Davies & Son, Upper Court Farm, Hereford.

Two bull entries sold for 6,000gns each, AM & E Hartley's Pendle Lion Heart (lot 36) was first through the ring. He had stood 2nd in his class. Lion Heart a 21 month old blue roan bull, by Jalon de Martinpre and out of Pendle Glitzy ET was knocked down to W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Ballindalloch.

Also selling at the same price was Goodyhills Maverick (lot 63) shown by Neil & Irene Armstrong. This 16 month old son of Stonebyres Hartley and out of their homebred cow Isabella was sold to Liam Yewdale, Atkinson's Wood & Drummer, Great Ayton, Cleveland.

The leading female price went to Richard Tiplady for his 1st prize winning heifer Tipladys Malibu (lot 85). This stylish 11 month old heifer by Tweeddale Ironman and out of his homebred J Taime ET was sold for 4,500gns to J Crowther, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Next on 4,000gns was the first prize winning heifer, female champion and winner of the Challenge Trophy for the best animal opposite sex to the champion. Black N Blue Lady Llloyd (lot 72) from Neil & Sally Lloyd, a 2 year old heifer by Jiosco de Focant and out of Black N Blue Empress sold to SJ Balfour, Foddderletter, Ballindalloch.


26 Senior Bulls £5060.19

18 Junior Bulls £4690.00

44 Bulls Overall £4908.75

17 Maiden Heifers £2859.70

1 Served Heifer £2625.00

4 Recipients with ET Calves £3491.25

Leading prices: -


GL Morgan's 'Almeley Kendrick ET' 10,000gns to J R Cussons & Son, Morra Head Farm, Harwood Dale, Scarborough, N.Yorkshire

Kevin Watret's 'Solway View Levi ET' 10,000gns to RA Cadzow, Inland Pasture Farm, Scremerston, Berwick-Upon-Tweed. 1st prize class 5

Ross & Elaine Pattinson's 'Top Side Lewis' 8,000gns to Half Share A & F Baillie, Low Glasnick Farm, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart & A & J Baillie, Challochglass, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart. 1st prize class 2 & Senior Male Champion

Ben Haigh's 'Luce Water Lionking ET' 8,000gns to Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale, Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. 4th prize class 3

GL Morgan's 'Almeley Lallana' 7,000gns to EA Davies & Son, Upper Court Farm, Clifford, Hereford, Herefordshire. 3rd prize class 2

AM & E Hartley's 'Pendle Lion Heart' 6,000gns to W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire. 2nd prize class 3

NB & IA Armstrong's 'Goodyhills Maverick' 6,000gns to Liam Yewdale, Atkinson's Wood & Drummer, Easby, Great Ayton, Cleveland

T Ryder's 'Ryden Lexus' 5,500gns to HR Hayton & Son, Asby Grange, Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria. 4th prize class 1

IP Jones' 'Maes Lionking ET' 5,200gns to N & ME Harrison, Tailbert, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria

GW & K Williams' 'Dragon Blues Lotto ET' 5,000gns to Frankland Farms, Newhall Farm, Rathmell, Settle, N.Yorkshire. 2nd prize class 1

Ben Haigh's 'Luce Water Lucky Boy ET' 5,000gns to B Hall, Ainstable Hall, Ainstable, Carlisle, Cumbria. 2nd prize class 2 & Reserve Senior Male Champion

GL Morgan's 'Almeley Lampard ET' 5,000gns to GT & S Coghill, Muce, Birsay, Orkney

GL Morgan's 'Almeley Lionel ET' 5,000gns to AL Ablewhite, Elm Farm, 24 Main Street, Normanton, Nottinghamshire. 3rd prize class 3

Kevin Watret's 'Solway View Legacy ET' 5,000gns to Messrs Huck, Church Farm, Hubberholme, Skipton, N.Yorkshire. 4th prize class 5

Kevin Watret's 'Solway View Lotus' 5,000gns to JA McGarva, Nether Abington Farm, Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire. 5th prize class 5


RJ Tiplady's 'Tipladys Malibu' 4,500gns to J Crowther, Making Place Farm, Soyland, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. 1st prize class 9

Sally & Neil Lloyd's 'Black N Blue Lady Lloyd' 4,000gns to SJ Balfour, Fodderletter, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire. 1st prize class 8 & Overall Female Champion

RJ Tiplady's 'Tipladys Martini ET' 3,800gns to GM & TNL Bennett, Tyn Y Pant, Manafon, Welshpool. 4th prize class 9

RE Wigley's 'Old Stackyard Blues Mo-No' 3,800gns to C Dick, Upper Taylorton Farm, Stirling, Stirlingshire. 2nd prize class 9

JE Bellas & Son's 'Croftends May' 3,600gns to Liam Yewdale, Atkinson's Wood & Drummer, Easby, Great Ayton, Cleveland.

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Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington