British Blue Sale – Carlisle

‘Blues’ Top 10,000gns with near 100% clearance at Borderway

The ring at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 24th January 2014 was packed with an electric atmosphere, for the small, but very select sale of British Blue cattle.

The Judge, Andrew Price from the Bedgebury Herd, Maidstone, Kent, put up as his Female Champion and Overall Supreme Champion, Solway View Haribo ET, out of Solway View Elegance, by the renowned Solway View Dynamite, being knocked down for 10,000gns, to new breeder, Ian Sinclair, Clyth Mains, Lybster, Caithness. Haribo being a very shapely, November 2012 heifer, being in the top 10% of the breed for 400-day weight growth.

The Supreme Champion rosette and sash being presented by Society President Gill Evans from the Seifion Herd.

Solway View Haribo - Overall Champion - 10,000gns

Solway View Haribo - Lot 22 - 10,000gns

The Reserve Supreme and Champion Male going to Graham Morgan’s, Almeley Hi Tech, a March 2012 bull, out of Park U Orthodox and by his renowned stock bull, Drybarrows Cawdale, being subsequently knocked down for 6,200gns, to Messrs. Beckwith, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. A bull in the top 10% of the breed for Calving Ease and above breed average for 400-day weight EBV’s and in the top 20% for Carcase Profitability Index.

Almley Hi-Tech - Male Champion - 6200gns

Almeley Hi Tech - Lot 8 - 6200gns

The Reserve Male Championship going to Newton Blues Geordie out of the Malcolm Telfer and Helen Claxton stable. A December 2011 bull, out of Newton Blues Candice, by Empire D’Ochain, finding a new home with D C Rees & Sons, Pencrug Farm, Brecon, Powys, for 5,200gns.

Stonebyres Harrison – Lot 9 - 6200gns

Stonebyres Harrison – Lot 9 - 6200gns

The Reserve Female Championship going to Cowden Champagne, a January 2007 cow, out of Ridge Dean Vision, by Baroque De L’ Ecluse, finding a home at 1,800gns, with EC Haste & Sons, Beaworthy, Devon.

Almeley High Spec Lot10 - 6200gns

Almeley High Spec - Lot 10 - 6200gns

Cromwell Harrison, from AE Neachell & Son, out of Bringlee Welancee, by Bringlee Carlos won its class. A January 2012 bull finding a new home with RD Atkinson, Goole, North Humberside, for 4,000gns.

Sale Averages:

9 Bulls - £5,168 (+ £546)

3 Served Heifers - £2, 520

3 Maiden Heifers - £5,215

6 Cows - £2,292

Leading Prices:

Bulls: -

Lot 8 - Almeley Hi Tech – 6,200gns

Lot 9 – Stonebyres Hartley – 6,200gns

Lot 10 – Almeley Hi Spec – 6,200gns

Lot 15 – Whitestone Hurricane – 5,500gns

Lot 5 – Strathbogie Harry – 4,500gns


Lot 22 – Solway View Haribo ET – 10,000gns

Lot 23 – Ryden Izzy – 2,700gns

Lot 26 – Strathearn Cinderella – 2,400gns

Lot 28 – Annanwater Dixie – 2,400gns

Lot 29 – Andys Ebony – 2,400gns

With an almost 100% clearance.

Auctioneer, David Thomlinson commented, “There was very strong demand throughout the sale from bidders, with a number of potential purchasers going home empty handed.”

Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington