Beef Shorthorn Society Spring Show & Sale

25th May 2018

Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 7,000gns and achieved 85% clearance whilst females went to 5,300gns in Carlisle on Friday 25 May at the breed society’s official spring sale.

Trade leader at 7,000gns was Coxhill Kirk TI +15, SRI +15, a red two-year-old by Glengoy Callum and out of a Cairnsmore dam from L Townsend, Moffat, Dumfriesshire to Whitehall Farms, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Coxhill Kirk – 7000gns

Next at 5,500gns was the two-year-old roan Glenisla Keystone TI +20, SRI +17, a Glenisla Hornblower son from Major JPO Gibb, Blairgowrie, Perthshire to FW Graham, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Heading the female trade at 5,300gns was Castlemount Matrix Princess 2 TI +14, SRI +13, a red and white 16-month-old heifer by Elliot Matrix from DD McDowell, Newtownards, County Down to R Taylor and Sons, Fintry, Stirlingshire. The same breeder was in the money again at 3,600gns when he offered the rising two-year-old red and little white bull Castlemount Killinchy TI +15, SRI +11, by Matrix to R Leach, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Castlemount Princess – 5500gns

Millerston Klondyke TI +22, SRI +19, a dark roan rising two-year-old bull by the 12,000gns Meonhill Charlie Chaplin from Jack P Ramsay, Mauchline, Ayrshire was secured for 4,600gns in a joint bid from Tom Tennant and Mullholland Contracts, both from Selkirk, Scottish Borders. Another Charlie Chaplin son from the same breeder, this time the rising two-year-old red Millerston Kickstart TI +23, SRI +21 sold at 3,400gns to George Hodge, Kirkfieldbank, Lanarkshire.

Next at 4,500gns was Lagas Kevin TI +15, SRI +12, a two-year-old roan bull by the 5,500gns Chapelton Adonis from Laga Farms, Evie, Orkney to MJ Blair, Penrith, Cumbria.

Two entries shared a 4,000gns price tag. First to go was Oakleigh Kerry, a roan two-year-old Chapelton Bonanza daughter from P Turnbull, Whitby, North Yorkshire to T Staunton, Kinvara, County Galway.

Oakleigh Kerry – 4000gns

Heading Helmsley, North Yorkshire based FJ Hugill, T/A Hugill and Eaton’s Ballard draft at 4,000gns was Ballard Lovely Katherine, a two-year-old dark roan heifer by the 5,000gns Chapelton Franciscan to Thistledown Cowford Farms, Bankfoot, Perthshire. The same bidders went to 3,500gns for Outrawcliffe Jody, a red and white second calver by Glenisla Explorer from AJ and DA Wilkinson, Preston, Lancashire. Jody was sold with Outrawcliffe Jody, her two-month-old heifer by Shadybrook Powerplay.

A bid of 3,800gns secured Derwentwood Kinsman TI +33, SRI +28 for C and JC Stephenson, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. A red and little white,18-month-old Meonhill Fire Fox son, he was bred and exhibited by N and A Hunter, Consett, County Durham.

Two heifers were in the money for T and K Madden, Ballymena, County Antrim. Their red and white two-year-old Ballyvaddy Princess TI +16, SRI +13 by Hurricane of Ballyvaddy made 3,500gns to G and E Price, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion whilst Ballyvaddy Heathermaid TI +25, SI +26, a rising two-year-old red and white by the 10,000gns Dakota of Upsall sold for 3,000gns to R Taylor and Sons, Fintry, Stirlingshire.

Averages: 19 bulls £3,470.53; 15 served heifers £2,208.50; 18 maiden heifers £1,633.33; 12 cows in calf and/or suckling £1,684.25. Drafts: Ballard, 7 lots £2,205.00; Wells, 9 lots £1,289.17; Fieldhouse, 15 lots £1,216.60.