Topping the Belted Galloway Sale from the Morrell and Solway herds at Borderway on Friday was the pedigree cow Morrell Bluebell with her April born heifer calf at foot. Consigned by Mr Richard Morrell, Bluebell was sired by Raisedale Renegade and out of Askerton Ilona, this unit sold for the top price of 1220gns.
Following closely behind this at 1200gns was Morrell Grace also by the same sire but this time out of Askerton Ines. She sold with her bull calf at foot to Messrs Davidson of Gretna. 1100gns was enough to secure her dam, the 2010 born cow Askerton Ines and her March born heifer calf at foot. Ines was bred by Messrs Eden but part of the consignment from the Morrell herd.
Best of the Solway animals was Solway Vain, a 2015 born heifer sired by Castlefield Joe with her June born bull calf at foot by Solway Lewis. They sold for 850gns to Messrs Hall from North Yorkshire.
Solway Exact was the next best from this consignment when she sold, along with her bull calf at foot, for 820gns. Exact was sired by Budawang Zavier – a red bull – and out the Downholland Johnston sired Solway Marshy, her calf at foot was again sired by Solway Lewis.
Morrell Herd; 6 Cows with calves at foot £948.50; 3 Cows in calf £539.006; 6 Yearling Heifers £539.00; Solway Herd; 4 Cows with calves at foot £784.88; 2 Cows in calf £787.50; 6 Maiden Heifers £708.75