Two bulls sold for the top price of 3000gns at the annual Hereford spring show and sale held at Carlisle on Friday.
The Overall Champion Moorside 1 Party Animal from G & MC Shepherd’s Preston based herd was one of these. Sired by Moorside 1 Montgomery this bull was purchased by Messrs Hall from Durham.
Also selling at the same money was Messrs Hewson’s Amberside 1 No Limit. Sired by Kinglee 1 Hero and out of Amberfield 1 Brunette 47th this bull won 2nd prize in his class at the pre-sale show and went on to be purchased by CB Farms from Bedale.
The Reserve Overall Champion, Barwise 1 Nelson from Carolyn Fletcher sold for the next best price of 2900gns. Sired by Barwise 1 Wellington and out of Barwise 1 Grace the successful bidder on this occasion was Messrs Wetherell, Carlisle.
The best of the females was the first into the ring, HJ Elliot’s Cornriggs 1 Valerie 2nd who sold for 2500gns. Sired by Cornriggs 1 Super Guy and out of Cornriggs 1 Valerie she was purchased by Messrs Burgess from Dumfries.
Averages – 6 bulls £2520, 2 females £1837.50