The inaugural Simmental Society ‘Leading Ladies’ Sale of pedigree females, held at Carlisle, experienced a blistering trade, with 100% clearance for the entries on offer. Top call of the day was 13,000gns for a heifer and calf unit consigned by B & E Chadwick, Derbyshire. Chadstone Tollies Delight 6th, a Camus Brandy daughter out of a Dirnanean Jacob dam, sold with her Omorga Volvo sired heifer calf at foot and was knocked down to Hunnyhill Farms, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Following at 7,300gns was 16-month old maiden heifer Corskie Cherry, from WJ & J Green. She is sired by Ballinalare Nightrider and descends from a family line packed with notable show winners, and claimed a 3rd prize ticket at this year’s Highland Show herself. Boasting the highest figures in the catalogue, with a TSI of +83 and an SRI of +93 (both in the top 5% of the breed) she also travels to the Isle of Wight to join the Hunnyhill herd.
Selling at 6,200gns was the in-calf Heifer class winner, and Reserve Overall Champion; Corskie Barbie from WJ & J Green, Fochabers. A daughter of the noted sire Popes Laird, she sold PD’d in calf to the 10,000gns Kilbride Farm Tarrant to Banchory, Aberdeenshire-based breeder Ian Wilson.
At the same money was Sacombe Corona-Kleeb from Mr & Mrs PB & JA Borlase. This 16-month old maiden heifer is a daughter of stock sire Grangewood William and comes from the herd’s noted 7-generation ‘Kleeb’ family line. She also heads to the Hunnyhill Herd, Isle of Wight.
The pre-sale show Supreme Champion, Boars Head Meierisli 5th, then sold at 5,600gns. She is sired by Seaview Prince Charming and arrived at the sale having won a string of 1st prizes from the show circuit; including Kent County and the South of England Shows. She was knocked down to John Gough, Ellerton Grange, Shropshire.
The Hunnyhill herd’s purchasing continued with a 5,000gns call for Woodhall Billi, a 2-year-old heifer from Hector Macaskill. She is sired by the homebred Woodhall Volcano, a Corrick Kentucky Kid son and is out of a homebred Mackney Hector daughter.
Averages: 1 Heifer with calf £13,650 4 In calf Heifers £4,410 16 Maiden Heifers £3,570
Judge: Mrs Linda Burditt - Brookyn Herd
|CLASS 1||1 - CHADWICK||-----||-----||-----||-----|
|CLASS 2||4 - GREEN||2 - BIRCH||3 - BIRCH||6 - MACASKILL||-----|
|CLASS 3||8 - STEELE||9 - LOFTUS||7 - HOULDEY||-----||-----|
|CLASS 4||10 - GRENHAM||11 - GREEN||12 - WOOD||15 - ROBSON||14 - ROBSON|
|CLASS 5||16 - ROBSON||18 - BORLASE||21 - WOOD||20 -WOOD||17 - WILSON|
|OVERALL CHAMPION||10 - GRENHAM||RESERVE||4 - GREEN|