Trade was steady at the Autumn Sale at Borderway Market on the 7th November, judged by Neil McGowan. Taking the top call on the day was Sterling Empire, a Mendick Butch son out of a Rosten Son-o-Barney daughter from Boddingtons Estates The Manor, Boddington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0TJ selling for 6000gns to Nick and Nadia Gwynne, Garden Cottage, Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8DP
Next at 3200gns from W. J Hollingsworth Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield, S36 4GW was Midhope Easter Egg, a Dirnanean Snowie son out of a Hockenhull Red Rum daghter,selling for Commercial use in the Hexam area.
Then at 3000gns was the Male and Reserve Over-all Champion, from R H Carter, Gerrard House, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8NR, Gerrard Eldorado, a Blackford Harvester son, out of a Gerrard Major daughter
Top of the female trade was the Reserve Female Champion from Nick and Nadia Gwynne Garden Cottage, Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8DP, Chestermann Ringleader Veronica 2, a Blackford Ringleader daughter, out of a Popes Laird daughter selling for 2800gns
Selling at 2600gns again from the Chestermann herd, Garden Cottage, Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8DP Chestermann Ringleader Sage 2, another Blackford Ringleader daughter, out of a Hockenhull Maverick daughter
Over-all and Female Champion came from Brian Lundy Caistor Moor Farm, Caistor, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN7 6SD, Caistor Empress 33, an Omorga Volvo daughter out of a Caistor Neptune daughter, selling for 2500gns
Reduction from the Pick Family (Scarthingwell Herd) topped at 3400gns for Scarthingwell Vixen sired by Camus Brandy out of Scarthingwell Wispas Nutmeg and her bull calf Scarthingwell Ferrari by Omorga Regan. Purchased by H & Dm Forster, East Wharmley, Hexham, Northumberland, NE4 2PL – Piatroon herd.
Bulls 5 @£3792.60 68% clearance