Carlisle Spring Sale

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NATIONAL SPRING SHOW AND SALE OF  BRITISH SIMMENTAL BREEDING CATTLE

The increasing demand for the breed continued ensuring a 100% clearance of the 18 bulls forward and showing a healthy average of £1844.79.

The leading price of the day was 3,100gns for Ascote Sparrow Hawk, a 15 month old son of Blackford Hawk, bred & exhibited by S & C Evans, 21 Shoemaker Close, Ascote, Northants.  He went to local buyers R.I Bell, Aigle Gill, Aspatria.

Astcote Sparrowhawk 3100gns

Chairman of the Simmental Young Members, Rob Fitton, of Moss Hall Farm, Lostock, Bolton, realised the next highest price for Simply Rudolph, by Slievenagh Fantastic son which made 2,800gns to The Woolhanger Farms partnership, from Parracombe, Devon, where he joined their earlier purchase of Blackpool Ross for 1,600gns from the judge Ron Loftus’s Blackpool Herd from Kirkham, Lancs for the long journey home.

Simply Rudolph 2800gns

Mr. P Kelly from Ballamodda Farm, Isle of Man purchased Edenbank Raymond from John Irving, Houghton, Carlisle for 2,400gns and the next lot in the ring realised 2,000gns for the 1st prize and Reserve Male Champion,  Needwood Romeo, from B & D F Williams, Holly Bank Cottage Farm, Barton Gate Staffs, selling to Messrs McDowall & Co, Culquahsen, Glen Luce, Newton Stewart. Needwood Romeo is a son of Salisbury Challenger.

Messrs S & H Graham & Son, Hallrigg, Plumpton, Penrith paid 2000gns for another 1st Prize winner, Annanwater Rusty a son of Dovefields Gallant, from B K Ryder, Newton Farm Moffat. Edenbank Radar, from John Irving, sold for 2000gns to Messrs A. Lindsay & Co, Culnaightrie, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas.

The Supreme Champion for the Day, Holstead Lydia, from Messrs F & J. Andrews, Holt Farm, Holmfirth, N. Yorks led a good show of females to an average of  £1064.79.

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Supreme Champion Holtstead Lydia

This outstanding heifer was sold in calf to Omorga Prince who sold at Perth in April 2005 or £15,000.  She sold to G.G. Perratt, Hole House Farm, Irvine, Ayrshire for 2000gns. Messrs Henry, Knockallan Farm, Castle Douglas paid 1500gns twice for the first of their 4 purchases.  Firstly for Annick Princess the 1st prize Senior Maiden Heifer from L.D.Quarm, Holehouse Farm, Irvine, followed by Midhope Ruby  from a draft sale of heifers from W.J.Hollingsworth , Midhopestones, Sheffield. These were joined by Midhope Radar  at  1350gns and Midhope Rowena at 1050gns, Hunsonby Charolais Ltd Townfoot Hunsonby, Penrith added Holtstead Amy to their herd from Messrs Andrews for 1400gns.

The draft sale of heifers from the Blakewell Herd from Messrs Steele Easington, Hull topped at 1000gns to A.H.Gamble, Little Fithie, Farnwell, Brechin.

Averages 18 bulls £1,844.79 22 females £1064.00 Midhope Herd 8 head £1141.88 Blakewell Herd 8 head £ 888.56

Judge: Mr Ron Loftus
17 Bulls sold to a sales average of £1891.54
Prize Name Vendor Purchaser Price Gns
Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion Needwood Romeo B & D F Williams Messrs Mcdowall & Co - Newton Stewart 2000.00
Reserve Male Champion Moorside Sovereign J T & G Smith Mr Webster - Marlin Grange Herd 1800.00
Top Price Bulls Astcote Sparrow Hawk (P)(ET) S & C Evans Mr R Bell - Carlisle 3100.00
Simply Rudolph R M Fitton Woolhanger Farming Ptnr's - North Devon 2800.00
Edenbank Raymond Mr J Irving Mr P Kelly - Isle of Man 2400.00
Needwood Romeo B & D F Williams Messrs Mcdowall & Co - Newton Stewart 2000.00
Annanwater Rusty B K Ryder S & H Graham & Son - Penrith 2000.00
Edenbank Radar Mr J Irving A Lindsay & Co - Castle Douglas 2000.00
22 females sold to a sales average of £1064.79
Supreme Champion & Female Champion Holtstead Lydia F & J Andrews G G Perratt - Ayrshire 2000.00
Reserve Female Champion Annick Princess 1st Mr L D Quarm T & D Henry - Knockallan Herd 1550.00
Top Price Females Holtstead Lydia F & J Andrews G G Perratt - Ayrshire 2000.00
Annick Princess 1st Mr L D Quarm T & D Henry - Knockallan Herd 1550.00
Midhope Ruby Mr W J Hollingsworth T & D Henry - Knockallan Herd 1550.00
Holtstead Amy F & J Andrews M/S J & T Holliday - Eden Valley Herd 1400.00
Midhope Radar Mr W J Hollingsworth T & D Henry - Knockallan Herd 1350.00