BRITISH Blues sold to a top of 5,200gns at the Border British Blue Club’s 29th Annual Autumn Show & Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
Top call came for the reserve male champion, Droit Luke ET, a black and white, two year old son of the Dafydd D’Ochain IS SR and Droit Frisky ET flush. He was shown by Richard J Mowbray, from Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland, and was knocked down for 5,200gns to Messrs Baillie, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Scotland.
The Male & Supreme Champion Stonebyres Murphy was next in the price ratings at 4,000gns. Murphy, a 20 month old bull, was bred and exhibited by Border Club enthusiasts Blair & Shona Comrie from Stonebyres, Lanarkshire. Murphy is by Boherard Cantona ET and out of their homebred cow Gem ET and has calving ease figures in the top 10% of the breed and a Carcass Profitability Index of +17. Signing the cheque was Messrs Coates from Canonbie, Dumfriesshire.
AVERAGES – Five bulls £3,822; two females £3,150; one recipient with embryo calf £2,730.