BEEF Shorthorn females sold to a top of 4,500gns and bulls to 4,000gns in Carlisle on Friday, March 23, at the breed society’s early spring sale. Both entries were within the breed’s top 5% and from Uppermill Shorthorns, Dromore, County Down.
The 4,500gns sale leader was Uppermill Lillian Jill TI +29, SRI +25, a 22-month old roan heifer, by the 7,500gns Dunsyre Demetri. Jill, who earlier on had secured the female and overall reserve title, sold to D Watkins, Buxton, Derbyshire.
Uppermill Rama TI +32, SRI +30, a dark roan two-year old Demetri son, was awarded both male and supreme championships and was bid to 4,000gns by R McIntosh, Selkirk, Selkirkshire.
Uppermill Shorthorns were in the money again when they offered the reserve male champion, Uppermill Lisburn TI +20, SRI +17 at 2,400gns to Nun Appleton Estate, Appleton Roebuck, North Yorkshire. Lisburn was a 23-month old roan by Uppermill Gladiator.
A bid of 3,000gns secured Cairnsmore King Kong TI +13, SRI +12 for WT McMiken, Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire. Bred and exhibited by B and J Landers, and Son, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Kong was a roan 22-month old by Ballylinney Gently.
Coxhill Knight TI +17, SRI +16,
a roan 23-month old by Glengloy Callum from LJ Townsend, Mof-
fat, Dumfriesshire, commanded 2,200gns from Klondyke Farms, Thornhill, Dumfries-shire.
Reserve female title went to Galla Kirsty Wildeyes TI +11, SRI +9, a white 22-month-old by the 5,400gns Kidston Rambo from JW Frame, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
She attracted a 1,750gns call from WJ Fenemore, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire.
RJ Baudains’ Trowbridge dispersal was led at 3,600gns by Knockenjig Tessa TI +24, SRI +18, an in calf, roan Tofts Whiskey daughter sold with her second calf at foot, Trowbridge Tessa Linsay, a roan six-month-old heifer by Tamhorn Glen. The buyer was T McMillan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Averages: Five bulls £2,877.00; 10 served/maiden heifers £1,771.35; two cows £2,310.00. Trowbridge dispersal, 28 head: £1,362.75.