British Blues sell to a top price of 4,900gns at Carlisle
British Blues sold to a top of 4,900gns at the Border British Blue Club's 30th Annual Autumn Show & Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 4th October 2019.
The show was very generously sponsored by McCaskie Agriculture.
Top call came for, Dinmore Nightowl ET, a black & white, 20 month old son of the Ballygrange Alex and Zwarte II ET VD Wildebee flush. He was shown by PR & HR Dawes, from Dinmore and was knocked down for 4,900gns to Messrs Baillie, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart. Nightowl stood 2nd in his class. He is no stranger to success having won breed champion Hanbury; male & reserve overall champion Cheshire Show and 1st prize Burwarton Show 2019.
The Male & Supreme Champion Maidenlands Million Dollar ET was next in the price ratings at 4,800gns. Million Dollar a 2 year old bull was bred and exhibited by Border Club enthusiast Dean Saunders from Tarn Flatt, Marton. Million Dollar is out of the Manchester Du Bois Remont and Maidenlands Koko Chanel flush. Signing the cheque was Messrs Thomson, Forgandenny, Perth. Dean also wins the Border British Blue Club Trophy for the highest price animal owned by a member of the Border Club.
Also hitting the high spots was the the reserve male & reserve overall champion from Ross & Elaine Pattinson, from Low Row, Brampton. Top Side Ned ET, a 20 month old bull by Drift Domino and Lochside Wigtown flush. Ned found his new home with Messrs Robson & Partners, Lochmaben, Lockerbie at 3,000gns
Judge for the day, Ian McGarva (Abington Herd) put up as his Female Champion & winner of the Wilodge Perpetual Shield for the Best Animal Opposite Sex to the Champion, Goodyhills Nikki, a white September 2018 born daughter by their stock bull Stonebyres Hartley and out of Goodyhills Diamond. She was bred and exhibited by Neil & Irene Armstrong, from Silloth, Wigton. Nikki left the ring unsold.
5 Bulls £3612.00
2 Females £976.50
PR & HR Dawes' Lot 261 Dinmore Nightowl ET 4900gns to Messrs Baillie, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. 2nd prize class two
Dean Saunders' Lot 254 Maidenlands Million Dollar ET 4800gns to Messrs Thomson, Forgandenny, Perth, Perthshire. 1st prize class one, Male & Overall Champion
Ross & Elaine Pattinson's Lot 259 Top side Ned ET 3000gns to Messrs Robson & Partners, Lochmaben, Lockerbie Dumfriesshire. 1st prize class two, Reserve & Overall Champion
R & M Paterson's Lot 255 Auchenlay Magnus 2500gns to Messrs Fawcett & Sons, Askrigg, Leyburn. 2nd prize class one
Ross & Elaine Pattinson's Lot 257 Top Side Noel ET 2000gns to Messrs Church, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate. 3rd prize class two