Aberdeen-Angus females were in demand at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, today for the October Society sale, which also featured a few headline reduction sale offerings.
Sale leader at 8000gns was Rull Frances R206, a January 2015-born Netherton Big Edition H460 heifer calf from the dispersal of the mature portion of Edward and Claire Jones’ Rull herd. Her dam is the Rull Mr Mac J532 daughter Rull Frances M145 and was purchased by Messrs W and D McLaren, Netherton, Auchterarder, Perthshire.
At 5700gns was John Elliot’s pre-sale female champion Rawburn Blackbird N718, a Rawburn Eli L281 daughter that sold to Penhill Farm Ltd, Mauden Bradley, Warminster. Born in March 2013, she is out of Rawburn Blackbird G729, a Rawburn Duke Windsor E440 daughter and dam of the 40,000gns Rawburn Black Hawk. This heifer sold due to calve in February to Rawburn Boss Hogg N630.
Penhill Farm Ltd also paid 5000gns for Edward Jones’ Rull Evita L127, a 2011-born Muirhall Top Deal E006 daughter. She is out of the Rawburn Transformer daughter Rull Evita E041, who is a daughter of the prolific show and brood cow Rull Evita B010. This young cow sold with her June-born Netherton Big Edition H460 bull calf at foot.
Alastair Beattie’s Lochmaben dispersal peaked at 4000gns for Lochmaben Royal Lady N153, a two year old Rawburn Elysium F547 daughter out of Wall Royal Lady E408, herself by Wall Emperor Y222. She sold with her bull calf at foot by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 to Richard and Carol Rettie, Clackmannanshire.
Next up making 3900gns from the same home was the 2011-born Rawburn Rommel E423 daughter, Lochmaben Lady Heather L127. She is out of Lochmaben Lady Heather H044, a Glen Islay Battle Cry 27L daughter. This young cow sold with her April-born bull calf at foot by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 and served back in-calf to Hallington Edition M362. Buyer was D Steel, Wigton, Cumbria.
Lochmaben Pansy N149, a 2013-born Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 daughter with her April-born Auldhouseburn Karlos D218 heifer calf at foot then sold at 3800gns to Maxwell Farming Company, Thornhill, Dumfries. She had been served back to Hallington Edition M362.
The final lot in this consignment was Lochmaben Lady Heather P171 selling at 2900gns. This yearling heifer is by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 and out of the Glen Islay Battle Cry daughter Lochmaben Lady Heather H044. She was served in July to Rawburn Boss Hogg N630 and was knocked down to Paul and Kirsty Westaway of Melview Farming, Dymock, Gloucestershire.
Stuart Addison dispersed his Castlegate herd and leading price for this consignment at 2800gns was Belhaven Franciscan L386, a 2011-born Rawburn Rommel E423 daughter. She sold with her May-born Auldhouseburn Karlos D218 bull calf at foot to Messrs Colville, Belfast.
The major reduction of the Saville herd for Stephen and Sarah Medley peaked at 2600gns for Saville Missie N056. Sired by Netherton Big Edition H460 she is out of the Rito 9M9 of 2036 Scotch Cap daughter, Netherton Missie F405. She sold in-calf to Retties JFK and was purchased by S Thomson, Blair Drummond, Stirling.
Bulls proved harder to sell than females, but David and Penny Evans’ second prize bull Tree Bridge Langham P488 sold for 3000gns to Carolyn Fletcher, Barwise Hall, Appleby. He is a Tofts Foremost Lord K508 son out of Tofts Lucy L742, a Rawburn Duke Windsor E440 daughter. He carries a Terminal Index of +37, Self Replacing Index of +47 and +15 for milk.
Next best at 2500gns for Jerusalem Lord Jodrell P292, a third prize Rawburn Julio Eric L249 son from HW Angus. His dam is the Blelack Blacksmith Y291 daughter Jerusalem Lady Jane G121. He has a Terminal Index of +41, Self Replacing Index of +56, with +20 for milk and +6.2 for eye muscle area. Buying him outside the ring was Hodgson Brothers, Ambleside, Cumbria.
At 2100gns was Belhaven Dunkirk P092 from J Gilmour and Co, who sold at 2100gns to D Brisbane, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer. This April 2014-born Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 son is out of Belhaven Drama Queen J114, a TC Freedom 104 daughter. He has a Terminal Index of +38, Self Replacing Index of +58, +20 for milk and +5.4 for eye muscle area.
Collective sale averages: seven bulls £2212.50, seven heifers £2152.50
Rull averages: six cows and heifers with calves at foot £2318.75, six heifers £1881.25, one heifer calve £8400, five bull calves £892.50.
Castlegate averages: four cows and heifers with calves at foot £2065.88, one heifer £840, two maiden heifers £971.25.
Lochmaben averages: 10 cows and heifers with calves at foot £2714.25, four heifers £1929.38.
Barwise averages: eight cows and heifers with calves at foot £1407, 10 heifers £799.05.
Saville averages: three cows and heifers with calves at foot £2142, four heifers £2100, seven maiden heifers £1312.50.
In the pre-sale judging Mark Wattie of the tapped out his champion as Netherton Marvel P796 (lot 5) from William McLaren. This January 2014 born son of The Moss Mr Eshton D409 is out of The Moss Florian B284 daughter Netherton Missie E371. He has a Terminal Index of +37 and Self Replacing Index of +43, with +14 for milk.
Standing reserve champion was Alan and Stephen Lawson’s Hallington Lord Hanson, an April 2014 born Hallington Jenson Eric L307 son. His dam is Blelack Lady Heather G803, a Nightingale Ernie B133 daughter. He has a milk figure of +18.
1, J H C Campbell and Sons’ Thrunton Rembrandt N627, by Blelack Prince Consort A286
2, I and S Graham’s Balgay Finley N264, by Idvies Jarvis Eric J427
3, Albert J Taylor’s Briarbank Fellanini N015, by Mushroom Phantom Gold J176
1, Messrs W and D McLaren’s Netherton Marvel P796, by The Moss Mr Eshton D409
2, C S Addison’s Castlegate Franz Ferdinand P057, by Castlegate Eureka M054
3, HW Angus’ Jerusalem Lord Jodrell P292, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
4, Bryan Ronan’s Jerusalem Disraeli P300, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
5, Bryan Ronan’s Jerusalem Galatea P304, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
1, I and S Graham’s Balgay Golodhrim, by Netherton Mr Motovator K559
2, E A and M C Jones’ Rull Equity P171, by Netherton Big Edition H460
3, J Gilmour and Co’s Belhaven Dunkirk P092, by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052
4, Bryan Ronan’s Jerusalem Demantius P306, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
5, Abington Farms’ Abington Gammer Good P014, by Abington Closing Netgain H554
1, Alan Lawson’s Hallington Lord Hanson P433, by Hallington Jenson Eric L307
2, D and P Evans’ Tree Bridge Langham P488, by Tofts Foremost Lord K508
3, Bryan Ronan’s Jerusalem Lord Houdini P316, by Rawburn Julio Eric L249
4, Martin McCornick’s McCornick Event P014, by Wedderlie Even Bonus J939
5, Martin McCornick’s McCornick Even Tide P016, by McCornick Kindle M784
1, John Elliot’s Rawburn Blackbird N718, by Rawburn Eli L281
2, E A and M C Jones’ Rull Evita L127, by Muirhall Top Deal E006
3, S and S Medley’s Saville Kim P080, by Netherton Freedom L642