Champion Blonde tops bidding at 6,000gns

THE British Blonde Society Carlisle May sale saw the judge, W.E. Thompson, Nether Glasslaw, Fraserburgh, give the supreme championship to Whitefield Veejay from the society chairman, Eric Mutch (Whitefield), Forglen, Banff.

Veejay was a Bilsington Nelson son out of a Whitefield Olivia dam, sold for the top price of 6,000gns to Gamble and Rigg, Sharplaw, Kelso.

Next at 3,600gns came from E. Telfer and Son and was Stocksfield Viagraman that went to A. Gourlay and Co, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. The reserve champion was K. Jackson’s Stubbswalden Voltaire, a Whitefield Leader son that sold to G. Johnstone and Son, Great Orton, Carlisle.

The junior championship was won by P. Weightman and Sons, Peterlea, Co. Durham, for their October 2004 bull, Hallfield Vice, sired by Megray Serendipity he went to D. Holiday, Clapham, Lancaster.

Reserve junior went to Doncombe Abracadabra sired by Rodleigh Singer and out of Rodleigh Orchid put forward for sale by David Knight, Off Failland, Bristol, and purchased by B. Frances, Welshpool.

The top price female was J. and M. Gibb’s Broomley Valery, a Hackleton Phoenix daughter that sold to Mike Harrison, West Sleddlale, Shap, for 2,600gns.

Champion female was from J.P.G. Lewis and Co., Aberystwyth, with Ystwyth Ulrika, a June 03 heifer sired by Levant and shown with its March 06 heifer calf at foot by Whitefield Leader. Buyer was R.T. Ward Pickering, North Yorkshire, for 2,200gns.

From the same stable came Ystwyth Ursula an August 03 heifer again sired by Levant and selling with her April 06 bull calf at foot to Victoria Howells, Hereford.

Victoria was the winner of the British Blonde Society stock judging photo competition, featured in Farmers Guardian. Her £750 first prize was put towards Ystwyth Ursula to start her new Mymyddbrith herd in Hereford.

Averages: 10 senior bulls £2,635; 11 junior bulls £2,109; 21 bulls £2,360; 2 heifers and calves £2,047.50; 4 maiden heifers £826.88; Broomley herd reduction £1,533.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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