Strathbogie Elliot tops bill at British Blue Society sale

TRADE was strong for British Blues at the Society Sale at Borderway Mart, with averages up £587 up on last year and a clearance rate of more than 80 per cent.

Bulls topped at 7,700gns for Strathbogie Elliot, by Nether Hall Buster out of Strathbogie Britney, from Jim Innes, Aberdeenshire. He sold to G.H. Walton, Hexham, Northumberland.

Next at 6,800gns was Rathlyon Dave, by Empire D’Ochain out of Rathlyon U-Beauty, from Malcolm Telfer and Helen Claxton, Stocksfield, Northumberland. It sold to Owain Llyr, Ruthin, Denbighshire.

Telfer and Claxton also took the male championship and reserve overall with Seaclan Duke, by Empire D’Ochain out of Bringlee Baroness and bred in Southern Ireland by S. O’Neil. He sold to Messrs Milburn, Carlisle, for 6,200gns.

Reserve male champion was Springfield Freddy, by Blak Du Baty D’Eprave, from Allan and Deidre Wilkinson, Preston, which sold for 6,000gns to D.H. Lawson and Sons, Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

Overall supreme and champion female was Telfer and Claxton’s Rathlyon Dinah, by Heros Du

Peroy out of Bringlee Baroness, bred by Kathleen McDermott in Ireland, which sold to R. and R.A. Pattinson, Wigton, Cumbria, for 3,500gns. The same vendors also had the next top-priced female at 2,600gns. This was Seaclan Essy, bred by S. O’Neil, which went to R. Carr, Capheaton, Newcastle.

Averages: 14 bulls, £4,672.50 (+£587.05 on 2011); 4 females, £2,677.50 (+£315).

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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