British Blue bulls top at 25,000gns at Carlisle

There was a strong demand from commercial buyers for British Blue bulls at the breed society sale at Carlisle, which topped at 25,000gns

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Alemeley Shaggy
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Alemeley Shaggy

The sale leader was the pre-sale show champion, Almeley Shaggy, from Graham and Kathryn Morgan and sons, Owen and Barney, Tillington, whose 10 bulls averaged £8,946.

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The June 2022-born son of Crackley Bank out of Almeley Nerissa sold to Kevin and Sonya Fletcher, Coul Estate Partnership, Perthshire.

The Morgans also claimed the second highest price of 16,000gns for August 2022-born Almeley Sterling by Gass Okay out of Almeley Kiera, which went to Smallburn Farms, Elgin.  

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Almeley Sterling

Two bulls old for 12,000gns apiece, with the first of these being Maes Supernova, the reserve senior champion from the Jones family, Corwen.

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Maes Supernova

The two-year-old bull is the result of a flush between Colos Van Daisel and the Kilowatt D'Ochain-sired Ridge Dean Jasmine. It sold in a two-way split to John Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle, and Neil Hardisty, Ennerdale.

The other, at 12,000gns, from Blair and Shona Comrie, Lanark, was Stonebyres Saracen, a 23-month-old son of Stonebyres Ninja out of Stonebyres Leona, which was knocked down to Aucheneck Estates, Killearn, Stirlingshire.

Stonebyres Saracen

Shona Laird, Cumnock, paid 10,000gns for Top Side Seth's Lad, an ET-bred son of Blanc Dos Du Bois-Brule and Top Side Isla from Ross and Elaine Patterson, Brampton.

Females

Females topped at 7,500gns for Solway View Stella, an August 2022-born ET daughter of Solway View Elengance and General De L'Ecluse, from Kevin Watret, Annan, which passed through the ring unsold, but later sold to Corrigan Loughcrew Enterprises, Meath.

The Morgan family sold 14-month-old Almeley Tangerine by Negrita Du Lac for the second highest female price of 7,200gns to Messrs Owens, Shobdon, Leominster.

Averages: 49 bulls, £6,777.14; 25 heifers, £4,670.40.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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