- Reserve Champion Poolehall Isabelle Makes 7000gns
- Burnbank lead weaned calves at 6800gns
The February 2013 born maiden heifer Foxhillfarm Infinity from Mr & Mrs M Alford, FoxhillFarm, Blackborough, Cullompton, took the top price of 8000gns at the 2014 Red Ladies Derby held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 12th December. Sired by the 22,000gns Hartlaw Excaliber, Infinity is out of Bankdale Chanel and is a full sister to, Foxhillfarm Impressive who was the 2013 Male Weaned Calf Champion and sold for 7000gns, and also the 65,000gns heifer Bankdale Erin.
Earlier in the Morning, Foxhillfarm Infinity had been placed as the Overall Supreme Champion at the pre-sale show judged by Miss Stephanie Dick, who runs her own Stephick herd at Westerton of Cowie, Cowie, Stirling. Purchasing the Champion was Thor Atkinson who runs the Arradfoot pedigree herd at Meadow View, Newland, Nr Ulverston.
Earlier in the sale the Alfords also sold Foxhillfarm Isabelle for 3000gns. This January 2013-born Wilodge Tonka daughter is another embryo calf out of Bankdale Chanel.
Making 7000gns was the Reserve Overall Champion, Poolehall Isabelle, from Mr & Mrs N Matthews, Applecross Farm, Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. This October 2013 heifer is by the Sympa son Haltcliffe Ben and is out of the 27,000gns Wilodge Flawless. Purchasing this heifer was Messrs Davies.
Poolehall Iris, made 4800gns when selling to SJ Jessop & D McBeath, Lower Greenyards Farm, Bannockburn, Stirling. Iris is the same way bred as the Reserve Overall Champion.
Getting the sale underway at 3600gns was the red ticker winner in the first class Sarkley Fayme from Willie Barron, Morrow Edge Farm, Co. Durham. A daughter of the prolific Wilodge Vantastic this July 2010 born cow is out of the Sarkley Golddigger daughter Sarkley Maggie. Sarkley Fayme was purchased by Messrs Coleman.
Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton Farms, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway made 3100gns when selling Fairywater Hester. This September 2012 born heifer is by the herd’s stock bull Ironstone Diego and is out of another Bankdale female, this time Bankdale Enya.
1 cow £3780
2 in-calf heifers £3045
15 Maidens £3188
WATCH Foxhillfarm Infinity being sold HERE
BURNBANK JENNY LEADS THE LIMOUSIN WEANED CALF TRADE AT 6800GNS
Following on from the Red Ladies Sale, Dougie & Linda Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond, Stirling, topped the sale of Limousin Weaned calves when selling Burnbank Jenny for 6800gns.
This January born heifer calf is by the AI sire Wilodge Fastrac and is out of the homebred Burnbank Bezique. Purchasing Burnbank Jenny was A&P Padfield & Barwood for their Brambles pedigree herd at Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth. This was the second year in a row that the Burnbank herd has led the heifer calf trade and following on from Burnbank Isabella who made 5200gns in 2013.
At 6000gns was Shaws Josie from M Burns, Glenside Farm, Kirkmichael, Maybole, Ayrshire. This January heifer calf had won the heifer class in the morning Weaned Calf show and again under the judge Stephanie Dick. By the AI sire Powerhouse Elite, an Objat son, Shaws Josie is out of the Cannon sired Shaws Elegance. Shaws Josie had come to Carlisle on the back of placing Reserve Overall Junior Champion at the Stars of the Future Show held in Stirling in November.
25 heifer calves £2272
16 bull calves £1877
A full report with pics, details, and buyers to follow.