• Top price of 28,000gns
  • 86% clearance rate
  • 121 bulls sold:
  • 27 senior bulls averaged £5,506.67
  • 56 intermediate bulls averaged £7,502.81
  • 38 junior bulls averaged £5,468.29
  • Sale grosses £6418.45

The 28,000gns Alagils Jambon came from Alasdair and Gill Macnab’s herd in Dingwall. A Netherhall Gallant son, he had been placed fourth in his class on the preceding day. Jambon is from very strong female lines, going back to the couple’s noted foundation cow, Broadmeadows Jiji. The top price marks a significant achievement in breeding terms, as the Macnabs only started selling bulls in 2004. They currently run a herd of 25 pedigree cows, with a similar number of commercials. Jambon was knocked down to Eric Norman, whose Norman herd of 140 pedigree Limousins is based just a stone’s throw away from Carlisle Mart.

Alagils Jambon - 28,000gns
Alagils Jambon – 28,000gns

Mr Norman explained:

“Jambon caught my eye, as he has good width and plenty of style. He will be going to heifers by our current stock bull, Franco, introducing a new bloodline into our breeding programme.”

The next top price of the day was 21,000gns for Goldies James, from Bruce Goldie’s noted herd at Mouswald, Dumfries. James came first in his show class and is by Goldies Fandango, a bull which is a previous Carlisle championship winner. James’ dam, Goldies Fairytale, is described by Mr Goldie as his “best breeding cow” and she also produced the heifer which sold for 10,000gns on the previous evening. He has retained one of her other bull calves, Goldies Juggler. Goldies James went home with Heald and Co of the Coachhouse herd in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Goldies James - 21,000gns
Goldies James – 21,000gns

OTHER TOP PRICES                     

20,000 Lynderg James JA Quail W Dick and Sons
20,000 Ampertaine Jefferson WJ and J MacKay HB and LJ Lear
20,000 Dinmore Jacot PR Dawes M and MA Ridley
20,000 Proctors Loneranger Proctors Farms Gascoines Group
17,000 Gunnerfleet Jasper J and I Handley Emily Jones
16,000 Dinmore Jeanpierre PR Dawes J Burnett and Sons
15,000 Craigatoke Jackpot Martin Conway MA Harryman
12,000 Saunders Logic A and W Watson RS Harker and Son
10,000 Goldies Juggernaut Bruce Goldie AJ MacLean
10,000 McInnes Jobsagudun Ashley McInnes JE Jordan and Son
10,000 Woodhall Jasper Messrs W Ridley DJ & SM Thomlinson
9,000 Knock Black Jax West Knock Farms GD Roberts
9,000 Newhouse Black Jimbo RM Adam & Son R Alun Elias
8,500 Tweeddale Lovejoy  J Watson A Bunting & Son
8,000 Goldies Jugular Bruce Goldie Hamer Bros
8,000 Gunnerfleet Jammy J and I Handley Booilshuggel Farms
8,000 Carnmorn Lionbar Francis McAuley Monzie Farms