The Hallfield herd secured the leading price of 7000gns at the early Blonde Society spring show and sale held at Carlisle with their Junior, Overall Male and Supreme Champion bull entry.
Messrs Weightman & Sons young bull, Hallfield Jody, is a son of the noted Blackwater Ainsley and out of a Doncombe Ayers Rock bred mother. Jody was a standout winner and caught the eye of Andrew Stott of Canonbie to join his Hilltop herd.
The next entry to the sale ring also from Messrs Weightman was Hallfield Jakob who sold for 5100gns. He was another Blackwater Ainsley sired young bull and out of Hallfield Teacake, a Druk Lance daughter. This 3rd prize winning entry sold to PT Gore of Shrewsbury.
Trading at 4000gns was Hallfield Jet another outstanding entry from Messrs Weightman’s pen. Jet, a son of Ardmore Fugitive and out of a Blackwater Ainsley bred mother, won the reserve junior male championships ticket. He sold to the judge Norman Hall of Kirkcolm, Stranraer.
A further three bulls traded at 3000gns and over. Selling for 3800gns was Everingham Jolly shown by the Everingham Blonde team from York. Jolly, the youngest entry in the bull classes, is sired by Budore Donald and out of a Hilltop bred cow by Shapfell Bongo. He was knocked down to Messrs Emms & Son of Cupar, Fife.
North East breeder, Lucy Corner, sold her sole entry Lucyland Jerome for 3200gns. He is a son of Fronfedw Arawn and out of a Blackwater Ainsley bred mother and he won the reserve senior male champion ticket. Jerome is no stranger to the show ring as he had a successful show season during 2015 including 2nd prize Great Yorkshire Show also 1st prize, male champion and reserve Blonde champion at Niddersale Show. He was purchased by Scriveton Manor Farm based in Derbyshire.
Peebleshire breeder MAG McSporran sold Eilean Jake for 3000gns. He is sired by Eilean Godfather and is out of the homebred daughter of Hadley Hank. He was bought by AG Flaws of Shetland Isles.
The female classes saw a top price of 3200gns achieved for the reserve champion shown by J & JE Bradley of Settle, Yorkshire. Penyghent Joy, a maiden heifer sired by Penyghent Valentino and out of Baileys Godliness, was knocked down to the judge Norman Hall of Stranraer.
The only cow and calf outfit consigned to the sale sold for 3100gns. Hackleton Farms Ltd of Northampton sold Hackleton Hyacinth and her 3 month old heifer calf at foot to Messrs WB & S Shaw of Rotherham, Yorkshire.
The Bradley family sold their female champion for 2600gns. Penyghent Jade, another Penyghent Valentino sired daughter and out of a Hilltop bred cow, was knocked down to the judge again Mr Hall.
Averages – 9 bulls, £3908.33, 4 cows in calf and/or with calf at foot £2016.00, 6 maiden heifers £2187.50.