Northern Ireland bred Beef Shorthorn were in the money and tickets in Carlisle on Friday, May 26th at the breed society’s spring sale.
W and J McAllister, Ballymena, Co Antrim secured the reserve male championship with Burnside Jack The Lad TI +20, SRI +16, a 17 month old red and white by the 6,000gns Chapelton Yardley, and he made 6,200gns to M E and T D Tailford, Riding Mill, Northumberland.
The event achieved two new centre breed records - bulls sold to 8,500gns and females 6,500gns with 100% female clearance.
Sale leader at 8,500gns was Gilven Journey TI +23, SRI +19, a rising two year old roan within the breed’s top 15%.
Sired by Cavans Bourbon and out of an EX90 Bilsdale bred dam he was bred and exhibited by RS and G Johnson, Huby, York and sold to S and J Hodgson, Bradford, West Yorkshire along with four female entries.
The day’s second highest call of 7,500gns was made by D Nesbitt, Seascale, Cumbria, for the male and overall champion, Millerston Juggernaut TI +22, SRI +21, a 21 month old dark roan within the breed’s top 15%.
Bred and exhibited by Jack P Ramsay, Mauchline, Ayrshire, he was by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin and out of a homebred dam.
Mr Nesbitt went on to secure Oakleigh Justright, the leading female at 6,500gns from P Turnbull, Whitby, North Yorkshire.
A two year old roan in calf to Chapelton Bonanza, she was by Blelack Masterpiece and out of an Endeavour bred dam.
Headlind Jive TI +21, SRI +18, a 20 month old red roan by Rothesay Eildon from T Allan Jackson, Headlind Partners, Lanark made 6,000gns to F Cook and Sons, Sliddery, Isle of Arran.
The female champion, Roadway Joyful Tanzy TI +9, SRI +7 from T Allan Jackson, Headlind Partners was secured for 3,600gns by S and J Hodgson.
Bred by Mr and Mrs P Bailey, Tanzy was a two year old red and white by Tofts Prelude and sold in calf to Tofts Atlas.
The same buyers also paid 3,100gns for Stonehills Jeffas Gem 2 TI +18, SRI +15, a two year old red by Uppermill Jefferson from Geoff Riby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
Averages: 16 bulls £4,469.06; 11 served heifers £2,973.41; 29 maiden heifers £1,583.68; 1 cow served and/or suckling £2,152.50. Drafts: Fieldhouse, 12 lots £1,311.63 Ballard, 8 lots £1,630.13.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington