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HARRISON & HETHERINGTON LIMITED, CARLISLE
FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2014
PEDIGREE SALES – BLONDE CATTLE
Top price 4500gns Shanvally Haddon
Northern Ireland breeders Savage Bros & Son captured the top price of 4,500gns at the early Spring show and sale of British Blonde cattle, held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
Their homebred junior entry, Shanvally Haddon, is a son of Clarkhill Reliant and out of a Druk Lane bred mother Moyola Velvet. His half brother Shanvally Fletcher won Overall Male and Supreme Champion at Carlisle in October 2011. Haddon was sold to Mr WAM Hall of Kirkholm, Stranraer.
Trading at 3,800gns was Hallfield Hagrid from P Weightman & Sons, Co.Durham, who had earlier been tapped out as Junior Male, Overall Male and Supreme Champion. He is maternal brother to the 6,000gn Hallfield Carlsberg, and caught the eye of Ian Woodhead from Felixkirk, Thirsk, N.Yorkshire.
Champion female Felltop Heloise
Male and Overall champion Hallfield Hagrid
Reserve male and reserve overall champion Hallfield Handyman
The first entry to the sale ring, Hallfield Griffon, was another entry from P Weightman & Sons which sold for 3,500gns. Griffon is a son of the noted Blackwater Ainsley bull and out of a Ballygowan Noble sired dam, Hallfield Trudy. He earlier collected the Senior Male Championship ticket and was purchased by Ewan Burgess of the Criffel herd based hear Dumfries.
Heading up the female classes at 2,400gns was a 13 month old heifer, Gleniffer Iris, from Alan Walker of Auchinlech, Ayrshire. Sired by Ark Diego and from the homebred mother, Gleniffer Daisy, she also travels to Stranraer for Mr WAM Hall.
Mr Hall also purchased the next two heifers which both sold for 1,800gns and were consigned by Mr John Gibb of Stocksfield. The first was Broomley Hellie, a Millend Voodoo daughter out of Broomley Bronte and was followed by Broomley Hazel, a Coole Eager daughter out of Broomley Christel.
Top priced female 2400gns Gleniffer Iris
Averages - 5 bulls £3560.00, 4 females £1968.75.
Midlands Blonde Dinner Dance
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Welsh buyer pays £2100 for Giggleswick cow.
Cull cows topped at £2106 for a British Blonde at Gisburn auction marts cull cow show and sale just before Christmas. Presented by John and Jean Bradley of Giggleswick the seven and a half year old cow weighing in at 936kgs sired by Rayneside Uriah was knocked down to Owain Llyr of Ruthin, North Wales. The cow had earlier been awarded the first prize rosette in the continental cow class and then later went on to win the reserve champion award judged by Ross Greenwood of Carleton and Harry Thompson of Gargave.
Please note the next Carlisle Sale will be on Friday 28th February not March as stated in the newsletter.
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The Blondes will be showing on Thursday 27th February in the afternoon at the Paris Show 2014
Hadley Hank Semen - if anyone has any please contact Willy on 07845098398 thank you
A Blonde barren cow out of Alan Walkers Gleniffer herd won the Christmas Show & Sale
Weighing 870kg selling to 184ppkg totalling £1600
The Midland Blonde Club
The British Blonde Club will be hosting their Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday 15th February at The Lord Hill Hotel in Shrewsbury.
The club would be delighted if you would like to join them.
Please ring Tim Owen 07970 544249 for tickets. £30 per head. This promises to be a good night.
Welsh Winter Fair
Congratulations to the South Wales Blonde club on winning Best Society stand at the Welsh Winter Fair 2013. Thank you to all the club for all that you did in making this a very successful event once again.
Congratulations to AD Bishop from Eldersfield, Gloucestershire on his winning the heifer class sired by a British Blonde at the Welsh Winter Fair 2013.
Born 26/02/2013 out of a Lim x British Blue sired by a British Blonde.
English Winter Fair
Steer or Heifer
bred by exh. s. Mortons Victor Grumpy d. Hilltop Flora NFS
bred by exh. s. Bridge Et d. Kinaston Effie NFS
bred by P Weightman & Sons s. Blackwater Ainsley d. Hallfield Dordogne NFS
English Winter Fair Champion - Donaldson Henrietta
This will be held at Worcester Mart on Friday 25th April 2014. More information and details to follow - keep the date free!
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