It was a packed ringside of keen bidders in show of a tremendous trend for Simmental bulls at the Annual Spring Sale at the Carlisle Sale held at Harrison & Hetherington Auctioneers.
Topping the trade at 4,200gns was Blackpool Alpha by Lamhoj Supery (P), bred by J D Loftus of the Blackpool Herd in Lancashire.
Male Champion & Supreme Champion Urrvalley Alfie 09 by Dirnanean Salvador which was bred by Peter Brown, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, sold for 4,100gns, also from the same stable Urrvalley Albert a Keeldrum Schubert son sold for 4,100gns
Reserve Male Champion & Supreme Male Champion, Lyvennet Archer 09 sold for 2,100gns
14 bulls sold at a sale average of £3195.00 a clearance rate of 88%
Female Champion Blakewell Nina 7th bred by I & M Steele in East Yorkshire, sold for 1,200gns.
Reserve Female Champion was Courance Kim a Hockenhull Socrates daughter bred by A W Jack of Courance Farms, she was unsold
4 haltered females were sold for a sales average of £1,155
5 unhaltered females were sold for a sales average of £1,115
Caistor Reduction Sale
6 cows with Calves/ and incalf sold to a sales average of £1,442
3 Maiden heifers sold to a sales average of £952.00