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Judges;-Mr George Neve, Haining House, Lambley, Brampton & Mr Norman Ireland, Newhouse Farm, Drigg, Holmrook.

One of the best shows and sales in recent years meant there was a real buzz about Galloways at Carlisle. Harrison & Hetherington’s main auction mart. With 100% clearance on females and a massive £734 increase in average for heifers with calf or in milk resulted in vendors going home with a smile on their faces and prospective purchasers going home empty handed.

The female champion was the much fancied and very stylish senior heifer West Acres Fern from Mr Graham Noble, West Acres, Kirklinton, Carlisle, she is by the old AI Bull Grange Mozart and out of Barlaes Nancy, which Graham kept after his dispersal and sadly lost only last month. This September 2011 born heifer made 2400gns and went home with the judge Mr Norman Ireland. Mr Ireland purchased 13 pedigree females including the reserve champion from Kilnstown Farms Ltd, Kilnstown, Bewcastle, Carlisle, Bridget 24th of Kilsntown is by Orinocho of Over Barskeoch and out of Bridget 8th of Kilnstown, this March 2012 born heifer sold for 1500gns. She was from a consignment of 6 pedigree junior heifers from Kilntown, which averaged 1591gns.

The male champion, Popeye of Over Barskeoch was from J & M Thomson, Nether Linkin, Gelston, Castle Douglas, this 2007 born Greenloop Limited Edition son sold for 1200gns to CA Hall, Whitchester Farm, Haltwhistle, this impressive bull was only being sold as his daughters were being retained in the herd.

Also making 1200gns was the reserve male champion Medely of High Creoch from G & K Gilligan, High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, this Excelsior of High Creoch son and out of Charity 16th of High Creoch went home with Mr D Scott, The Minch, Bolton Low House, Wigton for a new stock bull.

The best pair of heifers was from WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank Farm, Brampton, Cumbria, Poppy and Lovage of Nether Linkin, bred by J & M Thomson, Nether Linkin, these stylish heifers were both Popeye of Over Barskeoch daughters (which had been sold earlier in the day) made 2000gns each to Mr H Paterson, High Ickethwaite, Rushland, Ulverston.

A great run of 10 heifers with Bluegray calves at foot from regular consigners W & M McMorran, Miefield, Twynholm Kirkcudbrightshire made an impressive average of 1788gns. Top price for the McMorran family was Tracy 20th of Miefield, this Loyal of Kilnstown daughter made 1950gns to A & A Hogg, Milnholm, Langholm, next at 1880gns was Lady Nancy 85th of Miefield another Loyal of Kilnstown daughter sold to RE Wood & Son, Kingledores, Biggar, Lanarkshire.

2 Bulls £1260
16 Heifers in calf or in milk £1905 (+£733.84)
29 Bulling heifers £1109 £933.88, (+£175.12)
6 Cows in calf or in milk £441 (-£205.33)

Marshall Jackson Cup ( Champion Female) Won by Mr CG Noble, West Acres Fern

Solmain Cup (Best Junior Bulling Heifer) Won by Kilnstown Farms Ltd, Bridget 24th of Kilnstown

Issac Hedley Cup (Best Pair Calving Heifers) Won by Messrs WG & HM Kyle, Poppy & Lovage of Nether Linkins

Pedigree Bull
1st J & M Thomson, Nether Linkins, Gelston, Castle Douglas – Popeye of Over Barskeoch to CA Hall, Whitchester Farm, Haltwhistle for 1200gns
2nd M/s G & K Gilligan, High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire – Medley of High Creoch to D Scott, The Minch, Bolton Low House, Wigton for 1200gns
3rd M/s W & M McMorran & Sons, Miefield, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire – Loyal of Mielfield
4th Mr K Laurie, Snowden Close, Gilsland, Brampton – Onyx of Snowden Close

Pedigree heifer in calf or in milk
1st M/s WG & HM Kyle, Spoutbank, Brampton – Culmark Sarah to Mr N Ireland, Newhouse, Drigg for 2150gns
2nd M/s W & M McMorran & Sons – Brownie 106th of Miefield to RE Wood & Sons, Kingledores, Broughton, Biggar for 1650gns
3rd M/s W & M McMorran & Sons – Scottish Queen 171st of Miefield to A Noble, High House Banks, Brampton, Cumbria for 1800gns

Pedigree senior bulling heifer
1st Mr C G Noble, West Acres, Kirklinton, Cumbria – West Acres Fern to Mr N Ireland for 2400gns
2nd M/s G & K Gilligan – Fascination 30th of High Creoch to Mr N Ireland for 1120gns
3rd Mr W Henderson, Whitehill, Lockerbie – Lady Nancy 532 of Whitehill to TJ Robinson, Ottercops, Kirkwhelpington, Newcastle for 950gns

Pedigree junior bulling heifer
1st Kilnstown Farms Ltd, Kilnstown Farm, Bewcastle, Carlisle – Bridget 24th of Kilnstown to Mr N Ireland for 1500gns
2nd Kilnstown Farms Ltd – May 19th of Kilnstown to Mr N Ireland for 1900gns
3rd Mr P Jackson, Roan Farm, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire – Roan Border Angelia to GH White & Son, Hartsgarth, Newcastleton for 1200gns