Prices have hit a high of 4700gns today at Carlisle for the Simmentals, with this price paid for the appropriately names Chestermann Carlisle (lot 16) from the Gwynnes. This Blackford Ringleader son is out of Hirwaun Mabli, a Camus Brandy daughter. He was knocked downt o J B Henry, Galashiels.
Second best at 4400gns is the day’s champion Ben-Nant Cedric (lot 9), a Dovefields Gallant son out of Ben-Nant Viola, a Corskie Norman daughter. This one sold to Henry Widdicombe for his Starline herd, Totnes, Devon.
Following him at 3900gns was Rosten Cheyenne, a Kilbride Farm Newry son (lot 32) from the Heaps family. He’s out of Rosten Wednesday 9, a Rosten Barney daughter and sold to Messrs McDowall and Co, Newton Stewart. And making 3800gns was another from the Gwynee family, Chestermann Callum (lot 10), a Kilbride Farm Wick son out of Chestermann Ringleader Marie, a Blackford Ringleader daughter. This one was knocked down to W W dunlop and Son, Roxburghshire.
Selling at 3700gns came Needwood Czar (lot 13), a Hockenhull Absolom son out of Needwood Monjula, a Ravensworth Carefree daughter. Snapping this one up was W A and C M Vaughan, Brampton, Carlisle.Just shy of that price tag at 3600gns was Teviot Colonel (lot 14) from Robin Bell and Co. By Dirnanean Salvador, he is out of the Hockenhull Norman daughter Hockenhull Sarah 22nd and sold to J and A Fisher, Newton Stewart.
Best of the females also sold at 3500gns, with this being second prize heifer Chestermann Ringleader Mirander 3 (lot 39), a Blackford Ringleader daughter out of Chestermann Kramer Mirander 2, a Hockenhull Kramer daughter, she sold to R B Oliphant, Dumfries.
Next best was Pasturefields Princess 5th from the Birch family. This ET-bred Gretna House Supersonic daughter is out of the Lodge Major daughter Grovehouse Princess and sold for 3100gns to G and S Towers, Yearby, Redcar.
Averages: 15 bulls £3409.00; 1 served heifer£2100.00; 4 maiden heifers £2598.75 (Harrison and Hetherington).