BULLS sold to a top price of 6,500gns at the Beef Shorthorn Society’s official sale at Carlisle last month.

And a new female Beef Shorthorn average of £2,725 was established, with a 100 per cent clearance The top price was paid for Lowther Fitzroy, a two-yearold Blelack Minstrel son from Charles Lowther, of Penrith.

The buyer was C Collinson, of Kings Lynn, who also paid 3,500gns for Burnside Caveman, a five-year-old Killyclop Major son from A and S Ryder, Blackford, of Carlisle.

The Ryders later received another 3,500gns for Ryden Farley one of Caveman’s two year old sons. The buyer was J Drinkall, of Chorley.

Chapelton Jackie, the female champion, headed the female prices at 4,500gns. A two-year-old by the 6,800gns Glenisla Banquo from Donald Biggar, of Castle Douglas, she sold to Highland Wagyu, of Dunblane, who invested in four more Chapelton entries, one for 3,200gns and three at 3,000gns.

The day’s second leading female price of 4,000gns was made by KG Anderson, of Jedburgh, for Oakleigh Freesia, a two-year-old by Blelack Masterpiece from P Turnbull, of Pickering.

Averages: 22 bulls, £2,830.23. Females – five served heifers, £2,835; 13 maiden heifers, £2,625; three cows and heifers served and/or suckling, £2,975; Ballard draft, ten females, £2,131.50.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.