Whitebred Shorthorn Sale
On Friday 4th November 2005, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd
conducted the autumn sale of Whitebred Shorthorn Cattle on
behalf of members of the Whitebred Shorthorn Association with
a catalogued entry of 10 Bulls and 2 Females.
It was commented by many that this was one of the best shows
of Whitebred Shorthorn bulls seen for some years.
Top price of the day 2,600gns was secured by Barlaes Bonus
a May 2004 bull, bred and exhibited by R & M Fergusson,
Barlaes, Dalry, Castle Douglas. Sired by Raeburnfoot Talisman
and going back to Murtholm and The Flatt breeding on the dam
side, Bonus was snapped up by D Jackson
& Sons, Blackburn, Newcastleton.
The judge, Brian Crawshaw awarded the Championship to Parton
Striker a December 2003 bull bred and exhibited by Messrs Hewson,
Parton Farm, Wigton. Sired by Murtholm Premier, this bull went
on to secure a bid of 1,400 gns and was purchased by Messrs
TD & M Moore, Softley, Slaggyford, Brampton.
The Reserve Championship was awarded to Blackburn Gaffer,
a March 2004 bull bred and exhibited by D Jackson & Sons,
Blackburn, Newcastleton, sired by Blackburn Taurus this bull
went on to realise 2,000 gns. and travels to Wales to Cnewr
Estate Ltd., Sennybridge, Brecon.
Third prize bull Hotbank Mariner a June 2003 bull, also exhibited
by Messrs Hewson but bred by JRF Pattinson, Hotbank, Bardon
Mill, Hexham left the ring unsold, but was later purchased
by Mr J Denby, High Low Scales Farm, Millom.