Carlisle Sale Report


Topping the Belted Galloway spring show & sale at Carlisle was an in calf heifer, Huntshield Sasha, from Dumfriesshire breeders Joe and Zan Kirk which sold for 3400gns. Sasha is a daughter of Huntfield Red Bull who is a red gene carrier, and out of a Broadmeadows Lennie homebred daughter. She sold in calf to Cairnsmore Fergus and was purchased by Messrs Colbear of Appleby in Westmorland for their Sandstone herd.

The first entry to the sale ring, Matsway Moonstone, an in calf heifer, secured the next leading price tag at 2800gns and was shown by Matthew Stoker. Moonstone had lifted the Supreme Championship award in the pre sale show and is no stranger to the showring having won numerous prizes in the 2016 show season. She is a daughter of Bigginvale Malcolm and out of Whitepool Moondust and was bought by Northern Ireland enthusiast Harry Irvine of Ballymena for his Tardree Herd.  Next top price was 2400gns given for Gruige Gruoch an April 2015 born heifer sold in-calf to Shelsleys Mr Oak, Gruoch had travelled across the water from Ireland with breeder Dessy Henry and would make the journey back across the water as fellow Irish breeder Harry Irvine purchased her.  Next highest price was 2300gns given for Balcorrach Quail from Tilly Smith, this Huntfield Herman daughter sold to Matt Waldie from Cupar in Fife for his Callange herd.  Charles Cameron purchased the next two highest prices 2200gns and 2000gns respectively for his Montgrew herd in Banffshire both heifers were from the Brightenflatt herd of James Bell and were sired by Park Waverley.

Topping the bulls was Staffords Alexander at 2600gns offered by A & J Thomson of Aberdeen.  This was  December 2014 born of Esk Valley Glorouis and out of a Park Apollo bred mother and he now joins the Balcorrach herd of Tilly Smith, Banffshire.  Next top price was The red Bull Delhorn Red Baron who had made the journey up from Somerset with his breeder Yvonne Hopkins, he sold to James Bell from Carlisle for his Brightenflatt herd.  The next best price was from the Thomson’s this time with Staffords Bertie, a March 2015 born Crosdale Hawk son out of a Speddoch dam.  He sold for 1400gns to Charles Cameron from Banffshire for his Montgrew herd.

10 lots of white galloways formed the dispersal sale of the Beakhills herd for Brian Cook from Middlesborough with a top of 880gns for Wolsingham Blue an April 2013 born bull selling to Messrs Whalley from Chorley in Lancashire.



11 Heifers (led) - £2035.09

4 Bulls - £1255.80

1 Female (unled) - £1522.50

Dispersal of the:

Beakhills Herd - £703.50

15 commercial cattle - £687.40


Show Report

A small but good quality entry of cattle were forward at the Carlisle Show and Sale.  The pre-sale show was judged by Miss Harriet Bunning from Devon.

In the first female class there was only one entry forward from M Stoker which was Matsway Moonstone.  There were 6 forward in the second class which was headed by Gruige Gruoch who had travelled over from Ireland with breeder Dessy Henry, second to her was Huntfield Sapphire from Joe & Zan Kirk who also had the third prize heifer Huntfield Sasha.

The next female class was headed by two smart heifers from local breeder James Bell these being first Brightenflatt Daytona and second Brightenflatt Decorha both Park Waverley daughters born in September 2015, following them in third was Robin Murrays Solway Janine, a Cairnsmore Ewan daughter

All 5 bulls were forward and this class was headed by Matsway Ambassador from Matt Stoker, followed in second and third by two bulls from Alfie and Janice Thomson from Aberdeen these being Staffords Alexander a Esk Valley Glorious son and Staffords Bertie a Croasdale Hawk son.

In the championship the judge tapped out the heifer from Matt Stoker Matsway Moonstone and following her in Reserve was her stable mate Matsway Ambassador.



Class 1 – Female (Led) born on or after 18/05/13 and on or before 17/06/14

1st: 201 Matsway Moonstone - M Stoker


Class 2 – Female born on or after 18/05/14 (Class split on age)

1st: 206 Gruige Gruoch - D Henry
2nd: 207 Huntfield Sapphire - J & Z Kirk
3rd: 211 Huntfield Sasha - J & Z Kirk


Class 2 a – Female born on or after 18/05/14 (Class split on age)

1st: 214 Brightenflatt Daytona - J Bell
2nd: 213 Brightenflatt Decorah - J Bell
3rd: 215 Solway Janine - R A Murray


Class 4 – Bulls

1st: 219 Matsway Ambassador - M Stoker
2nd: 220 Staffords Alexander - A & J Thomson
3rd: 221 Staffords Bertie - A & J Thomson


Champion: 201 Matsway Moonstone

Reserve Champion: 219 Matsway Ambassador