Carlisle Sale Report


Topping the Belted Galloway spring show & sale at Carlisle was the overall Champion Woodhall Johnny a 2 year old bull from first time exhibitors G R Bell from Hexham, Northumberland.  Johnny is sired by Ballyharvey Rob and out of offthewall Cymene.  He was knocked down at 3400gns to J & YR Hopkins from Highbridge, Somerset.

Two further bulls hit the 2000gns mark, the first of these was the first bull in the ring 4 year old Beanley Freddie from exhibitors A & J Thomson .  Freddie was bred by Hedgeley Farms and was reluctantly being sold as he was coming back on his own stock.  The successful bidder was A Wainwright & Son from Sproxton, York for their Sproxton Herd.

The second bull to hit the 2000gns mark was Hugh and Nancy Sloan’s Burnfoot Kyla, sired by Park Horatio and out of Muil Ruby, this bull won 2nd prize in the pre-sale show and was purchased by the Hardknott herd of NA & J Temple from Broughton in Furness.

In the unled female section NA Thompson’s heifer Maybeck Grace sold with her January born heifer calf at foot Maybeck India for the top price of 1380gns.

Unfortunately, in the led female section they met a difficult trade and none of the females found new homes.



5 Bulls - £2184

3 Females (unled) - £1155



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 Mr Jonadab Ward from Tundergarth, Lockerbie.

In the female class there were six entries forward and at the top of this class was Staffords Charity from A & J Thomson who also claimed second spot with her stablemate Staffords Clarissa, both Croasdale Hawk daughters born in March 2016, in third spot was Anne Bell with Clifton Primrose a Clifton Hercules daughter.

All 6 bulls were forward and this class was headed by a two year old bull Woodhall Johnny from G R Bell, following closely in second was H & N Sloan’s Burnfoot Kylo, a Park Horation son.  In third spot was Staffords Cameron from A & J Thomson who like their females was sired by Croasdale Hawk.

In the championship the judge tapped out the bull Woodhall Johnny from G R Bell as his overall Champion and in Reserve Spot was the heifer Staffords Charity from  A & J Thomson.



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

Class 1 – Female born on or after 18/05/15

1st:153 - Staffords Charity, A & J Thomson
2nd:154 - Staffords Clarissa, A & J Thomson
3rd:154a - Clifton Primrose, A Bell

Class 2 – Bulls

1st: 161 - Woddhall Johnny, G R Bell
2nd: 158 - Burnfoot Kylo, H & N Sloan
3rd: 157 - Staffords Cameron, A & J Thomson


Champion: 161 Woodhall Johnny

Reserve Champion: 153 Staffords Charity