We had another successful trip across the water to Carlisle Bull Sales in February and were pleased all five bulls found new homes.
Leading trade for us at 8500gns was second prize Ampertaine Hollywood, he is by Ampertaine Elgin and carries +7.0 for muscle depth. His dam is the Cloughhead Umpire daughter Ampertaine Esmia, she is maternal sister to the 4800gns Ampertaine Baron who won overall champion at Dungannon, February 2008. He sold to Dovea Genetics, County Tipperary.
Then at 5000gns was Ampertaine Hitman, another Elgin son is out of Ampertaine Vanity, a Procters Rocco daughter. Vanity is proving to be a super breeding cow with her last four sons averaging £7000, including Ampertaine Cedric who was intermediate champion Carlisle, October 2008 and sold for 13,000gns. He also stood second in the show and was purchased by John and Margaret Penny for their Shannas herd, Peterhead.
Just behind at 4800gns was Ampertaine Hasselhoff, sired by Wilodge Cerberus he is out of the Glenrock Ventura daughter Ampertaine Emma, a full sister to the 20,000gns Ampertaine Commander. He carries a beef value of +41, with +5.9 for muscle depth, buyer here was Robert McAllister, Bushmills, County Antrim.
The Ampertaine Abracadabra son Ampertaine Harrier sold at 3200gns to Messrs Donaldson, Huby, York. His dam is Ampertaine Alexandra, a Ronick Hawk daughter.
Ampertaine Hotrod stood third in the show and was knocked down at 2600gns to Messrs Land, Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfon. He is by Ampertaine Commander and out of the Vantastic daughter Ampertaine Fiona, he is maternal brother to Ampertaine Fieldmaster who sold privately for £10,000.