Bulls from the Ampertaine herd were in strong demand at the October bull sale at Carlisle, with a top price of 13,000gns paid for the May 2013-born Ampertaine Interest. This calf is by the Glenrock Ventura-sired Ampertaine Elgin and is out of Ampertaine Finesse, an Ampertaine Abracadabra daughter. This third-prize bull was purchased by E H Pennie and Son for their Sarkley pedigree herd at Gwern-Yr-Ychain, Llandyssil, Montgomery, Powys.
Another son of the homebred Ampertaine Elgin, Ampertaine Impact, also made 13,000gns when selling to the Turville herd of H B and L J Lear, Creslow Manor, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Impact, a maternal brother to the 20,000gns Ampertaine Commander, is out of the Sympa cow Ampertaine Annabella. June 2013-born, Ampertaine Impact stood second in the second last class of juniors in the pre-sale show.
A Loosebeare Fantastic son, Ampertaine Invader then sold at 8000gns. This June 2013 bull, out of the Fieldson Alfy-sired Ampertaine Duchess, is a maternal brother to the 6500gns Ampertaine Goldcard. Winner of the second last class of bulls, Ampertaine Invader went on to place as Reserve Junior Champion. Purchaser of this bull was noted commercial producer D R Owen and Son, Sandilands Farm, Tywyn, Gwynedd.
We then sold Ampertaine Interrogate at 6000gns. This one is also by Loosebeare Fantastic and out of Ampertaine Eugenie, a Glenrock Ventura daughter and heads north to Orkney with R and J Johnston, Shapinsay. Ampertaine bulls also picked up the Carlisle Three Award for the best three homebred bulls.