Beef Shorthorn Sale RepThe Beautry herd of Pedigree Beef Shorthorns had the standout pen of cattle at the Beef Shorthorn Society’s Autumn sale of breeding cattle held at Skipton. Stuart and Gail Currie who farm at Rathmell sent out the Supreme Champion Beautry Rose Lolita a quality Roan March 2017 daughter of Poyntington Himself the half sister to Kooky Rose the northern calf show champion in 2016 and reserve at the 2017 Skipton sale.

Scanned incalf to Stonehills Jackpot, Lolita joined Thistledown Cowford Farms  for 5800gns who then stepped up to buy the Reserve Champion Beautry Shuna Liesl bred from the strongest dam line at Beautry through CroxtonPark Shuna Titania and by Pontington Himself for a new centre record of 11,000gns. Following up with their second prize Junior heifer Beautry Desiree Lyric bred from the Beautry Excaliber daughter Beautry Hibiscus. Lyric had already won a reserve championship at North Yorkshire Show and a 4th Prize at the Great Yorkshire Show and with a positive pd to Stonehills Jackpot became a 5000gn purchase for Gates Farming Partnership of Oakham.

The Podehole herd of Harry Horrell represented by Charles and Sally produced the second prize junior heifer (born 010417 to 010517) the roan ‘Podehole Gypsy Laura’ bred from the EXC91 ‘Podehole Gypsy Diamond’ and sired by ‘Knockenjig Hercules’ and with high calving ease and growth EBVs joined A&C Farms for 5000gns.

The first heifer into the ring and first prize senior heifer came from the Upsall herd of the Rt Hon Gerald Turton, Tessa X1179 of Upsall a Grenadier daughter bred from the Democrat of Upsall daughter, Tessa X914 of Upsall, carrying a pd to Lawyer of Upsall set the salering going with a 4000gn bid from Loakfarm ,Perth.

Trade was spirited for top end quality cattle with buyers looking for good EBVs and strength in the heifers. The commercial end of maiden heifers was well supported with buyers looking for pedigrees, embryo recipients and stewardship scheme cattle.

The Shorthorn Cattle Society supported Dispersal of the Newfields Herd on instructions of Michael Abrahams CBE DL saw a leading price of 5200gns for Newfield Ecstasy Foxglove a 2011 Holmeere Fraser cow bred from the favourite Foxglove family at Newfield which sold with her Sleightholme Star Thistle sired heifer calf and scnned incalf sold to G Hunt of Thirsk for 5200gns.

The much-admired Roan Newfield Goddess Foxglove, a Connor of Upsall daughter sold with her Sleightholme Thistle sired heifer calf, who stood second at the this years Great Yorkshire Show sold to Sleightholmedale Partnership for 3800gns.

Pick of the maiden heifers was Newfield Liza Foxglove a well grown January 2017 born Sleightholme Sat Thistle daughter which joined Malcolm Wood of Birkenshaw for 1800gns.

Both sales saw a packed ringside with interest drawn from throughout the UK.


Chief Prices


Pedigree Heifers

S Currie                                                11,000gns 5800gns 5000gns

C Horrell Ltd                                        5000gns

Hon G Turton                                       4000gns

Glenariff                                               3400gns

G Riby                                                   3200gns


Pedigree Cows & Calves

S Currie                                                2600gns

Hon G Turton                                     1500gns



Beef Shorthorn Heifers to 11,000gns av £2150.69

Beef Shorthorn Cows with Calves to 2600gns av £2152.50





Show Results –

Class 1 – Best Heifer 2016 Born

1st g Turton Lot 1 sold for 4000gns

Class 2 – Best Junior Heifer 01.01.17-31.03.17

1st S Currie Lot 29 sold for 5800gns

2nd S Currie Lot 11 sold for 5000gns

3rd C Ward Lot 7 sold for 1600gns

Class 3 – Best Junior Heifer 01.04.17-01.05.17

1st S Currie Lot 53 sold for 11,000gns

2nd C Horrell Ltd Lot 41 sold for 5000gns

3rd S Currie Lot 44 sold for 2700gns

Class 4 – Best Junior Heifer May 2017

1st J&P Miller Lot 60 unsold


OVERALL CHAMPION – S Currie Lot 29 sold for 5800gns

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION – S Currie Lot 53 sold for 11,000gns

Newfield Dispersal

Beef Shorthorn Heifers with Calves to 5200gns av £2201.50

Beef Shorthorn Heifers to 1800gns av £1522.50

Beef Shorthorn Bull to 1350gns



MD Abrahams                                                   5200gns 3800gns 2500gns 2400gns