Entries from Ian Tennant’s Hyndford herd from Oldhill, Lanark, proved the star attraction at a sale of pedigree Beef Shorthorn females at Longtown, on Monday, securing the majority of top prices including the day’s best at 4700gns.

Sale leader was the 2017-born cow, Coldrochie Catriona Rosebud, a Knockenjig Foremost daughter with a heifer calf at foot, purchased by Blackbrook Shorthorns, West Yorkshire.

Others from the Hyndford dispersal sold to 3100gns twice, 3000gns, 2700gns and 2500gns.

First to make 3100gns was Mountbenger Heather, a cow bred by George Irving, which also sold with heifer calf. The buyer was Tom McMillan, Eskechraggan, Bute.

Matching that price was HW Gretta Fee, bred by Highland Wagyu. She also sold with heifer calf down to Wales with DIL and JE Evans, Llwynhywal, Llanilar, who went on to buy Coldrochie Irania Rainbow at 3000gns and HW Eva Broadhooks for 2700gns. Both sold with calves at foot.

Travelling across the Irish sea with Messrs Reid, Kil, County Armagh, was a Coldrochie-bred cow with a bull calf for 2500gns.

Outwith the Hyndford dispersal, trade peaked at 2900gns for Meonside Honeysuckle, from D and T Bradley Farmer’s from Wester Parkgate, Dumfries. Annan-based producers, D and M Wyllie, The Gill, Annan, forked out the cash for Honeysuckle which sold with calf at foot.

In-calf heifers reached 2700gns for Headlind Holly Molly from Lanarkshire breeder, Allan Jackson, Kirkfield, purchased by D Lee, Bigrigg, West Cumbria.

Fraser Hugill’s consignment from Helmsley was topped at 2000gns on two occasions, whilst Charles Lowther’s in-calf heifers sold to 1800gns.

Maiden heifers peaked at 2100gns for Chapelton Nettle from Donald Biggar, Grange, Castle Douglas.

Auctioneers: C and D Auction Marts.


26 cows with calves/in-calf, £2006; 14 in-calf heifers, £1711; 10 maiden heifers, £1089