Upsall Shorthorns News
The year 2016 started off well for the Upsall herd with Hero of Upsall (P) a son of Belmore Patriach F102 being sold to Germany in January.
Then at the Stirling Bull Sales we were delighted to sell the top priced bull Hussar of Upsall to Glenarm Castle Estates where he will be involved in a great enterprise selling Shorthorn beef to Paris Restaurants.
At the National Show at Harrogate the Judge Mr Cary Coombs picked out Ian Park with our heifer Ury Maid X963 as the Supreme Champion of the show. Earlier in the year she had been placed Supreme Champion at the North Yorkshire Show. We were pleased recently to be able to record that all four of our Uppermill Recto daughters have been classified Excellent.
Ury Maid X963 the Supreme Champion National Show Harrogate 2016
In the 2015 Northern Shorthorn Club Herd Competition the Upsall Herd won the Horrell Shield awarded for the best group of heifers.
Apart from private sales we have had some success at the Shorthorn Society sales at Skipton in November 2015. In 2011 we had the top price with Tessa X683. In 2012 we had the Champion heifer Tessa X767 . Then in 2014 Tessa X902 was the top price with 5,200 gns and again last year we were fortunate in getting 4,400 gns the top seller with Nonpareil X1001 a.
In 2014 we won the Horrel Salver for the best calves in the north of England club herd competition. However the icing on the cake was receiving the top price for a shorthorn female sold at auction in Britain in 2014 with Tessa X902 of Upsall. The heifer fetched over 5200 guineas at Skipton auctions in November.
Dakota of Upsall was Native Champion at Grantown Show August 2014
Controller of Upsall (P) Supreme Champion 2014 Fife Show.
Fergus of Upsall and Flight Lieutenant of Upsall
Fearless of Upsall sold in 2014 to Mike Shields Tang Hall, N.Yorks
Eurosceptic of Upsall sold in 2013 to Mr Faragher, Isle of Man
Erasmus II of Upsall (P) sold at Stirling 2013 to Mr Hunter, Brae, Shetland
The Upsall Polled Shorthorn Herd is situated 3 miles from Thirsk in the picturesque foothills of the North York Moors.
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