HISTORY was made at the British Blonde spring sale staged at Carlisle when a new breed record of 12,000gns was achieved for Hallfield Plato.

The November 2019 born bull drew bids from all areas of the ringside with the hammer eventually falling at 12,000gns to Thor Atkinson of Ulverston, Cumbria.

Sired by Broccagh Kingfisher ET and out of a homebred cow, Hallfield Mia, the bull’s breeder James Weightman admitted that it was a special day for the family as Plato topped the trade and secured a new breed record. Mr Weightman said: “I’d received phenomenal interest in Plato over the last few months and I was delighted to see several commercial and pedigree breeders pushing him to a new breed record.”

Purchasing the bull, Thor Atkinson from the Arradfoot herd said: “Plato had everything we had been looking for in a bull – length, power and great hindquarters and I’m looking forward to using him and seeing what he produces.”

Hallfield Plato was one of three strong bulls forward by P Weightman and Sons, of Easington, Peterlee, Co Durham. Next at 4200gns, was the second bull within the Whiteman consignment, Hallfield Penn. The 24 month old Aaron Jaigo son was purchased by Brisbane Glen Estate Co, West Kilbride Ayrshire. This vendor also purchased Gleniffer Ralph.