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WESTCARSE MILLY TOPPED AT 13,000GNS – WESTCARSE DISPERSAL- STIRLING – 18TH OCTOBER 2020

The Westcarse herd was founded in 1984, and over the years they have continued to breed exceptional cattle. This was evident in the quality of the herd they put forward for their dispersal on Sunday.

Peter Phythian, the Society chief executive said “its always sad to see great breeders like John and Diane retire from the breed, but it gives new breeders a fantastic opportunity to purchase some elite females as foundation cows and I am sure we will see many Westcarse bloodlines winning shows over the years to come”

Westcarse Milly 13,000gns

Born in January 2016, Westcarse Milly sired by Mortimers Highlandfling and out of Westcarse Ivy, a daughter of Mortimers Vanquish and who goes back to Brampton Embark. Milly was PD’d in calf to Nuthampstead Judas prior to the sale and sold with her bull calf at foot for a whopping 13,000gns. This unit was purchased by R & N Barclay of Harestone Farm, South Road, Aberdeenshire. Read more….

 

 

PRIMATE IS TOP OF THE TREE FOR THE CHAROLAIS AT STIRLING! – STIRLING BULL SALES – 18TH OCTOBER 2020

With the current COVID-19 situation still on-going and the challenges this continues to bring to the farming industry, it was not possible to have the normal and much anticipated pre-sale show at the autumn Stirling bull sales. Fortunately, the sale was still able to proceed and it was clear to see that Charolais bulls were once again in high demand.

Gretnahouse Primate – 20,000gns

43 bulls sold, selling to an average of £6627, up by £1068 on the previous year, with a clearance of 60%.

Peter Phythian, the Society chief executive said “ despite these difficult and challenging times to run our bull sale, buyers came out in force and showed the demand Charolais have in the store market which reflected in our sale today, with averages up over £1,000 a bull on last Octobers sale.”

Topping the day’s trade at 20,000gns was the 18-month-old Gretnahouse Primate from Alasdair Houston, of Gretna House Farms, Mossknowe House, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire. Sire verified to the easy calving Westcarse Jimmy, purchased by Alasdair back in 2016, who’s sons have previously sold for up to 11,000gns. Gretnahouse Primates dam is Gretnahouse Iugesse, sired by the well-known trait leader for calving ease direct Blelack Digger. This lad was destined to be a breeder’s bull and went under the hammer to Hamish Goldie of South Bowerhouses, Ruthwell, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire. Read more…

WISSINGTON PRIMO TOPS THE CARLISLE CHAROLAIS LOTS

A small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 3,500gns at Carlisle’s Borderway Autumn pedigree sale on Friday 2 October with four finding new homes to average £3,019.

The top priced lot, securing the 3,500gns bid, who came all the way from Colchester, Essex was Jenny and John Rix’s Wissington Primo. A 17 month-old bull who is sire verified as by stock bull Gretnahouse Juror, who bred almost 80 progeny into the herd, his dam is the Thrunton Hammerstein daughter Wissington Luscious. Purchased by JH Stawhorn and Son, Lockerbie, Dumfrieshire, this is a bull with impressive figures behind him. Placing in the top one percent of the national herd for calving ease with a score of +18.8, he also features in the top five percent for gestation length, growth figures, terminal index and self replacing index scores and carries one copy of the Q204X myostatin variant in his genes. Read more…

CHARBRON CHAROLAIS TOP AT 6,500GNS

Due to the sad and sudden death of the well-known Charolais breeder Mike Brown of Barons Cross Charolais Stud, the family presented a major reduction of the herd for sale at Welshpool on Tuesday 23 September.

The Charbron herd which was established in late 1970 has gained national success, winning championships throughout the UK show circuit and commanding high prices at the Perth, Carlisle and Welshpool sales.

The sale topped at 6,500gns and the seven cow and calf outfits on offer averaged £4,005. Read more…

THE GREAT CHAROLAIS SUMMER SHOW 2020 in association with WELSHPOOL LIVESTOCK SALES

Congratulations to the SUPREME CHAMPION of THE GREAT BRITISH CHAROLAIS SUMMER SHOW in association with WELSHPOOL LIVESTOCK SALES

The championship title goes to the Barker family at Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire, for their January 2014-born stock bull Rosanna Jupiter (lot 62). This Southern Irish born bull is sired by Rosanna Fameux and bred out of Rosanna Daisybell, who goes back to Rosanna Vulsain.

The reserve supreme champion goes to the Corbett family with their April 2019-born heifer Teme Prosecco (lot 4). She is sired by the 10,000gns Stirling senior champion Chunal Dougie and bred out of the Royal Welsh show junior female champion Teme Jello, who goes back to the 12,000gns Royal Welsh show supreme champion Thrunton Classic.

Thank you to all of the competitors and everyone who has voted, we have had a great response. View all of the results here

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