September 2012

September 28, 2012 Penhole Charolais peak at 4,600gns


Charolais females from the Penhole dispersal at Exeter Livestock Centre

Charolais met a solid demand selling to a top of 4,600gns when W B Gubbin and Son, Launceston, Cornwall, dispersed their Penhole herd at Exeter Livestock Centre on Friday 28 September.

Heading the dispersal at 4,600gns was Penhole Eternity, a three year old by the 8,500gns Coolnaslee Valour and out of a homebred dam. She was sold with her three month old calf, Penhole Harpsichord by Penhole Dannyboy, and was pd’d in calf to Penhole Admirable. Eternity was secured by S J Gabriel, Launceston, Cornwall. The same buyer also made a call of 2,600gns for the four year old Penhole Denise and her three month old heifer calf Penhole Hibiscus, by Dannyboy. Denise was also sired by stock bull Valour, out of a homebred dam and pd’d in calf to Admirable.

Next at 4,200gns came Penhole Deutzia, another Valour daughter and out of a homebred dam, with her three month old heifer calf Penhole Highness by Dannyboy. This four year old was pd’d in calf to Admirable and knocked down sold to N A McInerney, Exeter, Devon.

Leading the entry of Penhole bulls at 3,200gns was Penhole Generator, an 18 month old by Dannyboy and out of a homebred dam. He was secured by W Haydon and Son, Exeter, Devon.

Purchased for 2,900gns was the two year old heifer Penhole Flame. In calf to Admirable, this one was by the 6,600gns Edenhurst Regal, a bull going back to Oldstone Egbert, and out of a homebred dam. She sold to R J Gregory and Son, Truro, Cornwall. A consignment of bulls from South West breeders were also up for sale with the same buyers reaping back their investment with their 16 month old bull, Kerling Goldie TI+49, SRI +49, sold for 3,300gns. Goldie, by the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat and out of Trescoll Charlotte, was secured by Messrs Vooght, Exeter, Devon.

Averages: 13 cows in calf/with calves at foot £2,698; 6 in calf heifers £2,459; 10 maiden heifers £1,760; 3 bulls £2,468.

September 15, 2012 Lowerffrydd Charolais peak at 4,800gns

A two year old Charolais heifer topped the bidding at 4,800gns in Welshpool on Saturday 15 September when John Evans dispersed his Lowerffrydd herd.

Sale topper was Lowerffrydd Foxylady TI +34, SRI +31, a Goldies Champion daughter and out of a homebred dam by Kilcullen Ted. The buyer was JA Williams, Caersws.

Next at 2,600gns was a cow and calf pair to FI and LJ Evans, Gower, Swansea. Lowerffrydd Bouquet TI +34, SRI +31 was a six year old Doonally new daughter and her five month old heifer, Lowerffrydd Helen was by Killadeas Contact.

A bid of 2,100gns secured Lowerffrydd Grand TI +34, SRI +31 for JS Abel, Llanidloes. This rising yearling bull was by Kilcullen Ted and out of Lowerffrydd Eclipse, a three year Bailea Ulysse daughter who was knocked down sold for 1,600gns to BJ Mould, Stafford.

Averages: 3 bulls £1,715, 1 cow £1,680, 1 heifer £5,040, 1 cow and calf £2,730

September 15, 2012 Harviestoun Charolais females to 9,500gns at Stirling

Harviestoun Vanilla led the trade at 9,500gns with the bull calf Harviestoun Heathcliff

Charolais were in demand selling to 9,500gns in Stirling on Saturday 15 September when the Harviestoun and Klibreck herds came were dispersed on behalf of L Poett, Perth, Perthshire and I Mackay, Watten, Caithness, respectively.

Leading the sale at 9,500gns was Harviestoun Vanilla TI +38, SRI +34, an eight year old cow by Lochend Rasper, out of a homebred dam and her March born bull calf, Harviestoun Heathcliff by Ravensworth Unwin. The pair were knocked down sold to N C Smith and Sons, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.

Three Harviestoun entries shared a 5,500gns bid. First to go was Harviestoun Gladioli TI +69, SRI +53, a Doonally New sired maiden heifer out of a homebred cow, was purchased by N O’Kane, Kildress, County Tyrone.

Also secured for 5,500gns was Harviestoun Goldie TI +36, SRI +40. This 17 month old heifer was by the 38,000gns Goldies Champion, out of a homebred dam and sold to A B Hornall, Stirling, Stirlingshire.

The final 5,500gns bid was made for Harviestoun Festival TI +61, SRI +48, a two year old bull by Doonally New, purchased by E Parsons, Laxey, Isle of Man.

Back in the females and Barochan Trinket, a 10 year old by Barochan Petral and out of Thrunton Hostess sold with her five month old bull calf, Harviestoun Herman, to H P and L S Whittaker, Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland for 5,200gns.

A second call of 5,200gns secured the three year old Harviestoun Ecosse TI +51, SRI +44, by Ravensworth Unwin, out of a homebred dam and her Burradon Talisman sired five month old heifer calf, Harviestoun Harriet, for D Thornley, Swadlingcote, Derbyshire. The same buyer also took home the six year old Harviestoun Bangle TI +45, SRI +47, also by Unwin for 3,600gns, whilst her nine month old Doonally New sired daughter, Harviestoun Gabby TI +51, SRI +41, was purchased for 850gns by H B Allman and Son, Setton St Nicholas, Hertfordshire.

Bids of 5,000gns came twice with the three year old Harviestoun Eileen TI +48, SRI +46, by Harviestoun Bermuda and out of a homebred dam leading the way. This one was sold with her January born commercial steer calf at foot to J Hepburn and Co, Hawick, Roxburghshire.

Harviestoun Ember TI +63, SRI +50, another three year old heifer by Unwin along with her eight month old commercial heifer calf were knocked down sold at 5,000gns to I Thomson, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

The 11 year old Harviestoun Snowdrop TI +59, SRI +50, by Harviestoun Marseille and out of Rushmore Clover, was secured by Messrs Leevy, along with her five month old bull calf Harviestoun Hector at 4,200gns.

Harviestoun Elsa TI +50, SRI +48, a three year old by Harviestoun Bermuda and her January born commercial calf claimed a call of 4,000gns from R Mackay, Lybster, Caithness.

Second top bull bid at 4,400gns went to the 14 month old bull Harviestoun Gometra TI +43, SRI +39, by Ravensworth Unwin and out of Barochan Topaz for J Irvine and Son, Ballindalloch, Banffshire.

Two bulls sold for 4,200gns. Stock bull Ravensworth Unwin TI +35, SRI +34, a nine year old by Mortimers Rushmore and out of Manor Onna was secured by R J B and A M Tucker, Gower, Swansea at 4,200gns.

A call of 4,200gns from G Anders, Fochabers, Morayshire, won Harviestoun Godfather TI +43, SRI +39, a 16 month old by Unwin.

The Klibreck dispersal peaked at 3,000gns with the two year old Klibreck Flora by Edenhurst Pioneer knocked down sold to A Stevenson, Anstruther, Fife. The same buyer also took home the 15 month old Klibreck Gemaine, also by Pioneer, for 2,800gns.

Averages: Harviestoun: 17 cows with calves £3,656; 13 heifers with calves £2,940; 2 in calf heifers £2,048; 7 maiden heifers £2,963; 2 weaned calves £1,339, 2 stock bulls £5,093, 8 yearling bulls £3,058. Klibreck: 8 heifers £2,063, 1 cow with calf £2,100.

September 8, 2012 Stock bull tops Ugie Charolais dispersal at 12,500gns

Charolais bulls met a strong demand selling to a top of 12,500gns when the Ugie herd, owned by Jimmy Wilson, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, went under the hammer at Stirling on Saturday 8 September.

Goldies Ganker

Leading the trade at 12,500gns was Goldies Banker (pictured) TI +44, SRI +49, by Oldstone Egbert and out of Goldies Umble. This one was purchased by N Barclay, Insch Aberdeenshire along with Goldies Elation TI +58, SRI +54, another stock bull, this time by Dingle Hofmeister and out of Blelack Ripple, at 10,000gns.

Heading the females was Ugie Erin, a three year old by the 28,000gns Farleycopse Turbo, with her five month old heifer calf Ugie Heidi at foot by Banker.. The pair sold for 9,000gns to D Muirhead, By Arbroath, Angus.

Next came the four year old Ugie Charm by Tattenhall Impreccable and her seven month old heifer calf Ugie Hannah, by Banker. Together they sold for 8,000gns with Charm going to A Gunn, Reay, Thurso, and her calf purchased by N and S Caul, Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Angus.

A call of 7,500gns secured the four year old Ugie Diamond, another Turbo daughter and due to calve to Banker this autumn, for I Thomson, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

Ugie Dotty, another four year old sired by Turbo, went for a bid of 6,800gns with her four month old bull calf Ugie Hurricane at foot by Banker, to D C Burkill, Driffield, East Yorkshire. Later Dotty’s maiden heifer daughter Ugie Gladys, also by Banker and a Royal Highland Show junior female champion, made 6,000gns to go home with Boden and Davies, Stockport, Cheshire.

Also secured for 6,000gns was the two year old Ugie Fiona, by Banker, purchased by D E Evans, Mold, Flintshire.

Calls of 5,500gns were made three times. First came Ugie Algie, a six year old cow by Turbo with her bull calf Ugie Hallmark at foot, by Banker. This outfit sold to J Stuart, Ballindaloch, Morayshire.

Also at 5,500gns was Ugie Becca by Turbo and her female calf Ugie Hawk. This six year old and her four month old calf by Banker were purchased by J Wight, Biggar, Lanarkshire.

Ugie Flair, a two year old Banker daughter, was knocked down sold for 5,500gns to R Lane, Newport, Shropshire.

Seven year old Ugie Ada realised a bid of 5,000gns with her two month old bull calf Ugie Harbro. This Banker daughter was secured by Clova Farms, Carnoustie, Angus.

Averages: 32 cows with calves at foot £3,677, 9 in calf cows £2,794, 18 in calf heifers £3,033, 14 maiden heifers £2,812, 2 stock bulls £11,812.