Charolais Bulls sold like hot cakes at the Royal Northern Agricultural Society Spring Show held at the Thainstone centre on the 25th February, with 15 of 16 Charolais bulls forward selling to an average of £5,873.
Topping the multi breed sale at 9,200gns was the reserve supreme champion Blelack Immortal TI+58 SRI +63. This 22 month old 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle son from Neil and Graeme Massie, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire was sold to W and M Leith, Keith, Banffshire.
The largest consignment at the sale was from John Wilson and sons, Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire who sold five bulls all sired by the 20,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Beechtree George to an average of £6,468, four of which sold for 5,000gns and above. The first going to Messrs J J Gordon, Huntly, Aberdeenshire for 8,500gns was the 20 month old Kinclune Ideal. At the same age Kinclune Ivanhoe sold for 7,200gns to RG Mainland, Rousay, Orkney. Next came two more 20 month olds; Kinclune Ivan who went to M and I Steel, Banchory, Aberdeenshire for 6,500gns and Kinclune Idol who was purchased for 5,000gns by D Henderson and Son, Wick, Caithness.
The 23 Month old Elgin Iggy TI +47 SRI +40 was next along at 6,800gns for Messrs RA Milne and son, Lhanbryde, Morayshire. This son of the 25,000gns Supreme Perth Champion Goldies Unbeatable went to C and V Fraser, Stronsay, Orkney.
Michael Massie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire sold Elrick Independent TI +32 SRI +32, a 21 month old son of the 16,000gns Stirling Supreme Champion Thrunton Fearless who was purchased by GI and M Jamieson, Ellon, Aberdeenshire for 6,500gns, Another of Mr Massie’s bulls by the same sire, the 17 month old Elrick Illation TI +37 SRI +39 sold for 5,200gns to J and A Cooper, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
Next going to James A Younie, Elgin, Morayshire at 6,000gns was the 18 month old supreme champion Strathisla Icon TI +30 SRI +33 sired by Balthayock Aesop from Robert McAskie, Keith, Banffshire.
Finally Graeme Leggat, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire raised 5,500gns for the 19 month old Kersknowe Clansman son Bonnykelly Impeccable TI +20 SRI +20, who went to JA Cruickshank, Elgin, Morayshire.
Judge: Anne MacPherson, Steward: Jimmy Wilson
Averages: 15 bulls £5,873
Auctioneers: Aberdeen and Northern Marts
Mr RS McAskie – Strathisla Icon
Reserve Supreme Champion
Mr NF Massie, OBE – Blelack Immortal
Class One – Bulls born after 10th March and before the 17 May 2013
1st – Mr NF Massie, OBE – Blelack Immortal
2nd – Mr J McIrvine – Ravensworth Istar
3rd – Mr RA Milne – Elgin Iggy
Class Two – Bulls born on or after 17 May and before 9 June 2013
1st – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Irwin
2nd – Mr MJ Massie – Elrick Independant
3rd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Idol
Class Three – Bulls born on or after 9 June 2013
1st – Mr RS McAskie – Strathisla Icon
2nd – Mr MJ Massie – Elrick Illation
3rd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Ivanhoe