Charolais bulls met a good trade in Stirling on Tuesday 16 February at the breed’s official spring sale. Bidding peaked at 26,000gns, 14 lots traded at five figure sums and 123 lots sold to average £5960.
Trade topper at 26,000gns was Goldies Jerry TI +65 SRI +61, an 18 month old by the homebred Goldies Formidable and out of a heifer going back to Blelack Blackberet. Bred and exhibited by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, he was purchased by Messrs Boden and Davies, Mellor Cheshire.
Carrying on his success Mr Goldie sold a string of 12 bulls to an average of £9038 and his next highest priced was the reserve intermediate champion Goldies Jasper TI +60 SRI +58. This 19 month old was also sired by Formidable and went home to Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland with J Watson who paid 23,000gns.
From the same vendor was the August-2014 born Blelack Digger son Goldies Judge TI +76 SRI +71 at 9,000gns, this time selling to Ouston Farms, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Mr Goldie sold two more top priced lots, both at an 8,000gns price tag. First to purchase was Colin Davidson, Sandwick, Orkney, who took home the May-2014 born class winner Goldies Jet TI +56 SRI +53 sired by the 12,000gns Goldies Elation. Then the 20 month old Goldies Gladiator son Goldies Jubilation TI +57 SRI +54 was purchased by T Leslie, Shapinsay, Orkney for the same price.
The class winner Elgin Jagger, a 16 month old by Blelack Blackberet caught the eye of W Milne, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire who paid 17,000gns to exhibitors Roy Milne and Sons, Elgin, Morayshire.
The Milne’s went on to secure 13,500gns for the July-2014 born Elgin Jaguar a son of the 12,000gns Caylers Gladiator, this time purchased by JD Lindsay, Kirriemuir, Angus.
Junior Champion Newhouse Jupitur was next to sell at 16,000gns. Bred and exhibited by RM Adam and Son, the 19 month old Jupitur who is sired by the 30,000gns Silver Joss was purchased by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Londonderry.
Two lots shared a 14,000gns bid. The first was the supreme champion Barnsford Jubilant and the judge Ben Harman backed his decision by taking him home to Chesham, Buckinghamshire. This 20 month old from Tom and Sheena Gatherer, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire is sired by the homebred Barnsford Gorse, a full brother to the 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny who was the first Charolais that the Gatherer’s had sold from their small herd of only seven cows.
The day’s second 14,000gns call was made by J Wight and Sons, Midlock, Lanarkshire for Blelack Jerrylee, a 19 month old by the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite from Neil Massie and Sons, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, who went on to sell a further three bulls to an overall average of £7481.
At 13,500gns was the class winning Balthayock Jackpot TI +48 SRI +62. J and M MacDonald, and Dunbeath Farms Limited both of Dunbeath, Caithness shared the purchase of this August-2014 born bull sired by the Highland Show class winner Ugie Echo and exhibited by David and Nick Walter, Balthayock, Perthshire.
The Walters sold a total of 13 entries for an average of £5832. Next best was another Echo son at 13,000gns, the 19 month old Balthayock Jonathan TI +62 SRI +68 was purchased by Peter and Sheelagh Donger, Towcester, Northants.
Two entries went for 12,000gns each. Elrick Jester, sired by the 16,000gns Stirling supreme champion Thrunton Fearless was the first. The May-2014 born Jester was jointly purchased by Jim Muirhead and JM Cant and Partners both from Arbroath, Angus, from exhibitor Michael Massie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire who sold two more to average £8155.
The reserve junior champion also secured 12,000gns. The 17 month old Harestone Jackson is sired by the 25,000gns Inverlochy Ferdie and his gsire was Highland show supreme champion and breed champion at the Royal show. Jackson caught the eye of JH Wilson, Newry, Co Down and was bred and exhibited by Neil Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire.
Mr Barclay went on to sell six more bulls at an average of £7650 including another Ferdie son, the 15 month old Harestone Jackass who was snapped up at 10,000gns by WJ Fraser and Sons, Ballindalloch, Banffshire.
A bid of 11,000gns secured the class winner Thrunton Jetstream for JH Anderson, Fortrose, Ross-shire. This June-2014 born Thrunton Gladiator son was bred and exhibited by JHC Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland, who also had a good day averaging nearly £6,000 a piece for six bulls.
The day’s final five figure bid went to LA Richardson and Sons, Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh for their senior and reserve supreme champion Hillviewfarm Judge. J and G Smith, Stromness, Orkney secured this 21 month old son of the 25,000gns Perth supreme champion Mowbraypark Orlando for 10,000gns.
Next at 8,500gns was the class winner, Clyth Jackthelad TI +63 SRI +60, a 16 month old Blelack Digger son from Ronnie Mackay, Lybster, Caithness selling to PM and PM Rhodes, Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire.
A final call of 8,000gns was paid for the May-2014 born Dundas Jackpot who was knocked down to CG Graig Farms Limited, Gateside, Fife. This son of the 14,000gns Highland show class winner Ugie Goldcup was exhibited by Mrs JM Gilchrist, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Females met a strong demand with 83% clearance and selling to 4,900gns for a mother and daughter pair from JA and MF McMillan, Brechin Angus. The 15,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Burradon Talisman daughter Dunesk Diana, a class winner at the Highland show and breed champion at Angus, was sold with her 12 month old daughter Dunesk Lulu. Lulu was last year’s Stars of the Future reserve junior champion and is sired by the 12,000gns Highland show senior beef breeder champion Brampton Albert. The team behind the money on the pair was E Hamilton and Partners, Strathaven, Lanarkshire.
Two heifers sold for 4,000gns. The first was the class winning August-2014 born 18,000gns Derryharney Outstanding daughter Derryharney Jane who was purchased from Harold Stubbs and Andrew Burleigh, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh by C Smeaton and Son, Kirkbuddo, Angus.
Then Hamish Goldie continued his success and secured the same amount for the 19 month old Goldies Jetty TI +71 SRI +68 by Goldies Formidable who was purchased by WG Johnson and Sons, Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Rounding off the sale at 3,600gns was the reserve female champion also exhibited by Mr Goldie. This time going across the water to Clones, Co Monagahan, Eire with Harte Peat Limited. The April-2014 born Goldies Joy TI +63 SRI +52 is a daughter of the 14,000gns Perth intermediate champion Killadeas Legend.
Averages: 123 bulls £5,960; 10 females £2,997.75
Auctioneers: United Auctions Ltd
Show Results 15 February
Judge: Ben Harman, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
T & S Gatherer – Barnsford Jubilant – s. Barnsford Gorse
Reserve Supreme Champion
LA Richardson & Sons – Hillviewfarm Judge – s. Mowbraypark Orlando
Senior Male Champion
LA Richardson & Sons – Hillviewfarm Judge – s. Mowbraypark Orlando
Reserve Senior Male Champion
DE Evans – Maerdy Jogger – s. Maerdy Dynamite
Intermediate Male Champion
T & S Gatherer – Barnsford Jubilant – s. Barnsford Gorse
Reserve Intermediate Male Champion
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jasper – s. Goldies Formidable
Junior Male Champion
RM Adam & Son – Newhouse Jupitur – s. Silver Joss
Reserve Junior Male Champion
Neil R Barclay – Harestone Jackson – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Inspire – s. Ugie Euros
Reserve Female Champion
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Joy – s. Killadeas Legend
Class One – Bulls born on or between 22 February & 5 April 2014
1st – A MacGregor[Allanfauld]Ltd – Allanfauld Johnboy – s. Woodpark Elgin
2nd – Adrian Ivory – Cardean Jupiter – s. Elgin Flagship
3rd – Robert Aitken – Lourie Jethro – s. Goldies Eddy
4th – James Jeffrey – Kersknowe Jock – s. Inverlochy Fencer
5th – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Jetsetter – s. Newhouse Bigal
Class Two – Bulls born on or between 6 & 17 April 2014
1st – James Jeffrey – Kersknowe Jester – s. Lagavaich Fernando
2nd – Will Short – Woodpark Jake – s. Corrie Alan
3rd – RA Milne – Elgin Jackman – s. Westcarse Houdini
4th – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Jason – s. Puntabrava Federico
5th – D Smith & Sons – Lawersbridge Jake – s. Lawersbridge Ferocious
Class Three – Bulls born on or between 18 & 30 April 2014
1st – John Wight & Sons – Midlock Jagger – s. Maerdy Domino
2nd – WS Oates – Ravensworth Jeronimo – s. Thrunton Florida
3rd – MJ Massie – Elrick Jupiter – s. Thrunton Fearless
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Jasper – s. Thrunton Gladiator
5th – John Wylde – Martland Justabout – s. Skysea Fearless
Class Four – Bulls born on or between 1 & 8 May 2014
1st – LA Richardson & Sons – Hillviewfarm Judge – s. Mowbraypark Orlando
2nd – DE Evans – Maerdy Jogger – s. Maerdy Dynamite
3rd – A MacGregor[Allanfauld]Ltd – Allanfauld Jeronimo – s. Elgin Davinci
4th – John Irvine & Son – Inverlochy Jura – s. Maerdy Eryr
Class Five – Bulls born on or between 9 & 15 May 2014
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jet – s. Goldies Elation ET
2nd – James Jeffrey – Kersknowe Jubilee – s. Inverlochy Fencer
3rd – Messrs Curry – Burradon Jackass – s. Puntabrava Federico
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Jerry – s. Ugie Euros
5th – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Jet – s. Ugie Echo
Class Six – Bulls born on or between 16 & 23 May 2014
1st – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Jackpot – s. Allanfauld Gambler
2nd – G McWilliam – Fotheringham Jaffa – s. Elgin Highroller
3rd – James Jeffrey – Kersknowe Jambo – s. Inverlochy Fencer
4th – Messrs Curry – Burradon Joker – s. Brampton Helium
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jupiter – s. Goldies Unbeatable
Class Seven – Bulls born on or between 24 & 31 May 2014
1st – T & S Gatherer – Barnsford Jubilant – s. Barnsford Gorse
2nd – MJ Massie – Elrick Jester – s. Thrunton Fearless
3rd – NF Massie – Blelack Jethro – s. Goldies Dynamite
4th – R Irvine & FG Lawson – Ballindalloch Jasper – s. Maerdy Eryr
5th – MJ Massie – Elrick Jack – s. Thrunton Fearless
Class Eight – Bulls born on or between 1 & 7 June 2014
1st – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Jetstream – s. Thrunton Gladiator
2nd – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Jetstream – s. Puntabrava Federico
3rd – Jack Nicoll Farms Limited – Mornity Julius – s. Balthayock Upright
4th – NF Massie – Blelack Julius – s. Goldies Dynamite
5th – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Jubilee – s. Swalesmoor Cracker
Class Nine – Bulls born on or between 8 & 17 June 2014
1st – Will Short – Woodpark Jasper – s. Deeside Gulliver
2nd – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Joker – s. Maerdy Grenadier
3rd – John Irvine & Son – Inverlochy Jerome – s. Maerdy Eryr
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jubilation – s. Goldies Gladiator
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jackpot – s. Goldies Gladiator
Class Ten – Bulls born on or between 18 & 21 June 2014
1st – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Jester – s. Ugie Euros
2nd – WR Baillie & Co – Baillieston Justice – s. Burradon Galaxy
3rd – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Jockey – s. Allanfauld Vagabond
4th – JHC Campbell & Son – Thrunton Jefferson – s. Balmyle Dickler
5th – P & V McDonald – Glencoe Jacob – s. Clyth Diplomat
Class Eleven – Bulls born on or between 22 June & 3 July 2014
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jasper – s. Goldies Formidable
2nd – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Jaguar – s. Caylers Gladiator
3rd – NF Massie & Sons – Blelack Jerrylee – s. Goldies Dynamite
4th – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Jonathan – s. Ugie Echo
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jaguar – s. Goldies Gladiator
Class Twelve – Bulls born on or between 4 & 12 July 2014
1st – DE Evans – Maerdy Justthejob – s. Gamay
2nd – Jack Nicoll Farms Limited – Mornity Jubilee – s. Westcarse Houdini
3rd – Redhead & Watson – Tweeddale Jetstream – s. Woodpark Elgin
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jagger – s. Goldies Banker
5th – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Joel – s. Ugie Echo
Class Thirteen – Bulls born on or between 13 July & 3 August 2014
1st – RM Adam & Son – Newhouse Jupitur – s. Silver Joss
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jerry – Goldies Formidable
3rd – RM Adam & Son – Newhouse Jagerbomb – s. Balthayock Dante
4th – Mr & Mrs CJ Wight – Carwood Jagerbomb – s. Glenrock Eiger
5th – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Jervaulx – s. Puntabrava Ferderico
Class Fourteen – Bulls born on or between 5 & 15 August 2014
1st – DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Jackpot – s. Ugie Echo
2nd – RM Adam & Son – Newhouse Jimbob – s. Brampton Nacodar
3rd – Alan R Lawson & Son – Newhouse Jimbob ET – s. Puntabrava Federico
4th – Andrew Hornall – Falleninch Julius – s. Dereskit Fernando
5th – DM Lyle – s. Loganbar Jimmyjames – s. Wesley Fixture
Class Fifteen – Bulls born on or between 16 & 31 August 2014
1st – DE Evans – Maerdy Jumbuck – s. Maerdy Gouverneur
2nd – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Jasper – s. Thrunton Fearless
3rd – NF Massie & Sons – Blelack Jubilee – s. Glencoe Hagrid
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Judge – s. Blelack Digger
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Jackaroo – s. Burradon Garibaldi
Class Sixteen– Bulls born on or between 1 & 16 September 2014
1st – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Jackson – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
2nd – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Joe – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
3rd – Clive Hoey – Rawbrooke Judge – s. Thrunton Socrates
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jogger – s. Gretnahouse Heman
5th – Jack Nicoll Farms Limited – Mornity Jumper – s. Westcarse Houdini
Class Seventeen – Bulls born on or between 17 September & 6 October 2014
1st – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Jagger – s. Blelack Blackberet
2nd – Will Short – Woodpark Johnboy – s. Rumsden Fawkes
3rd – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Jedburgh – s. Thrunton Gladiator
4th – DE Evans – Maerdy Jocker – s. Maerdy Dynamite
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jockey – s. Goldies Banker
Class Eighteen – Bulls born on or after 7 October 2014
1st – R MacKay – Clyth Jackthelad – s. Blelack Digger
2nd – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Jackass – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
3rd – Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Jumbo – s. Hillviewfarm Perfect
4th – JD Leavesley – Newroddige Jetstream – s. Esgob Ferrari
5th – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Justrite – s. Lochend Apache
Class Nineteen – Heifers born on or between 13 June 2013 & 16 July 2014
1st – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Inspire – s. Ugie Euros
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Joy – s. Killadeas Legend
3rd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Julia – s. Blelack Digger
4th – D Smith & Sons – Lawersbridge Irene – s. Smithston Elite
Class Twenty – Heifers born on or after 17 July 2014
1st – HC & AA Stubbs & Burleigh – Derryharney Jane – s. Derryharney Outstanding
2nd – JA & MF McMillan – Dunesk Lady – s. Balthayock Hamish
3rd – JA & MF McMillan – Dunesk Lulu – s. Brampton Albert
4th – HC & AA Stubbs & Burleigh – Derryharney Jewels – s. Grove Enterprise
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