Charolais took the top price, made the highest average and sold the most bulls at the Aberdeen and Northern Marts Thainstone Spectacular on Wednesday 24th February 2016.
Prices peaked at 6,500gns for the 16 month old red ticket winner Bonnykelly Jackpot, sired by Kersknowe Clansman and out of a homebred dam going back to Haymount Ulysses. He caught the eye of P and M Watson, Darnford, Duris, Kincardineshire and was bred and exhibited by Graeme Leggat, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.
Mr Leggat’s success came off the back of another top priced sale earlier on in the day in the form of Bonnykelly Jaguar. G and K Beverly purchased this 21 month old son of the 9,000gns New Deer show champion Newhouse Challanger for 5,000gns.
The most bids of the day went the way of the Aberdeenshire breeders John Wilson and sons who sold a cracking string of eight bulls averaging £4843 backed up by top prices of 6,000gns and 5,800gns. Six of the eight were sired by the 20,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Beechtree George and their grandsire Gretnahouse Archangel was the Royal show senior male champion.
The top priced bull at 6,000gns was the May 2014-born Kinclune Jackass who stayed local when he was snapped up by G Wilson and Sons of Fichlie. Close behind at 5,800gns and purchased by H and AG Laing, Lochhills, Morayshire was the 22 month old Kinclune Jackpot.
Next from the same vendor was another 22 month old, Kinclune Jagger who this time went home to Banchory, Kincardineshire with Kincraigie Farms for 5,200gns.
TE and M Walker, Banff, Aberdeenshire were next to purchase one of the Wilson’s lots. The May 2014-born Kinclune Joker was knocked down at 5,000gns.
Two more Beechtree George sons were sold by the Wilson’s at 3,800gns and 3,600gns respectively. The April 2014-born Kinclune Jollyman was purchased by M and I Steel, Banchory, Kincardineshire and JS Youngson, Cullerlie, Aberdeenshire took home the 19 month old Kinclune Jensen.
Mr Wilson sold his last pair, both 21 months old and this time sired by the 20,000gns Perth supreme champion Thrunton Crownprince. Kinclune Jake was the first at 4,000gns who caught the eye of Peter Ferries, Lumphanan, Kincardineshire and JD Oliphant, Keiss, Caithness, purchased Kinclune Jericho at 3,500gns.
Auchnagatt breeder Michael Massie, also came up with the goods securing both the breed and Interbreed championships with his 21 month old Elrick Justice. Sired by the 16,000gns Stirling supreme champion Thrunton Fearless and out of the homebred Elrick Gertrude going back to the 11,000gns Maerdy Dublin. The man behind the money on this one at 5,000gns was JJ Gordon, Wellheads, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Mr Massie continued his winning streak with Elrick Jagger who was crowned reserve champion. This time selling to H and J Riach, Crathes, Kincardineshire who paid 4,800gns for this April 2014-born bull also sired by Fearless.
Making 4,000gns was the March 2014-born class winner Auchincrieve Jelavic, a son of Alwent Goldbar and Auchincrieve Genevieve whose 2015 born calf was crowned Junior Champion of the Stars of the Future Show. Jelavic went home to Castletown, Caithness with AA Younger and was bred and exhibited by Charles McCombie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Finally another of Mr McCombies’s lots sold for 3,500gns. C and C Adam, Alford, Aberdeenshire bought the 21 month old Auchincrieve Jayzee who was also sired by Alwent Goldbar.
Averages: 18 bulls £4,358
Auctioneers: Aberdeen and Northern Marts
Elrick Scoop the Charolais Championship at the Royal Northern Spring Show at Thainstone
MJ Massie – Elrick Justice – s. Thrunton Fearless
Reserve Breed Champion
MJ Massie – Elrick Jagger – s. Thrunton Fearless
Class One – Bulls born after 08/03/2014 and before 09/04/2014
1st – CM McCombie – Auchincrieve Jelvic – s. Alwent Goldbar
2nd – J Irvine & Son – Inverlochy Job – s. Blelack Giggsey
3rd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Jollyman – s. Beechtree George
4th – EA Mutch – Forglen Jester – s. Moyness Vivacious
Class Two – Bulls born on or after 09/04/2014 and before 06/05/2014
1st – MJ Massie – Elrick Jagger – s. Thrunton Fearless
2nd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Jackass – s. Beechtree George
3rd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Jagger – s. Beechtree George
4th – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Jackpot – s. Beechtree George
Class Three – Bulls born on or after 06/05/2014 and before 18/05/2014
1st – MJ Massie – Elrick Justice – s. Thrunton Fearless
2nd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Joker – s. Beechtree George
3rd – R Leggat – Bonnykelly Jaguar – s. Newhouse Challanger
4th – M Bruce & Partners – Logiestate Justootaellon – s. Goldies Golddust
Class Four – Bulls born on or after 18/05/2014
1st – R Leggat – Bonnykelly Jackpot – s. Kersknowe Clansman
2nd – JA Wilson & Sons – Kinclune Jensen – s. Beechtree George
3rd – NR Barclay – Harestone Jim – s. Burradon Garibaldi
4th – Robbie Anderson – Arthurhouse Jacksparrow – s. Thrunton Fairfax