May 14, 2015 Balmoral Show Results
Charolais Supreme Champion WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop Reserve Charolais Supreme Champion J Smyth – Bessiebell Incredible – s. Goldies Unbeatable
Charolais Junior Champion Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger Reserve Charolais Junior Champion WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jemma – s. Brampton Petition
Charolais Bull Champion Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger Reserve Charolais Bull Champion Thomas Keelagher – Hillviewfarm Handsome – s. Mowbraypark Orlando
Charolais Junior Bull Champion Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger Reserve Charolais Junior Bull Champion WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jaguar – s. Royal Capitan
Charolais Female Champion WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop Reserve Charolais Female Champion J Smyth – Bessiebell Incredible – s. Goldies Unbeatable
Charolais Junior Heifer Champion WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jemma – s. Brampton Petition Reserve Charolais Junior Heifer Champion Gilbert Crawford – Deeleview Jo – s. Elgin Davinci
Best Group of Three Animals Champion – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Reserve – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee
Reserve Interbreed Champion
WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop
Reserve Bull in the Performance Class
Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger
558 – Cow, born before 1 January 2012, in calf or milk having had at least one calf 1st – WD & JA Connolly – Wesley Glamorous – s. Balthayock Aesop 2nd – Gilbert Crawford – Fairway Baseline – s. Fairway Soprano 3rd – Owen Kerrigan & J Conn – Cretlevane Anastasia – s. Billingley Siralex
559 – Cow or Heifer, in milk or calf, born in 2012 1st – Owen Kerrigan & J Conn – Goldies Happy – s. Blelack Edition
560 – Heifer, born on or between 1 January and 30 June 2013 1st – J Smyth – Bessiebell Incredible – s. Goldies Unbeatable 2nd – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Icemaiden – s. Royal Capitan 3rd – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Imeria – s. Royal Capitan 4th – Frank Reid – Topnotch Infinity – s. Maerdy Grimaldi
561 – Heifer, born on or between 1 July and 31 December 2013 1st – Colin Todd – Killadeas Ingrid – s. Blackford Dynamite 2nd – Alan Sheils – Rooskeynamona Iris – s. Prime Roberto 3rd – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Ivette – s. Maerdy Fiend 4th – Edgar Johnston & Sons – Lisnadil Imperial – s. Thrunton Voldemort
562 – Heifer, born on or after 1 January 2014 1st – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jemma – s. Brampton Petition 2nd – Gilbert Crawford – Deeleview Jo – s. Elgin Davinci 3rd – Jeremy Paynter – Drumilly Jewel – s. Elgin Davinci 4th – Joe Kelly – Clogher Jolene – s. Clogher Famous
563 – Bull, born on or before 1 January 2014 1st – Thomas Keelagher – Hillviewfarm Handsome – s. Mowbraypark Orlando 2nd – Gilbert Crawford – Fairway Insonesia – s. Adonis-LP 3rd – WD & JA Connolly – Goldies Icon – s. Goldies Uppermost 4th – C & J Richardson – Blelack Immaculate – s. Blelack Digger
564 – Bull, born on or between 1 January and 31 March 2014 1st – Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Jones – s. Blelack Digger 2nd – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jupiter – s. Royal Capitan 565 – Bull, born on or after 1 April 2014 1st – WD & JA Connolly – Brigadoon Jaguar – s. Royal Capitan 2nd – Jeremy Paynter – Drumilly Jackthelad – s. Clyth Diplomat 3rd – Mr G Ardis – Shaneglish Jaguar – s. Clonoulty Andreamon 4th – Edgar Johnston & Sons – Gallion Jonah – s. Crossmolina Euro
May 12, 2015 Record Charolais averages set at the Blelack Sale
Saturday 9 May saw a flying trade with a record average of £7476 for cows and calves at the Blelack production sale, with a top price of 16,200gns being secured by exhibitor NF Massie OBE, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.
The sale leader was a four year old cow with her eight month old bull calf sold for a combined price of 16,200gns. Blelack Gretel TI +70 SRI +61 who is sired by the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite sold to J and A Price, Staunton-On-Wye, Herefordshire for 12,000gns while her bull calf a Caylers Hustler son Blelack Jeffrey went for 4,200gns to C and E McCombie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Next to go at 11,000gns was a cow and calf outfit. The three year old Goldies Dynamite daughter Blelack Heidi TI +55 SRI +46 went with her six month old heifer calf Blelack Julia who is sired by Caylers Hustler, to purchasers NA Wattie, Alford, Aberdeenshire. The same buyer also paid 9,000gns for another three year old cow and six month old heifer outfit, the Ugie Echo daughter Blelack Hollyhock TI +50 SRI +43 and calf Blelack Jill sired by Caylers Hustler.
Also selling at 11,000gns was the two year old in-calf heifer Blelack Iris TI +60 SRI +57 by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle. Her buyer was W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire who also paid 10,000gns for Blelack Frond TI +50 SRI +56 by Swalesmoor Bayonet and her eight month old heifer calf Blelack Jacaranda who is sired by the 9,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Glencoe Hagrid. Messrs Robb later purchased the six month old heifer calf Blelack Jasmine, a daughter of the 25,000gns Balbithan Vespasian for 2,800gns. While her five year old dam Blelack Eloise TI +23 SRI +23 sired by the 12,000gns Coolnaslee Adversary sold for 3,500gns to Glyn Owen, Wells, Powys bringing a total for the pair to 6,300gns.
Selling at 8,000gns to Neil Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire was a five year old in-calf cow also by Adversary, Blelack Ethel TI +31 SRI +33. Mr Barclay also purchased another in-calf Adversary daughter the six year old Blelack Dulcie TI +41 SRI +42 for 6,000gns.
Another Cow and Calf outfit sold for a total of 8,000gns, Blelack Fawn TI +54 SRI +50 by Goldies Dynamite went to AJ Ewing, Annan, Dumfriesshire, at 5,000gns, while 3,000gns secured her seven month old son of Blelack Digger, Blelack Jackdaw for A and A Provan, Douglas, Lanarkshire.
Blelack Ginny TI +57 SRI +54, a daughter of Goldies Dynamite and her heifer calf Blelack Juliet sired by Caylers Hustler were the next to sell for a combined price of 7,100gns. With Ginny going to Messrs Morr and Bow for 4,300gns, while her daughter was purchased for 2,800gns by Reelow Livestock, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Two in calf heifers sold for 7,000gns. Firstly the 23 month old Blelack Ivy TI +45 SRI +31 by the 11,000gns Maerdy Dublin was bought by GJ & CD Smith, Liskeard, Cornwall, followed by J Preece & Sons, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire who purchased Blelack Isis TI +52 SRI +54, a 25 month old daughter of the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle.
The final lot to sell for 6,000gns was another Goldies Dynamite daughter, the four year old Blelack Foxglove TI +54 SRI +51. She was purchased by LH Wardle, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire along with her six month old heifer calf Blelack Janey who is sired by Glencoe Hagrid.
Averages: 15 cows with calves at foot £7476, 15 in-calf cows £4578, seven in-calf heifers £5910 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.
Charolais met a solid demand with 73 bulls selling to an average of £5085 and peaking at 13,000gns and eight heifers in the female section averaged £4620 to a top price of 8,200gns at the Carlisle Spring Charolais sale on Saturday 9 May.
The sale leader was the 18 month old Dingle Hofmeister son Goldies Iceman TI +62 SRI +57 who was knocked down for 13,000gns. Exhibited by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire, and out of a homebred dam going back to Goldies Uppermost, he was purchased by W & J Causey, Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
The Next top price of 11,000gns was paid for the reserve junior male champion Balmyle Jasper TI +64 SRI +64 from WP Bruce Ltd, Meigle, Perthshire. This 15 month old Gwenog Banjo son was jointly purchased by Messrs Brown, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and A MacGregor Allanfauld Ltd, Kilsyth, Glasgow.
The intermediate male champion Ratoary Icebreaker ET TI +49 SRI +48 was the first of two lots to sell for 10,000gns. The 19 month old Oldstone Egbert son was purchased by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry from exhibitor Sean McGovern, Clogher, Co Tyrone.
AG Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire was the other exhibitor to receive 10,000gns for his 17 month old reserve intermediate champion Gretnahouse Ivory TI +56 SRI +53. This Wesley Equinox son was purchased by Graeme Leggat, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenhire and was the first of six bulls to sell for Mr Houston to average £6650. His next top price was an 18 month old, Blelack Digger son Gretnahouse Iliad TI +72 SRI +70, who was purchased by Webster & Trewhitt, Whixley, North Yorkshire for 8,000gns. Another Digger son the 24 month old Gretnahouse Icarus TI +64 SRI +54 went for 7,000gns to T Epps, Isle of Islay, Scotland.
Sean McGovern also sold the reserve supreme champion Ratoary Irishman ET TI +53 SRI +48 for 9,500gns. This 20 month old had previously gained accolades in the show ring including RUAS reserve junior champion and Bank of Ireland Interbreed Bull Derby Champion. Irishman who is sired by the 13,000gns Conval Frank was purchased by SI & LJ Evans, Swansea, West Glamorgan.
JW Millar, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire sold their class winner Lochend Jura TI +40 SRI +34 for 8,000gns. The 15 month old who was previously crowned junior male champion at the Stars of the Future show is sired by the Royal Show male champion Gretnahouse Archangel and was purchased by A and J McIlwrick, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.
The supreme champion a 23 month old Marwood Flyer son, Marwood Intrepid TI +43 SRI +39 who is out of a homebred dam going back to Coolnaslee Advocate, was bought by WA Stephenson Bishop Auckland, County Durham for 7,800gns from exhibitors RA and J Blyth, Hartlepool, Cleveland.
J and D Longlands Ltd, Hexham, Northumberland paid 7,200gns for the 20 month old Thrunton Incorporator TI +43 SRI +25 sired by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal who was exhibited by JHC Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Three bulls sold for 7,000gns. First to go was Trefonnen Invincible TI +52 SRI +52 from NR Barclay, Insch, Abderdeenshire. The 18 month old Invincible who is sired by Blelack Digger was purchased by J and A Brown, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Then DE Evans, Mold, Flintshire sold the 16 month old junior male champion Maerdy Jamaica TI +52 SRI +39 by Maerdy Dynamite who was jointly purchased by A Quigley, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh and W Short, Beragh, Co Tyrone.
The third bull to sell at 7,000gns to CJ White, Oakham, Leicestershire was the Thrunton Dominator son Caylers Jackson TI +45 SRI +33 from exhibitor Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire. The same vendors went on to sell a total of four bulls to average £6284 including Caylers Impeccable TI +45 SRI +30. A 16 month old Ramses son who sold to J Nelson, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire for 6,000gns.
A 6,500gns price tag was shared by two bulls. Firstly W Brown, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire sold Barrance Intrepid by Elgin Davinci to G McClanachan & Sons, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. Then T and J Leslie, Balfour, Orkney purchased Westcarse Incredible TI +42 SRI +40, a son of the 10,000gns Mortimers Echo, who was exhibited by JH Christie, Stirling, Stirlingshire.
Two more bulls sold for 6,000gns the first of which was Forcebeck Isaac TI +61 SRI +59 from first time exhibitor JM Wood, Penrith, Cumbria. A 17 month old son of the 12,000gns Wesley Equinox, he was purchased by GC Howatson & Sons, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Then AH Fisher, Stranraer, Wigtownshire bought the 16 month old Elgin Josh TI +50 SRI +50 sired by the 12,000gns Caylers Gladiator from RA Milne and Sons, Elgin, Morayshire.
Charolais Females met with a ready trade with the sale leader and female champion secured for 8,200gns by Boden and Davies Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire. Alsnow Isla TI +41 SRI +44, a two year old in calf heifer sired by Goldies Eddy and out of a homebred dam going back to Burradon Talisman was purchased from exhibitor Alan R Lawson, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, who went on to sell two more lots. His three year old heifer Alsnow Honor TI +55 SRI +59 sired by Blelack Digger and her five month old heifer calf Alsnow Jan sired by Alsnow Hurricane was purchased by JJ & MC Baxter, Carlisle, Cumbria for 5,000gns. Mr Lawson’s final sale was the reserve female champion, the 23 month old Alsnow Imaculate TI +36 SRI +41. A daughter of the 10,000gns Puntabrava Federico, she was bought for 3,600gns by DT & M Stobart, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire sold five heifers to a top price of 5,200gns for Goldies Interflora TI +39 SRI +40 who was purchased by GJ & CD Smith, Liskeard, Cornwall, then MR McCornick, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire paid 3,500gns for Goldies Itsybitsy TI +41 SRI +43. Both were 22 month old and sired by the 12,000gns Blelack Edition.
Averages: 73 bulls £5085, eight heifers £4620 Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.
Show Results Carlisle Friday 8 May 2015
RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
Reserve Supreme Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET
Senior Male Champion
RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
Reserve Senior Male Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET
Intermediate Male Champion
Sean McGovern – Ratoary Icebreaker ET
Reserve Intermediate Male Champion
AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ivory
Junior Male Champion
DE Evans – Maerdy Jamaica
Reserve Junior Male Champion
WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jasper
Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Isla
Reserve Female Champion
Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Imaculate
Best Group of Three Bulls
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse
2nd – PM & PM Rhodes – Aglam
Class One – Bull born between 14 March & 31 May 2013
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Inferno
2nd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Icarus
3rd – Mortimers Farms Ltd – Mortimers Isis
4th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Charbron Influential
5th – Barons Cross Charolais Stud – Hurcott Inexplicabull
Class Two – Bull born between 1 & 30 June 2013
1st – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Intrepid
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Invader
3rd – Jean Atkinson – Bassett Ilex
4th – W Brown – Barrance Intrepid
5th – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Inplay ET
Class Three – Bull born between 1 & 16 August 2013
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Impressive
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Influence
3rd – Mosses Irwin – Nugent Igor
4th – Martin McCornick – McCornick Intel
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Iceman
Class Four – Bull born between 17 August & 6 September 2013
1st – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Irishman ET
2nd – Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Inspector
3rd – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Incorporator
4th – Dykes Farm – Hodges Infinity
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Imperialist
Class Five – Bull born between 7 & 20 September 2013
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ince
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Instructor
3rd – AH Hunter & Sons – Jurieshouse Indiana
4th – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Interpol
5th – DT & M Stobart – Congress Invincible ET
Class Six – Bull born between 21 September & 19 October 2013
1st – Sean McGovern – Ratoary Icebreaker ET
2nd – JH Christie – Westcarse Incredible
3rd – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Iliad
4th – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Impact
5th T & S Gatherer – Barnsford Image
Class Seven – Bull born between 20 October & 2 November 2013
1st – Newroddige Charolais – Newroddige Innovation
2nd – NR Barclay – Trefonnen Invincible
3rd – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Inspire ET
4th – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Instant ET
5th – NR Barclay – Harestone Iago
Class Eight – Bull born between 3 & 25 November 2013
1st – AG Houston – Gretnahouse Ivory
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Iceman ET
3rd – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Isaac
4th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Izaro
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Image
Class Nine – Bull born between 26 November & 14 December 2013
1st – Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Icarus
2nd – EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Impeccable
3rd – RM Adam & Son – Newhouse Ironduke
4th – W Short – Woodpark Iceberg
5th – JH Christie – Westcarse Immaculate
Class Ten – Bull born between 15 & 26 December 2013
1st – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Invictus
2nd – RDA Morrow – Ramrad Iggy
3rd – P & S Janoch – Leckaway Isaiah
4th – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Impeccable
5th – M & J Hayhurst – Whitecliffe Impress
Class Eleven – Bull born between 27 December 2013 & 12 January 2014
1st – DE Evans – Maerdy Jamaica
2nd – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Josh
3rd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jackson
4th – WS Oates – Ravensworth Iowa
5th – K Millar – Lakelady Jasper
Class Twelve – Bull born between 13 & 29 January 2014
1st – JW Millar – Lochend Jura
2nd – WS Oates – Ravensworth Jack
3rd –EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Jericho
4th – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Jupiter
5th – BA & PT Heath – Sackville Julius
Class Thirteen – Bull born between 30 January & 9 February 2014
1st – WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jasper
2nd – Hackleton Farms Ltd – Hackleton Javelin
3rd –WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Jackal
4th – S & D Bothwell – Lisnadill Justnew
5th – PW Vasey – Edenhurst Justice
Class Fourteen – Bull born between 10 & 23 February 2014
1st – Mark McGahan – Chunal Jack ET
2nd – JH Christie – Westcarse Jumbo
3rd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jack
4th – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Jerry
5th – PM & PM Rhodes – Arglam Jupiter
Class Fifteen – Bull born between 24 February & 3 April 2014
1st – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jackpot
2nd – J & A Price – Oakchurch Jackpot ET
3rd – Redhead & Watson – Tillside Jackfrost
4th – EF Mutch & Son – Forglen Jet
5th – WS Oates – Ravensworth Jaguar
Class Sixteen – Served Heifer
1st – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Isla
2nd – Alan R Lawson & Son – Alsnow Imaculate
Class Seventeen – Maiden Heifer
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Ibetha
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Iolanthe
April 22, 2015 FAMOUS ABERDEENSHIRE FARMING ENTERPRISE COMES TO THE MARKET
Scotland’s leading rural consultancy, CKD Galbraith has been instructed to sell the famous Blelack pedigree livestock enterprise which is situated in a picturesque location on Royal Deeside near the town of Aboyne in Aberdeenshire. Royal Deeside is renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty, offering easy access to the hills, woodlands, lochs and rivers and is an eastern gateway to the Cairngorm National Park.
Simon Brown, handling the sale for CKD Galbraith said: “We have been instructed to sell Blelack farm along with the famous herds of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn cattle in conjunction with United Auctions. Blelack is situated in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Scotland and the farm has been producing top class pedigree cattle for over 45 years”
The land at Blelack sits between 750 and 1000 feet above sea level and is principally categorised as being Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. The farmland provides an excellent mix of good quality arable and grazing ground with an additional area of well sheltered free draining permanent pasture which is suitable for outwintering cattle. The farmland extends to approximately 449.87 acres (182 Hectares) and is accessed by a network of farm tracks and a minor public road.
The sale also includes an attractive five bedroom farmhouse, Rose Cottage which is situated in a private and scenic position to the north of the farm steading. There are a further 3 three bedroom cottages and a one bedroom flat at Blelack Farm as well as an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings which provide housing for over 400 head of cattle.
David Leggat, United Auctions’ Executive Chairman, said: “The sale of Blelack and the herds of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn presents a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to enter the pedigree cattle breeding business at the highest level as the herds have a consistent record of producing top grade bulls and females. Blelack has achieved the highest number of Aberdeen Angus champions and reserve champions at Perth and subsequently the Stirling Bull Sales with a total of 12 in all.”
“Subsequent to the foundation of the Angus herd, the Charolais herd was founded in 1970 and has also enjoyed great success with a number of championships to it’s credit at both Perth and Stirling Bull Sales. The herd has been a ready source of pedigree and good commercial stock bulls with bloodlines from Blelack to be found in most of the leading herds in the UK.”
BLELACK FARM, Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Aboyne 8 miles Banchory 21 miles Aberdeen 37 miles
An exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase an entire farming enterprise including:
- A renowned livestock farm situated in an attractive location in rural Aberdeenshire
- The famous Blelack Herds of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn cattle
- The world renowned “Blelack” herd prefix
- 13 Acres (155.05 Ha) Arable/Temporary Grassland
- Extensive steading with housing for over 400 head of cattle
- Sheltered hill, ideal for out wintering stock
- Attractive 5 bedroom farmhouse
- 3 three bedroom cottages and a one bedroom flat
- Telecom mast site
- Peaceful but accessible location on Royal Deeside.
About 182.06 Ha (449.87 Acres) in total
For Sale as a Whole
Contact Simon Brown, Head of Farm Sales at CKD Galbraith, for further information on 07920 204 096 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Farm Sales Centre Suite C
Stirling Agricultural Centre
Stirling FK9 4RN
Tel: 01786 434600
Fax: 01786 450014
April 21, 2015 Charolais at Ballymena
A small consignment of Charolais sold to a top price of 3,000gns at the Northern Ireland club sale in Ballymena on Friday 17 April, judged by sisters Eimear & Caoimhe McGovern.
The top price of 3,000gns went to the 19 month old Stranagone Ican ET TI +29 SRI +28 from Robert McWilliams, Maghera, Co Derry. This Oldstone Egbert son went to Hugh Doherty, Randalstown, Co Antrim.
Next to go from Brian McAllister & Son, Ballymena, Co Antrim was the Reserve Champion Burnside Inspire ET TI +39 SRI +44. The 18 month old sired by Blelack Digger was knock down sold for 2,800gns to Alex Burleigh, Ballymena, Co Antrim.
Then Cargin Icarus, a 16 month old 10,000gns Supreme Perth Champion Thrunton Bonjovi son from M and E Murphy Newry, Co Down was purchased by J McCracken, Randalstown, Co Antrim for 2,400gns.
Lastly selling at 2,300gns and 2,200gns respectively for exhibitor Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry were two sons of the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend. Coolnaslee Islander was sold to Patrick McKendry, Ballymoney, Co Antrim and the 15 month old Coolnaslee Jason sold to J Taylor, Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
5 Bulls Averaged £2667
Auctioneers Ballymena Livestock Mart
Anna Robertson, Lower Inchcorsie, Rothiemay secured the overall Pedigree Bull Championship with her 21-month Charolais Inchcorsie Iceman which sold for the top price of 7,000gns to Leys Estate, Leys Castle, Inverness, it was sired by Barbican Lancer. The top price out-with champions was claimed by 22-month Charolais Craigieford Invincible from M. Bruce & Partners Ltd, Mains of Logie, Ellon which sold for 5,000gns to C. Addison & Sons of Chapelpark, Methlick.
In the Rising Star competition Ashleigh Marshall secured the Overall Rising Star Champion with her Charolais cross Heifer. The heifer was bred by W. D Stephen of Meikle Geddes, Nairn and purchased at the September Spectacular event at Thainstone and sired by Oldstone Egbert. The Young Farmers’ Champion was Mark Robertson of Easter Fodderletter, Tomintoul with a Charolais cross bred heifer bred by Ian Stewart, Reisgill, Lybster, Caithness.
Report and Picture courtesy of Aberdeen & Northern Marts.
September 23, 2014 Registration Procedures
1. Members wishing to register their calves by email or telephone are issued with cattle log books free of charge and must be approved and set up for direct debit payments. Members registering on paper birth forms will only be acceptable to the Society when accompanied by the appropriate payment inclusive of VAT.
2. Additional costs incurred to authenticate the Birth, i.e DNA, Inspections, etc are however chargeable to the member.
3. The Registration of Birth MUST BE RECEIVED by the Society within 27 days from the date of birth.
4. NATURAL SERVICE letter, if applicable, must be forwarded to the BCCS office at the time of registration.
5. All Semen Royalty Fees should be sent in along with the registration fee for each calf being registered (if not paying by direct debit)
6. Some form of identification must be applied to each calf within 7 days of birth.
7. All live calves MUST BE named with the relevant year letter.
8. If for any reason you are unable to complete the standard registration formalities with the statutory 27 days following the birth i.e awaiting DNA typing results, etc you must notify the office IN WRITING confirming the details of the Sire, Dam, date of birth, sex of calf and any other relevant details that may restrict normal registration. Failure to comply within 27 days from date of birth could render your calves unacceptable for registration or incur late registration fees.
NB. To maintain your dam breeding records, you must register the birth of a calf (live or dead) for information only.
No fee is charged for this service. To ensure that the information recorded on calf registration forms is 100% accurate, it has been decided by Council that:
The Society reserves the right to inspect calves or cattle registered or birth notified in the Herd Book without stating the reason for doing so. Breeders of calves selected in this way will be contacted by the Society office. The Society will appoint an inspector to contact the member to arrange a suitable time to visit the farm, inspect and weigh the calf and its dam, take DNA samples and if necessary inspect other calves, check Herd Book identity and examine Herd Book records on the farm.
If any calf has a weight which places it outside the maximum allowable weight gain parameters as determined by the BCCS Council of Management then the calf /calves will not be acceptable for registration and further herd checks will be carried out.
Repeated irregularities will lead to the member being referred to the BCCS Complaints and Disciplinary Investigation Committee.
Inspectors when carrying out a herd or a calf inspection have the right to insist that the member insert the Ministry double tags or allow the inspector to insert the Ministry double tags at the time of inspection. Any member refusing to insert the Ministry double tags or allowing them to be inserted will have the registration cancelled from the Herd Book.
During routine herd inspections it remains the full responsibility of the member at all times to control, prepare and present the animals for inspection. Any accident or injury incurred by members, livestock or personnel remains the sole responsibility of the member unless the loss or injury is due solely to the negligence of the BCCS representative.
If there are any general discrepancies, further herd visits will follow at the Breeder’s expense.
ALL SERVICE SIRES MUST BE DNA TYPED AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE. HAIR SAMPLING BAGS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE
May 6, 2014 Charolais peak at 6,800gns in Welshpool
Modern British Charolais were in demand selling to a top of 6,800gns at the breed society’s official sale in Welshpool on Friday 2 May.
Sale leader at 6,800gns was Montgomery Harman a 19 month old by Blelack Digger and the highest performance recorded bull in the catalogue with a TI +76, SRI +66. Bred and exhibited by the Roberts and Jones partnership, Llangadfan, Welshpool he sold to join David Jones’ 60 cow suckler herd at Maesmawr, Welshpool. “This was a 50:50 decision made on figures – good calving ease plus growth rate EBVs plus he has the right looks,” said Mr Jones. “Store buyers are looking for Charolais crosses and are prepared to pay a premium; we intend to continue to deliver.”
Earlier in the day, the 20 month old Montgomery Halifax TI +66, SRI +57, another Digger son from Roberts and Jones made 5,800gns to R Reynolds, Beguildy, Knighton.
Next at 6,000gns was the 17 month old Trefaldwyn Horatio TI +64, SRI +59, another Blelack Digger son, this time bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool. He went to join James and Alec Cowan’s 100 cow suckler herd at Synodd Inn, Llandysul. “We selected Horatio for his combination of ease of calving and eye muscle area EBVs, as well as his good square loin as we start to gear up for the introduction of VIA carcase assessment,” said Mr Cowan.
The day’s champion, Maerdy Hoelen TI +25, SRI +17 made 5,000gns to Aled Williams, Llangernyw, Abergele who was returning to Charolais after a decade of using other Continental terminal sires. “We need faster growth and more weight, and by reintroducing Charolais we hope to shave weeks off time to target finishing weight,” he said. Bred and exhibited by Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans, Mold, Hoelen was a 20 month old Maerdy Ulm son.
Maerdy Hidlwr TI +49, SRI +31, another 20 month old from Esmor Evans this time by Maerdy Dynamite made 4,500gns to MR Bound, Tylwch, Llanidloes. Later in the day his Maerdy Huwllwyd TI +41, SRI +42, an 18 month old first class winner by the 10,000gns Blelack Fabulous made 4,000gns to H Davies, Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire.
Two entries were in the money from the Barker family’s Caylers herd, Nuthampstead, Royston. Caylers Isaac TI +40, SRI +32, a 16 month old Thrunton Dominator son and first class winner commanded a 4,800gns bid from BJ Davies, St Harmon, Rhayader. Earlier their 19 month old Caylers Hunter TI +36, SRI +33 by the homebred Caylers Fergus made 4,000gns to RT Richardson and Son, Ilam, Ashbourne.
John Williams, Caersws, offered his 20 month old Trannon Harold, by Wesley Evolution for 4,600gns to WJ Lewis, Pennant, Llanon. Next at 4,400gns was Hendy Isaac, a 16 month old by Pinay from the Rees family, Llangurig, Llanidloes to DI Hughes, Aberhosan, Machynlleth, whilst a bid of 4,200gns was made by R Vaughan-Jones, Tywyn for Cargriff Houston, an 18 month old Blelack Digger son from Griff Morris, Llanstephen, Carmarthen.
Averages: 37 bulls £3,791.35; 2 heifers £1,575
Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales
April 24, 2014 Holsworthy Charolais peak at 4,400gns
Charolais sold to a top of 4,400gns in Holsworthy on Wednesday 23 April at the South West Charolais Association’s annual spring sale.
Sale leader at 4,400gns was Balbithan Fiji TI +15, SRI +6, a four year old by Newhouse Benson daughter sold with Balbithan Jamaica, her 10 week old bull by Loganbar Goran. Bred by Mr and Mrs Andrew White, Worth Matravers, Dorchester and turned out by herdsperson, Jane Haw, Fiji was no stranger to the ring having secured various successes on the 2013 show circuit, including the interbreed exhibitor bred cow title at the Royal Cornwall. The pair was knocked down sold to Lisa Davey, Launceston.
Leading the bull trade at 3,400gns was Trenestrall Hike, a rising two year old from Will Palmer and Son, Ruan Highlanes, Truro. Sired by Harviestoun Flambeau, he went home with A Lee-Shute, Camworthywater, Launceston.
A bid of 2,900gns from Messrs McInerney, Exeter secured the two year old Bailea Highresolution by Bailea Ulysse from Brian Jones, Heol Senni, Brecon.
Two entries were sold for 2,700gns. First to go was Mr and Mrs Andrew White’s Balbithan Ivanhoe, a 14 month old by the 10,000gns Chunal Dougie to Rob Tucker, Tavistock. Minutes later, the 13 month old Polgoda Ivor TI +35, SRI +36 by Beanhill Fantastic commanded the second 2,700gns bid. Bred and exhibited by DR and B Stacey, Bugle, St Austell, he was knocked down sold to M and S Littlejohns, Okehampton, Devon.
A bid of 2,500 was made by W G Smythe and Son, Barnstaple for Marne Imperial, a 15 month old Goldstar Echo son from R Tremayne, Gweek, Helston
Beanhill Highlight TI +50, SRI +47, a 19 month old Blelack Digger son from RJ and BE Kimber,Christian Malford, Chippenham made 2,400gns to B and T Baker, Barnstaple, Devon.
Averages: 8 bulls £2,802
March 21, 2014 Charolais sweep the board at YFC calf rally
Charolais crosses swept the board at Clyde and Central Young Farmers Club calf rally at Caledonian Marts, Stirling. The Young Farmers supreme championship went to Goldie Locks, a 10 month old Charolais cross heifer tipping the scales at 430kg from brother and sister team, Andrew and Kirsty Morton, Lochend, Denny. Sired by Bonvilston Ulysses and out of a dam from their father, Andrew’s 50 cow suckler herd, she sold for £3,600 to A Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside, Aberdeen.
The Mortons, who were enjoying their first ever success in the beef ring, secured the best opposite sex title with Dennis the Mennis, an 11 month old 485kg Charolais cross steer. Bred by Messrs Campbell, Glenrath, he later sold for £1,400 to Ian S Sinclair, Caithness. Andrew and Kirsty also headed the 14 month old steer class with Dipstick, a 13 month old, 630kg Charolais cross.
The overall reserve champion went to Duncan Mclaren, Gargunnock with Sylvia, a Charolais cross heifer weighing in at 460kgs. She made £1,650 to A Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside.