April 30, 2017 Charolais clearance rates and averages up at Stirling
A combination of pedigree and commercial interest saw a solid trade of Charolais bulls at Stirling on Monday 1 May where 32 bulls sold to a top price of 8,500gns and an average of £4,587, up £312 on the year with clearance rates rocketing by 36% to 89%.
The sale leader at 8,500gns was the pre-sale show Champion Elgin Lochness from RA Milne and sons, Elgin, Morayshire. The 18-month old Lochness is sired by the 14,000gns easy calving Westcarse Houdini and out of the home-bred Elgin Heidi who goes back to the 10,000gns Thrunton Alpha and was purchased by Allan Mcarthur, Balfron Station, Glasgow.
The purchasers seemed to agree with the pre-sale Judge Ellis Mutch as his choice for reserve champion was the next top priced. Bred and exhibited by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire, the November-2015 born Goldies Lively whose breeding includes sire the 15,000gns Gretnahouse Heman – who also sired the top priced bull Carlisle May 2016 – and home-bred dam Goldies Isabelle who is sired by the 34,000gns Goldies Uppermost sold in an 8,000gns deal to J and A Dunlop, Maybole, Ayrshire.
John Whiteford & Son, Cupar, Fife were the next to purchase, spending 6,000gns and taking home Inverlochy Lustre, a 22-month old son of the 11,000gns Blelack Giggsey and a home-bred dam going back to the seasoned show winner Inverlochy Resolve. Lustre had himself shone in the showring when he was tapped out top of his class the previous day for exhibitors John Irvine and Son, Ballindalloch, Banffshire.
Matching the 6,000gns price tag was the November-2015 born Linrossfarm Leo from Edward Scott, Glamis, Angus. G Mccormick Snr liked the look of this yellow ticking winning son of the proven high performing short gestation and easy calving Blelack Digger and takes him home to work in Bridgend, Isle Of Islay.
Close behind and the first of two to secure 5,800gns was Thrunton Lachlan who took the fancy of George Russell, Denny, Stirlingshire. This 24-month old entry from JHC Campbell & Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland is sired by Thrunton Gladiator and his maternal grandsire is the 15,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Burradon Talisman.
Hamish Goldie was back in the money also securing 5,800gns for another of his Gretnahouse Heman sons, this time out of Goldies Ingot going back to the 12,000gns Goldies Elation. The November 2015-born Goldies Lionel sold to Colin McMillan, Bowmore, Isle of Islay.
Next at 5,500gns was Gretnahouse Leapfrog for breeder Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire. Another son of the popular Blelack Digger this 19-month old travels on to work in Lumphannan, Aberdeenshire with new owners S and J Urquhart.
David and Nick Walter, Balthayock, Perthshire sold a trio of top priced bulls, the highest priced of which was a yellow ticket winner who secured a bid of 5,200gns from A Mccornick and Co, Lochfoot, Dumfries. The October-2015 born Balthayock Lorenzo is sired by the easy calving champion of the Perth and Braco shows and is out of the 10,000gns Balmyle Churchill daughter Balthayock Favourite whose previous son sold for 8,000gns.
The Walters went on to sell two of their younger lots – aged 15 months – for 4,000gns a piece, both sired by the 20,000gns Royal Welsh supreme and Highland beef breeder continental champion Maerdy Grenadier. Balthayock Marius was purchased by J and A Cooper and Sons, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire and Balthayock Mark went on to Kirkcolm, Stranraer with RJ Manson and Partners.
Earlier in the day H Adamson and Son, Newport On Tay, Fife purchased the 19-month old Mortimers Highlandfling son Westcarse Lightening from exhibitor’s J H Christie and Son, Stirling, Stirlingshire for 4,800gns.
At 4,500gns Mr and Mrs John Wight, Biggar, Lanarkshire were the next to sell. The August-2015 born Midlock Luck who had placed second in his class the previous day and is sired the 17,000gns Elrick Highlander was snapped up by Aitken Bros, Linlithgow, West Lothian.
The final lot to bring 4,000gns was the 20-month old Baillieston Luke, a son of the 25,000gns Stirling supreme champion Maerdy Hasse from Ronnie Baillie and Co, Deerness, Orkney. Balmirmer Farms were the successful bidders and take him home to work at West Balmirmer, Angus.
Averages: 32 bulls £4,587
Auctioneers: United Auctions
Stirling Show Results
Sunday 30 April 2017
Judge: Ellis Mutch, Forglen, Banff
Class Eight – Bulls born on or between 03/05/2015 – 18/07/2015
1st – John Irvine and Son – Inverlochy Lustre – s. Blelack Giggsey
2nd – WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Locomotion – s. Maerdy Impeccable
3rd – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lancelot – s. Maerdy Hearthrob
Class Nine – Bulls born on or between 19/07/2015 – 03/10/2015
1st – John Irvine and Son – Inverlochy Landward – s. Blelack Giggsey
2nd – Mr & Mrs John Wight – Midlock Luck – s. Elrick Highlander
3rd – J H Christie & Son – Westcarse Lightening – s. Mortimers Highlandfling
Class Ten – Bulls born on or between 04/10/2015 – 10/11/2015
1st – RA Milne and Sons – Elgin Lochness – s. Westcarse Houdini
2nd – J M Cant & Partners – Panmure Logan – s. Thrunton Firecracker
3rd – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Lorenzo – s. Ugie Echo
Class Eleven – Bulls born on or after 11/11/2015
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lively – s. Gretnahouse Heman
2nd – J M Cant & Partners – Panmure Lennie – s. Sandelford Harrison ET
3rd – Edward Scott – Linrossfarm Leo – s. Blelack Digger
RA Milne and Sons – Elgin Lochness – s. Westcarse Houdini
Reserve Supreme Champion
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lively – s. Gretnahouse Heman
February 20, 2017 Lord Leads the Charolais Trade at Stirling
Charolais bulls met a solid commercial trade in Stirling on Tuesday 21 February at the breed’s official spring sale. Bidding peaked at 25,000gns, nine lots traded at five figure sums and 111 lots sold to an average of £6121 – £161 up on the year with a 13% increase in the clearance rate to 82%.
Society Chairman Andrew Hornall commented, There was no shortage of commercial traders in the market for a Charolais bull today and no wonder with Charolais sired suckler calves topping the markets on weight for age. Everyone has tightened their budgets this year and want a breed that will deliver the weights that the supermarkets demand in the shortest time”.
The 111 lots were topped at 25,000gns by the reserve supreme and reserve senior champion Gretnahouse Lord, bred and exhibited by Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire. Lord, a 21-month-old son of the 17,000gns Balthayock Gladiator, heads over the water to Eire to work in Co Sligo for Brendan and Greg Feeney, Bostonia Herd.
Following on at 22,000gns was the 18-month-old Newhouse Lonestar. This son of the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister and the home-bred dam Newhouse Flora going back to the 18,000gns Sackville Claudius, was bred and exhibited by R M Adam and Son, Forfar, Angus and took the fancy of David, Marjorie and Paul Stobart, Scotby, Cumbria.
Two bulls were knocked down at 16,000gns a piece, the first coming from David and Nick Walter, Balthayock, Perthshire with their July-2015 born yellow ticket winner Balthayock Lineup. Purchased by the Blyth family, Hartlepool, Cleveland, the breeding here includes sire Ugie Echo and dam Highland Show class winner Balthayock Fortune, sired by the 26,000gns Balbithan Vespasian.
Matching the 16,000gns price tag and snapped up by Jan Boomaars, Woldingham, Surrey, was Woodpark Longbow, one of the youngest lots of the sale at just 15-months. Longbow is sired by Deeside Gulliver and out of a home-bred dam going back to the 19,000gns Corrie Alan and was bred and exhibited by Will Short, Omagh, Co Tyrone.
Next and the first of two red-ticket winners to sell at 12,000gns was Inverlochy Landmark from John Irvine and Son, Ballindalloch, Banffshire. W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire were the last bidders standing on this 20-month-old son of Inverlochy Hercules and Inverlochy Heiress, a daughter of the Black Isle Show champion Lochend Apache.
Another class winner to bring 12,000gns when chapped down to J and W Kellas, Keith, Aberdeenshire, was the Stars of the Future senior male champion Carwood Leo. The 14,000gns Ugie Goldcup son and August-2015-born Leo was consigned by Colin and Fiona Wight, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
The supreme and senior champion was the next to sell for a five-figure sum. 11,000gns was the price that secured the 21-month-old Edenhurst Leader from exhibitor’s A and JJ Forrest, Biggar, Lanarkshire, who had purchased him at Peter and Vanessa Vasey’s Charolais dispersal sale in October 2015. Leader is a son of the 17,000gns Cumberland Show champion of champions Sandelford Harrison ET and is no stranger to the show ring himself, previously being awarded reserve championships at the Peebles, Moffat and Biggar Shows. Jenny and John Rix, Colchester Essex were the purchasers and Judge Chris Curry commented that his choice for champion, “Is the sort of bull that ticks all the boxes for the modern beef market. A good all-rounder with smooth shoulders for easy calving, good length and very correct in his locomotion. He is easy fleshing and will breed progeny that can be finished at any stage”.
Another to secure a price tag of 11,000gns was Bartley Finnegan’s intermediate champion Battleford Laser ET who caught the eye of fellow Northern Ireland breeder’s Stuart and David Bothwell of Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh. This July-2015-born bull is a son of Lochend Apache and the 25,000gns Perth supreme champion Thrunton Socrates daughter, Blelack Usp.
Selling at 10,000gns was an entry from Harold Stubbs and his grandson Alan Burleigh, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh. Derryharney Lionheart who was crowned Minsups intermediate bull champion last year is sired by the proven high performing short gestation and easy calving Blelack Digger and out of Derryharney Ace who goes back to the 12,000gns Hillviewfarm Perfect. The 18-month-old Lionheart goes on to work in Abergavenny, Gwent for OTW Chandler and Co.
Three bulls then achieved 9,000gns apiece; the first was an entry from the MacGregor family of Allanfauld, Kilsyth, Glasgow. Allanfauld Lord a 20-month-old 11,000gns Woodpark Elgin son was purchased by A Paton and Co, Maybole, Ayrshire.
Next, W Dunlop and Sons, Dunbar, East Lothian bid the same price for the September-2015 born Teiglum Legend. Legend who was awarded reserve senior male champion at last year’s Stars of the Future show, is sired by the 12,000gns Ugie Goldnuget and was consigned by Clark Farms, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
The final lot to bring 9,000gns was the first of two bulls to sell for Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire. Goldies Leslie, a 15-month-old son of home-bred pair Goldies Formidable and the 14,000gns Goldies Banker sired Goldies Dew was knocked down to TA Jones and Son, Dryslwyn, Carmarthenshire.
Earlier in the day Mr Goldie exhibited the August-2015-born Goldies Lancelot sired by the 15,000gns Gretnahouse Heman who was purchased by R Donnan, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, for 7,000gns.
David and Nick Walter were in the money again with an entry selling for 8,500gns also sired by Ugie Echo. This time selling to Bruce MacKie and Son, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, was the 21-month-old blue-ticket winner Balthayock Lookout.
The reserve intermediate champion from RA Milne and sons, Elgin, Morayshire, matched the 8,500gns selling price. Elgin Lampard who is a full brother to the 2015 reserve senior Stirling champion and is sired by the 12,000gns Caylers Gladiator found a new home with Ian Bell, Brampton, Cumbria.
Later in the sale the Milne family offered the 16-month-old Elgin Lightning. AJ Maclean, Heylipol, Isle of Tiree, liked the look of this one sired by the 14,000gns Westcarse Houdini and out of Elgin Floella who goes back to the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger and snapped him up for 8,000gns.
J and R Mitchell, Auchterarder, Perthshire were the next to purchase an entry from WK and P Drysdale, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. 7,500gns was the price paid for the July-2015-born Glenericht Luckygirls, a son of Dingle Hofmeister and the 55,000gns Thrunton Voldemort daughter, Maerdy Eula.
Four more entries secured 7,000gns and Alasdair Houston was the first to benefit when his 19-month-old 12,000gns Wesley Equinox son, Gretnahouse Lucas was snapped up by GR and DM Thorp, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Newhouse Legend was the next to sell for the same price, this time to W Young and Sons, Ochiltree, Ayrshire. R M Adam and Son were the exhibitors of this July-2015-born blue-ticket winner, sired by Oakchurch Icarus.
Shortly after JM Anderson, Banff, Aberdeenshire purchased the first of two to secure 7,000gns for Neil R Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire – Harestone Lagan an 18-month-old by Harestone Hercules.
Also in the money for Mr Barclay was the September-2015-born Harestone Legend, who twenty-four hours earlier had been tapped out first in his class. This son of the 25,000gns Stirling intermediate champion Inverlochy Ferdie caught the eye of Greystoke Castle Farms, Penrith, Cumbria.
Leading the bids for the females at 6,800gns was the first of four top priced heifers offered by Hamish Goldie. The 20-month-old Goldies Leona sired by the 12,000gns Goldies Elation and out of the 16,000gns Maerdy Naser daughter Goldies Veil, was purchased by H and H Heron, Newtownards, Co Down, who liked Mr Goldies heifers so much they went on to purchase two more.
Added to their tally were the female and reserve female champions Goldies Lena and Goldies Lassie, who are both June-2015-born Blelack Digger daughters and were secured for 4,000gns and 3,000gns respectively.
Also in the money for Mr Goldie was the 19-month-old Goldies Leah. Bred from the 15,000gns Gretnahouse Heman and Ugie Goldengirl, a daughter of the 14,000gns Goldies Banker She found a new home with N and S Caul, Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Angus.
Averages: 111 bulls £6,121; 12 heifers £3,220.
Auctioneers: United Auctions
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Monday 20 February 2017
Judge: Mr Chris Curry, Thropton, Morpeth
Class One – Bulls born on or between 06/03/2015 – 09/04/2015
1st – D Muirhead – Firhills Leroy – s. Maerdy Grenadier
2nd – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Limerick – s. Marwood Grandslam
3rd – Mervyn McKeown – Royaldowns Lightning – s. Barnsford Ferny
4th – James Jeffrey – Kersknowe Lord – s. Harestone Glenlivet
5th – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Leander – s. Dingle Hofmeister
Class Two – Bulls born on or between 10/04/2015 – 30/04/2015
1st – NF Massie & Sons – Blelack Lincoln – s. Caylers Hustler
2nd – M & L Massie – Elrick Lucas – s. Thrunton Fearless
3rd – NF Massie & Sons – Blelack Landlord – s. Caylers Hustler
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lancaster – s. Thrunton Doubletop
5th – W P Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Leopold – s. Maerdy Hearthrob
Class Three – Bulls born on or between 01/05/2015 – 06/05/2015
1st – Alasdair Houston – Gretnahouse Lord – s. Balthayock Gladiator
2nd – I & D Goldie – Solwayfirth Landlord – s. Solwayfirth Hannibal
3rd – Adrian Richardson – Aghinure Les – s. Hillviewfarm Handsome
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lambert – s. Thrunton Gladiator
5th – Mrs J M Gilchrist – Dundas Lyle – s. Elgin Emperor
Class Four – Bulls born on or between 07/05/2015 – 20/05/2015
1st – A & JJ Forrest – Edenhurst Leader – s. Sandelford Harrison ET
2nd – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Lookout – s. Ugie Echo
3rd – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Leeds – s. Allanfauld Gambler
4th – A MacGregor (Allanfauld) Ltd – Allanfauld Lochness – s. Woodpark Elgin
5th – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Langsyne – s. Blelack Forester
Class Five – Bulls born on or between 21/05/2015 – 31/05/2015
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Larry – s. Alwent Goldbar ET
2nd – Mr and Mrs Colin and Fiona Wight – Carwood Lucky – s. Ugie Goldcup
3rd – A MacGregor (Allanfauld) Ltd – Allanfauld Lord – s. Woodpark Elgin
4th – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Lance – s. Maerdy Grenadier
5th – A MacGregor (Allanfauld) Ltd – Allanfauld Lochnagar – s. Woodpark Elgin
Class Six – Bulls born on or between 01/06/2015 – 06/06/2015
1st – John Irvine and Son – Inverlochy Landmark – s. Inverlochy Hercules
2nd – A MacGregor (Allanfauld) Ltd – Allanfauld Lightning – s. Woodpark Elgin
3rd – W P Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Lancelot ET – s. Balthayock Diplomat
4th – Brian Redhead and Jonathan Watson – Tweeddale Lawless – s. Blelack Blackberet
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lenny – s. Blelack Digger
Class Seven – Bulls born on or between 07/06/2015 – 14/06/2015
1st – R and H McNee – Benhar Levi – s. Goldies Escort
2nd – S & D Bothwell – Kiiladeas Lion – s. Gwenog Braveheart
3rd – Alan Lawson and Son – Alsnow Lezard – s. Puntabrava Federico
4th – Brian Redhead and Jonathan Watson – Tweeddale Lester – s. Blelack Blackberet
5th – WR Baillie & Co – Baillieston Lincoln – s. Burradon Galaxy
Class Eight – Bulls born on or between 15/06/2015 – 25/06/2015
1st – RA Milne and Sons – Elgin Lampard – s. Caylers Gladiator
2nd – Alan Lawson and Son – Alsnow Loto – s. Puntabrava Federico
3rd – Jack Nicoll Farms Limited – Mornity Lewis – s. Maerdy Hwre
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Laser – s. Goldies Formidable
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lancelot – s. Maerdy Hearthrob
Class Nine – Bulls born on or between 26/06/2015 – 05/07/2015
1st – David and Tracey Nicoll – Dounreay Legend – s. Goldies Escort
2nd – Mr and Mrs Colin and Fiona Wight – Carwood Lochness – s. Elgin Emperor
3rd – WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Luckygirls – s. Dingle Hofmeister
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lex – s. Burradon Garibaldi
5th – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Leon – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
Class Ten – Bulls born on or between 06/07/2015 – 23/07/2015
1st – Bartley Finnegan – Battleford Laser ET – s. Lochend Apache
2nd – Will Short – Woodpark Legend – s. Corrie Alan ET
3rd – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Lineup – s. Ugie Echo
4th – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Lightning – s. Balthayock Dante
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Liberator – s. Maerdy Hearthrob
Class Eleven – Bulls born on or between 24/07/2015 – 09/08/2015
1st – Mr and Mrs Colin and Fiona Wight – Carwood Leo – s. Ugie Goldcup
2nd – R M Adam and Son – Newhouse Legend – s. Oakchurch Icarus
3rd – John Irvine and Son – Inverlochy Landward – s. Blelack Giggsey
4th – Alan Lawson and Son – Alsnow Location – s. Puntabrava Federico
5th – David and Nick Walter – Balthayock Lanyard – s. Ugie Echo
Class Twelve – Bulls born on or between 10/08/2015 – 01/09/2015
1st – Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Lofty – s. Maerdy Fiend
2nd – Harold Stubbs & Alan Burleigh – Derryharney Lionheart – s. Blelack Digger
3rd – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Lagan – s. Harestone Hercules
4th – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Lava – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lancelot – s. Gretnahouse Heman
Class Thirteen – Bulls born on or between 02/09/2015 – 19/09/2015
1st – A and M Williams – Castellmawr Llew – s. Goldstar Gentleman
2nd – Darren & Donna Knox – Drumshane Leroy – s. Balthayock Hamish
3rd – John and Jenny Rix – Wissington Lawrence – s. Wissington Highflyer
4th – Valerie & Paddy McDonald – Glencoe Lennon – s. Clyth Diplomat
5th – Alasdair Houston – Gretnahouse Leapfrog – s. Blelack Digger
Class Fourteen – Bulls born on or between 20/09/2015 – 18/10/2015
1st – Neil R Barclay – Harestone Legend – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
2nd – Clark Farms – Teiglum Legend – s. Ugie Goldnuget
3rd – Alasdair Houston – Gretnahouse Longbow – s. Wesley Equinox
4th – RA Milne and Sons – Elgin Lightning – s. Westcarse Houdini
5th – RA Milne and Sons – Elgin Lochness – s. Westcarse Houdini
Class Fifteen – Bulls born on or after 19/10/2015
1st – Esmor Evans – Maerdy Llanwern – s. Hambourg R
2nd – Esmor Evans – Maerdy Loretto – s. Maerdy Ulm
3rd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Leslie – s. Goldies Formidable
4th – Will Short – Woodpark Longbow – s. Deeside Gulliver ET
5th – W and A Oag – Shebster Lord – s. Goldies Eddy
Class Sixteen – Heifers born on between 01/01/2015 – 01/06/2015
1st – D Sawrij – Swalesmoor Leigh – s. Balmyle Headline
2nd – D Sawrij – Swalesmoor Layla – s. Balmyle Headline
3rd – D Smith and Sons – Lawersbridge Liz – s. Lawersbridge Ferocious
Class Seventeen – Heifers born on after 02/06/2015
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lena – s. Blelack Digger
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lassie – s. Blelack Digger
3rd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Leah – s. Gretnahouse Heman
Senior Male Champion
A & JJ Forrest – Edenhurst Leader – s. Sandelford Harrison ET
Reserve Senior Male Champion
Alasdair Houston – Gretnahouse Lord – s. Balthayock Gladiator
Intermediate Male Champion
Bartley Finnegan – Battleford Laser ET – s. Lochend Apache
Reserve Intermediate Male Champion
RA Milne and Sons – Elgin Lampard – s. Caylers Gladiator
Junior Male Champion
Esmor Evans – Maerdy Llanwern – s. Hambourg R
Reserve Junior Male Champion
Gilbert Crawford – Coolnaslee Lofty – s. Maerdy Fiend
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lena – s. Blelack Digger
Reserve Female Champion
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lassie – s. Blelack Digger
A & JJ Forrest – Edenhurst Leader – s. Sandelford Harrison ET
Reserve Supreme Champion
Alasdair Houston – Gretnahouse Lord – s. Balthayock Gladiator
October 20, 2016 Linford Leads the Lots at Stirling
Charolais bulls were in demand at Stirling on Wednesday 19 October at the breed’s official autumn sale. 83 bulls sold to an average of £5,674 and topped at 18,000gns with a 63% clearance which is a satisfactory result for an autumn bull sale. The majority of beef suckler herds are spring calving and they are taking advantage of the fast growth rates of the Charolais bred calves so they can sell them at the autumn suckler calf sales. By doing so the calf producers are increasing their margins by reducing the over-wintering costs.
Leading the bids at 18,000gns was the reserve supreme champion Goldies Linford ET,
an 18 month old son of Blelack Digger and the home-bred Goldies Happiness, going back to the 34,000gns Perth supreme champion Goldies Uppermost. He heads down to Wales to work at Mold, Flintshire for Esmor Evans. Exhibitor Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire sold a total of seven averaging £7,590 and his next was Goldies Landmark ET
a 16 month yellow ticket winner with the same breeding who was purchased for 11,000gns by J and W Kellas, Dufftown, Keith.
Following on at 16,000gns was Ovill Lennon ET
from O’Kane Bros, Dungiven, Co Derry. WP Bruce, Meigle, Perthshire was the man behind the money on this May 2015-born class winner sired by the 14,000gns Goldies Usher.
David and Nick Walter, Balthayock, Perthshire sold five bulls in total which averaged £9,030 backed up by top prices of 14,000gns and 11,500gns. The highest priced was the junior champion and 17 month old Balthayock Loyalist
. Judge Rob Adam, backed up his judgement by purchasing this son of the 20,000gns Highland Show continental beef breeder champion Maerdy Grenadier for 14,000gns.
The Walter’s next offering was snapped up by J Hepburn and Co, Hawick, Roxburghshire for 11,500gns. The April 2015-born Balthayock Legend’s
breeding includes sire Swalesmoor Cracker and dam Gigi who goes back to the 28,000gns Balbithan Vespasian.
Also in the money for Major Walter was another Swalesmoor Cracker son, the 17 month old Balthayock Lachlan
who was purchased for 7,500gns by Clark Farms, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.
Two bulls were knocked down at 12,000gns a piece with the first coming from Bartley Finnegan, Dungannon, Co Tyrone and selling to Mr and Mrs A White, Swanage, Dorset. The 19 month old Battleford Lynx ET is a son of Blelack Blackberet, while the dam is the Balbithan Vespasian-sired Blelack Cerise.
Next to sell for the same price tag was Elrick Legend,
an April 2015-born lad sired by the 16,000gns Stirling supreme champion Thrunton Fearless. Bred and exhibited by MJ Massie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, it was JD Leavesley, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire who took home this blue ticket winner.
Making 9,500gns was the 18 month old Killadeas Larry
offered by S and D Bothwell, Ballina Mallard, Co Fermanagh. Sired by Gwenog Braveheart and tapped out first in his class the previous day, he caught the eye of T Smith and Son, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
The May 2015-born Gower Lionking
was the next along and commanded a 9,000gns bid from Mr Smith, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. Lionking has been out on the show circuit this year being crowned junior male champion at the Royal Malvern Show, junior and reserve overall male champion at the National Charolais Show and reserve junior and reserve overall male champion at the Royal Welsh Show for exhibitors Richard and Alison Tucker, Gower, West Glamorgan and is sired by Mortimers Jaguar.
Just behind on 8,800gns was the first of a string of 11 bulls to sell from Neil and Stuart Barclay’s 100 cow Harestone herd from Insch, Aberdeenshire. The 20 month old Harestone Lee ET
who won his class is sired by the 25,000gns Perth supreme champion and Royal Show junior male champion Thrunton Socrates and was purchased by JE Woodman and Son, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
The senior champion Harestone Largo
was next to sell for the Barclay’s. This March 2015-born son of the 16,000gns Stirling supreme champion Thrunton Fearless sold in a 6,800gns deal to W Barbour, New Abbey, Dumfries-shire.
The Barclay family had more success with the 18 month old Harestone Lewis ET
who placed second in his class. Another son of Thrunton Socrates this time being purchased by Colin McMillan, Bowmore, Isle of Islay for 6,500gns.
An entry from Richard McCornick, Lochfoot, Dumfries-shire was along next. The 17 month old Ricnick Leonidas
sired by Whitecliffe Harlequin who was champion bull at the Dumfries Show this year was purchased for 8,500gns by S Sinclair, Latheron, Caithness.
WK and P Drysdale, Blairgowrie, Perthshire sold three lots to an average price of £7,280. Leading the bids was Glenericht Legendry
who is sired by the 28,000gns Perth supreme champion Brampton Nacodar and whose dam Glenericht Gem was also shown to great success. JM Forbes and Son, Nairn took a shine to him and paid 7,500gns to take this 17 month old home.
The Drysdale’s next lot was purchased by RM MacKay and Sons, Thurso, Caithness; the reserve senior champion and December 2014-born Glenericht Justsogood,
a son of the 12,000gns Caylers Gladiator.
was the next to go and the first of two bulls to sell for 6,500gns. Sired by the £25,000 Royal Highland Show champion Maerdy Impeccable he was knocked down to W Haddow, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.
A March 2015-born son of the 13,000gns Highland Show junior male champion Kelton Trident was the final lot to sell for 6,500gns. The Class Winner Innisrush Lancelot exhibited by William Whyte, Portglenone, Co Antrim found a new home with WJ Jack and Sons, Muir of Ord.
Averages: 83 bulls £5,671
Auctioneers: United Auctions
Charolais females sold to a packed ringside in Stirling on Tuesday 18 October at the breed’s official autumn sale. With the eagerly anticipated dispersal of the Massie family’s Blelack herd the main feature of the day. Bidding peaked at 30,000gns for a stock bull and forty-two sets of cow and calves averaged £4,895.
The star in the main section and selling for 6,000gns was the female champion Goldies Lulu ET exhibited by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire. The 18 month old is sired by the 12,000gns Goldies Elation whose first son was junior champion and sold for 15,000gns October 2013. Her home-bred dam Goldies Hippy goes back to the popular and renowned easy calving Blelack Digger and she travels home to Llandysul, Ceredigion with EW Davies. Judge Rob Adam, Glamis, Forfar commented “she was very correct, had a good back end and great character”.
Mr Goldie carried on his success also securing the reserve championship with the December 2014-born Goldies Jessie out of another home-bred set – dam Goldies Uppity and sire Goldies Formidable who also sired the highest priced 26,000 and 23,000gns bulls at Stirling in February. She took the fancy of GC King, Lisnadill, Co Armagh who paid 3,800gns to take her home.
Completing the set Mr Goldie went on to sell Goldies Jenny a 23 month old also sired by Goldies Formidable, she was purchased by AJ Ewing, Annan, Dumfries-shire for 3,000gns.
Also selling for a price tag of 3,800gns to W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire, was the 13 month old Harestone Lucy sired by the 25,000gns Stirling reserve supreme champion Inverlochy Ferdie and consigned by Neil R Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire.
The Main event of the day was the dispersal of Neil Massie’s Blelack herd. The herd was established in 1972 and has gone on to sell animals consistently well at sales throughout the years. 42 sets of cows and calves made up the majority of the section and sold to a top price of 10,800gns.
The top lot at 10,800gns was Blelack Harlot by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle and her six month old daughter Blelack Mayflower sired by Oakchurch Igor who sold later in the day. The pair was purchased by W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire. Mr Robb also went on to purchase the top priced maiden heifer Blelack Lulu a 17 month old by Caylers Hustler for 5,000gns.
Next to sell at 10,200gns was Blelack Gorgeous and her five month old bull calf Blelack Mercedes. Ugie Dynamo daughter Gorgeous will be travelling over the water to Eire with M Phillips, Gurteen, Co Sligo while her son Mercedes sired by Caylers Hustler caught the eye of Smallburn Farms, Elgin Morayshire.
Blelack Harlot by the 10,000gns Balmyle Dingle and her six month old daughter Blelack Mayflower sired by Oakchurch Igor who sold later in the day secured the same price of 10,200gns this time staying together being purchased by W and CS Robb, Mauchline, Ayrshire. Mr Robb also went on to purchase the top priced maiden heifer Blelack Lulu a 17 month old by Caylers Hustler for 5,000gns.
Another pair going to separate homes and securing a total of 9,800gns were Blelack Isobel
sired by Blelack Digger who was purchased by E Johnston and Sons, Cookstown, Co Tyrone and her six month old heifer calf Blelack Mavis
who sold to NA Wattie, Alford, Aberdeenshire is sired by Maerdy Henley who also went on to sell later in the day.
W Milne, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire was next to purchase a mother and son set at 8,600gns. Blelack Harriet a daughter of the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite sold along with her five month old bull calf Blelack Mandarin
sired by Caylers Hustler.
At 7,100gns was the October 2013-born Blelack India
and her twin 6 month old heifer calves. India by the 11,000gns Maerdy Dublin and her daughters Blelack Mabel and Blelack Maddie sired by Maerdy Henley will stay in Scotland with JW Girvan, Kelso, Roburghshire.
Two pairs sold for 6,800gns and the first was purchased by JS Fraser, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire; Blelack Glenis
a daughter of Goldies Dynamite and the five month old Blelack Magnolia
by Caylers Hustler.
Another pair to bring 6,800gns when knocked down J Donnelly, Dromore, Co Tyrone was Blelack Emelia
and her May born heifer calf Blelack Margo sired by Balthayock Bard and Oakchurch Igor respectively.
another son of Oakchurch Igor commanded an 11,000gns bid from C Smeaton and Son, Forfar, Angus.
Next along were the in-calf heifers all served by Maerdy Henley. Leading this section at 5,500gns and purchased by JM Wood, Penrith, Cumbria was Blelack Jane
, a 28 month old by Goldies Dynamite.
At 3,500gns was Blelack Jan
sired by the 26,000gns Balbithan Vespasian. This April 2014-born lass was knocked down to MR McCornick, Kirkcowan, Newtonstewart.
Two 29 month old heifers made 3,200gns; the first was the 10,000gns Vexour Garth daughter Blelack Joy who was purchased by Jannoch and Sons, South Leckaway, Forfar and matching the 3,200gns price tag and catching the eye of Messrs Thomas was Blelack Jenica
whose sire is Goldies Dynamite.
The maiden heifers also sold well and two lots sold for a price tag of 4,200gns. Blelack Leanne was the first – a March 2015-born daughter of Maerdy Henley she caught the eye of Messrs Wood.
The second to secure 4,200gns, this time snapped up by JM Wood, Penrith, Cumbria was the 16 month old Blelack Lara by Caylers Hustler.
was purchased by WD Mundell and Son, Clovenfords, Galashiels for 3,500gns.
The youngest lone lot of the sale was Blelack Maisie ET an eight month old whose dam had sold prior to the sale. A daughter of Blelack Montgomery she commanded an impressive 4,000gns when purchased by WJ Lewis and Son, Brecon, Powys.
Three herd sires were sold by the Massie’s. The first and highest priced at 30,000gns was Oakchurch Igor bred by J and A Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Igor is a January 2013 born bull whose breeding includes sire Goldies Eddy and dam Goldies Uptowngirl going back to the 20,000gns Perth reserve supreme champion Blelack Rustic. The man behind the money was Mr D Sawrij, Swalesmoor Farms, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Caylers Hustler was next along and will be travelling home to Wales with Gareth Jones, Abergele, Clwyd. 12,000gns was the price paid for this 4 year old Thrunton Dominator son bred by Caylers Charolais Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
The Massie family’s final lot was the four year old Maerdy Henley bred by Esmor Evans, Mold, Flintshire. Adrian Ivory, Strathisla Farms, Blairgowrie purchased this son of the French National Show champion Begonia for 7,000gns.
Up next was the dispersal of the Guthire Herd of D and P Murray, By Forfar, Angus which was established in 1983. The lead lot was a mother and daughter pair selling for 4,400gns. Guthrie Dolly a Givendale Ulysse daughter and her ten month old calf Guthrie Lulu sired by Fallleninch Hamoraj sold separately. Lulu was purchased by JS Youngerson, Echt, Aberdeenshire and mother Dolly went home to Swadlingcote, Derbyshire with David Thornley.
Mr Thornley liked the look of the Murray’s animals and went on to purchase a cow and calf outfit at 3,400gns; Guthrie Iona by the Royal Highland Show champion Balmyle Eclipse and her four month old Hamzoraj sired daughter Guthrie Mistress.
Stock bull Falleninch Hamzoraj was the final lot in this section at 3,000gns. Bred by Andrew Hornall, Stirlingshire and sired by Begonia, this four year old is going home to work in Banchory, Aberdeenshire with JM Stewart.
The sale was completed by a small draft from the Elgin herd of RA Milne, Elgin, Morayshire and all four heifers found new homes. Topping the section at 3,800gns was Elgin Lily by the 14,000gns Westcarse Houdini, born in March 2015 she was purchased by Mr Reid.
Another daughter of Westcarse Houdini and out of Royal highland Show supreme champion Elgin Catherine was Elgin Lynsey who sold to J Wight and Sons, Biggar, Lanarkshire for 3,600gns.
Averages: 8 females £3,255, 4 Elgin heifers £2,993 Guthrie Dispersal: seven cow and calves £2,910, eight heifers £1923, one stock bull £3,000 Blelack Dispersal: 42 cows and calves £4,910, eight dry cows £2,441, 14 in-calf heifers £2,753, 17 maiden heifers £2,755, three stock bulls £17,150
Auctioneers: United Auctions
October 18, 2016 Stirling Sale 18th & 19th October 2016
David & Nick Walter – Balthayock Loyalist – s. Maerdy Grenadier
Reserve Junior Champion
Harold Stubbs & Alan Burleigh – Derryharney Leebee – s. Corrie Alan
Anne MacPherson – Blackford Leonardo – s. Elgin Davinci
Reserve Intermediate Champion
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Linford ET – s. Blelack Digger
Neil Barclay – Harestone Largo – s. Thrunton Fearless
Reserve Senior Champion
WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Justsogood – s. Caylers Gladiator
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lulu ET – s. Goldies Elation
Reserve Female Champion
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jessie – s. Goldies Formidable
Anne MacPherson – Blackford Leonardo – s. Elgin Davinci
Reserve Supreme Champion
Hamish Goldie – Goldies Linford ET – s. Blelack Digger
Class 1 – Bulls born on or between 31/10/2014 & 19/01/2015
1st – WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Justsogood – s. Caylers Gladiator
2nd – Esmor Evans – Maerdy Lopez – s. Maerdy Grenadier
3rd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Julian – s. Goldies Formidable
4th – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lager – s. Thrunton Fearless
5th – Mervyn McKeown – Royaldowns Juggler – s. Thrunton Fairfax
Class 2 – Bulls born on or between 20/01/2015 & 10/02/2015
1st – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lee ET – s. Thrunton Socrates
2nd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lad ET – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
3rd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Land – s. Thrunton Fearless
4th – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lazy ET – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
5th – Dykes Farm – Hodges Lancelot – s. Thrunton Galviston
Class 3 – Bulls born on or between 11/02/2015 & 02/03/2015
1st – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lynx – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
2nd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lark ET – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
3rd – WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Lonestar – s. Maerdy Egret
4th – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lotto ET – s. Thrunton Socrates
5th – Jenny & John Rix – Wissington Liberal – s. Thrunton Hammerstein
Class 4 – Bulls born on or between 03/03/2015 & 13/03/2015
1st – Neil Barclay – Harestone Largo – s. Thrunton Fearless
2nd – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Lancelot ET – s. Dingle Hofmeister
3rd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Leader – s. Thrunton Fearless
4th – Jack Nicoll Farms Limited – Mornity Lucas – s. Maerdy Hwre
5th – WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Logic – s. Maerdy Egret
Class 5 – Bulls born on or between 14/03/2015 & 21/03/2015
1st – William Whyte – Innisrush Lancelot – s. Kelton Trident
2nd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lewis ET – s. Thrunton Socrates
3rd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lion ET – s. Thrunton Socrates
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lexagon – s. Burradon Garibaldi
5th – D Muirhead – Firhills Lotus – s. Maerdy Grenadier
Class 6 – Bulls born on or between 22/03/2015 & 27/03/2015
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Lordship – s. Barnsford Ferny
2nd – D Muirhead – Firhills Legend – s. Maerdy Grenadier
3rd – WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Luke – s. Maerdy Egret
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lenox – s. Burradon Garibaldi
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Legolas – s. Thrunton Gladiator
Class 7 – Bulls born on or between 27/03/2015 & 04/04/2015
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Linford ET – s. Blelack Digger
2nd – MJ Massie – Elrick Legend – s. Thrunton Fearless
3rd – James Jeffrey – Kersknowe Lord – s. Harestone Glenlivet
4th – NF Massie & Sons – Blelack Lucifer – s. Maerdy Henley
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lotus ET – s. Blelack Digger
Class 8 – Bulls born on or between 05/04/2015 & 13/04/2015
1st – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Larry – s. Gwenog Braveheart
2nd – Gerwyn Jones – Graiggoch Lad ET – s. Barnsford Ferny
3rd – T & S Gatherer – Border Legionnaire – s. Sandelford Harrison
4th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lancia – s. Thrunton Gladiator
5th – JHC Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Lance – s. Burradon Garibaldi
Class 9 – Bulls born on or between 14/04/2015 & 24/04/2015
1st – Anne MacPherson – Blackford Leonardo – s. Elgin Davinci
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Landmark – s. Barnsford Ferny
3rd – Richard McCornick – Ricnick Leonidas – s. Whitecliffe Harlequin
4th – David & Nick Walter – Balthayock Legend – s. Swalesmoor Cracker
5th – BA & PT Heath – Sackville Lloyd – s. Alwent Goldbar
Class 10 – Bulls born on or between 25/04/2015 & 30/04/2015
1st – Kenneth Veitch – Drumlone Landmark – s. Inverlochy Ferdie
2nd – WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Legendry – s. Brampton Nacodar
3rd – John & Sandra Middleton – Hollywell Landini – s. Alwent Goldbar
4th – Andrew Hornall – Falleninch Lyle – s. Dereskit Fernando
5th – WP Bruce Ltd – Balmyle Leopold – s. Maerdy Hearthrob
Class 11 – Bulls born on or between 01/05/2015 & 04/05/2015
1st – DM Lyle – Loganbar Ludavic – s. Elrick Historian
2nd – Jack Nicoll Farms Limited – Mornity Lion– s. Blelack Challenger
3rd – James Jeffrey – Kersknowe Larry – s. Inverlochy Fencer
4th – RA Milne & Sons – Elgin Lancer – s. Westcarse Houdini
5th – Alasdair Houston – Gretnahouse Liferaft – s. Balthayock Gladiator
Class 12 – Bulls born on or between 05/05/2015 & 13/05/2015
1st – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Lezard – s. Barnsford Ferny
2nd – Boden & Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Lancelot – s. Barnsford Ferny
3rd – NF Massie & Sons – Blelack Landmark – s. Oakchurch Igor
4th – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Lockey – s. Burradon Goldenballs
5th – Alasdair Houston – Gretnahouse Lord – s. Balthayock Gladiator
Class 13 – Bulls born on or between 14/05/2015 & 23/05/2015
1st – David & Nick Walter – Balthayock Loyalist – s. Maerdy Grenadier
2nd – Harold Stubbs & Alan Burleigh – Derryharney Leebee – s. Corrie Alan
3rd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Landmark ET – s. Blelack Digger
4th – JM Cant & Partners – Panmure Lucifer – s. Thrunton Firecracker
5th – George Henderson – Sandelford Lamont – s. Conval Frank
Class 14 – Bulls born on or between 24/05/2015 & 02/06/2015
1st – O’Kane Bros – Ovill Lennon ET – s. Goldies Usher
2nd – Richard & Alison Tucker – Gower Lionking – s. Mortimers Jaguar
3rd – RT Roberts – Brynffanigl Lord – s. Blelack Digger
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lad – s. Blelack Digger
5th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lightning – s. Goldies Elation
Class 15 – Bulls born on or after 03/06/2015
1st – Brian Redhead & Johnathan Watson – Tweeddale Lotus – s. Blelack Blackberet
2nd – George Henderson – Sandelford Longmire – s. Conval Frank
3rd – S & D Bothwell – Killadeas Lion – s. Gwenog Braveheart
4th – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lancer – s. Goldies Uppermost
5th – Brian Redhead & Johnathan Watson – Tweeddale Lester – s. Blelack Blackberet
Class 16 – Heifers born on or between 20/08/2014 & 27/04/2015
1st – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Lulu ET – s. Goldies Elation
2nd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jessie – s. Goldies Formidable
3rd – Hamish Goldie – Goldies Jenny – s. Goldies Formidable
4th – John & Sandra Middleton – Hollywell Lavinia – s. Alwent Goldbar
5th – Jan Boomaars – Vexour Lanky – s. Newhouse Emperor
Class 17 – Heifers born on or after 1 September 2015
1st – Neil Barclay – Harestone Locket – s. Invlerochy Ferdie
2nd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lucy – s. Invlerochy Ferdie
3rd – Neil Barclay – Harestone Lyre – s. Invlerochy Ferdie
May 3, 2016 Jetset sets the pace at Stirling
Demand was high for Charolais bulls in Stirling on Monday 2 May. Bidding peaked at 9,000gns and 31 lots sold to an average of £4275.
Leading the bids at 9,000gns was Balthayock Jetset for breeders David and Nicholas Walter, Balthayock, Perthshire. Jetset a 21 month old son of the 8,000gns Stirling reserve junior champion Ugie Echo travels on to work in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire with new owner JD Leavesley.
The Walters went on to sell another Ugie Echo son, the 16 month old Balthayock James TI +54 SRI +60 who sold in a 4,500gns deal to the Aitken brothers, Linlithgow, West Lothian.
The reserve champion Lakelady Jelle was next to sell for Katreen Millar, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire. The June 2014-born Jelle by the 10,000gns Mortimers Echo and out of the homebred Lakelady Elle who has previously sold sons to 9000gns was snapped up by C Thomson, Midmar, Aberdeenshire for 7,200gns.
Just behind on 7,000gns was a 19 month old blue ticket winner from Jack Nicoll Farms Limited, Alyth, Perthshire. The 14,000gns Westcarse Houdini son Mornity Jungle was purchased by GT and S Coghill, Birsay, Orkney.
The second to sell at a 7,000gns price tag was the 16 month old Panmure Lincoln TI +50 SRI +50 who won his class in the show and has previously been awarded the Stars of the Future Calf Show reserve junior male. George Russell, Denny, Stirlingshire forked out the cash for this son of the 10,500gns Carlisle intermediate male champion Thrunton Firecracker to breeders and exhibitors JM Cant & Partners, Arbitlot, Angus.
Purchaser W S L Muir, Stromness, Orkney went home with a trio of bulls. The first at 6,200gns was the 19 month old class winner and Blelack Digger sired Goldies Jeff TI +65 SRI +68 from breeders Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.
Earlier in the day Mr Muir purchased the Champion Falleninch Julius from Andrew Hornall, Stirling, Stirlingshire for 5,000gns. The August 2014-born Julius is sired by Dereskit Fernando and out of Falleninch Anna going back to Mortimers Tebay.
Mr Muir went on to buy the 22 month old Baillieston Jason, the first of two 10,500gns Burradon Galaxy sons on offer from Ronnie Baillie, Deerness, Orkney, both selling to 4,500gns. Mr Baillie’s second lot the slightly younger Baillieston Julius found a new home with I Macrae in Tighnabruaich, Argyll.
At 5,200gns Messrs Kelsall and Marsden, Preston, Lancashire were the next to sell. The April 2014-born Bleasdale Justice sired by Vexour Freddy was purchased by Nether Balfour Farms Park, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
JHC Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland was the exhibitor of the next lot Thrunton Jerome sired by the homebred Thrunton Gladiator. KM Fraser, Newburgh, Fife were the puchasers of this 22 month old at 4,800gns.
Another to sell for the Campbell’ was their class winner Thrunton Jordon, a 21 month old son of the 19,000gns Corrie Alan who sold for 4,000gns when clapped down to Woodmill Farms, Auchtermuchty, Fife.
Matching the 4,800gns price tag and purchased by M Roberts, Machynlleth, Powys was Harestone Joking, a September 2014-born son of the 25,000gns Stirling reserve supreme champion Inverlochy Ferdie from Neil Barclay, Insch, Aberdeenshire.
Richard and Carol Rettie, Alloa, Clackmannanshire sold the next two lots both by the popular sire Blelack Digger. Firstly at 4,200gns was the 16 month old Retties Johnniewalker TI +66 SRI +60 who caught the eye of M Dykes, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and earlier in the day OFJW Leitch, Taynuilt, Argyll purchased the 18 month old Retties Jagerbomb TI +63 SRI +57 from the same vendors at 4,000gns.
The final lot to bring 4,000gns was the March 2014-born Kersknowe Juggler, a son of the 20,000gns Stirling supreme champion and Stars of the Future senior interbreed champion Inverlochy Fencer from James Jeffrey, Kelso, Roxburgshire. The man behind the money on this one was K Spence, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Averages: 31 bulls £4275
Auctioneers: United Auctions