Charolais met an exceptional trade leading the Royal Northern Spring show, sale and averages at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Wednesday 27 February where bulls sold to a top of 11,500gns and 16 lots averaged £5,545.
Heading a string of entries from Jock Wilson, Glenkindie, Alford, and each by the 20,000gns Perth supremo, Thrunton Crownprince, was Kinclune Golden, a 20 month old out of a Maerdy Rumbull sired homebred dam. At 11,500gns, the buyer was Neil Barclay, Crathes, Banchory who earlier on had been awarded the Charolais and overall interbreed championships with Harestone General, a rising two year old by Royal Mozard and out of a Bowerhouses Topper sired dam. He was knocked down sold for 5,500gns to DM McCallum, Culbokie, Dingwall. .
A 6,200gns price tag accompanied Kinclune Gallagher, an 18 month old out of a Solomon dam and selling to Peter Ferries, Lumphanan, Banchory. Next for Jock Wilson at 5,800gns was Kinclune Garth to AJ Blackhall, Tarland, Aboyne. Garth was a 21 month old out of a Solomon bred dam. One of the day’s three, 5,000gns bids went to Mr Wilson’s Crownprince son, Kinclune Goliath, a 20 month old was secured by A and J Wilson, Culsalmond, Insch.
Among the day’s highest calls at 8,000gns was Bonnykelly General TI +32, SRI +27, a 22 month old by Newhouse Challanger and out of a Burradon Talisman sired homebred dam from Bob Leggat, New Pitsligo. The buyer was JA Cruickshank, Longmorn, Elgin.
Father and son team, Neil and Graeme Massie, Dinnet, Aboyne offered their 22 month old Blelack Garfield TI +50, SRI +38 at 6,500gns to A Adam and Son, Knock, Huntly. Sired by the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite, he was out of a homebred dam by the 12,000gns Pedr Tennessee.
J Baxter, Gamrie, Banff paid 5,000gns for Elrick Gambler TI +34, SRI +27, a two year old Edenhurst Cognac son bred and exhibited by Michael Massie, Auchnagatt, Ellon. The day’s final 5,000gns bid was made by D and A McLeod, Shougle, Elgin for the Massie’s Blelack Golden TI +48, SRI +51, a 21 month old by Swalesmoor Bayonet and out of a Bassingbourn Ralph dam.
Averages: 16 bulls £5,545.31