Judge – Mr Medwyn William (Castellmawr)

The Charolais classes were judged by Mr Medwyn Williams of the Castellmawr herd of pedigree Charolais located on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. The Castellmawr herd of pedigree Charolais was established in 1980 by his father Alwyn Williams and together they have enjoyed great success in the show and sale ring with the pinnacle to date being Castellmawr Jacpot who was awarded Supreme Champion in Stirling Bull Sales, October 2015 and sold to the Carwood herd for 16,000gns.

Junior Champion & Overall Champion – Loganbar Topgun from D M Lyle – 11,000gns

Medwyn awarded the Morton Strachan Quaich for the May 2024 Galbraith Stirling bull sales overall champion to Loganbar Topgun from Mr D M Lyle, Dunblane, Perthshire. Earlier in the pre-sale show this December-2022 born bull by Thrunton Nike carrying a single copy of Q204X and out of Loganbar Nutmeg was awarded the junior championship title and he commanded the second highest price at the sale on Monday at 11,000gns to S & L Robertson, Keith, Banffshire.

Reserve Junior Champion & Reserve Overall Champion – Bombax Topper from C Smeaton & Sons – 7,000gns

Standing reserve junior champion and reserve overall champion was C Smeaton & Sons’ Glenericht Ryder sired October-2022, Bombax Topper out of Goldies Olwen, he was snapped up by J. MacGregor, Lybster, Caithness for 7,000gns.

Sale topper – Goldies Timmy from H Goldie – 12,000gns

Leading the sale at 12,000gns was fourth prize winner, Goldies Timmy from Mr H Goldie, the Caylers Rocky son with a single copy of F94L and impressive calving ease figures of +11.3 seemed a solid investment for J. Brown, Broughton, Biggar.

Senior Champion – Loganbar Topdollar from D M Lyle – 8,500gns

Loganbar Topdollar from the same home as the overall champion took the senior championship rosette, a Maerdy Pore son born in September-2022 out of homebred Newdawn was purchased by Q. Limond, Maybole, Ayrshire for 8,500gns whilst the reserve senior champion from J Irvine & Sons, Inverlochy Tiree born in August-2022 by Caylers Napoleon sold to Rhindhu Farm Ltd, Glenlivet Ballindalloch for 5,000gns.

Reserve Senior Champion from J Irvine & Son – Inverlochy Tiree – 5,000gns

Brailes Livestock’s 4th prize January-2023, Brailes Unique, by Westcarse Houdini out of Bassett Orange sold to R W Walker, Kelso, Roxburghshire for 8,000gns.

Brailes Unique from Brailes Livestock – 8,500gns

C Smeaton & Sons’ Bombax Topgun born in October-2022 and sired by Glenericht Ryder went to the home of J & B Mitchell, Fordyce, Aberdeenshire for 7,800gns.

Bombax Topgun from C Smeaton & Sons – 7,800gns

Adrian Ivory’s second prize, myostatin free, Cardean Tiree born in September-2022 by Elgin Flagship realised 7,500gns to Scottish Government Bull Stud, Knocknagael, Inverness.

Cardean Tiree from A Ivory – 7,500gns

Maerdy Telly born in April 2022 was purchased by A R Paton, Avonbridge, Falkirk for 7,000gns.  J H Campbell & Sons accepted 6,800gns from A & W Barrowman, Portpatrick, Stranraer, for second prize Thrunton Tornado by Baillieston Orcadian, while Thrunton Tonto sired by Thrunton Nevada born in July-2022 made 6,500gns to R Gatherer, Elderslie, Renfrewshire and from the same home Thrunton Trinidad, by homebred Thrunton Pierre born in July-2022, matched the 6,500gns bid from Otter Estate, Kilfinan, Argyll.

Thrunton Trindad from J H C Campbell & Sons – 6,500gns

Four further bulls peaked at 6,500gns the first came from Mr H Goldie with Goldies Terence an Elrick Officer son out of Goldies Joyce born in August-2022 went to the new postcode of R & L Howat, Cupar, Fife, at 6,500gns Nethercarse Taurus from J H Christie and son, a September-2022 heifer’s calf, sired by Westcarse Houdini was purchased by D Lamont, Glenelg, Ross-shire.

Goldies Terence from H Goldie – 6,500gns
Nethercarse Taurus from J H Christie & Son – 6,500gns

Also at the 6,500gns mark W K & P Drysdale sold a Caylers Oxford son Glenericht Trigger born in September-2022 out of Glenericht Osprey to Grove Farms, Barncleugh, Dumfries and finally J Irvine & Sons sold a Caylers Napoleon son out of Ballindalloch Madonna, October-2002 born Inverlochy Tiktok to the Firm of J D Jack, Leven Fife at 6,500gns.

At 6,000gns, D Macrae from Tighnabruiach, Argyll, secured the most senior bull of the day from Mr D E Evans, Maerdy Tramp a Maerdy Neverdiere son out of Maerdy Internetgirl born in April-2022 and W S L Muir, Stromness, Orkney also paid 6,000gns for Mr H Goldie’s second prize Tweeddale Matador son, Goldie Trojan born in October-2022.


Overall champion (Morton Strachan Quaich)  

Lot 402 Loganbar Topgun from Mr D M Lyle

Reserve Overall Champion

Lot 388 Bombax Topper from C Smeaton & Sons

Senior Champion

Lot 380 – Loganbar Topdollar – Mr D M Lyle

Reserve Senior Champion

Lot 370 – Inverlochy Tiree – J Irvine & Son

Junior Champion

Lot 402 Loganbar Topgun – Mr D M Lyle

Reserve Junior Champion

Lot 388 Bombax Topper – C Smeaton & Sons

Class 1, Bulls born between 7 May & 4 July 2022

1st – Lot 360 Maerdy Total – Mr D E Evans

2nd – Lot 358 Thrunton Tornado – J H C Campbell & Sons

3rd – Lot 359 Broomloan Tavernier – Mr A Brown

4th – Lot 354 Thrunton Triumph – J H C Campbell & Sons

Class 2 – Bulls born between 5 July & 29 August 2022

1st – Lot 370 Inverlochy Tiree – J Irvine & Son

2nd – Lot 369 Goldies Terence – Mr H Goldie

3rd – Lot 368 Goldies Theo – Mr H Goldie

4th – Lot 363 Thrunton Trigger – J H C Campbell & Sons

5th – Lot 371 Thrunton Toshiba – J H C Campbell & Sons

6th – Lot 364 Thrunton Tonto – J H C Campbell & Sons

Class 3 – Bulls born between 30 August & 23 September 2022

1st – Lot 380 Loganbar Topdollar – Mr D M Lyle

2nd – Lot 377 Cardean Tiree – Mr A Ivory

3rd – Lot 374 Nethercarse Taurus – J H Christie & Son

4th – Lot 373 Goldies Timmy – Mr H Goldie

5th – Lot 375 Glenericht Trigger – W K & P Drysdale

6th – Lot 378 Firhills Tibet – Mr D Muirhead

Class 4 Bulls Born between 24 September & 24 October 2022

1st – Lot 388 Bombax Topper – C Smeaton & Sons

2nd – Lot 386 Goldies Trojan _ Mr H Goldie

3rd – Lot 385 Harestone Travis – R & N Barclay

4th – Lot 382 Inverlochy Tiktok – J Irvine & Son

5th – Lot 384 Thrunton Timelord – J H C Campbell & Sons

Class 5 Bulls born between 25 October & 30 November 2022

1st – Lot 392 Bombax Topgun – C Smeaton & Sons

2nd – Lot 390 Goldies Trooper – Mr H Goldie

3rd – Lot 394 Falleninch Tyson – Mr A B Hornall

4th – Lot 397 Balthayock Triumph – Major D F W H & N R Walter

Class 6 Bulls born born on or after 1 December 2022

1st – Lot 402 Loganbar Topgun – Mr D M Lyle

2nd – Lot 401 Falleninch Tommy – Mr A B Hornall

3rd – Lot 399 Newhouse Toejoe – R M Adam & Son

4th – Lot 404 Brailes Unique – Brailes Livestock

5th – Lot 406 Linrossfarm Utah – E & W Scott


LotAnimal Name(gns) (£)BuyerAddress
352MAERDY TRAMP60006300D MacraeTighnabruiach, Argyll
353MAERDY TELLY70007350A R PatonAvonbridge, Falkirk
354THRUNTON TRIUMPH43004515W Stevenson & SonBallantrae, Ayrshire
358THRUNTON TORNADO68007140A & W BarrowmanPortpatrick, Stranraer
359BROOMLOAN TAVERNIER40004200P M KennedyGlendaruel, Argyll
363THRUNTON TRIGGER50005250W S L MuirStromness, Orkney
364THRUNTON TONTO65006825R GathererElderslie, Renfrewshire
365THRUNTON TRINIDAD65006825Otter EstateKilfinan, Argyll
367FORMAKIN TELSTAR45004725R J ThainHuntly, Aberdeenshire
368GOLDIES THEO50005250A G LivestockHouston, Johnstone
369GOLDIES TERENCE65006825R & L HowatCupar, Fife
370INVERLOCHY TIREE50005250Rhindhu Farm LtdGlenlivet, Ballindalloch
371THRUNTON TOSHIBA48005040T R C LoganKilbirnie, Ayrshire
373GOLDIES TIMMY1200012600J BrownBroughton, Biggar
374NETHERCARSE TAURUS65006825D LamontGlenelg, Ross-shire
375GLENERICHT TRIGGER65006825Grove FarmsBarncleugh, Dumfries
377CARDEAN TIREE75007875S G Bull StudKnocknagael, Inverness
378FIRHILLS TIBET38003990D M LaidlawDenny, Stirling
380LOGANBAR TOPDOLLAR85008925Q LimondMaybole, Ayrshire
381GLENERICHT TIPPLE35003675T CoghillMuce, Orkney
382INVERLOCHY TIKTOK65006825Firm of J D JackLeven, Fife
384THRUNTON TIMELORD55005775McKill Maxwell & CoThornhill, Dumfries
385HARESTONE TRAVIS55005775Glenkiln FarmsCrocketford, Dumfries
386GOLDIES TROJAN60006300W S L MuirStromness, Orkney
387ROSCOE TURBO42004410J Inglis & SonBlair Drummond, Stirling
388BOMBAX TOPPER70007350J MacGregorLybster, Caithness
390GOLDIES TROOPER58006090Messrs TurnerChiskan House, Campbeltown
392BOMBAX TOPGUN78008190J & B MitchellFordyce, Aberdeen
394FALLENINCH TYSON52005460W M ArnotKilmux, Fife
402LOGANBAR TOPGUN1100011550S & L RobertsonKeith, Banffshire
404BRAILES UNIQUE80008400R W WalkerKelso, Roxburghshire

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