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October 21, 2021 Stirling Sale 18th-19th October 2021

Ranger drives the top price at Stirling

In a long-awaited return to form, the annual October bull show and sale at United Auctions, Stirling took place over the course of Monday 18 to Tuesday 19 October 2021. Charolais animals had a particularly strong showing, with a total of 63 bulls and 16 females finding new homes. The bull sale attained a top price of 28,000gns with a clearance rate of 75% and an average price of £8120 – up £1493 on the previous year. The females sold for a top price of 12,000gns, with an 89% clearance and an average of £6169. Overall, 14 bulls and 2 females sold for 10,000gns and above, and 31 bulls and 6 females reached prices between 5,000gns and 9,000gns.

Balthayock Ranger, Supreme Champion & Junior Champion, sold for 28,000gns

The star of the show, reaching an incredible price of 28,000gns, was the Supreme & Junior Champion BALTHAYOCK RANGER. This impressive young bull is from the well-established herd of Major D F W H & N R Walter of Balthayock, Perth, and boasts other prize-winners in his heritage. Ranger was sired by Balthayock Imp, who achieved the titles of Breed Champion and Interbreed Champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2015. Meanwhile his dam, Balthayock Melissa (a daughter of Balthayock Ferdinand), also secured a class prize at the same event in the past. Ranger will be making his way over to his new herd in Knighton, Powys, under the care of winning bidder T Corbett from the well-known Teme herd.

Goldies Romeo, Reserve Supreme Champion & Reserve Junior Champion, sold for 26,000gns

Hot on Ranger’s tail was the Reserve Supreme & Reserve Junior Champion, GOLDIES ROMEO, who sold for 26,000gns. Romeo was bred by H Goldie of Ruthwell, Dumfries and was sired by the extremely easy-calving Gretnahouse Heman, who sold for 15,000gns at Stirling in 2013. His dam is Goldies Marion, a daughter of Goldies Formidable. This charming young 16-month-old will be making the long journey to Highfields Park Farm in Withyham, East Sussex.

Balthayock Rampage, sold for 25,000gns

The final bull to break the 20,000gns threshold was class winner BALTHAYOCK RAMPAGE, also from the herd of Major D F W H & N R Walter. The hammer came down for this Balthayock Ferdinand-sired 18-month-old at 25,000gns. Rampage was born to the easy-calving Balthayock Unwary, a daughter of Balthayock Raffles. Taking Rampage home is J Price of Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Elrick Rabbi, sold for 16,000gns

The next highest price of the day was secured by ELRICK RABBI, at 16,000gns. Rabbi is from the herd of M J Massie of Auchnagatt, Ellon, and was sired by the incredibly popular easy-calver Maerdy Gouverneur. His dam is Elrick Lily, a daughter of historical Supreme Champion Thrunton Fearless. Winning the bid this time was T Smith & Son, who will be taking Rabbi back to their herd in Alford, Aberdeenshire.

Balthayock Rambo, sold for 16,000gns

Also reaching a final price of 16,000gns was another offering from the Balthayock herd: BALTHAYOCK RAMBO. This young 15-month-old has an impressive lineage behind him, having been sired by the easy calving Balthayock Nevada. His dam, Balthayock Mimosa, is a daughter of Ugie Echo, who was Champion at Perth in 2014. Rambo is sure to settle in nicely to his new home in Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, courtesy of winning bidder K J Thomas.

Glenericht Ricksen, sold for 14,000gns

GLENERICHT RICKSEN, a 16-month-old from the herd of W K & P Drysdale of Middle Drimmie, Blairgowrie, attained the next highest price of 14,000gns. Ricksen was born to Glenericht Melrose, a daughter of 2014’s Junior Male Champion – Maerdy Hwre. His sire is Glenericht Mecca, who boasts a tremendous calving ease EBV of +31.4. Ricksen will be journeying to Coalville, Leicestershire, to the farm of new owner C Jessop.

Glenericht Ryder, sold for 12,000gns

Also from the Glenericht herd was the bull securing the next highest price of 12,000gns: GLENERICHT RYDER. This charming 17-month-old was sired by the easy-calving Glenericht Limpet, and is out of Glenericht Jewel – a daughter of the ever-popular Clyth Diplomat. Ryder’s lucky new owners are C Smeaton & Sons, who will be introducing him to their herd in Inverarity, Angus.

Elgin Royale, sold for 11,000gns

The final bull to surpass 10,000gns was 18-month-old ELGIN ROYALE from R A Milne’s herd in Lhanbryde, Elgin, who reached a final price of 11,000gns. Royale was sired by Caylers Noah, and born to Elgin Jane, a Caylers Gladiator daughter who was Junior Female Champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2015. Royale will be making the trip to Biggar, Lanarkshire, to the farm of winning bidder F Smith.

Panmure Roberto, Senior Champion, sold for 10,000gns

A total of six bulls all sold for the next highest prices of the day of 10,000gns, the first of which was Senior Champion PANMURE ROBERTO. This 19-month-old was bred by J M Cant & Partners of Arbroath, Angus, and was sired by the 12,000gns Elrick Jester. Roberto’s dam is Panmure Molly, a daughter of the prizewinning Thrunton Firecracker. Like Royale, Roberto will also be journeying to Biggar in Lanarkshire, this time to the farm of J Hyslop & Sons.

Westcarse Radar, Reserve Intermediate Champion, sold for 10,000gns

Next to sell for 10,000gns was Reserve Intermediate Champion, WESTCARSE RADAR. Radar was bred by J H Christie of Stirling, and offered for sale by R & N Barclay of Insch, Aberdeenshire, and boasts a notable heritage. Radar was sired by popular easy-calver Gretnahouse Ming, and was born to Westcarse Candace, a daughter of the 28,000gns Farleycopse Turbo. Winning the bid was A H Fisher, who will be introducing Radar to their herd in Stranraer, Wigtown.

The third bull to reach 10,000gns was THRUNTON RINGMASTER, a 17-month-old from the well-known herd of J H C Campbell & Sons in Thrunton, Alnwick. Ringmaster was born to a daughter of the 26,000gns Balmyle Dickler, Thrunton Juniper, and his sire is the popular 28,000gns Maerdy Jerusalem. This young lad will be making the trip to Kincraigie Farms in Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire.

Chesham Robust, sold for 10,000gns

CHESHAM ROBUST was the next bull to secure a price of 10,000gns. Bred by B Harman of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, this strapping young bull boasts a calving ease EBV of +11.7 and some well-known names in his lineage. Robust’s sire is the popular easy-calver Balthayock Musketeer, and his dam is Chesham Lena, a daughter of the 18,000gns Thrunton Fairfax. Taking Robust home to Latheron, Caithness, is winning bidder S Sinclair.

Glenericht Reggie, sold for 10,000gns

The fifth bull to reach 10,000gns was GLENERICHT REGGIE, another from the herd of W K & P Drysdale and a brother to the 12,000gns Glenericht Ryder. Like his brother, this 17-month-old was also sired by Glenericht Limpet, and he was born to another Clyth Diplomat daughter: Glenericht Hayley. Winning the bid for this young charmer was J Wight & Sons of Biggar, Lanarkshire.

Balthayock Rory, sold for 10,000gns

The hammer came down at 10,000gns for the final time for BALTHAYOCK RORY, another impressive young lad from the herd of D F W H & N R Walter. At only 15 months old, Rory was amongst the youngest of the bulls offered for sale, however his lineage indicates great potential. Rory was sired by the 11,000gns Gretnahouse Lunar, and his dam is Balthayock Natalie, a daughter of Perth Champion and proven easy calver Balthayock Impression. Like Rampage before him, Rory also caught the eye of winning bidder J Price of Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Closing proceedings for Charolais sales at Stirling was a production sale of some exceptional heifers from J W Millar of the Lochend herd in Port of Menteith, Stirling. Reaching the highest price of 12,000gns was maiden heifer LOCHEND ROLO. This stunning 12-month-old was sired by the easy-calving Gretnahouse Ming, and her dam is Lochend Navajo, a daughter of the equally easy-calving Mortimers Echo. Rolo attracted the attention of winning bidders C & K Malone, who will be taking her home to Cardenden, Fife.

Selling for the next highest price of 10,000gns was LOCHEND PAWNEE, who had been scanned in-calf to Gretnahouse Ming. Pawnee was sired by 2016 Class Winner Nuthampstead Judas, and her dam is a daughter of Bassett Unicorn, Lochend Eve. Pawnee will be journeying to Withyham, East Sussex, where she will settle into her new home at Highfields Park Farm.

At the next highest price of 9,000gns was another daughter of Gretnahouse Ming, LOCHEND PING. Ping was born to Lochend Mist, a daughter of Mortimers Highlandfling, and she was scanned in-calf to Swalesmoor Oscar prior to the sale. Taking Ping home to Keith, Aberdeenshire, is winning bidder R McAskie.

Show results:

Class 1 – BULL, born on or between 29 November 2019 & 29 February 2020
1st – R M Adam & Son – Newhouse Perth – s. Chunal Maverick
2nd – W & N Milne – Glenernan Runaround – s. Elgin Jagger
3rd – J H C Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Prospecter – s. Thrunton Gladiator
4th – R & N Barclay – Harestone P45 – s. Harestone Hercules
5th – D Muirhead – Firhills Rambo – s. Glenericht Mecca

Class 2 – BULL, born on or between 1 & 20 March 2020
1st – J M Cant & Partners – Panmure Roberto – s. Elrick Jester
2nd – W K & P Drysdale – Glenericht Rascal – s. Moncur General
3rd – H Goldie – Goldies Renown – s. Gretnahouse Heman
4th – J Jeffrey – Kersknowe Rhino – s. Inverlochy Fencer
5th – H Goldie – Goldies Reformer – s. Tweeddale Matador

Class 3 – BULL, born on or between 21 & 31 March 2020
1st – J Burnett & Sons – Spittalton Roddy – s. Dingle Hofmeister
2nd – J M Cant & Partners – Panmure Rebus – s. Elrick Jester
3rd – H Goldie – Goldies Ranger – s. Tweeddale Matador
4th – W & N Milne – Glenernan Romeo – s. Elgin Jagger
5th – W & N Milne – Glenernan Rolo – s. Elgin Jagger

Class 4 – BULL, born on or between 1 & 6 April 2020
1st – D F W H & N R Walter – Balthayock Rampage – s. Balthayock Ferdinand
2nd – A Macgregor – Allanfauld Rocknroll – s. Maerdy Norseman
3rd – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Ronaldo – s. Rosanna Jupiter
4th – J H C Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Robroy – s. Thrunton Nevada
5th – A J Clark – Teiglum Rockstar – s. Balthayock Lachlan

Class 5 – BULL, born on or between 7 & 15 April 2020
1st – Coppinger Wyllie Partnership – Grinshill Roger – s. Allanfauld Neptune
2nd – M J Massie – Elrick Rabbi – s. Maerdy Gouverneur
3rd – AJR Farms – Newlogie Radar – s. Maerdy Morwr
4th – Lucy Houston – Gretnahouse Razzle – s. Westcarse Jimmy
5th – D & M Campbell – Caithness Rascal – s. Dingle Hofmeister

Class 6 – BULL, born on or between 16 & 25 April 2020
1st – R & N Barclay – Westcarse Radar – s. Gretnahouse Ming
2nd – W K & P Drysdale – Glenericht Ryder – s. Glenericht Limpet
3rd – J H C Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Ringmaster – s. Maerdy Jerusalem
4th – J Watson & Co. – Tweeddale Realmccoy – s. Tweeddale Matador
5th – J H C Campbell & Sons – Thrunton Rocky – s. Maerdy Hearthrob

Class 7 – BULL, born on or between 26 April & 5 May 2020
1st – W S Oates – Ravensworth Ronan – s. Thrunton Florida
2nd – D Muirhead – Firhills Regal – s. Caylers Napoleon
3rd – B Harman – Chesham Robust – s. Balthayock Musketeer
4th – M A G McSporran – Eilean Rambo – s. Gretnahouse Ultimate
5th – A Ivory – Cardean Rhinestone – s. Kersknowe Nixon

Class 8 – BULL, born on or between 6 & 20 May 2020
1st – D F W H & N R Walter – Balthayock Ranger – s. Balthayock Imp
2nd – Brailes Livestock – Bassett Richard – s. Whitecliffe Lacroix
3rd – W K & P Drysdale – Glenericht Reggie – s. Glenericht Limpet
4th – J Irvine & Son – Westcarse Roy – s. Gretnahouse Ming
5th – D F W H & N R Walter – Balthayock Ramrod – s. Balthayock Imp

Class 9 – BULL, born on or after 21 May 2020
1st – H Goldie – Goldies Romeo – s. Gretnahouse Heman
2nd – W K & P Drysdale – Glenericht Ricksen – s. Glenericht Mecca
3rd – D F W H & N R Walter – Balthayock Rambo – s. Balthayock Nevada
4th – J Irvine & Son – Inverlochy Rocky – s. Caylers Napoleon
5th – D F W H & N R Walter – Balthayock Rory – s. Gretnahouse Lunar

Class 10 – HEIFER, born on or after 2 May 2019
1st – Brailes Livestock – Bassett Rachael – s. Whitecliffe Lacroix

Senior Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 1-3
Champion – J M Cant & Partners – Panmure Roberto – s. Elrick Jester
Reserve – W K & P Drysdale – Glenericht Rascal – s. Moncur General

Intermediate Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 4-6
Champion – Coppinger Wyllie Partnership – Grinshill Roger – s. Allanfauld Neptune
Reserve – R & N Barclay – Westcarse Radar – s. Gretnahouse Ming

Junior Championship – Overall best bull from Classes 7-9
Champion – D F W H & N R Walter – Balthayock Ranger – s. Balthayock Imp
Reserve – H Goldie – Goldies Romeo – s. Gretnahouse Heman

Female Championship – Overall best heifer from Class 10
Champion – Brailes Livestock – Bassett Rachael – s. Whitecliffe Lacroix

Supreme Championship – Overall best bull
Champion – D F W H & N R Walter – Balthayock Ranger – s. Balthayock Imp
Reserve – H Goldie – Goldies Romeo – s. Gretnahouse Heman


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February 28, 2021 Stirling Sale 28th February 2021

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October 20, 2020 Westcarse Milly Topped at 13,000gns – Westcarse Dispersal- Stirling – 18th October 2020

The Westcarse herd was founded in 1984, and over the years they have continued to breed exceptional cattle. This was evident in the quality of the herd they put forward…


October 20, 2020 Primate is top of the tree for the Charolais at Stirling! – Stirling Bull Sales – 18th October 2020

With the current COVID-19 situation still on-going and the challenges this continues to bring to the farming industry, it was not possible to have the normal and much anticipated pre-sale…


June 5, 2020 Stirling Charolais Top at 7,200gns

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February 19, 2020 Charolais Remain King at Stirling

Averages: 117 bulls £6,633.85; four heifers £3,333.75 Auctioneers: United Auctions Judge: Raymond Irvine Shadow Judge: Louise McArthur Charolais once again sold the highest number of bulls as well as producing…


October 23, 2019 Junior Charolais Bulls Command the Top Prices at the Stirling Bull Sales

Charolais claimed the highest average, top price and largest clearance rate of all the breeds selling at the Autumn round of the Stirling bull sales on Tuesday 22 October. A…


May 7, 2019 McCornick Family Lead the trade at Stirling

High commercial interest in Charolais bulls at Stirling drove the average to £5,676 for the 33 bulls sold, up £274 on last year for six more sold, with a clearance…


February 20, 2019 Charolais lead the Spring trade

Charolais sold the most bulls, had the highest average and best clearance rate of the spring round of the Stirling bull sales. There were 121 bulls sold representing an 83.5%…


October 24, 2018 Charolais lead the Autumn trade at Stirling

Judge: Will Short Charolais took the top price, made the highest average and sold the most bulls at the Autumn round of Stirling bull sales this week. 80 bull sold…


May 8, 2018 Goldies Moonlight tops the Stirling Charolais sale at 9,200gns

Trade held up well at the Charolais Society sale where buyers came out in force to ensure a steady demand which resulted in the averages improving by £815 from last…


February 21, 2018 Charolais lead the Spring trade

Charolais took the top price, made the highest average and sold the most bulls of all the breeds at this year’s spring sales, when commercial buyers drove the flying trade…


October 23, 2017 Demand for Charolais increases dramatically at Stirling

Tuesday 24 October saw a flying trade for Charolais bulls with 85 sold, averaging £6,079 (£405 up on the year for two more) and a whopping 19% increase on last…


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…


February 20, 2017 Lord Leads the Charolais Trade at Stirling

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October 20, 2016 Linford Leads the Lots at Stirling

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October 19, 2016 Blelack Charolais sell to a top of 30,000gns at the Stirling Autumn Sale

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…


October 18, 2016 Stirling Sale 18th & 19th October 2016

Show Results Junior Champion David & Nick Walter – Balthayock Loyalist – s. Maerdy Grenadier Reserve Junior Champion Harold Stubbs & Alan Burleigh – Derryharney Leebee – s. Corrie Alan…


May 3, 2016 Jetset sets the pace at Stirling

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February 16, 2016 Stirling Charolais sell to 26,000gns

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October 20, 2015 Stirling Charolais peak at 50,000gns; 80 bulls average £7,085

Charolais lead multi-breed week: highest number of bulls sold, highest average price and highest top price British Charolais met a solid demand from a packed Stirling ringside on Tuesday 20…


May 5, 2015 Stirling Charolais average up £945 on the year

17 Charolais bulls met a solid demand and sold to a top price of £7,000gns with an average of £5125 and a clearance rate of 77% at the Stirling sale…


February 16, 2015 Modern British Charolais 1 Million pound sale in Stirling

Stirling Charolais meet solid commercial demand 18,000gns top; £6,821 average; 15 lots at 10,000gns and over; 81% clearance Charolais bulls met a flying trade driven throughout by the commercial sector…


October 20, 2014 Stirling Charolais peak at 22,000gns; 84 bulls average £6,654

Charolais lead multi-breed week: highest number of bulls sold + highest average price British Charolais met a strong commercial demand from a packed ringside in Stirling on Wednesday 22 October…


May 6, 2014 Charolais peak at 7,500gns at Stirling multi-breed sale

Charolais sold to a top of 7,500gns at the spring multi beef breed sale in Stirling on Monday 5 May. Sale topper at 7,500gns was the champion, Glenericht Hawick TI…


February 19, 2014 Stirling Charolais meet solid commercial demand

26,000gns top; £6,538 average; 12 lots at 10,000gns and over; 73% clearance Charolais bulls met a solid demand driven throughout by the commercial sector in Stirling on Tuesday 18 February…


October 23, 2013 Stirling Bull Sales 22/23 October

Stirling Charolais peak at 22,000gns; 92 bulls average £6,578 Charolais lead multi-breed week: highest number of bulls sold + highest average price British Charolais met a strong commercial demand from…


June 20, 2013 Blelack Charolais cow and twin calf outfit peaks at £18,795

Charolais females met a strong demand from buyers from throughout the UK and Ireland, selling to a top of 17,900gns for a cow and her twin heifers when Neil and…


May 10, 2013 Blelack Charolais matrons to go under the hammer

Blelack Catalogue The entire autumn calving portion of the Blelack Charolais herd will come under the hammer at its matron sale to be held at Stirling on Wednesday 19 June,…


May 7, 2013 Charolais trade tops 6,500gns thrice in Stirling

British Charolais lead breed averages at £4,285 for 21 bulls sold at multi-breed fixture British Charolais trade peaked at 6,500gns three times at the society’s official show and sale at…


February 21, 2013 Charolais meet exceptional commercial demand in Stirling 28,000gns top; £6,948 average; 27 lots at 10,000gns and over; 86% clearance

Charolais bulls met an exceptional demand driven by the commercial sector in Stirling on Tuesday 19 February where an electric atmosphere prevailed throughout at the breed’s official spring sale. Bidding…


October 24, 2012 British Charolais establishes 100,000gns world record in Stirling , New Centre bull sale average of £7,699 for 90 lots sold; 11 lots at 10,000gns and over

British Charolais records were smashed at the rebranded Stirling bull sales on Wednesday 24 October, when Vexour Garth was bid to 100,000gns, a new world breed record, together with a…


September 15, 2012 Harviestoun Charolais females to 9,500gns at Stirling

Harviestoun Vanilla led the trade at 9,500gns with the bull calf Harviestoun Heathcliff Charolais were in demand selling to 9,500gns in Stirling on Saturday 15 September when the Harviestoun and…


September 8, 2012 Stock bull tops Ugie Charolais dispersal at 12,500gns

Charolais bulls met a strong demand selling to a top of 12,500gns when the Ugie herd, owned by Jimmy Wilson, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, went under the hammer at Stirling on Saturday…


May 7, 2012 Charolais tops Stirling multi-breed sale; 8,000gns leader, £4,746 average

Charolais sold to a top of 8,000gns and raised the bar by setting a new centre record average of £4,746 for the May multi beef breed sale in Stirling on…


February 21, 2012 Charolais meet solid commercial demand in Stirling; 25,000gns top; record £7,653 average; record 34 lots at 10,000gns and over; 83% clearance

Overall Supreme Champion Inverlochy Fencer at 20,000gns Charolais bulls met an exceptional demand driven by the commercial sector in Stirling on Tuesday 21 February at the breed’s official spring sale…