Strong bidding by new breeders set the pace at the fourth “Border
Blacks” on-farm sale of Aberdeen-Angus females at Wedderlie,
Gordon, Berwickshire, on Saturday (September 30).
Wedderlie Kensue A239 - 10,000gns
The 53 lots from J and J Campbell’s Wedderlie herd sold
to a top of 10,000gns to average £2217 with a guest consignment
of four from John Elliot’s Rawburn herd at Roxburgh Mains,
Kelso, Roxburghshire, reaching 6000gns twice to average £5565.
An offering of 12 from B Q Farming Partnership, Bowhill, Selkirk,
averaged £1352.50 with a top of 2400gns and four from Playfair
Farms, Morebattle Tofts, Kelso, sold to 2000gns to average £1706.25.
One from Duff Burrell, Broome Park, Alnwick, Northumberland, sold
“It was a very successful sale with a lot of new people
buying, including first-time buyers from England, Wales, Northern
Ireland and the Republic of Ireland,” said auctioneer, David
Leggat, of United Auctions, Perth.
“The large turn-out of buyers, and the prices paid for an
excellent selection of quality cattle, underlines the continuing
strong demand for pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle at the present
time to satisfy the requirements of the expanding commercial market
for Aberdeen-Angus beef cattle.”
The top price was paid by leading Suffolk sheep breeder, Keith
Evans, Plas Llewelyn, Dolwen, Abergele, Conwyn, North Wales, for
the star female in the Wedderlie consignment, the five year old
cow, Wedderlie Kensue A239, a New Zealand embryo import by the
American sire, TC Stockman 2164, sold with a five month old bull
calf at foot by Wedderlie Eriexad B428. Her first son, Wedderlie
Kentucky D714, sold for 14,000gns at Perth in February to the Fordel
herd. Two daughters and a sib sister have been retained in the
Wedderlie herd along with seven embryos.
Second highest price was 8000gns for the three year old cow, Wedderlie
Privoba C564, by Tui Tidy Ben, and her six month old heifer calf
by Wedderlie Blackadder Z093. Buyers were Scottish Coal Ltd, Weston
Heath Farm, Sheriffhales, Shifnal, Shropshire, who took three more
lots from Wedderlie at 3000gns (twice) and 2000gns.
This was followed at 4700gns for the six year old cow, Wedderlie
Ebbora Z113, by Tui Blackmark, and her five month old bull calf
by Wedderlie Blackbest A243, to Messrs A Walker, Newbiggin Hill,
Hexham, Northumberland, and 4500gns for the yearling heifer, Wedderlie
Errobex E945, by Wedderlie Eriexad B428, and 4400gns for the five
year old cow, Wedderlie Oscara A214, by HF Dreamstreet 21F, and
her six month old heifer calf by Tui Bon Y019, both to Ian Service
and Co Ltd, Moorpark of Barr, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Lot 50 offered buyers the choice of the two top yearling heifers
in the herd by Aynho Rossiter Eric B125, purchased jointly with
the Idvies herd for the second top price of 16,000gns at Perth
in February, 2005. The successful bidder, Martin Sheahan, Luddenmore,
Grange, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, Eire, opted for Wedderlie Emillicent
A similar choice for the top two yearling daughters of Tui Bon
Y019 resulted in Wedderlie Nelight E003 realising 2500gns to M
R McCornick, Boreland, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbrightshire.
The first female into the ring, Wedderlie Orari 6th, an eight
year old daughter of HF Dreamstreet 21F, and her six month old
bull calf by Wedderlie Negrom A200, got the sale off to a good
start, selling for 3200gns to David Wellock and Mrs Wendy Hoare,
Hurris House Farm, Otterburn, Skipton, Yorkshire.
The last female from Wedderlie realised 2400gns to Northern Ireland
buyer, A McElroy, Glenross House, Lisnarrick, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh.
This was the five year old cow, Wedderlie Princelia A197, by Tui
Wedderlie also sold at bull at 2000gns and steer at 1200gns.
Mr McElroy also paid the joint highest price for one of the two
top females in Mr Elliot’s Rawburn consignment, going to
6000gns to secure the two year old heifer, Rawburn Juno Eric D333,
by the 25,000gns Wedderlie Netmark A281.
The other 6000gns bid came from Daylesford Organic Farm, Moreton
in Marsh, Gloucestershire, for another two year old heifer, Huxton
Duchess Noreen D175, by Rawburn El Cid Z432.
This was followed at 5000gns for the six year old cow, Rawburn
Evert Z013, by Rawburn Transformer, and her six month old heifer
calf by Ankonian Elixir 100, to Keith Evans, and 4200gns for another
two year old daughter of El Cid, Huxton Bloom D183, to Mr McCornick.
Daylesford Organic Farm, who were the biggest buyers of the day
taking no fewer than 17 lots, also paid 2400gns for Eildon Rosa
Erica D663, and the same price was paid by Mr Baxter, 85 Feystown
Road, Glenarm Ballymena, Northern Ireland, for Eildon Ruby D620.
Both were two year old daughters of Rawburn Duke of Buccleugh 4th
from B Q Farming Partnership Ltd.
Mr Baxter’s other purchases included 2000gns for Playfair
Farms’ two year old heifer, Tofts Evergay D718, by Tofts
Deputy Z040, and 1400gns for Mr Burrell’s eight year old
cow, Rushcroft Evita X1, and her six month old heifer calf by Wedderlie
Five embryos offered by Mr Elliot from one of the top cows in
Canada, Royal Rosebud 61A, fertilised with semen from the top American
sire, Hoff First Edition 058, sold for 1100gns each to J Gilmour
and Co Ltd, Macmerry, East Lothian.
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