A packed ringside of buyers at Perth saw the Simmentals reach a
New Breed Record of £22,000 and a Record Breed Average of £4487,
an increase of £1084 on the year, with a clearance of 82%.
Omorga Samson sold for a new breed record
at 22,000 guineas
There were no less than nine 5 figure prices. Commercial buyers
looked to buy bulls to breed their own female replacements puting
a sound base in an already buoyant market for the breed, following
a good trade for females the previous day.
The pre sale Judge, Robert McNee, Woodend, Armadale, saw his Junior
and Overall Champion Omorga Samson take the new breed record of £22,000
for H.J.W. & J.C. Moore, Ballinderry Rectory, Coagh, Co.Tyrone,
Northern Ireland. A 15 month old son of Raceview King and out of
Cleenagh Daffodil, he sold to Adrian Ivory, Strathisla Farms, Meigle,
A. J. Wilson, Westcroft, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, saw his Cairnview
Snazzy, who stood second to the Champion in his class, go to Northern
Ireland for 15,000gns when he was purchased by Messrs W.H. Robson & Sons,
Kilbride Farm, Doagh, Ballyclare. He is by the famous Salisbury Challenger
son, Popes Laird and out of Ravensworth Modesty.
The Senior Champion,
Dirnanean Snowie from F.J.A. McGowan, Incheoch, Alyth, Blairgowrie,
Perthshire, led an outstanding show of bulls from Dirnanean when
he sold to Mr. W. J. Hollingsworth, High Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones,
Sheffield, for 11,000gns. By Omorga Lennox and out of Dirnanean Merry
by Dirnanean Jacob, he helped take the herd to an average of 6,400gns
for the 5 forward. Another son of Lennox, Dirnanean Scott, sold to
G.D. Proudley, Hall Farm, Kildale, Stoksley, Darlington, this time
W.H. Robson & Sons
sold Kilbride Farm Saddam to Messrs R.T. & C.A.
Bell, 18 Moygannon Rd, Donaghcloney, Craigavon, Northern Ireland,
for 11,000gns. Saddam is a 19 month old son of the well known Carnkern
Titan who had previously bred progeny to 9000gns. Saddam’s
dam, Kilbride Farm Lupin is by Milnafua Graduate, the sire of another
1st prize winner from the previous day, Ashland Super Boy, who also
sold for 11,000gns. Adrian Ivory, from Strathisla this time joined
forces with Gerald and Morag Smith, Drumsleed, to purchase this Graduate
son from Mr. P. Kelly, Ballreagh, Temp, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland,
who is out of Ashland Lucy, the Northern Ireland Female of the year
Simmental judging Four bulls realised 10,000gns. The first of these was the
first prize Intermediate winner, Halenook Supercharger, from Messrs
J. Telford and A. Rawcliffe, 15 Achairn, Shinness, Lairg, Sutherland.
Supercharger is by Starline Decision out of Halenook Nikki by Dirnanean
Jacob. He sold to Mr. N. McGeoch, Hazelden Simmentals, Easter Blacklaw,
The second prize bull in the same section, Samark
Superman, from Mr. S.F. and Mrs E.H. Watson, Beechbrook, 4 Craignageeragh
Road, Cullybackey, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, also sold for 10,000gns
in a joint bid from Smallburn Farms, Mayne Farm, Elgin and Messrs
S.R. & N. Barclay, Harestone Farm Crathes, Banchory.
Mr. & Mrs
A.S. & Y.A. Leedham justified their long trip from Gunby Lea
Farm. Grangewood, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, when they sold Grangewood
Storm, another son of Popes Laird and this time out of a cow by the
well known Gretna House Supersonic. He continued his long journey
north when he was purchased by Pitgaveny Farms, Pitgaveny, Elgin,
Messrs B.G. & L. Allan, Glenturk, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, had
to wait until late in the day for their 10,000gns bid for the 15
month old Glenturk Supreme. A son of Whitemire King Kong, Supreme
is out of Glenturk Natasha by Milnafua Keystone, the sire of last
year’s top price Glenturk Rolex. He sold to Courance Simmentals,
Courance, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Mr. W.G. MacPherson sold Blackford Skyhawk, a son of Curlieu Knight
for 9,000gns to Mr. G. Van Der Gucht, Apperley Court, Apperley, Gloucestershire,
to join his Deerhurst herd. Skyhawk is out of Blackford Kittiwake
by Rosten Barney.
The MacPhersons' were again in the top
money when they sold another son of Curlieu Knight, Blackford Soul
Man to Messrs J. H. & V.G. Wood, Popes Farm, Dutton, Preston,
Lancs, for 8,500gns to join their well known Popes herd. Garrel Farms
added to their previous purchase when they bid 8,000gns for Hockenhull
Socrates, from Mr. V.H.C. Arnold, Hockenhull Farms Ltd, Tarvin, Chester.
Socrates is a son of Hockenhull Norman out of Hockenhull Giselle
3rd by Blackford Harvester.
The third 8,000gns bid of the day went
to Messrs G.A. & H.M. Francis, Pistyll Uchaf, Abergorlech, Carmarthen
for Pistyll Sam by Raceview King, the same sire as the new breed
Record Holder. He is out of Celtic Glamour by Brinkton Sovreign.
Messrs Francis' other bull Pistyll Sion, by the same sire had previously
won the Intermediate & Reserve Overall Champion prize in
the pre sale show and sold to Annandale Estates, Raehills, Lockerbie,
Dumfriesshire for 7,500gns.
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