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    Simmental Bulls Break all Breed Sale Records
22/02/07

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

Omorga Samson

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, Perthshire. 
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 for 7,000gns.

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 in 2006.

Simmental judging

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, Stewarton, Ayrshire.

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, Morayshire.

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.

Auctioneers: UA

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