Charolais bulls met an insatiable demand selling to a top of 5,500gns, achieving 95% clearance and an average of £3,943 at the multi beef breed show and sale staged in Stirling, on Monday 3 May.
Thrunton Donatello sold for 5,500gns
Sale topper was the Thrunton Donatello, a 22 month old by Burradon Talisman and out of a homebred cow by the 25,000gns Perth champion, Mowbraypark Orlando. Bred by the Campbell family, Ian, John and their father, Colin, Thrunton, Alnwick, Donatello was secured in a joint split by Fifeshire producers, WM Arnot, Leven and John Whiteford and Son, Cupar.
At 4,000gns, the Campbells offered the 18 month old Thrunton Delgado, a same way bred Talisman son and out of an Orlando sired cow, to the Crofters Commission, Inverness.
The day’s second highest Charolais call at 5,200gns was made for Blelack Deputy, a 21 month old Coolnaslee Adversary son and out of a homebred cow by Maerdy Neptune. Bred by father and son team, Neil and Graeme Massie, Dinnet, Aboyne, he returned to the north east with AA Younger, Castletown, Thurso.
Next at 4,800gns was Allanfauld Daviegray from Archie MacGregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow to G Sordy and Sons, Whittingham, Alnwick. This two year old was by the homebred Allanfauld Vangogh, a Moyness Lincoln son, and out of a homebred cow by Mortimers Roselier who goes back to the celebrated Burke trophy winner, Mowbraypark Gigi.
Another Vangogh son from the same breeder, this time the 20 month old Allanfauld Domperignon made 4,000gns to Easter Tulloch, Laurencekirk.
Two entries shared a 4,500gns bid. First to go was Harviestoun Denver, a 20 month old who was within the breed’s top 10% with a Terminal Index (TI) of +30 and Self Replacing Index (SRI) +38. Sired by Ravensworth Unwin, and out of a homebred dam going back to Blelack Navigator, Denver was bred by Lucy Poett, Dollar, and was knocked down sold to J Anderson and Sons, Duns, Berwick.
The 19 month old Midlock Dragon secured the second 4,500gns price tag for Mr and Mrs John Wight, Midlock, Bigger from Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown, Banff. An Allanfauld Voltage son, he was out of a homebred cow by Inverlochy Upbeat.
Two more lots sold to 4,000gns each. First through the ring was Westcarse Dram from John Christie, Stirling to R and J Osbourne, Durisdeer, Thornhill. This 21 month old was by Seawell Orly and out of a Maerdy Victorious sired dam.
The day’s breed champion, Redheughs Daytona TI +40, SRI 49 attracted a 4,000gns call for Murray Lyle, Mid Cambushinnie, Dunblane. This 18 month old was by the 9,000gns Balmyle Brinstone and out of a Redheughs cow. The buyers were J and N Weir, Gateside, Fife.
The reserve title went to Newhouse Diamond a 20 month old from Drew, Bob and Kay Adam, Newhouse of Glamis, Glamis. Sired by the 32,000gns Perth champion, Solitude Attaboy, and out of a homebred cow by the 24,000gns Mowbraypark Torpedo, he sold to G and M Porter, Bridgend, Isle of Islay.
Average: 20 bulls £3,943
Auctioneers; United Auctions
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