Charolais breeding females met a consistent solid trade selling to a top of 6,500gns in Stirling on Saturday 11 September when Duncan MacGregor, Kilsyth offered the entire adult portion from his Corrie herd and Murray Lyle, Midcambushinnie, Dunblane staged a major reduction of his Loganbar herd.
“Bidding was fierce throughout the three hour sale resulting in 100% clearance with buyers travelling from throughout the UK and Ireland, including several new breeders,” commented BCCS’s David Benson. “Overall, this production sale rewarded two renowned herds for their efforts and proved a real tonic for other dedicated Charolais breeders.”
Female sale leader at 6,500gns was Corrie Candice TI +26, SRI +33, a three year old heifer by Moelfre Torpedo and out of a homebred cow by Mortimers Roselier. Candice was sold with her nine month old heifer at foot, Corrie Elma by Allanfauld Vagabond and in calf to the £20,000 Elgin Davinci. The pair headed north with Messrs Baillie, Tankerness, Orkney.
Loganbar Bounty - 5,500gns
The day’s second highest female call of 5,500gns went to Loganbar Bounty, a four year old heifer by Caithness Torpedo and out of a Ragdale bred cow. She was accompanied by her 10 month old heifer, Loganbar Everystar, a Loganbar Balmoral daughter and sold in calf to Moolroog Alpine. The pair went to join Gilbert Crawford’s Maghera based herd, County Derry.
The same buyer went to 5,000gns for Loganbar Adelaide, a five year old by Loganbar Romeo and out of a Ragdale bred cow. Winner of the Scottish National Charolais Show junior championship title, Adelaide was sold in calf to the 12,000gns Balmyle Addition.
A bid of 5,200gns secured Loganbar Bellejour and Loganbar Friar, her seven month old bull by Clanabogan Charlie for Shetlander, M Thomson, Virkie, Sumburgh. A four year old Billingley Robocop daughter who goes back to Killadeas Major, Bellejour was sold in calf to Moolroog Alpine.
Later in the day, the three year old Clanabogan Charlie TI +28, SRI +33, a Doonally New son, was one of three bulls from Loganbar to come under the hammer sold. He led the trade at 7,200gns and went to DM Smith, Shandcross, Turriff.
Next highest entry from Corrie at 5,000gns was the seven year old Corrie Uma, a Roselier daughter and out of a homebred dam going back to Simpsons Gregg. She was secured with Corrie Fluma, a five month old heifer by Harestone Tadorne by J and A Fleming, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow.
Three lots from Corrie followed at 4,800gns. First was Corrie Barbara, a four year old by Oldstone Egbert and full sister to Corrie Alan, the 19,000gns reserve junior Perth champion. Barbara who has enjoyed considerable success on the regional show circuit was knocked down sold to J and E White, Symington, Biggar.
The next 4,800gns bid was made by Stuart Barclay, Crathes, Banchory for Corrie Fergal, an April born bull calf by Elgin Davinci who goes back to Harestone Tyrol and out of a homebred cow by Gretnahouse Noel.
The final 4,800gns lot from Corrie was Corrie Debbie TS +26, SRI +33, a two year old Harestone Tadorne daughter and out of a Cyglen bred cow by Farleycopse Independent. The buyers were Roy Milne and Sons, Kennieshillock, Lhanbryde, Elgin.
Two Loganbar lots shared a 4,200gns bid. First to go was Loganbar Beaza TI +32, SRI +34, a four year old by Caithness Torpedo and out of a homebred dam by Loganbar Persille. She was sold with her four month old bull calf, Loganbar Flojo by Clanabogan Charlie to RW Craig and Son, Newtown Stewart, Wigtown.
Loganbar Fiona - 4,200gns
Minutes later, the six month heifer, Loganbar Fiona commanded a 4,200gns bid from Ballathie Estate, Stanley, Perth. A Clanabogan Charlie daughter and out of a homebred cow going back to Loganbar Imprint, she had secured the calf championship at both Stirling and Dymen Shows earlier this season.
A total of five lots were knocked down sold for 4,000gns. First was Loganbar Abba TI +22, SRI +28, a five year old Billingley Robocop daughter and her two month old heifer, Loganbar Freebie by Clanabogan Charlie. Abba was sold in calf to Charlie to P Jannoch and Sons, Forfar, Angus.
Next at 4,000gns was the Caithness Torpedo sired Loganbar Beebee TI +31, SRI +34, a four year old heifer with her 10 month old bull, Loganbar Email by Loganbar Balmoral. Beebee was sold in calf to Moolroog Alpine to R Stevenson, Westray, Orkney.
Kevin McKechan, Girvan made a 4,000gns bid for the three year old heifer, Loganbar Cassis, a Maerdy Ulterior daughter and her April born heifer, Loganbar Fern by Clanabogan Charlie. She was sold in calf to Charlie.
At 4,000gns, Andrew Stevenson, Anstruther, Fife secured Corrie Udelle and her June born heifer, Corrie Filly by Harestone Tyrol. Udelle was sired by Mortimers Roselier and out of a Cyglen daughter.
The day’s final 4,000gns call was made by George McFadzean, Perth for Corrie Cathy TI +27, SRI +31, a Moelfre Torpedo daughter and out of a Cyglen cow by Simpsons Gregg. She was offered with her eight month old heifer, Corrie Freya by Allanfauld Superscot.
Loganbar: 13 cows with calves at foot £3,732; three in calf cows £3,587; five heifers with calves at foot £3,129; two in calf heifers £3,885; three maidens £3,325; three bulls £4,095.
Corrie: 18 cows with calves at foot £2,663; 13 in calf cows £1,870; six heifers with calves £3,605; two cross bred cows with embryo calves £3,360; six in calf heifers £2,109.
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