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Stirling Beef Shorthorn Females Attract Record Average

Beef Shorthorn females sold to a top of 5,000gns, hit a record average of £2,492 and achieved 96% clearance at the society’s official sale at Stirling on Monday 3 February where a strong trade prevailed throughout fuelled by commercial producers including several new buyers at the ringside.

The sale leader at 5,000gns was Uppermill Fifi TI +21, SRI +18, a 21 month old red and white heifer from J Porter, Lisburn, County Antrim. Purchased by S Mckiernan, Ballinagh, County Cavan, she was by the 2013 Royal Highland male champion Ardoyne Bombus, and out of a homebred dam. Earlier in the afternoon Fifi had been awarded the supreme female title by judge Geoff Riby who declared her to be ‘a born winner’. “She has tremendous length, style and structure. Her locomotion and pleasure to the eye made her my top choice today.”

Uppermill Fifi 5,000gns

Uppermill Fifi 5,000gns

A 4,600gns bid was made for Chapelton Duchess TI +27, SRI +21, a 23 month old roan heifer by Chapelton Typhoon and out of a homebred dam bred from D J Biggar, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. She went home with S Wilkins, Crowborough, East Sussex along with four more lots. The same buyer paid 3,800gns for Chapelton Sister TI +21 SRI +19, by Glenisla Banqo and Chapelton Nettle TI +22, SRI +16, by Cavans Yankee, both from D J Biggar. Each of her purchases were PD’d in calf to Stonehills X Factor, an Elliot Boacious son, purchased by Mr Biggar from the day’s judge.

The Chapelton herd continued its success with two heifers by Cavans Yankee both selling to 3,600gns. First up was the 23 month old red heifer Chapelton Pixie TI +18, SRI +14, also purchased by S Wilkins.

At the same price, Chapelton Waterloo TI +23 SRI +17, a mainly red heifer sold to S Farmer, Dailly, South Ayrshire. Next was at 3,200gns was Chapelton Cheerleader TI +24 SRI +23, a red heifer, by Glenisla Banqo, out of a homebred dam and selling to E Blecher, Dailly, South Ayrshire.

The reserve champion Podehole Rita Flora TI +16, SRI +18 realised 3,500gns for H Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. By Chapelton Clansman and out of a homebred dam, this 23 month old red heifer was secured by S Wilkins.

Heading a draft from A and S Ryder’s herd, Carlisle, Cumbria at 3,400gns was Ryden Echo TI +16 SRI +6. This 33 month old, roan heifer was by LS Animal, out of Cairnsmore Ariel Wattle and was sold to R Crawford.

Following close to this form at 3,000gns was Fingask Rosette Ethna TI +12 SRI +10 from W and J McGowan and Son, Dairsie, Fife. This 28 month old road heifer, by Bon-Accord Angus and out of Fingask Rosette Sarah was secured by Highland Wagyu, Dunblane, Perthshire.

Averages: 48 females, £2,492.00.

Beef shorthorn

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