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Stirling Beef Shorthorn Bulls Smash Records

Beef Shorthorn records were smashed at the society’s spring bull sale in Stirling on Tuesday 4th February with a new 17,000gns breed record top call and a new record average of £5,457 for 51 entries sold, whilst a record six entries sold for five figures.

“Well grown, well-muscled bulls accompanied by Breedplan data met a very ready trade throughout the day fuelled not only by pedigree breeders but also a packed commercial ring side eager for a slice of the action,” commented Beef Shorthorn breed society secretary, Frank Milnes. “They were keen to invest in genetics that will deliver a functional suckler cow as well as offer store cattle in to a buoyant market influenced by Morrisons’ Traditional Beef Scheme.”

Willingham Fomalhaut 17,000gns

Willingham Fomalhaut 17,000gns

Sale leader at 17,000gns from J and D Haigh, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, was Willingham Fomalhaut, a 22 month old roan within the breed’s top 1% with a TI +29, SRI +25. Sired by Willingham Denebola, he is out of the 6,000gns Glenisla Eva Broadhooks and was purchased by Aucheneck Estates, Killearn, Glasgow.

Two more entries within the breed’s top 5% were in the money, A 12,000gns bid secured a roan 23 month old bull for MD McMillian Luncarty, Perthshire from D and R Dickie, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Knockenjig Foremost TI +31 SRI +25, by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin and out of Knockenjig Margo.. The same vendors sold Knockenjig Frontline TI + 28 SRI + 22, another roan Charlie Chaplin son, for 9,000gns to G and M Hodge and Son, Pathhead, East Lothian.

The third highest price of 10,500gns was paid for Millerston Fine Ideal TI +16 SRI +14, a mainly red 22 month old bull from J P Ramsay, Mauchline, East Ayrshire. H Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire was the purchaser who recouped some of his outlay taking 10,000gns for Podehole Fenman TI +16 SRI +11, a 21 month old bull by Chapelton Clansman and out of a homebred dam which sold to J Scott and Partners, Tain, Kinross-shire. Mr Ramsay also sold the male champion, Millerstone Fullthrottle TI +12 SRI +14 for 6,200gns to E and J Mackie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire. This 21 month old roan bull, was by Podehole Beefeater and out of Millerstone Irania Zip.

Also at 10,000gns for D J Biggar Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire was the reserve junior champion, Chapelton Ferdinand TI +32 SRI +26, by Glenisla Banqo, went to Woodhead Brothers, Colne, Lancashire. Mr Biggar had previously secured Fergus of Upsall TI +20 SRI +17 for 9,000gns. This 22 month old roan bull was by Glenisla Zetor, and bred by G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

The day’s third 10,000gns bid was made for J and J Gibb’s Glenisla Faust FI +13 SRI +11, a 21 month old roan bull by Glenisla First Solution who was junior champion 24 hours earlier. This lot took the eye of C Macadie and Sons, Thurso, Caithness.

H Horrell enjoyed continued success with Podehole Financier TI 30 SRI +26 selling for 9,500gns to Messrs Nye, Ealy, Cambridgeshire. This 22 month old bull was by Chapelton Clansman and out of a homebred dam.

A bid of 8,500gns secured the 21 month old Fearn Foulis TI +12, SRI +18 from J Scott and Partners. This light roan bull was by Meonhill Highland Captain and by a homebred dam went home with W J and J Green, Fochabers, Moray-shire.

Next at 8,000gns was the reserve overall male champion, a rising two year old road bull from J Porter, Lisburn County Antrim to R F Leach, Banbury, Oxfordshire. Carrarock Chalkie TI +9 SRI +11 was by Alta Cedar Perfect Storm and out of a homebred dam.

A couple of bulls were each sold for 7,000gns. First was Chapelton Frontier TI +32, SRI +26, a roan by Glenisla Banqo and out of Chapelton Pixie went to Morris and Partners, Blairgrowrie, Perthshire. Next in the ring at 7,000gns was Flight Lieutenant of Upsall TI 27, SRI +24 from G Turton which was knocked down to J and J Gibb, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. This roan bull was by Ingleton C111.

Averages: 51 males £5,457.

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