Carlisle & Leading Ladies Sale Report - 21st April 2017

CARLISLE BULL SALES – 21ST APRIL 2017

The Carlisle Spring sale which included the Leading Ladies was judged by Zara Clarke of 19 Breaghey Road, Tynan, County Armagh.

Topping the day’s trade at 5600gns was Corskie Glacier 15 from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Dirnanean Bradley son out of a Popes Laird daughter was purchased by J W Davidson & Sons, Hartley West Farm, Seaton Sluice Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear.

Corskie Glacier

Corskie Glacier

Second top price at 5000gns was Newbiemains Glitz 15 from Jim & Patricia Goldie of Newbiemains Farm, Annan, Dumfriesshire. A Blackford Albatross son out of a Kilbride Farm Rainman daughter, he was purchased by N & A & M & S Trotter of Hoselaw Farm, Kelso, Roxburghshire.

Newbiemains Glitz

Newbiemains Glitz

Next at 4800gns was Corskie Gus, also from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Bel Dhu Capercaillie son out of a Corskie Valiant 2nd daughter sold to A & P Munro Farms, Caplich Farm, Alness, Ross-shire.

Corskie Gus

Corskie Gus

Selling for 4600gns was the Overall Male Champion Burghbridge Gabriel 15 from Mr C J G Clarke of Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk. A Horsfordmanor Bonus son out of a Strathisla Popeye daughter, he was purchased by Boddington Estates Ltd, The Manor, Boddington, Cheltenham, Glos.

Overall Male Champion Burghbridge Gabrie

Overall Male Champion Burghbridge Gabrie

Next at 4100gns was Scotland Hill Goodie 15 from Mr Thomas Hill of 1 Mill Farm, Daw Lane, Wadworth Doncaster. This Scotland Viper son out of a Jaegergard Vodka daughter was purchased by Broadfield Farms, Eastington, Cheltenham, Glos.

Selling at 4000gns was Kersknowe Gaffer 15 from Mr J Jeffrey of Kersknowe, Kelso, Roxburghshire. This Braidwood Duke son out of a Chestermann Vladimir daughter was purchased by M J Wallace, Whitehills Farm, Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.

 

LEADING LADIES

Top price for the Leading Ladies at 3600gns was Williams Snowqueen 8th from Mrs H Clarke, Williams Clarke Livestock, Model farm, Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham, Norwich, Norfolk. A Heathbrow Tristar daughter out of a Popes Laird daughter, she was purchased by N & N Gwynne of Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.

Williams Snowqueen 8th

Williams Snowqueen 8th

Second top price at 3300gns was Newbiemains GeeWhizz from Jim & Patricia Goldie of Newbiemains Farm, Annan, Dumfriesshire. A Blackford Albatross daughter out of a Newbiemains Buckaneer daughter, she was purchased by Hindmarsh Partners, Warkshaugh, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland.

Newbiemains GeeWhizz

Newbiemains GeeWhizz

Next, selling for 3000gns was the Leading Ladies Champion Midhope Gem from Mr W J Hollingsworth of Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield. A Dirnanean Snowie daughter, she was purchased by A J Clarke of 19 Breaghey Road, Tynan, County Armagh.

Leading Ladies Champion Midhope Gem

Leading Ladies Champion Midhope Gem

Also, selling at 3000gns was Midhope Gwenn from Mr W J Hollingsworth of Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield. This Delfur Chas daughter out of a Dirnanean Snowie daughter was purchased by T C Brown & Sons, Trowdale, Brdige of Urr, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

 

CAISTOR HERD REDUCTION SALE

The top price of 3000gns went to Caistor Geminus 15, this Caistor Domitius son out of a Caistor Watson daughter was purchased by E B Webster & Sons, Whittakers Barn farm, Cracoe, Skipton, N Yorkshire.

Second top price of 2600gns was Caistor Empress 30th, a Lykke Atlantis daughter out of an Exodus daughter was purchased by C M R Soutar, Peasiehill Farm, Arbirlot, Arbroath, Angus.

Next, selling for 2300gns was Caistor Empress 14th, this Caistor Neptune daughter out of a Caistor Kojak daughter was purchased by D Bewley of Kiloran, Ruthwell, Dumfries.

Selling for 2100gns was Caistor Hannadante 5th. A Caistor Tiberius daughter out of a Caistor Neptune daughter, she was purchased by E Rossall of Sykes Fold Farm, Preesall, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs.

Next, at 2000gns was Caistor Regina 16th, this Caistor Barabas daughter out of a Caistor Shakespere daughter was purchased by R P Rhodes of Storwood Manor, Storwood, York.

Also, selling for 2000gns was Caistor Tzigane 2nd, this Caistor Christian daughter out of a Hedetoft United daughter was sold to D J G Wright of Innerfield Farm, Halleaths, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.

AVERAGES

Bulls

22 Bulls £3507.95 79% clearance

Leading Ladies

4 Served Heifers £2651.25

6 Maiden Heifers £2616.25

Unhaltered Females

12 Cows and Heifers served and/or suckling and Maiden Heifers £1894.38

Caistor Herd

18 Cows & Heifers served and/or suckling £1808.92

2 Senior Bulls £2257.50

 

Newark Sale report 18th March 2017 - Simmental hits the Centre Record

Simmental hits the centre record at the Newark sale 18th March 2017. The pre-sale show was judged by Richard Storer Smith of Spath Farm House, Ashbourne Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5AP

Topping the trade of all breeds on the day at 7500gns was Heathbrow Governor 15, bred by D A & L A Sapsed, High Heath Farm, Codicote, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8SZ A Heathbrow Ex Factor 13 son out of a Blackford Harvester daughter, he was purchased by John Lyle, Nether Pratis, Leven, Scotland.

Heathbrow Governor 15

Second top price at 4000gns was Sacombe Gladiator 15, Overall & Male Champion, bred by Mr & Mr P B & J A Borlase, Sacombe Hill Farm, Sacombe Hill, Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire SG13 3NL. This Clonagh World Class son out of a Glenturk Nomad daughter was purchased by W R Eales & Son, Brook Hill Farm, Peatling Magna, Leicester (Peatling herd).

Sacombe Gladiator

Next at 3800gns was Hemingford Gandalf 15, Reserve Overall & Reserve Male Champion, bred by Mr J A Griffin & Mrs S Arkley, 54 Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 9AW. A Corskie Dreamer 12 son out of a Starline Wizzkidd daughter, he was purchased by S & M Thackray, Manor House, Briestfield Road, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (Breezefield herd).

Hemingford Gandalf

Bulls averaged at £3753.75 80% clearance

Cows averaged at £1588.13

Cows & Calves averaged at £2268.75

Heifers averaged at £1846.83

Simon Key presenting Denis Mitchell & Nick Abram with a pair of crystal glasses just before the start of the Thursford dispersal.

Thursford Holly 3rd sold for 4000gns to Mr D Lowry - Newsteading Farm, Lanarkshire (Keeldrum)

Thursford Ruffles 31st sold for 3800gns to CMR Soutar - Peasiehill Farm, Angus (Peasiehill)

Overall it was a great day for the breed, with a packed-out ring side and a real buzz around the cattle lines, the demand and interest for the Simmental was clear to see.

Aberdeen & Northern Marts sale 1st march 2017

Once again a fantastic show of bulls were forward for the Aberdeen & Northern Marts sale on the 1st March 2017. The pre-sale show was judged by Tracey Nicoll - Perthshire

Taking the Championship of the day and selling for 5500gns was Corskie Glow. Sired by the breed record Bel Dhu Capercaillie and out of a Kilbride Farm Tarrant daughter

Corskie Glow

Reserve Champion went to Tillyeve Grainger selling for 4200gns. Sired by  Grangewood Columbus and out of a Kilbride Farm Vernon daughter.

From left to right Tillyeve Grainger & Corskie Glow

Bulls sold to average £4147.50 89% Clearance

Stirling February Bull Sales - Sale report

Once again the breed enjoyed excellent trade at the Spring sale at Stirling on Monday 20th February, the pre -sale show on Sunday 19th was judged by Ted Fox, St John’s Kirk, Symington, Biggar, ML12 6JU.

Judge - Ted Fox

120 Bulls sold through the ring to average £6066 which was an increase of £391 on the year. A total of 14 bulls commanded 5 figure prices which is a breed record.

Topping the day’s trade at 21,000gns was the Reserve Senior Champion Overhill House Guinness from Richard McCulloch, Overhill House, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 3AR. A Curaheen Drifter son out of an Annick Talisker daughter, he was purchased by A Thomson & Partners, Hughenden Gardens, Glasgow, G12 9YH.

Overhill House Guinness

Second top price at 20,000gns was the Reserve Overall & Intermediate Champion Dirnanean Grafter, exhibited by Neil Shand, Cairnorrie Farm, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7BU. This Ranfurly Confederate C24 son out of a Starline Nelson daughter was bred by Mr F J A McGowan and sold to Strathisla Farms, Moolies, Meigle, Blairgowie, Perth & Kinross, Perthshire, PH12 8RF.

Dirnanean Grafter

Next at 16,000gns was the Junior Champion Aultmore Goliath bred by W M Patterson & Son, Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith, Moray, AB55 6QT. A Banwy Bonzo son out of a Whitemire King Kong daughter he was purchased by Richard McCulloch, Overhill House, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 3AR.

Aultmore Goliath

Selling for 15,000gns was Wolfstar Gold Digger, bred by Mr A King of Wolfstar, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NH. This Team Celtic son out of a Wolfstar Wotsit daughter was purchased by MR & MT Quarm of Holehouse Farm, Annick Lodge’s Estate, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA11 2AF.

Wolfstar Gold Digger

Also, selling at 15,000gns was Denizes Gallant bred by Mr M A Barlow, Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT. A Bosahan Dynamo son out of an Ashland Tornado daughter, he was purchased by R & P McAlister, Langalbuinoch, Kingarth, Isle of Bute, PA20 9PF.

Denizes Gallant

Selling for 13,000gns was the Overall & Senior Champion Islavale Gambler bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. An Atlow Dixon son out of a Woodhall Walker daughter, he was purchased by Backmuir Trading Ltd, Backmuir farm, Keith, AB55 5PE.

Islavale Gambler

Selling at 12,000gns was Kilbride Farm Goldstar bred by W H Robson & Sons, 106 Cogry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 0PX. This Kilbride Farm Warren son out of a Cairnview Snazzy daughter was sold to E Grant of Druid Temple Farm, Old Edinburgh Road South, Inverness, IV2 6AR.

Kilbride Farm Goldstar

Four bulls then traded at 11,000gns. First was the Reserve Junior Champion Dellfield Goldeneye, bred by Mr B Grant of Druid Temple Farm, Old Edinburgh Road South, Inverness, IV2 6AR. An Islavale Ensign son out of a Corrick Nebraska daughter, he was purchased by J Duff & Son of Broomknowe, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6SJ.

Dellfield Goldeneye

Dellfield Goldeneye

Next at 11,000gns was Wolfstar Gordy bred by Mr A King of Wolfstar, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NH. This Team Celtic son out of a Hiltonstown Soloman daughter was purchased by Mr G W Smith of Drumsleed, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1SL.

Wolfstar Gordy

Also, selling for 11,000gns was Drumacritten George bred by Mr W E Nelson & Mr G E Nelson of Drumacritten, Rosslea, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT92 7TU. A Dermotstown Delboy son out of a Drumlone Anchor daughter, he was sold to James Jeffrey of Kersknowe, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 8AA.

Drumacritten George

The last at 11,000gns was Corskie Grantown bred by Mr W J & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Bel Dhu Capercaillie son out of a Dirnanean Bradley daughter was purchased by J Innes & Sons of Dunscroft, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SA.

Corskie Grantown

Three bulls traded at 10,000gns, the first was Kilbride Farm Gregor bred by W H Robson & Sons, 106 Cogry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 0PX. A Sneumgaard Imperator son out of a Crugmelyn Brenin daughter, he went to a purchaser in the Orkney Islands.

Kilbride Farm Gregor

Next at 10,000gns was Islavale Golden Boy bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. A Woodhall Walker son out of a Clonagh A Super Star daughter, he was purchased by J Duff & Son of Broomknowe, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6SJ.

Islavale Golden Boy

Finally, at 10,000gns was Kilbride Farm Gruffalo bred by AW H Robson & Sons, 106 Cogry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 0PX. This Crugmelyn Brenin son out of a Kilbride Farm Newry daughter was purchased by Messrs Sutherland of Sibminster & Stainland Far, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8SW.

Kilbride Farm Gruffalo

Topping the trade for females at 7,800gns was Skerrington Rhona 42nd bred by Mr W Young, Skerrington Mains, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 5JB. This Sowenna Aristrocrat daughter out of a Corskie Proton daughter was purchased by B Chadwick, 11 Mulberry Way, Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5FR.

Skerrington Rhona 42nd

Female Champion and selling at 4,000gns was Chestermann Wick Ginny, bred by Messrs N & N Gwynne of Garden Cottage, Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8DP. A Kilbride Farm Wick daughter out of a Blackford Ringleader daughter, she was purchased by Mr N Smith of 49 Kilrea Road, Garvagh, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT51 5LR.

Chestermann Wick Ginny

The Reserve Female Champion Strathisla Fennel’s Veronica sold for 3,400gns, bred by Strathisla Farms, Moolies, Meigle, Blairgowie, Perth & Kinross, Perthshire, PH12 8RF. This Dellfield Brigadier daughter out of a Corskie Pascal daughter was sold to Hindmarsh Partners, Warkshaugh, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3NP.

Strathisla Fennel’s Veronica

 

 

Carlisle Autumn Sale Report 4th November 2016

Carlisle Sale 4th November 2016

The Carlisle Autumn sale was judged by Mr Peter Burgess – Tilbrook Herd of High Keenley Fell Farm, Allendale, Northumberland.

Judge - Peter Burgess

Judge - Peter Burgess

Topping the trade on the day at 3000gns was the Reserve Male Champion SCOTLAND HILL GOLDIE 15 from Mr Thomas Hill, 1 Mill Farm, Daw Lane, Wadworth, Doncaster, DN11 9DX. This BURGHBRIDGE DUNCAN 12 son out of a SCOTLAND VIPER daughter was purchased by Ellwood & Son, Welcome Nook, Millom, Cumbria LA19 5TR

Scotland Hill Goldie

Scotland Hill Goldie

Next top price at 2600gns was BURGHBRIDGE GEORGE 15 from Mr C J G Clarke, Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9PB. This HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10 son out of a BRINKTON MAJOR daughter was purchased by G Roddam & Partners, Blackcarts Farm, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4BZ

Burghbridge George

Burghbridge George

Selling at 2200gns was WILLIAMS GALAXY - T 15 from Mrs H Clarke, William Clarke Livestock Ltd, Model Farm, Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5NL. This CLONAGH DANCING T son out of a HEATHBROW MISCHIEF daughter was purchased by WGL Soulsby & Sons,  Williamsgill Farm, Temple Sowerby, Cumbria CA10 1SW

Topping the female trade at 3600gns was the Female Champion & Reserve Overall Champion WILLIAMS GIRLIE 2ND from Mrs H Clarke, William Clarke Livestock Ltd, Model Farm, Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5NL. A HEATHBROW TRISTAR daughter out of a GLENTURK ROLEX daughter was sold to Messrs N & N Gwynne, Garden Cottage, Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart DG8 8DP

Williams Girlie 2nd

Williams Girlie 2nd

This was the last sale to be held in November at H&H. Instead there will be two spring sales in 2018, one at the end of February and one at the end of April.

Stirling October Bull Sales 17th & 18th October 2016 - Sale Report

SIMMENTAL - MOTHER OF ALL BEEF BREEDS

Once again the breed had easily the best clearance of the week at 79%.

The breed enjoyed a tremendous trade at the Autumn show & sale at Stirling on the 17th & 18th October 2016. The pre-sale show being judged by Mrs Vikki Wood of Popes Farm, Longridge Road, Dutton, Preston Lancashire, PR3 2YT

 

JUDGE - VIKKI WOOD (POPES HERD)

JUDGE - VIKKI WOOD (POPES HERD)

Topping trade on the day at 25,000gns was the Overall & Senior Champion Corksie Gingersnap, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN, a January 2015 son of the 45,000gns record priced Bel Dhu Capercaillie, out of a Popes Laird daughter. Purchased by JH & VG Wood, Popes Farm, Longridge Road, Dutton, Preston Lancashire, PR3 2YT

Corskie Gingersnap Overall & Senior Champion

Corskie Gingersnap Overall & Senior Champion

Two bulls then traded at 12,000gns, the first being the Reserve Intermediate Champion Islavale Galahad , bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire AB55 6LN. An Atlow Dixon son, out of a Glenturk Premier daughter, purchased by A D Sutherland, Connachie, Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8TS

Reserve Overall & Reserve Intermediate Champion Islavale Galahad

Reserve Overall & Reserve Intermediate Champion Islavale Galahad

Following on also at  12,000gns was  Corskie Griffin, bred by WJ &J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN, another son of the 45,000gns record priced Bel Dhu Capercaillie, out of a Ballinalare Farm Nightrider daughter, purchased C Thomson, Wester Tulloch, Midmar, Aberdeenshire. AB51 7NL

Corskie Griffin

Corskie Griffin

Two bulls then traded at 11,000gns. First was Blackford Grouse, bred by WG MacPherson, Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 5PS, a Hockenhull Waterloo son out of a Kilbride Farm Strabane daughter, purchased by Mr J Dykes, Mendick Lea, West Linton, Peeblesshire, EH46 7AA

Blackford Grouse

Blackford Grouse

Next, also at 11,000gns was Blackford Glen Affric, bred by WG MacPherson, Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 5PS, a Kilbride Farm Doubleaction son out of a Kilbride Farm Strabane daughter, selling to K Matheson, Milton of Aberarder, Aberarder, Inverness, IV1 2UB

Blackford Glen Affric

Blackford Glen Affric

Two bulls then traded at 10,500gns. First was the Reserve Junior Champion, Corrick Gareth, bred by Mr C Mcilwaine, Corrick, 71 Plumbridge Road, Newtonstewart, County Tyrone, N Ireland, BT78 4DP, a Carberry Carribbean son out of a Corrick Kentucky Kid daughter, selling to T C & G Greenhill, Craighill Farm, Duntrune, Dundee, Angus DD4 0HP

Reserve Junior Champion, Corrick Gareth

Reserve Junior Champion, Corrick Gareth

Also at 10,500gns was Blackford Gulliver, bred by WG MacPherson, Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 5PS, a Kilbride Farm Doubleaction son out of a Hockenhull Waterloo daughter, selling to Mr G Nicolson, Househill, Mains Farm, Grantown Road, Nairn IV12 5RY

Blackford Gulliver

Blackford Gulliver

Selling for 10,000gns was Islavale Gaelic, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN, a Curaheen Bandit son out of a Popes Laird daughter, selling to A & J Craig, Craigton, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1NG

 Islavale Gaelic

 Islavale Gaelic

Selling at 9500gns was the Reserve Senior Champion Corskie Goldbar, bred by WJ &J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN, another son of the 45,000gns record priced Bel Dhu Capercaillie out of a Greencap Ace daughter, purchased by  JB Wilkie & Sons, Braigiewell, Echt, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6US

Reserve Senior Champion Corskie Goldbar

Reserve Senior Champion Corskie Goldbar

Two then sold for 9000gns, first was the Junior Champion Derrycallaghan Gambler, bred by Mr H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh, 48 Innisrooisk Road, Crummy, Ballindarragh, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, N Ireland, BT92 0PJ, a son of Kilbride Farm Delboy, out of a Popes Laird daughter, purchased by Barker & Borlase, Sacombe Hill Farm, Sacombe Hill, Watton At Stone, Hertfordshire, SG14 3NL.

Junior Champion Derrycallaghan Gambler

Junior Champion Derrycallaghan Gambler

Following at 9000gns was Corskie Green, bred by WJ &J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN, another son of the 45,000gns record priced Bel Dhu Capercaillie out of a Popes Laird daughter, purchased by C Thomson, Wester Tulloch, Midmar, Aberdeenshire AB51 7NL.

Selling at 8500gns was Saltire Geordie, bred by J & G Houliston, 10 Newmains, Drem, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5BL, a son of Blackford Harvester, out of a Saltire Wallace daughter, purchased by Balbirnie Home Farm, Pitillock Farm, Fife, KY15 7JQ

Saltire Geordie

Saltire Geordie

82 bulls sold (16 more sold than October 2015) to average £5383, 79% clearance.

Female Champion went to Cairnview Modesty 6th, bred by Mr A J Wilson, Westcroft Farm, Lylestone Road, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 7QN, a Popes Barclay daughter out of a Bruchag Awsome daughter, selling for 2800gns to A & A Smith, Preistfield Farm, Cottage, Ladybank, Fife KY15 7TD

Cairnview Modesty 6th

Cairnview Modesty 6th

The dispersal of the Woodhall herd of Hector Macaskill topped at 16,000gns and averaged £5030 for 31 cows and calves; £4442 for 10 in-calf cows and £3266 for 10 maiden heifers. Topping the sale was Woodhall Charmaine and her heifer calf Woodhall Helena

Woodhall Charmaine and her heifer calf Woodhall Helena

Woodhall Charmaine and her heifer calf Woodhall Helena

Watch the 5 top prices from the Woodhall Sale being sold.

Worcester Sale Report including the Dispersal of the Crackley Herd 7th May 2016

Judge - Michael Barlow from the Denizes Herd.

Sale Report

The Annual Society Sale of Simmental cattle met very good trade at Worcester on Saturday 7th May when 146 head were sold including the dispersal of the Crackley herd on behalf of M/S Booth and Bell.

Topping the day's trade was the pre-sale show's Male and Overall Champion Alchester Frankylnbred by Mr J Shouler, Elm Tree Farm, Wendlebury, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 2QA. This Skerrington Addition son out of a Kilbride Farm Newry daughter sold for 4550gns to T E Meddins & Co, Whettleton Farm, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9AJ

Alchester franklyn

Selling at 4000gns was Heywood Flintoff bred by Mr D M Barker, Manor Barn, Heathfield, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1DL. A Popes Barclay son out of a Dirnanean Typhoon daughter, he was purchased by Mr C M Mercer, No 1 Unit, Bowley Court Farms, Hope-Under-Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PL.

Heywood Flintoff

Then at 3300gns was Killiworgie George bred by Mr S A Gummow of Higher Killiworgie Farm, Blackcross, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4LU. This Keeldrum Clio son out of a Lakeside Warrior daughter was purchased by G H French & Son of Corringdon Farm, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9HN.

The top priced female from the show ring was the Champion Lopemede Genevieve bred by J Rixon Ltd, Lopemede Farm, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3SH. This Hestehaven Fenrik daughter out of a Glebehill Nut daughter sold for 2550gns to H Curtis & Sons of Stanton Wick Farm, Pensford, Nr Bristol, BS39 4DB

Lopemede Genevieve

Second top price shown female was Bosahan Goya Tresor from Mr & Mrs J Olds, The Farmhouse, Bosahan Farm, Constantine, Falmouth, TR11 5QB. This Skerrington Armada daughter out of a Blackford Falcon daughter sold for 1900gns to J Gregory & A Lugg of Kerling Farm, Kerley, Chacewater, Truro, TR4 8LH.

From the Killiworgie reduction of Mr S A Gummow of Higher Killiworgie Farm, Blackcross, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4LU, Killiworgie Bo Peep, a Lakeside Warrior daughter out of a Corskie Reward daughter sold for3700gns with her heifer calf at foot to Barry Harding of Cornerfields Farm, Hollybush Lane, Denham, Uxbridge, Bucks, UB9 4HB.

A large crowd gathered for the dispersal of the Crackley herd following the untimely passing of David Bell.

Sale topper was the herd's stock bull Curaheen Cochise selling for 2650gns to Sandhill Farm, Sandhill, Highworth Road, Shrivenham, Swindon, Oxfordshire.

Curaheen Cochise

Selling for 2250gns was Crackley Cornelia 87C with her calf at foot. This Lamhoj Supery daughter out of a Vingegard Texas daughter was purchased by G D Swerling & Son of Upper Bottom House Farm, Bottom House Farm Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4EG.

Also selling at 2250gns was Crackley Iris 77C and her calf at foot, a Lamhoj Supery daughter out of a Farnborough Trickster daughter, she was sold to E Piggin of Cross Oaks Farm, Eastwellow, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6DR.

Again, selling for 2250gns was Crackley Cornelia 92D and her calf at foot. This Tiset Darwin daughter out of a Crackley Klassic daughter was purchased by Wood Farm Partners of Wood Farm, Wood Hill, Newgale, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Next, selling at 2150gns with her calf at foot was Crackley Cornelia 60S, this Langmose Triton daughter out of a Wroxall Luke daughter was purchased by A J Jones of Crown Farm, Old Monmouth Road, Raglan, Gwent, NP15 2UE.

Also selling at 2150gns was Crackley Lidi 11G, this Holm Danni daughter out of a Tiset Darwin daughter was purchased by Anwen Jones, Pantyrefail, Llanfynydd, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7UE.

Averages

Bulls 19 @ £2893 90% clearance

Heifers 30 @ £1499.40

 

 

Stirling May Sale 1st & 2nd May 2016

The Stirling May Sale was held on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May 2016 and the pre-sale show was judged by Mr Dafydd Jones of Maesllymystyn, Foel, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0NX.

Topping the day's trade was the Overall Champion Aultmore Franco, bred by W M Patterson & Son, Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith, Moray, AB5 6QT. This Grangewood Brandon son out of a Whitemire King Kong daughter was sold for 7800gns to W J & J Green of Corkie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN.

Aultmore Franco

Second top price at 7200gns was Corskie Freddo, bred by W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Dirnanean Bradley son out of a Popes Laird daughter was purchased by John Meikle, Kirkton of Lundie, Lundie, Dundee, DD2 5NW.

Corskie Freddo

Next top price was Aultmore Fearless who sold for 6500gns. He was also bred by W M Patterson & Son, Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith, Moray, AB5 6QT. Another son of Grangewood Brandon and out of a Glenturk Rolex daughter, he was purchased by Mr D Hyslop, Clydeside Farm, Lamington, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6HS.

Aultmore Fearless

Selling at 6000gns was the Reserve Champion Islavale Fusilier, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. A Delfur Casanova son out of a Glenturk Premier daughter, he was purchased by Atholl Estates, Per Mr G Campbell, Balachallan, Ballinluig, Perthshire, PH9 0NN.

Islavale Fusilier

Next, selling at 5800gns was Islavale Fantastic, also bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. This Curaheen Bandit son out of a Curaheen Vobster daughter was purchased by J & J Marshall, Daleigh, Advie, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3LP.

Islavale Fantastic

Selling for 5500gns was Corskie Field, bred by W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Dirnanean Bradley son out of an Omorga Volvo daughter was purchased by Mr Pearson, Manor Farm, Belencowe, Penrith, CA11 0DB.

Corskie Field

Also selling for 5500gns was Drumsleed Fletch, bred by Mr G W Smith of Drumsleed, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1SL. A Grangewood William son out of a Brooklyn Jonti daughter, he was purchased by R & D Farquhar, Tewel Farm, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, AB39 3UN.

Drumsleed Fletch

Selling for 5000gns was Team Fresco, bred by R J Macgregor of Kirkton of Mailler, Craigend, Perth, Perth & Kinross, PH2 0ST. This Boswell Cracker son out of a Cleenagh Jack daughter was purchased by Luss Estate Company, Arnburn,Arden, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire G83 8RH.

Team Fresco

33 Bulls sold to an average of £4192 - 67% clearance.

Carlisle Sale, including the Leading Ladies 22nd April 2016

The Carlisle Spring sale which included the Leading Ladies was judged by Mr Robin Boyd of Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, County Antrim.

Topping the trade on the day at 5000gns was the Leading Ladies Champion Corskie Enita from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Greencap Ace daughter out of a Kilbride Farm Tarrant daughter was purchased by Mr D C Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HD.

CORSKIE ENITA

Also selling at 5000gns was the Reserve Leading Ladies Champion Midhope Entise from Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield S36 4GW. A Delfur Chas daughter out of a Corskie Wealth daughter, she was sold to Mr P V Jolliffe of Star Green Farm, Cotton Oakmoor, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, ST10 3BL

MIDHOPE ENTISE

Nexttop price at 3600gns was Corskie Easter also from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Corskie Bowen daughter out of a Islavale Sabre daughter was purchased by Mr N A Shand of Cairnorrie Farm, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7BU.

CORSKIE EASTER

Leading Ladies averages – Eight served heifers @ £3517.50; five maiden heifers @ £2005.50

Draft averages:

Williams @ £1614

Blackpool @ £1846

Starnhill @ £1417

Blakewell @ £1746

 

BULLS

Selling at 4700gns the top price bulland Male Champion was Midhope Farmer's Friend from Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield S36 4GW. This Delfur Chas son out of a Corskie Wealth daughter was purchased by Auchencheyne Ltd, Auchencheyne Cottages, Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4EW.

MIDHOPE FARMER'S FRIEND

Second top price at 4600gns was Corskie Flynn from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. A Dirnanean Bradley son out of an Islavale Sabre daughter was sold to Newbottle Estate Farms, Forceleap Farm, Hinten in the Hedges, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5PJ.

CORSKIE FLYNN

Next, selling at 4400gns was Corskie Fries also from Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. This Dirnanean Bradley son out of a Strathisla Nugget daughter was purchased by J Muir & Son of Cleughbrae Farm, Mouswald, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire DG1 4JS.

CORSKIE FRIES

Next, at4200gns was Denizes Fortune from Mr M A Barlow of Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT. An Auroch Ace son out of an Ashland Tornado daughter, he was purchased by R C Robinson, Woodcock Hill Farm, Church Lane, Pannal, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1NQ.        

DENIZES FORTUNE

18 bulls averaged @ £3348.33.

Newark Sale 12th March 2016

Topping the day's trade at 4000gns was Burghbridge Fleming 14 bred by Mr C J G Clarke, Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PB, a Horsfordmanor Bonus 10 son out of a Brinkton Major daughter.

Burghbridge Fleming

Burghbridge Fleming

Also selling at 4000gns was Burghbridge Figaro 14 from Mr C J G Clarke, Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PB, a Horsfordmanor Bonus 10 son out of a Strathisla Popeye daughter.

Burghbridge Figaro

Burghbridge Figaro

Next, at 3800gns was the Reserve Overall & Male Champion Grangewood Fortune 14, an Omorga Alonso son out of a Camus Brandy dam, bred by Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham, Gunby Lea Farm, Grangewood, Netherseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8BE.

Grangewood Fortune

Grangewood Fortune

5 Bulls sold to an average of £3827 83% Clearance

Overall & Female Champion and selling at 2500gns was Midhope Evita bred by Mr W J Hollingsworth, Midhopehall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield, S36 4GW. A Dirnanean Snowie daughter out of a Dyfed Lord daughter.

Midhope Evita

Midhope Evita

Mr D C Mitchell (Thursford Herd) sold 26 heifers that averaged £1205

Aberdeen & Northern Marts 24th February 2016

7 Bulls sold to an average of £3855 78% clearance.

Topping the day’s trade was Reserve Overall Champion Corskie Fitzroy from WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN a Corskie Bowen 10 son, out of a Corskie Rhona daughter, selling for 6500gns to Mr Cormack.

CORSKIE FITZROY

Second top at 4500gns was Overall Champion Corskie Faldo also from WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN, a  Greencap Ace 09 son, out of a Corskie Rosheen daughter, purchased by HC & G Simpson.

CORSKIE FALDO

'THE MOTHER OF ALL BEEF BREEDS'

Simmental the Mother of all Beef Breeds'

Stirling February Bull Sales

Sale Report

STIRLING FEBRUARY BULL SALES 14TH & 15TH FEBRUARY 2016

SALE REPORT

The breed saw tremendous trade at the Spring sale at Stirling on Monday 15th February, the pre sale show on Sunday was judged by Gary Christie, Birchfield, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4XS.

122 Bulls sold through the ring to average £5675, an increase of £711 on the year for an 80% clearance, the highest of any breed so far this year.

Topping the day's trade was the Intermediate & Reserve Overall Champion Kilbride Farm Foreman from W H Robson and Sons, 106 Coghry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, N Ireland, BT39 0PX, a Crugmelyn Brenin son out of a Milnafua Graduate daughter, selling for 22,000gns to Clive Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HD.

KILBRIDE FARM FOREMAN

Second top at 17,000gns was Wolfstar Flying Scotsman, bred by Mr A King, Wolfstar, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NH. A Team Celtic son out of a Starline Klassik daughter, purchased in partnership by  by Mr D Lowry, Newsteadings Farm, Cartland, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 7RB and Bridget Borlase, Sacombe Hill Farm, Sacombe Hill, Waton on Stone, Hertfordshire, SG14 3NL

WOLFSTAR FLYING SCOTSMAN

Next at 16,000gns was Senior Champion  Islavale Ferrari, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN, a Curaheen Bandit son out of a Darsham Lucky Strike daughter, purchased by Mrs A Jukes, Swallowhill House, Bourne Lane, Sandhurst, Kent, TN18 5NT.

ISLAVALE FERRARI

Selling for 15,000gns was the Reserve Intermediate Champion Kilbride Farm Fearless from W H Robson and Sons, 106 Coghry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, N Ireland, BT39 0PX, a Crugmelyn Brenin son out of a Kilbride Farm Newry daughter. The purchaser was the Judge Gary Christie, Birchfield, Glass, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4XS.

KILBRIDE FARM FEARLESS

Selling for 14,000gns was Wolfstar Fearless bred by Mr A King, Wolfstar, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NH, a Team Celtic son out of a Dirnanean Vincent daughter, purchased by Mr J Shouler, Elm Tree Farm, Wendlebury, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 2QA.

WOLFSTAR FEARLESS

Four bulls then traded at 10,000gns. First, was the Reserve Junior Champion Denizes Fantastic from Mr M A Barlow of Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire PR26 8LT, this Whitemire King Kong son out of a Ashland Tornado daughter was purchased by Mr J Wilson, 4 Martins Lane, Dorans Hill, Newry, County Down, N Ireland, BT35 8PJ.

DENIZES FANTASTIC

Next, also at 10,000gns was Corskie Freddy, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7NN. This Greencap Ace son out of a Popes Laird daughter was purchased by Mr C J G Clarke, Villa Farm, Cretingham Road, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PB.

CORSKIE FREDDY

Again at 10,000gns was Popes Fendt bred by M/S J H & V G Wood of Popes Farm, Longridge Road, Dutton, Preston, Lanchashire, PR3 2YT, a Kilbride Farm Comber son out of a Banwy Wonderboy daughter, purchased by Mr Thomas Hill, 1 Mill Farm, Daw Lane, Wadworth, Doncaster, DN11 9DX.

POPES FENDT

The last at 10,000gns was Drumlone Fabulous bred by K C Veitch, Drumlone, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, N Ireland, BT94 5PN, a Carnkern Titan son out of a Raceview King daughter, purchased by Mr H Brunton, Crudie Farm, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 2NR.

DRUMLONE FABULOUS

Selling at 8,000gns was theOverall & Junior Champion Derrycallaghan Fireworks, bred by Mr H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh, 4 Innisrooisk Road, Crummy, Ballindarragh, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, N Ireland, BT92 0PJ. This Slimero Victory 2 son out of a Derrycallaghan Hamilton daughter was purchased by W S L Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, Stromess, Orkney KW16 3JX.

DERRYCALLAGHAN FIREWORKS

Female Champion and selling at 3,900gns was Slievenagh Flirt, bred by Mr R J Boyd, Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, County Antrim, N Ireland BT44 8DQ, an Auroch Amos daughter out of a Kilbride Farm Newry daughter purchased by Mr J N Glasgow, 30 Creevagh Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone, N Ireland, BT80 9QU.

SLIEVENAGH FLIRT

The Reserve Female Champion Drumsleed Flick sold for 3,800gns, bred by Mr G W Smith, Drumsleed, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1SL. This Grangewood William daughter out of a Drumsleed Lanzarote daughter was purchased by Mr J E Dyet, East Merkland Farm, Sandford, Strathaven, Lanarkshire ML10 6PR.

24 Heifers @ £2275

The Complete Adult portion of the Broombrae herd saw Broombrae Snowdrop A20 by Woodhall Regent out of a Milnafua Kent daughter  top at 7000gns, purchased by W J & J Green (Corskie)

BROOMBRAE SNOWDROP A20

27 in calf cows @£3481

4 cows & Calves @£2809

7 Bull calves @£2595

Stirling February Bull sales 14th & 15th February 2016

We had a very successful sale on Monday, top prices went to the following:

  • LOT 147 Delfur Fergus sold for 8000gns
  • LOT 158 Dirnanean Fivestar sold for 9500gns

  • LOT 163 Senior Champion Islavale Ferrari sold for 16,000gns

  • LOT 185 Wolfstar Fearless sold for 14,000gns

  • LOT 188 Corskie Freddy sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 217 Intermediate Champion & Reserve Overall Champion Kilbride Farm Foreman sold for 22,000gns

  • LOT 232 Reserve Intermediate Champion Kilbride Farm Fearless sold for 15,000gns

  • LOT 209 Popes Fendt sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 257 Auchorachan Fakeman sold for 8000gns 

  • LOT 269 Corskie Fruit Pastille sold for 8000gns

  • LOT 300 Overall & Junior Champion Derrycallaghan Fireworks sold for 8000gns

  • LOT 304 Auchorachan Farmer sold for 9000gns

  • LOT 331 Reserve Junior Champion Denizes Fantastic sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 334 Drumlone Fabulous sold for 10,000gns

  • LOT 341 Wolfstar Flying Scotsman sold for 17,000gns

Sale report and pictures to follow shortly.

Stirling October Bull Sales 19th & 20th October 2015

The breed enjoyed a tremendous trade at the Autumn show & sale at Stirling on the 19th & 20th October 2015. The pre-sale show being judged by President David Donnelly, Preserva ( Midlands ) Ltd, Atlow House Moss Lane, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3FB

Topping trade on the day at 18,000gns was the Reserve Overall & Junior Champion Blackford Findhorn, bred by WG MacPherson, Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 5PS, an April 2014 son of Hockenhull Waterloo, out of a Kilbride Farm Strabane daughter. 


Next best at 15,000gns, was the Supreme & Intermediate Champion Ranfurly Formula one F7, bred by Mr David Hazelton, Cohannon House, 25 Bovean Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone, N Ireland, BT71 6HR. A Carnkern Titan son, out of a Whitemire King Kong daughter, purchased by the Judge David Donnelly of the Atlow herd, Preserva ( Midlands ) Ltd, Atlow House Moss Lane, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3FB


Two bulls then traded at 12,000gns, the first being Corskie First Caper, bred by WJJ Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN. The first son of the 45,000gns record priced Bel Dhu Capercaillie, a Popes Laird daughter purchased by Robinson Farms of the Lugdenhall herd, Lugden Hill Farm, Docking, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8PG


Following on also at 12,000gns Blackford Finch, bred by WG MacPherson, Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 5PS, a full brother to our record priced Bel Dhu Capercaillie, by Hockenhull Waterloo and out of a Kilbride Farm Strabane daughter, selling to Snaigow Farms, Hillocks Of Clunie, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross, PH10 6RJ


Four bulls then traded at 11,000gns. First was Woodhall Freeman bred by Mr H Macaskill, Woodhall Farm, Innerwick, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SH, a Raceview All-star KK son out of an Annick Talisker daughter, purchased by Mr & Mrs M Ward of the Westridge herd, West Mains Farm, Newbigging, Carnwath, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 8NB


Next, also at 11,000gns was Newbiemains Fame & Fortune bred by Jim & Patricia Goldie, Newbie Mains Farm, Annan, Dumfriesshire, DG12 5QY, a Newbiemains Apache son out of a Rathlee Trevor daughter, selling to A Dunbar of the Pitgaveny herd, Pitgaveny Farms, Pitgaveney, Elgin, Moray, IV30 5PQ


Again at 11,000gns was Islavale Fagan the Reserve Junior Champion, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN, a Curaheen Bandit son out of a Glenturk Premier daughter, selling to Mr & Mrs P & J  Borlase of the Sacombe herd, Perrywood Farm, Watton-At-Stone, Nr Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2RH.


The last at 11,000gns was Overhill House Fife, bred by Richard McCulloch, Over Hill House, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 3AR, a Annick Talisker son out of a Blackford Nobleman daughter, selling to Mr W J Millar of Hunting Faulds Farm, Tealing, Dundee.


Selling for 10,000gns was the Reserve Intermediate Champion Islavale Fraser, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN, a Curaheen bandit son out of a Milnafua Gambit daughter, purchased by J I & W N Stout of Whitehall, Stronsay, Orkney.


Selling at 9000gns was Reserve Senior Champion Team Fergus, bred by Mr Robert Macgregor, Kirkton Of Mailler, Craigend, Perth, Perth & Kinross, PH2 0ST, a Boswell Cracker son out of a Tilbrook Noble daughter, selling to D & R Durno & son of the Auchorachan herd, Auchorachan Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9DN.


66 bulls sold to average £5969, up £117 on the year. 78% clearance

Female Champion Annick Trixibelle 15th, bred by Mr L D Quarm, Holehouse Farm, Annick Lodge Estate, By Irvine, Ayrshire, KA11 2AF, an Annick Claymore daughter out of a Celtic Rock daughter, selling for 4,800gns to T A & E Henderson of the Desswood herd, 1 Dargill Farm Cottages, Creiff, Perth & Kinross, PH7 4HJ

Reserve Female Champion Cairnview Tilly 2nd, bred by Mr A J Wilson, Westcroft Farm, Lylestone Road, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 7QN, a Cairnview Snazzy daughter out of a Annick Titan daughter, selling for 3300gns to SRUC Barony, Sruc Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries, Scotland, DG1 3NE

Top price female on the day was Annick Sonia’s Whitney from Mr A J Wilson, Westcroft Farm, Lylestone Road, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 7QN, this 7 year old Cow by Celtic Rock with her April born Popes Barclay calf at foot sold for 5000gns to Heather Duff of the Pitmudie herd, Pitmudie Farm, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UH.

 

22 heifers averaged £2622.

Simmental bulls soar to 4,800gns at Ballymena

Simmental bulls met a rock solid trade with prices soaring to a top of 4,800gns and 4,400gns at the Northern Ireland Club’s evening show and sale, held at Ballymena Livestock Market.

Auctioneer Graham Loughrey said there was strong interest in the pedigree and commercial cattle on offer, with buyers travelling from throughout the Province to secure quality breeding stock. At the close of business he confirmed that 13 bulls sold to level at £3,110 in an 82% clearance – representing an increase of £562 on last year’s average.

Sale leader at 4,800gns was the reserve male and reserve supreme champion Kilbride Farm Enty TSI+£76 SRI+£78 bred by Billy Robson OBE, and sons Michael and Norman, Doagh, Ballyclare. This seventeen-month-old bull was sired by the 15,000gns Cairnvew Snazzy, and is bred from the Kilbride Farm Vaten daughter Kilbride Farm Eunice 114B. Buyer was pedigree breeder Mike Frazer who runs the Edenvale Herd based at Kells, County Antrim.  Mr Frazer was the recipient of the club’s £200 cash back offer for the highest bidder at the sale.

Claiming his first supreme championship at a Simmental club show and sale was Armagh breeder Chris Traynor, who secured 4,400gns for the January 2014 born Kilmore Finlay TSI+87 SRI+83.  Sired by the herd’s 12,000gns stock bull Kilbride Farm Bantry, he was bred from the Seabank Flint daughter Ranfurly Lady Diana 13th – purchased for 5,100gns at the club’s 40th anniversary elite heifer sale in 2010. This bull is in the breed’s top 20% for eye muscle area +3.2, and sold to Stuart Taylor from Ligoneil, Belfast.

Judge Conrad Fegan from the 8-cow Knockreagh herd based at Rostrevor, County Down, said there was a good show of quality bulls. “The champion really stood out. He is a long muscly bull with a super backend, and good locomotion.  He has style and tremendous breed character.”

Next best at 3,500gns was the second placed Kilbride Farm Feystown TSI+£84 SRI+£84 from the Robson family. Born in March 2014, he was sired by the Kilbride Farm Warren son, Kilbride Farm Connor, and is out of a home-bred Cairnview Snazzy daughter. In the breed’s top 10% for milk +8 this one sold to Stephen Hall from Newtownabbey, County Antrim.

The first prize winning Breaghey Fernando changed hands at 3,100gns for Andrew Clarke from Tynan, County Armagh. This thirteen-month-old bull was sired by the 6,600gns Omorga Baldwin – supreme champion at Dungannon in 2011. His dam is the Kilbride Farm Newry daughter Breaghey Beatrice. Buyer was Norman Thompson from Killaloo, County Londonderry.

Following close behind at 3,000gns was the third prize winning Kilbride Farm Finvoy ET TSI+89 SRI+87. Sired by Cairnview Snazzy, this fifteen-month-old entry was bred from the Lamhoj Supery daughter Kilbride Farm Laura 5V. He caught the eye of M McCracken from Limavady, County Londonderry.

The Robson family secured the female and reserve female championship awards with April 2013 born Cairnview Snazzy daughters.

The female champion Kilbride Farm Eunice 159E sold to Mike Frazer’s Edenvale herd at 3,500gns. Her dam is the Seaview Prince Charming daughter Kilbride Farm Eunice 65T.

Reserve female champion Kilbride Farm Fanni 34E came under the hammer at 2,900gns, selling to William Ferguson who runs the  10-cow Sperrin View Herd based at Stewartstown, County Tyrone.

Both heifers are due at the end of July, and are in-calf to the herd’s Danish-bred homozygous polled stock bull Sneumgaard Imperator.

Commercial maiden heifers sold in a steady trade with prices peaking at £1,200 paid to David Boyd from Monkstown, Newtownabbey. He also sold at £1,180 and £1,000 twice; while F Cunning, Dunloy, received £1,150.

Club chairman Richard Rodgers was delighted with the success of the evening show and sale, and thanked its sponsors Connon General Merchants and the Edenvale Simmental Herd, for their continued financial support.

Averages: 3 pedigree heifers £2,765; and 17 commercial maiden heifers £910.

Auctioneers: JA McClelland and Sons Ltd

Inaugural Spring Sale at Worcester Market

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The Society held its Inaugural Spring Sale at Worcester Market on Saturday the 9th May. Judge for the day was Mr Iain Green Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NN

Topping the bull trade

At 4900gns was Grangewood Eskimo from Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham, Gunby Lea Farm ,Grangewood, Netherseal, Swadlincote Derbyshire, DE12 8BE, an Omorga Alonso son out of a Popes Laird daughter, purchased by Atkins Brothers, The Grange, Moss Lane, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Grangewood Eskimo
Grangewood Eskimo

Second top was the Overall Champion from R H Widdicombe, Ashprington Court, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UW, Starline Edmund, a Skerrington Warlord son out of a Starline Klassik daughter, selling for 4300gns to Andy Anderson, Smallburn Farms, Elgin, Morayshire.

Starline Edmund
Starline Edmund

Then at 3600gns came Little Orchard Empire from Mark Sallis, 20 Hockett Street, Coventry, CV3 5FR, a Crackley Showman son out of a Lamhoj Supery daughter, purchased by D A Marklove, Swindon, Wiltshire

Selling at 3500gns was Grangewood Frontier from Mr & Mrs AS & YA Leedham,  Gunby Lea Farm ,Grangewood, Netherseal, Swadlincote Derbyshire, DE12 8BE, another Omorga Alonso son out of a Samark Superman daughter, purchased by D W Jones, Blaeneifed, Llangoedmor, Cardigan. SA43 2LZ

Grangewood Frontier
Grangewood Frontier

19 Bulls averaged £2948.28. 64% clearance.

Female Champion Deerhurst Estelle from Mr G T Van Der Gucht, Apperley Court, Apperley, Gloucestershire, GL19 4DH, sold for 2650gns, a Denizes Amazon daughter, out of an Astote Kansas daughter, purchased by J Bonham-Christie, Frome, Somerset.

Deerhurst Estelle
Deerhurst Estelle

Top price female came out of the reduction from Mr & Mrs R J & B E Kimber, Beanhill Farm, Christian Malford, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4BS, Beanhill Carousel an Arkmill Franklyn daughter out of an Omorga Prince daughter, with her Mendick Butch bull calf at foot selling for 3000gns to Mrs Poulter Hunnyhill Farm, Brighstone, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 4DU

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Another unit from the Kimbers, Beanhill Farm, Christian Malford, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4BS made 2600gns, Beanhill Catherine, a Dinton Nautical daughter, our of an Agardsley Elgar daughter, again selling to Mrs Poulter Hunnyhill Farm, Brighstone, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 4DU

Selling for 2500gns from Mr & Mrs J Olds, The Farmhouse, Bosahan Farm, Constantine, Falmouth, TR11 5QB, Bosahan Electra Venus, a Skerrington Armada daughter out of a Curlieu Lennox daughter, purchased by J James, Pembroke

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