Judge: Mr T Coghill, Orkney.
Leading the trade at 8,800gns was Scotland Hill Cairo 11 from Doncaster-based breeder Thomas Hill. This Scotland Viper son, from a Brinkton Excellent dam, has earlier been tapped out as the Male and Overall Champion at the pre-sale show. He now travels to East Anglia, to join the Thursford Herd of new owner Mr D Mitchell, Norfolk.
Following at 5,000gns was Burghbridge Chester 11 from Mr C J G Clarke, Otley. Sired by Brinkton Major he carried a Self Replacement Index of +80, Buying this time was Mr K Preston, Cathpair, Galashiels.
Next best at 4,800gns was Newbiemains Conformer 11 from Jim and Patricia Goldie, Annan. A Blackford Albatross son,he was purchased by Lanton Estate, Northumberland.
A run of bulls traded at 4,600gns; firstly Bavington Courageous from JJ & JM Sanders, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. he was knocked down to the day’s judge, Mr Terry Coghill, Orkney. W J Hollingsworth, Sheffield then hit the same price with Midhope Commander 11. Sired by Corskie Wealth, and carrying solid across-the-board EBV’s, he now travels to Ayrshire with buyers J Mevlville & Sons, Girvan. Glenturk Cosworth 11, from BG & L Allan, Dumfriesshire, followed again at the same money. he was knocked down to Messrs C & J McBryde, Lockerbie.
Females topped at 2,000gns twice. The first to sell at this price was Sterling Samantha’s Dream, a Darsham Lucky Strike daughter from a Corskie Principal-sired dam from the Sterling Herd of Boddington Estates Ltd. Followed by Sterling Anna’s Duchess at the same price, a Sterling Boston daughter, Purchasing both times was Mr R McCulloch, West Lothian for the growing Overhill House prefix.
Included in the sale was the dispersal of the noted Dolwen Herd of Bryn and Rhiannon Jones, Abergele. Stealing the limelight was Penwern Branwen, a 2010-born Samark Superman daughter with an Auchorachan Wizard heifer calf at foot. She was knocked down for 6,100gns and also heads to West Lothian with buyer Mr R McCulloch Overhill House.
Going under the hammer at 4,200gns was Blackford Rhiannon; 2004-born and sired by Kilbride Farm Millar, she sold with a Keeldrum Schubert bull calf at foot and stays with her stablemate; again heading to Mr R McCulloch.
Averages: 24 Bulls - £4032.95, 96% clearance 10 Females - £1578.90. Dolwen Herd: 10 Females - £2929.50, 1 Bull Calf - £1207.50.