Simmentals lead the way at Perth
Following an outstanding trade for Simmental cross breeding cattle the previous Friday, a good show of Simmental bulls at the United Auctions Perth Multi Breed sale on Monday 7th May 2007 held in conjunction with the British Simmental Society, attracted a huge interest from buyers from early in the day. The interest in the judging, conducted by Gillian Greenhill, Craighill Farm, Duntrune By Dundee, Angus, continued to the lines and onto the sale ring where all but two of the 25 bulls forward found new homes.
“It is good to see so many people interested in the breed. “said Fiona Sloan, Breed Development Manager. “The fast finishing of the Simmental and easy management of the Simmental cross suckler cow is paying dividends to farmers under the current farming system.”
The top price of 4,200gns was reached twice, both times by Henry and Susan Widdicome who justified their long journey from Ashprington Court, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, when Starline Shakespeare led their string from the Starline Herd. A Blackford Hawk son, out of a home bred cow by Wroxall Field Marshall, he stood 2nd in his class earlier in the day and sold to Messrs K.M.Fraser, Pitcairlie, Wester Lumbennie, Newburgh, Fife.
Two lots later, Starline Summit also made 4,200gns when he sold to Messrs G. Wealleans & Son, Angel Row, Greenlaw, Duns. A 17 month old son of the famous Blackford Northern Light and this time out of the home bred Starline Karissa 6th, a daughter of Starline Decision he stood 3rd in his class earlier.
Four bulls topped the 4,000gns mark led by Messrs R. & P McAllister, Langalbunioch Farm, Kingarth, Argyll & Bute, who followed a good trade at the Society Sale in Carlisle the previous week, when Bruchag Scottie, the second place bull from the first class sold to Mr. I. D. Warren, Coull Farm, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay. Scottie is a Woodhall Klinsman son out of Bruchag Wendy 7th by Brinkton Bonzo . Robert then equalled his top when his next bull, Bruchag Saturn, also by Woodhall Klinsman, sold for 4,000gns to James Orr, Rumbletonlaw Farm, Greenlaw, Duns. Stuart Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, saw his good string of bulls lead off with Islavale Shamrock, when he sold to Messrs J. Strathearn & Partners, Foot O Green, Stirling. A son of Glenturk Premier out of a home bred Gretna House Supersonic cow, he stood second in Class 5.
Late in the day the bulls from W.H.Robson & Sons, Kilbride Farm, Cogry Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, justified their first visit to the sale when their leader and Champion from the show earlier made the long journey back to Northern Ireland, when he was purchased by Mr. G.A.Hamilton, 100, Barnish Road, Randalstown, Co. Antrim for 4000gns. A January 2006 bull, Kilbride Farm Titan, like his other two brothers in the sale, is an Embryo son of Kilbride Farm Eunice 4th and Carnkern Titan.
Gillian Greenhill’s Reserve Champion, Keeldrum Santos, by Milnafua Junior from David Lowry, Newsteadings Farm, Cartland, Lanark, sold to Messrs G. M. Angus, & Sons, Mains of Cookney, Netherley, Stonehaven when he paid 3,800gns for this July 2005 born bull.
Stuart Stronach followed up on his earlier success when Islavale Saxon, another son of Glenturk Premier, changed hands for 3,600gns to Matthew Crawford Jnr, Glenniston Farm, Cardenden, Fife. Robert McAllister’s, Bruchag Sam, again a son of Woodhall Klinsman and the first bull in the ring, set the sale when he made 3,500gns to Messrs D. Bell & Son, Kincraigie, Strathmiglo, Fife. Another Glenturk Premier son from Stuart Stronach, this time Islavale Spartacus also changed hands for 3,500gns, when he sold to Mr. A. Biffen, Mains of Arnage, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.
|Judge: Miss Gillian Greenhill|
|25 Bulls sold to a sales average of £2881.20|
|Male Champion||Kilbride Farm Titan||Carnkern Titan||Kilbride Farm Eunice 4th||W H Robson & Sons||Mr G A Hamilton||4000.00|
|Male Reserve Champion||Keeldrum Santos||Milnafua Junior||Nethan Annie 4th||Mr D Lowry||M/S G M Angus & Sons||3800.00|
|Top Price Bulls||Starline Shakespere||Blackford Hawk||Starline Dreamer||R H Widdicombe||M/S K M Fraser||4200.00|
|-||Starline Summit||Blackford Northern Light||Starline Karissa 6th||R H Widdicombe||M/S G Wealleans||4200.00|
|-||Bruchag Scottie||Woodhall Klinsman||Bruchag Wendy 7th||M/S R & P McAlister||I O Warren Esq||4000.00|
|-||Bruchag Saturn||Woodhall Klinsman||Bruchag Wendy 9th||M/S R & P McAlister||Firm of James Orr||4000.00|
|-||Islavale Shamrock||Glenturk Premier||Islavale Helga||Mr W S Stronach||M/S J Strathern & Partners||4000.00|
|-||Kilbride Farm Titan||Carnkern Titan||Kilbride Farm Eunice 4th||W H Robson & Sons||Mr G A Hamilton||4000.00|
|-||Keeldrum Santos||Milnafua Junior||Nethan Annie 4th||Mr D Lowry||M/S G M Angus & Sons||3800.00|
|2 Females sold to a sales average of £1995|
|Top Price Females||Tillymaud Tulipe 56th||Blackford Lancer||Tillymaud Tulip 15th||Tillymaud Farms||M/S J & G Houliston||2000.00|
|-||Tillymaud Malvenas 56th||Hockenhull Maverick||Tillymaud Malvenas 48th||Tillymaud Farms||M/S G Wealleans & Son||1800.00|
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