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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.