Stirling Multi-breed Sale - 6th May 2019

Judging the Stirling Multi-breed pre-sale show was Mr James Wightman of the Coxhill herd.

JUDGE - JAMES WIGHTMAN

JUDGE - JAMES WIGHTMAN

 

Topping the male trade on the day at 8,500gns was the Reserve Overall Champion, JAW INSTAGRAM 17, bred by John Maxwell, Jaw Farm, Fintry, Glasgow, G63 0XG. A WOODHALL FERRARI 14 son, out of a TILLYMAUD KATHY 27TH daughter, he was purchased by CMR Soutar, Arbroath, Angus. (Peasiehill)

JAW INSTAGRAM 17

JAW INSTAGRAM 17

 Second top price, selling for 6,000 gns was FINLARG IVAN 17, bred by Kate and Alan McNee, Over Finlarg Farm, Tealing, DUNDEE. DD4 0QE. A TEAM DRAMBUIE 12 son, out of a TEAM CLOVER 5 daughter, he was purchased by Islay Estates, Isle of Islay.


FINLARG IVAN 17

FINLARG IVAN 17

 

Three bulls secured 5,200gns. Up first was DRUMSLEED INVERAWE 17, bred by Mr GW Smith, Drumsleed, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1SL. A HAYSTAR CRACKER 11 son out of a HOCKENHULL GIRLIE 13TH daughter, he was purchased by John Drummond, Craigie, Kilmarnock. (Townend)

DRUMSLEED INVERAWE 17

DRUMSLEED INVERAWE 17

 

The second to secure 5,200 gns was ISLAVALE IMMORTAL 17, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. A CURAHHEN BANDIT son out of an ISLAVALE HOLLY 2ND daughter, he was sold to J Coventry and son, Angus.

ISLAVALE IMMORTAL 17

ISLAVALE IMMORTAL 17

 The third bull to go under the hammer at this price was CORSKIE INFLUENCE 17, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7NN. A DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10 son out of a CORSKIE BLUME daughter, he was sold to J Duff and Son, Brechin, Angus.

CORSKIE INFLUENCE 17

CORSKIE INFLUENCE 17

 

Next at 5,000 gns was CRUDIE INVICTUS 17, bred by Mr H Brunton, Crudie Farm, Arbroath, Angus DD11 2NR.

A DRUMLONE FABULOUS 14 son out of a DELFUR WEIGELA V44 daughter, he was purchased by JA Baxter, Gardenstown, Banff.

CRUDIE INVICTUS 17

CRUDIE INVICTUS 17

 

Two bulls sold to 4,800 gns – first was CORSKIE INSECT 17, bred by Mr WJ & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7NN. A DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10 son out of a CORSKIE BLARNEY 2161 daughter, he sold to W & W Dawson and Sons, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. (Whinbrae)

CORSKIE INSECT 17

CORSKIE INSECT 17

 

The second to sell at this price was ISLAVALE IZARD 17. Bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN, he is an ATLOW DIXON 12 EX91 son out of an ISLAVALE BLOOM EX93 daughter, and is on his way to A Sharp & Sons, Alford, Aberdeenshire.

ISLAVALE IZARD 17

ISLAVALE IZARD 17

 

There were two bulls selling to 4,500 gns. First was KEELDRUM ILLUSIVE 17, bred by Mr D Lowry, Newsteadings Farm, Cartland, Lanark. ML11 7RB. A COOSE EMPEROR son out of a BAKKELY PRISCILLA daughter, he was purchased by Gillian Bignal, Bridgend, Isle of Islay.

 Next at the same price was the pre-sale champion, DUNMORE ICEMAN 17, bred by J & E Aitken, Overton Farm, Fintry, Glasgow. G63 0YH. A KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11 son out of a CRACKLEY CADETTE 77N daughter, he was sold to A Biffen, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.


DUNMORE ICEMAN 17

DUNMORE ICEMAN 17

 

Bulls met an 83% clearance, with 29 bulls selling to average £4439 (+186).

 

 

Carlisle Spring Sale – 12th April 2019

Judging the Carlisle spring sale at Harrison and Hetherington, was David Loftus from the Blackpool herd, Mount Farm, Singleton, Blackpool. FY6 8LG.

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Topping the trade on the day at 4,000 gns was lot 10, the Male and Overall Champion, DENIZES INVICTUS 17, bred by MA Barlow, Four Oaks, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT. A DERRYCALLAGHAN ERNEST 17 EX92 son out of a DENIZES HANNADANTE 3rd daughter, she was sold to a buyer from Kelso.

MALE AND OVERALL CHAMPION, DENIZES INVICTUS 17

MALE AND OVERALL CHAMPION, DENIZES INVICTUS 17

 Joint second-highest price, selling for 3,000 gns was lot number 8, CASTLEWIGG IFAN 17, bred by Frank Gwynne, Castlewigg Farm, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 8DP. This STERLING EMPIRE 13 son out of a CHESTERMANN BRANDY STELLA daughter was sold to a buyer in Glenluce, Wigtown.

CASTLEWIGG IFAN 17

CASTLEWIGG IFAN 17

Achieving the same price of 3,000 gns was lot 16, CORSKIE INGENUITY 17, bred by WJ and J Green, Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Moray IV32 7NN. An AUCHORACHAN FARMER 14 son out of a CORSKIE CREAM daughter, he sold to a breeder in Lockerbie.

CORSKIE INGENUITY 17

CORSKIE INGENUITY 17

 Next at 2800 gns, and from the same stable, was lot number 11, CORSKIE I’M A PLAYER 17. This DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10 son, out of a CORSKIE REASON daughter was purchased by a buyer in Orkney.

 Selling at 2,700 gns was lot 1, KEELDRUM IMPERATOR 17, a PERRYWOOD FEARLESS 14 (ET) son out of a KEELDRUM TZIGANE W3 daughter. Bred by Mr D Lowry, Cartland, Lanarkshire ML11 7RB, he was purchased by Mr Vaughan, Brampton, Cumbria for his Dovecote herd.

 At 2,400 gns was lot 2, MANOR PARK IDYLL 17, bred by Mr DC Houldey, Waterbeck, Lockerbie DG11 3HD. A KILBRIDE FARM FOREMAN 14 son out of a MONOR PARK ROWENA daughter, he sold to a buyer in Tyne and Wear.

 Female and reserve overall champion was lot 22, BLAKEWELL DAWN’S ISOBEL, bred by I & M Steele, Easington, Hull. HU12 0TY. She was sold for 1365 gns to a buyer in Aberdeenshire.

BLAKEWELL DAWN’S ISOBEL

BLAKEWELL DAWN’S ISOBEL

8 bulls sold to an average of £2926.88

6 heifers to an average of £1365.00

Dungannon Sale, 29th March 2019

Cow and calf leads Dungannon

Simmental sale at 4,200gns

Bulls to 3,300gns and 3,200gns as average climbs by £248

A cow with heifer calf at foot claimed the top price of 4,200gns at the British Simmental Cattle Society’s show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.

The September 2012 Castlemount Modesty was bred by Duncan McDowell from Newtownards. Sired by Arkmill Franklyn, she is a daughter of the Omorga Volvo-bred Slievenagh Belle 10. Her five-week-old heifer calf is by the Auroch Bullet son Seafort Gill. This attractive outfit caught attention from a number of pedigree breeders, and was secured by Chris Traynor for his Kilmore Herd based at Armagh.

Bull trade peaked at 3,300gns, paid to Billy Robson OBE, and sons Michael and Norman, Doagh, Ballyclare, for the male and supreme overall champion Kilbride Farm Impact TSI+94 SRI+96. Born in August 2017 he is by herd sire Crugmelyn Brenin, and out of the Cairnview Snazzy daughter Kilbride Farm Fanni 33E. In the breed’s top 10% for eye muscle area +4.9, he was snapped up by John Hawthorne from Mowhan, County Armagh.

MALE AND SUPREME CHAMPION, KILBRIDE FARM IMPACT 17

MALE AND SUPREME CHAMPION, KILBRIDE FARM IMPACT 17

The pre-sale show was judged by Orkney suckler herd owner Terry Coghill and sponsored by Irwins Feed. Mr Coghill, who runs 130 commercial cows said there were some nice bulls at the top end of each class. “The overall champion is a strong and powerful bull with good conformation.”

JUDGE TERRY COGHILL, ORKNEY.

JUDGE TERRY COGHILL, ORKNEY.

Second highest price of the day 3,200gns was paid to Nigel Glasgow, Cookstown, for the first prize winning Bridgewater Farm Jezza TSI+79 SRI+90. This January 2018 born entry is by the 2014 and 2015 Balmoral Show champion Dermotstown Delboy, and out of a home-bred Samark Superman daughter. Ranked in the top 5% for calving ease +7.0, and top 10% for eye muscle area +4.8, and milk +9, he sold to WE Carson from Downpatrick, County Down.

BRIDGEWATER FARM JEZZA 18

BRIDGEWATER FARM JEZZA 18

Nigel Glasgow had a memorable day at the Dungannon saleyard, also securing the reserve male and reserve supreme championship titles with Bridgewater Farm Isaiah TSI+48 SRI+65. Another by Dermotstown Delboy, he was born in September 2017, and is out of the Curaheen Apostle daughter Bridgewater Farm Kay. Described by Terry Coghill as a nice stylish bull with good shape, he sold for 2,900gns to Owen Kelly from Dromara, County Down.

BRIDGEWATER FARM ISAIAH 17

BRIDGEWATER FARM ISAIAH 17

Next best at 2,700gns was the third placed Derrycallaghan Ironman ET TSI+75 SRI+83 bred from Harold Stubbs, and grandson Alan Burleigh, Lisnaskea. This October 2017 Samark Superman son is bred from the Popes Laird daughter Corskie Vesna. Buyer was D Rooney from Newry, County Down.

DERRYCALLAGHAN IRONMAN 17

DERRYCALLAGHAN IRONMAN 17

Auctioneer Trevor Wylie reported that 7 bulls sold to average £2,760 per head – an increase of £248 on this time last year; and 12 females changed hands to level at £1,942.30 each.

Leading the collective female entry at 2,500gns was the Robson family’s female champion Kilbride Farm Eunice 2371. This two-year-old heifer is by Corskie Damario, and is out of a home-bred dam by Crugmelyn Brenin. Scanned in-calf to Sneumgaard Imperator, she joins Alan and Ann Kennedy’s Lurgill Herd at Upper Ballinderry near Lisburn.

FEMALE CHAMPION, KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 237I

FEMALE CHAMPION, KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 237I

Next best at 2,200gns was the June 2017 born Knockreagh Ivory bred by NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club chairman Conrad Fegan, and father Val, from Rostrevor. Sired by Popes Barclay, she is bred from the Kilbride Farm Bantry daughter Omorga Fionnula 13. Buyer was William Ferguson for his Sperrin View Herd, Stewartstown.

Claiming the reserve female championship was the January 2018 Rehall Jane bred by William and Keith Stubbs, Irvinestown. This polled heifer was sired by Losning Iver, and is bred from the Omorga Regan daughter Rehall Elizabeth. She joins the County Fermanagh based Drumbulcan Herd at 1,800gns.

RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION, REHALL JANE

RESERVE FEMALE CHAMPION, REHALL JANE

A draft offering from Andrew Hanna’s Stralongford Herd, Trillick, peaked at 1,700gns, realised by the November 2016 Stralongford Hyacinth. Sired by Ashland Brandy, she is out of a home-bred dam by Seaview Lazer. This one is in-calf to Popes Barclay.

Results from the judging ring:

Bull, born between 29/07/17 and 19/08/17 – 1, male and supreme champion, WH Robson and Sons, Kilbride Farm Impact by Crugmelyn Brenin; 2, WH Robson and Sons, Kilbride Farm Iran by Crugmelyn Brenin; 3, Sean and Niall Ward, Gullionview Innocent by Anatrim Bodybuilder.

Bull, born between 12/09/17 and 17/04/17 – 1, reserve male and reserve supreme champion, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Isaiah by Dermotstown Delboy; 2, William and Keith Stubbs, Rehall Inspector by Kilbride Farm Delboy; 3, Harold Stubbs and Alan Burleigh, Derrycallaghan Ironman ET by Samark Superman.

Bull, born between 06/12/17 and 31/01/18 – 1, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Lisglass Iniesta by Ranfurly Confederate; 2, Joe Campbell, Camus Joe by Dermotstown Delboy.

Bull, born between 04/02/18 and 2/02/18 – 1, Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Jezza by Dermotstown Delboy; 2, Andrew Clarke, Breaghey Jacomo by Wroxall Cocker Leeky Soup.

Female, born between 07/03/17 and 19/09/17 – 1, and female champion, WH Robson and Sons, Kilbride Farm Eunice 2371 by Corskie Damario; 2, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Lisglass Ivy Rose by Ranfurly Confederate; 3, Leslie and Christopher Weatherup, Lisglass Imani by Omorga Volvo.

Female, born between 02/10/17 and 29/01/18 – 1,  and reserve female champion, William and Keith Stubbs, Rehall Jane by Losning Iver; 2, William and Keith Stubbs, Rehall Jewel by Losning Iver.

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Newark Sale, 23rd March 2019

Newark Spring Sale – 23rd March 2019 – Sale report

Judging the Newark spring sale at Newark Livestock Market, was Daffyd Jones from Maesllymystyn, Foel, Welshpool, Powys.

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Topping the trade on the day at 4,300 gns was lot 19, the Female and Overall Champion, MIDHOPE I AM THE BEST, bred by WJ Hollingsworth, Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestone, Sheffield. S36 4GW. A WOODHALL ELLISON 13 daughter out of a MIDHOPE ETTIE daughter, she was purchased by Mr SW Smith, Ufton Fields Farm, Oakerthorpe, Alfreton, DE55 7LQ.

MIDHOPE I AM THE BEST

MIDHOPE I AM THE BEST

Second-highest female price, selling for 2,600 gns was lot number 14, LOPEMEDE WHEAT EAR 4, bred by J Rixon Ltd, Lopemede Farm, Thame OX9 3SH, and exhibited by Nigel Darling, Long Meadow Barn, Intwood, Norwich NR4 6TQ. Sold with her six-month-old heifer calf at foot, this HESTEHAVEN EBENHARD daughter out of an OAKHILL NELLY 10th daughter was purchased by CF Parker, Newsham Grange, Little Newsham, Darlington DL2 3QW.

Next, at 2,200 gns was lot number 16, BLUE CEDAR ECHO, bred by Nigel Darling, Long Meadow Barn, Intwood, Norwich NR4 6TQ. This WROXALL ABACUS 09 daughter out of a LOPEMEDE SANDRA 2 daughter was also sold with a heifer calf at foot, to a buyer in Chesterfield.

Achieving the same price of 2,200 gns was lot 22, BURGHBRIDGE HENRIETTA 11th, bred by CJG Clarke and Partners, Villa Farm, Otley, IP6 9PB. A CORSKIE FREDDY 14 daughter out of a BURGHBRIDGE HENRIETTA daughter, she sold to PA Cade, Paddock Farm, Buckden, PE19 5UW.

 Top price for bulls of 2,800 gns was shared by two animals. First was lot 9, HEATHBROW INFAMOUS 17, bred by DA & LA Sapsed, High Heath Farm, Codicote, Hitchin, SG4 8SZ. A HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15 son out of a HOCKENHULL GIRLIE 13th daughter to a buyer in Horncastle

HEATHBROW INFAMOUS 17

HEATHBROW INFAMOUS 17

Also selling at 2,800 gns was lot 11, BURGHBRIDGE ISAIAH 17, a CORSKIE FREDDY 17 son out of a BURGHBRIDGE FAUNA daughter. Bred by CJG Clarke and Partners, Villa Farm, Otley, IP6 9PB, he was purchased by a buyer in Hogsthorpe.

BURGHBRIDGE ISAIAH 17

BURGHBRIDGE ISAIAH 17

Aberdeen and Northern Marts Spring Sale 27th February 2019

Aberdeen and Northern Marts Spring Sale – 27th February 2019 – Sale report

Judging the Aberdeen and Northern Mart spring sale at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, was Bob Adams from Newhouse Glamis, Forfar, Angus.


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Topping the trade on the day at 6,000 gns was lot 57, TILLYEVE INVINCIBLE 17, bred by Messrs C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6SJ. A WOODHALL ELLISON 13 son out of a CURAHEEN APOSTLE daughter, he was purchased by Mr G D Wilson, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

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The pre-sale champion, lot 51, sold for the second-highest price on the day of 5,500 gns. ISLAVALE IVAN 17, was bred by WS Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. This ISLAVALE FRONTIER 14 son out of a CHESTERMANN VARNEY daughter was purchased by Messrs R & J Francis, Insch, Aberdeenshire.

 

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Next, at 5,200 gns was lot number 50, GLENLOSSIE ICEMAN 17, bred by M/S AD SUTHERLAND & SONS, Connachie, Ellas, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8TS. This OMORGA DENMAN 12 son out of a SAMARK THOR daughter was purchased by DM McCallum, Culbokie, Dingwall.

 

Lot 58, TILLYEVE INFINITY 17, bred by Messrs C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6SJ reached a selling price of 4,200 gns. Another WOODHALL ELLISON 13 son, and out of a KILBRIDE FARM VERNON daughter, sold to D Petrie & Son, Ballogie, Aboyne.