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Perth Bull Sales 2011: British Blue and Salers Top Prices

Only one of the three British Blue bulls on offer, secured a sale at Stirling, with champion Tamhorn Friar Et (Lot 471) going for 4,500gns to Mr Gordon from Achnahannet, near Grantown on Spey. This one was put forward by D & J Wyllie from Tamworth. It is a son of Ballgrange Alex and out of Tamhorn Wee Daisy, and boasts a British Blue pedigree breeding index of +14 and a British Blue caracse yield index of +14.

Reserve champion Headlind Eyecatcher (Lot 467) from T Allan Jackson went unsold at 1,600gns, and Harestone Freddy Et (Lot 470) from Neil R Barclay was also unsold at 1,800gns.

Salers female sales went along a similar route with only one of the five on offer securing a sale in the show ring. The top price went to Rigel Elise (Lot 504) from Messrs Pye, which sold for 2,200gns to Mr Murphy at Craigiedaff, Kincardineshire. This one is a daughter of Rigel Othello and out of Rigel Elizabeth.

The outlook was slightly better for the Salers bulls with four of the nine on offer securing new owners in the sales ring.

The top price went to MacKenzie’s champion bull Whitebog Ensign (Lot 453), which sold for 6,800gns to McConchie from Mains of Penninghame, Newton Stewart. This one is a son of Uni and out of Whitebog Laura.

The reserve, Drumsleed Blaze (Lot 455) from G & M Smith went for 3,600gns to Mr Murphy from Craigiedaff, Kincardineshire. This one is a son of Poldean Umbro and out of Rigel Colleen.

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