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New centre record set at Royal Northern Spring Show

It was a record breaking day at the Aberdeen and Northern Marts pedigree bull and cattle show and sale at the Royal Northern Spring Show today.

A new Thainstone Centre price record was set along with three new breed records. Leading the sale was Jock Wilson, Kinclune, Glenkindie, who received a bid of 16,500gns for his June 2010-born Charolais bull (pictured below), Kinclune Frater, which stood second in his class.

RESIZE Top pricecd bull Spring show 2012 - 16,500gns - Kinclune Frater.JPGIt was bought by Backmuir Trading, Keith, and beat the previous centre record of 13,000gns set for another Charolais, at last year’s show.


Thainstone12Elgin Findlay 14000gns (2).jpgThe third prize winner in the same class (pictured above), the June 2010-born Elgin Findlay, fetched 14,000gns for Robert Milne, Kennieshillock, Lhanbryde, Moray, from Ian and Mark Baxter, Troup Home Farm, Gamrie.


Thainstone12Kinclune Freeman 13000gns (2).jpgBackmuir Trading also paid 13,000gns for the first prize winner in the same class and reserve champion, again from Jock Wilson with the June 2010-born Kinclune Freeman (pictued above).

The supreme and Charolais champion, the May 2010-born Harestone Ferrari, from Neil Barclay, Harestone, Crathes, Banchory, which went for 7,200gns from Charles Smith, Bogentassie, Lumphanan, Banchory.

A new centre breed record was set for Simmentals with the champion, the May 2010-born Islavale Bailey from Stuart Stronach, Berryleys, Grange, Keith, which went for 9,000gns to Liam Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, Stromness, Orkney.

The Simmental reserve champion, the April 2010-born Tillyeve Blockbuster, from Messrs.’ Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, Ellon, fetched 8,000gns from William Morrison, Fairburn, Longmanhill, Banff.

There was also a new centre breed record for Limousins which saw 7,000gns paid for the first prize winner in its class, the June 2010-born Buchaam Funambule from Messrs Ogg, Buchaam, Strathdon, which was bought by Douglas Watt, Cairntack Farm, Belhelvie.

The Limousin champion, the April 2010-born Drumbreck Falcon, from David and Neil Work, Mains of Drumbreck, Udny, Ellon, made 5,500gns to P A and P Duncan, Northfield, Gamrie, Banff.

The reserve Limousin champion, the March 2010-born Elrick Figaro, from Michael Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, fetched 5,000gns from J & J Henderson, Udale Farm, Poyntzfield, Dingwall.

Top priced Aberdeen-Angus bull was the March 2010-born Silvermoss Paddy from Rodney Sloan, Silvermoss, Barthol Chapel, Inverurie, which won its class and made a centre breed record 5,800gns from Andrew Mackay, West Greenland Farm, Thurso.

The Aberdeen-Angus champion was the April-2010 Blelack Perfection from Neil Massie and Sons, Blelack, Dinnet, which made 2,300gns from Terry Coghill, Muce, Birsay, Orkney.

Reserve Aberdeen-Angus champion was the April 2010-born Schivas Lord Jock, from Schivas Estates, House of Schivas, Ythanbank, Ellon, which made 2,400gns to Andrew Thomson, South Coldoch Farm, Blair Drummond, Stirling.

The sale was conducted using the new on-line system for the first time at a livestock auction in Scotland and one bull was purchased over the internet by a buyer in Ayr.

The i-bidder system allows bidders to watch the sale live over the internet as it happens and allows them to make bids, which are seen by the ring auctioneer. There were 11 bidders registered for the bull sale.

The October 2010-born Limousin bull, Corsairtly Finn, from R & K Davidson, Corsairtly Farm, Keith, was the first ever animal to be bought using the new system and purchased by Ian Bothwell, Smithston Farm, Ayr, for 3,000gns.

In the exhibition cattle classes, the top price went to Harry Brown Jnr, Auchmaliddie Mains, Maud, who got £3,400 for his overall reserve champion and reserve champion heifer, a July 2010-born Limousin cross British Blue, weighing in at 598kgs and bought by Gordon Cameron, Newton Cottage, Acharacle, Argyll.

Second highest price was £2,900 for an unplaced April 2011-born Limousin cross heifer from John and Craig Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Pitlochry, which weighed 334kgs and was bought by Blair Duffton, 2 Bogie Street, Huntly.

George McConachie, Lethendry, Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey, received £2,900 for his June 2011-born British Blue cross heifer, weighing 324kgs and sold to Aileen Ritchie, Tamala, Burnside, Whitecairns, Aberdeen.

The same consigner also received £2,550 for a class winning July 2011-born British Blue cross steer, weighing 384kgs and bought by Blair Duffton.

The overall champion and champion heifer was also from the Robertson’s with a January 2011-born Limousin cross British Blue, weighing in at 462kgs and fetching £2,000 from the show judge, Andrew Laird, Mossbank, Burray, Orkney.

The judge also paid £2,100 for the champion bullock, an October 2010-born Limousin cross, named Heston, from Wilson Peters, Monzie Farms, Crieff, which weighed 512kgs.

The reserve champion bullock was a February 2011-born Limousin cross, the Godfather, from Harry Emslie and Lynwen Evans, Kinknockie, Mintlaw, which weighed 468kgs and sold for £2,000 to Lumgair Brothers, Gask Farm, Letham, Forfar.

There were 13 bidders registered for i-bidder during the exhibition cattle sale and two entries were sold using that system.

Sarah Alderton


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