Beef Shorthorn bulls met a strong, level demand, selling to a new October breed record of 12,000gns at the breed society’s official autumn sale at Stirling on Monday (23 October).
Averages were up £2,100 on the year, with 13 bulls levelling at £5,121 – also a breed record – and selling to a clearance rate of 81%.
Breed newcomer Chris Mallaber from Derbyshire led trade at 12,000gns with his two-year-old male champion, Grovewood Jackson, by Glenisla Explorer and out of a Tamhorn bred cow. He sold to Kincraigie Farms, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
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Next at 9,000gns was the reserve male champion, Chapelton Jacob, TI +30, SRI +27 from DJ Biggar, Castle Douglas, trading to GB Grieve, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. Jacob is a Chapelton Emperor son and out of a dam going back to Cavans Yankee.
A bid of 6,500gns secured Glenisla Kelpie TI +19, SRI +21, a roan 18-month-old by the 7,000gns Flight Lieutenant of Upsall from Major JPO Gibb, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. He went home with Aucheneck Estates, Killearn, Glasgow.
Heading the females at 5,500gns was the two-year-old Millerston Augusta Julie TI +25 SRI +21, a Meonhill Charlie Chaplin daughter out of a home-bred dam from Jack P Ramsay, Mauchline, Ayrshire. She sold to SG Mair and Son, Turriff, Aberdeenshire.
Selling for 4,600gns was the female champion, Cairnsmore Kirsten Averell TI +22, SRI +19, an 18-month-old by the 15,000gns Chapelton Dauphin from Mr and Mrs B Landers, Newton Stewart, Dumfriesshire. Buyer was Cherryvalley Farms, Crumlin, County Antrim, who bought four lots including Millerston Augusta Jewel TI +24, SRI +20, for 4,500gns.
Averages: 13 bulls, £5,121.00; 18 females, £3,091.66 (United Auctions)