Saturday’s dispersal of the Clarkton herd of Limousins for Jim and Ruth Mitchell, Doune, saw a top of 7000gns achieved for Clarkton Anita, a Dyfri Tanner daughter out of and Clarkton Tina.
She sold suckling her fourth calf, a bull calf by Glassic Diego and was bought by Messrs Barclay, Harestones, Banchory.Selling at 6200gns was the first-calver Clarkton Deirdre. This March 2008 born cow is by French bred stock bull Orme B and is out of Clarkton Angelina. She sold with her February 2011 born bull calf at foot, Clarkton Grant who is by Glassic Duke. This outfit went to Northern Ireland when selling to J N Martin, Dromara, Dromore, for his Ashmara pedigree herd.
Then making 5200gns was Clarkton Ainsi. Entirely homebred, Ainsi is by the Marron sired Clarkton Sirocco and is out of Clarkton Tansy, an Orme B daughter. She sold with her Glassic Diego sired heifer calf at foot, Clarkton Goldie. Buying this one was Rod Lines, Killocraw, Bellochantuy, Argyll.
Selling at 4500gns and leading the bulls on offer was Glassic Diego, sire of the calves at foot of both the top price and third top prices on the day. April 2008 born, Glassic Diego is by Knock Atlas and is out of the Clarkton Jupiter sired Glassic Opal. The buyer of Glassic Diego was D and J Thomson, West Park, Aberfeldy.
Two animals made 4200gns. The first of these was the May 2005 born cow with bull calf at foot, Clarkton Angelina. Clarkton Angelina is another by Clarkton Sirocco and is out of the 1994 born Mereside Jackie. Her May born bull calf, Clarkton Gallant, is sired by Glassick Duke. Heading to Ayrshire, this outfit was bought by M R Mair, The Hill Farm, Cumnock.
Also at 4200gns was the Dyfri Tanner sired cow Clarkton Britney. Born in November 2006, Britney is out of Clarkton Trisha and was sold with her third calf at foot, the April born heifer calf Clarkton Gracious by Glassick Diego. Clarkton Britney joins the Ballinloan pedigree herd of AC Fotheringham, Ballinloan, Dunkeld, Perthshire.
Averages; 41 cows & calves £3002.74, three in-calf cows £1645, eight in-calf heifers £2060.63, 21 maiden heifers £1365, six bulls £3122.50 (United Auctions)