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It was a good day for the Limousins with a top price of 10,000gns achieved for the reserve champion bull, Dyke Fristy (above). This October 2010 born son of Drumduff Champ was purchased by John Thomson, Hilton of Beath Farm, Kelty,
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Two bulls achieved 6,200gns. The first was from J and E Aitken of Overton, Fintry,
Mr W Kerr of Middleton, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, paid the same for the show champion Grahams Fanfaron – a much fancied son of Millgate Clinker, consigned by R and J Graham, Airthrey Kerse,
Simmentals topped at 8,800gns for Innerwick Butcher, born September 2010 and a son of Castlegate Titan. Put forward by Mr and Mrs L Moffat, Innerwick, Dunbar, he was bought by MacFarlane Farms, Quixwood Farm, Duns.
Second top price was 8,500gns for the champion from Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys, Keith. Islavale Boris was sired by Woodhall Walker and purchased for pedigree use by J and E Dyet,
Islavale Buzz a son of Glenturk Premier reached 7,500gns also from Mr W S Stronach, Berrykeys, Keith. The purchaser was Messrs Walton and Sons, Dund house, Otterburn.
Mr W S Stronach also sold a pair of bulls for 7,000gns. Islavale Bismark was sired by Kilbride Farm Newry, going to its new owners of W and A Oag , Brims Mains, Thurso,
In the Charolais section, J A and M F McMillan, Craigmore, Brechin, had a successful day securing the breed championship and the top price of 8,000gns for a March 2011 born bull called Dunesk General.
The promising youngster was sired by Elgin Columbo and sold to W Milne, Milton of Edinglassie, Strathdon.
Blelack Fodue, son of Goldie Dynamite was sold by Mr N F Massie OBE, Blelack, Aboyne, for 7,000gns and he went home to T Leslie, Quoymorhouse, Orkney.
6,500gns was achieved for Westcarse Factor son of Kersknowe Clasman, exhibited by J H Christie and Son, West Carse,
6,000gns was achieved twice by Mr H Goldie, South Bowerhouses, Ruthwell,
Reserve champion Varis Panasonic, son of Miltown Prospector topped the Aberdeen Angus sale at 5,500gns.
From Messrs J H C Campbell ad Sons, Thrunton, Alnwick, this one sold to
Messrs Campbell also consigned the champion Aberdeen Angus, Thrunton Predator. Sired by Netherton Figo, he was born in April 2010 and sold for 4,500gns to half share purchasers Firm of G Gray, Sunnycroft, Linndean, Selkirk and J and
4,200gns was paid for Logie Policeman, a son of Nightingale Poldark, from Messrs M Bruce and Partners, Estate office, Mains of Logie, Ellon. He sold to Knocknagael Bull Stud,
Mr Hamish W Sclater Esq, Denhead Farms, Duglugas, Turriff, sold Devron Portree, a son of Deron Pirate for 4,000gns to C McMillan, Tallant, Bowmore, Isle of Islay.
Aberdeen Keelie topped the Longhorn sale at 2,000gns from Mr and Mrs G Lennox, Doonies Farm ,
40 Charolais Bulls sold to 8,000gns and averaged £4,746 compared to £4,067 for 30 last year. (+£679)
36 Simmental Bulls sold to 8,800gns and averaged £4,433 compared to £3,298 last year for 34. (+£1135)
27 Aberdeen Angus Bulls sold to 4,500gns and averaged £2,843.
2 Salers sold to 4,000gns and averaged £3,787.50.
2 Longhorn Bulls sold to 2,000gns and averaged £1,575.
1 Shorthorn Bull sold to 1500gns.