Bums, bums, bums….no don’t worry I’m not on holiday looking at gorgeous male specimens on the beach, it’s actually Perth Bull Sales in February (granted not as cold as I have witnessed on past ocassions)!!
And what a Perth it’s been so far. Trade for Simmental females started well, but the real headline story is that the breed has set a new record of 22,000gns and boosted their average by more than £1000, pushing the £4000 average mark.
The sale topper came in the form of Omorga Samson (pictured below), a November 05 born bull from Northern Ireland based breeders Moore’s of Co Tyrone, who sold to Adrain Ivory’s noted herd in Perthshire. This Raceview King-sired bull is out of Cleenagh Daffodil and sold with terminal sire index of +22.
Adrain Ivory later bought a half share in the 11,000gns Ashland Super Boy, an embryo from the Kelly’s of Co Fermanagh.
Trade for Simmental females also started well with the top price hitting 4200gns for the champion – a rather smart, stylish and well built heifer in the form of Tillymaud Malvenas 53 who went to hayley and Andrew Clarke from Norwich. In setting up their new Williams herd of pedigree Simmental’s, the clarke’s plan to show Malvenas on the circuit this year, providing she calves well in April.
Other leading prices……….
Cairnview Snazzy from A J Wilson selling for 15,000gns to Willie Mr Robson, Kilbride.
Dirnanean Snowie from the McGowan who sold to W J Hollinggsworth for 11,000gns.
Kilbride Farm Saddam from Willie Robson and Sons selling to R T and C A Bell, Co Armagh.
Halenook Supercharger from Messrs Telford and Rawcliffe selling for 10,000gns to John Minshall, Stoke-on-Trent.
Grangewood Storm from A S and Y A Leedham selling for 10,000gns to Pitgaveny farms, Moray.