Chapelton satisfies brisk demand for Shorthorns

A brisk demand for Beef Shorthorn cattle at Perth saw bulls top at 8000gns and females at 5500gns, both coming from Donald Biggar’s Chapelton herd.

Mr Biggar sold his Chapelton Waverley sire to leading Sussex-based racehorse trainer John Dunlop who has long been a supporter of the breed.

Waverley, who stood champion, is an ET-bred red and white son of the USA bull CF Varsity X.

He was junior breed champion at the Royal Show where he also collected the reserve native inter-breed title.

Wolverhampton breeder M A Holmes sold his Royal Welsh Show winner Holmeere Campbell at 4500gns to the McGowan family for their Fingask herd in Fife.

Winning the female championship and selling for 5500gns was Chapelton Cheerleader, a roan in-calf heifer by the USA-bred Varsity.

She was in-calf to Chapelton Toronto, this year’s Royal Highland Show champion. Buyer was Mr Ivinson, Penrith.

Heading for Orkney at 3000gns was the reserve female champion Croxtonpark Tansy Leah from Croxton Park Partnership.

By Podehole Rambo, the 2002 Perth champion, she took the reserve junior female ticket at the Royal Show this summer (United Auctions)

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