A Charolais cross heifer more than lived up to her name after becoming the most expensive sold in Scotland so far this year.
“She’s The One” from father and son Willie and Alan Brewster, of Wester Borland, Thornhill, Stirling, made £6100 at the Caledonian Marts’ premier calf show and sale in Stirling on Friday.
The Brewster’s had earlier taken the show’s supreme championship with their sale leader.
By Corrie Priceless and out of Limousin cross cow, the 430kg 10-month- old heifer stood Charolais and spring-born champion at the sale which attracted buyers from England and Wales.
The buyer was Lanarkshire livestock agent Billy Glazebrook, although he declined to say who the heifer had been bought for.Next at £4500 was a 380kg 10-month-old Charolais cross heifer, by Carradale Neptune and out of a Limousin cross, from David Henderson, of Auchenrivoch, Kilsyth, Glasgow.
She is the latest in a string of price successes for Mr Henderson at the sale.Carradale Neptune, the 10-year-old stock bull at Auchenrivoch, has previously breed show calves to £3000.
That one went on to take the supreme at the Scottish National Winter Fair for veteran showman Ewan McPherson, of Mill Farmhouse, Barcadline, Oban, Argyll. Mr McPherson is obviously pinning his hopes on a similar success as he bought this heifer as well.
Duncan Semple, of Dippen, Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll, got £2050 for a 330kg November-born Charolais bullock which won a third prize. The bullock was bought by Robin Roberts, of Mathafarn Bach, Llangefni, Anglesey.
Mr Roberts also paid £1850 for the reserve Limousin champion, the 360kg bullock Great Glen, by Cowtham Justice and out of an Aberdeen- Angus cow by Emperor of Newmark, from Donald Campbell, of Camaghael, Fort William, Lochaber.
The show’s reserve supreme spring-born champion, a 330kg Limousin cross bullock by Limmo Tannat and out of a pure Charolais cow, from Mr Semple was bought at £1800 by Jennifer Hyslop, of Baluslae, Girvan, Ayrshire.
The Brewsters capped their success taking the reserve autumn-born championship with an 11-month-old Charolais cross bullock, again by Corrie Priceless and out of a Limousin cross. He was reserve at Drymen as well as calf champion and a first prizewinner at Doune and Dunblane.
The bullock made £1500 to Wattie Ritchie, of Tamala, Burnside, Whitecairns, near Aberdeen.
Two made £1600 each. Hugh Dunlop, of Holehouse, Cumnock, Ayrshire, got that for a Charolais cross heifer from Bertie Paton, of Spott, Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus.
John Robertson, of Newton of Logierait, Ballinluig, Pitlochry, Perthshire, also sold a Limousin cross heifer at that price to David Cormack, of Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
Averages were: Haltered – 29 bullocks at 222.97p per kg or 883.79 per head; 21 heifers at 346.68p per kg or £1,294.29 per head. Unhaltered – four bullocks at 149.57p per kg or £645 a head; three heifers at 185.83p per kg or £743.33 a head.