Charolais sold to a top of 7,500gns at the spring multi beef breed sale in Stirling yesterday (5 May).
Sale topper at 7,500gns was the champion, Glenericht Hawick (TI +47, SRI +40), a 19 month old by the 10,000gns Chunal Dougie and out of an Elrick bred heifer from WK and P Drysdale, Blairgowrie, Perth. The buyer was Myreton Farms, Inch, Aberdeen.
Next at 6,800gns was the reserve champion, the18 month old Chunal Highlander (TI +27, SRI +38), by the Royal Highland champion, Balmyle Eclipse, from Mark McGahan, Hadfield, Glossop. The buyer was JA Baxter, Gardenstown, Banff who also paid 4,800gns for Balthayock Hector (TI +35, SRI +39), a 17 month old by the 8,000gns Ugie Echo from David and Nick Walter, Balthayock, Perth.
At 5,800gns was the two-year-old Kersknowe Horatio (TI +39, SRI +24) by Sackville Dynamite from James and John Jeffrey, Kersknowe, Kelso. He was knocked down to Messrs Stewart, Sandilands, Lanark.
Two lots made 5,000gns. First to go was Goldies Hallmark (TI +60, SRI +58), a 21 month old by Goldies Ambassador. Bred and exhibited by Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries, he went home with S Durno and Son, Tomnavoulin, Ballindalloch.
The day’s second 5,000gns call was made by Southwick Farms, Southwick, Dumfries for Thrunton Hawk (TI+30, SRI +33), a 20 month old by the 13,000gns Kelton Trident from the Campbell family, Thrunton, Alnwick.
Blelack Hilton (TI +67, SRI 63), a 21 month old by the 15,000gns Goldies Dynamite sold for the day’s second 4,800gns call. Bred and exhibited by father and son team, Neil and Graeme Massie, Aboyne, Aberdeen, he sold to GE Mowat, Halkirk, Caithness.
The two-year-old Blackford Horatio (TI +36, SRI +31), by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal from Ann MacPherson, Croy, Invernesshire made 4,500gns when selling to JA Wallace, Whauphill, Newton Stewart.
Next best with a bid of 4,200gns was Carwood Hunter (TI +46, SRI +51), an 18 month old Eglin Emperor son from Colin Wight, Biggar. He sold to the Scottish Government’s bull stud, Inverness.
Minutes later, Mornity Farms, Alyth, Blairgowrie, offered the 18 month old Baggrave Lysander son, Mornity Harvester (TI +56, SRI +42) at 4,000gns to K Young, Girvan, Ayr.
Averages: 28 bulls, £4,042.50
Auctioneers: United Auctions