British Charolais trade peaked at 6,500gns three times at the society’s official show and sale at Stirling, where spirited bidding gave the breed the leading average of £4,285 for 21 bulls sold, representing 68% clearance.
One of the three leading 6,500gns lots was the 18 month old champion Clyth Gizmo TI +55, SRI +52 from R MacKay, Lybster, Caithness. Sired by Dingle Hofmeister and out of a homebred dam sired by Doonally New, Gizmo was purchased by Dalhanna Farming, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.
Next at 6,500gns was the 22 month old Balthayock Goliath TI +47, SRI +47, by Dingle Hofmeister and out of a homebred dam. This first prize winner was bred by Major D F W H Walter, Perth, Perthshire, and went home with K M Fraser, Newburgh, Fife.
Sharing the final 6,500gns bid was the first prize winner Ballindalloch Glenlivet TI +53, SRI +54, from R Irvine and F G Lawson, Ballindalloch, Aberdeenshire. Knocked down to J and A Robb, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Glenlivet was a 17 month old by Lochend Apache and out of a homebred dam.
Thrunton Glenisla TI +51, SRI +42, was secured for a call of 6,000gns from Messrs MacIntyre, Southend, Argyll. Bred by J H C Campbell and Sons, Alnwick, Northumberland, this 23 month old was by the 22,000gns Newhouse Bigal and out of a homebred dam sired by Burradon Talisman. Messrs Campbell went on to take a bid of 4,500gns from J and V Thomson, Kelty, Fife, for the 19 month old Thrunton Glenshee TI +43, SRI +32, another Bigal son out of a homebred dam.
Sold at 5,500gns was the 17 month old reserve champion Mornity Glengarry TI +45, SRI +36, by Baggrave Lysander and out of a homebred dam. This one was bred by Mornity Farms, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, and was bought by T L Stirling, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire.
The 23 month old Allanfauld Gogan TI +27, SRI +25, was knocked down sold at 5,200gns to Scottish Government Bull Stud, Inverness, Inverness-shire. Gogan, bred by A Macgregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow, was by Elgin Davinci and out of a homebred dam. The same buyer invested a further 5,000gns in Inverlochy Gojohnnygo TI +52, SRI +52, a 17 month old by Lochend Apache and out of a homebred dam, from J Irvine and Son, Ballindalloch, Aberdeenshire.
Averages: 21 bulls, £4,285.
Auctioneers: United Auctions