Charolais were in demand selling to 9,500gns in Stirling on Saturday when the Harviestoun and Klibreck herds came were dispersed on behalf of Lucy Poett, Dollar, Perthshire and I Mackay, Watten, Caithness, respectively.
Leading the sale at 9,500gns was Harviestoun Vanilla TI +38, SRI +34, an eight year old cow by Lochend Rasper out of a homebred dam and her March born bull calf Harviestoun Heathcliff by Ravensworth Unwin, knocked down sold to N C Smith and Sons, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.
Three Harviestoun entries shared a 5,500gns bid. First to go was Harviestoun Gladioli TI + 69, SRI +53, a Doonally New sired maiden heifer out of a homebred cow, was purchased by N O’Kane, Kildress, County Tyrone.
Also secured for 5,500gns was Harviestoun Goldie TI +36, SRI +40. This 17 month old heifer was by the 38,000gns Goldies Champion, out of a homebred dam and sold to A B Hornall,
The final 5,500gns bid was made Harviestoun Festival TI +61, SRI +48, a two year old bull by Doonally New, purchased by E Parsons, Laxey, Isle of Man.
Back in the females and Barochan Trinket, a 10 year old by Barochan Petral and out of Thrunton Hostess sold with her 5 month old bull calf, Harviestoun Herman, to H P and L S Whittaker, Cornhill on
A second call of 5,200gns secured the three year old Harviestoun Ecosse TI +51, SRI +44, by Ravensworth Unwin and out of a homebred dam and her Burradon Talisman sired 5 month old heifer calf, Harviestoun Harriet, for D Thornley, Swadlingcote, Derbyshire. The same buyer also took home the six year old Harviestoun Bangle TI +45, SRI +47, also by Unwin, whilst her nine month old Doonally New sired daughter, Harviestoun Gabby TI +51, SRI +41, was purchased by H B Allman and Son, Setton St Nicholas, Hertfordshire, totalling 4,450gns.
Bids of 5,000gns came twice with the three year old Harviestoun Eileen TI +48, SRI +46, by Harviestoun Bermuda and out of a homebred dam leading the way. This one was sold with her January born commercial steer calf at foot to J Hepburn and Co, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Another three year old heifer, Harviestoun Ember by Ravensworth Eileen TI +63, SRI +50, and her eight month old commercial heifer calf were knocked down sold at 5,000gns to I Thomson, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.
The 11 year old Harviestoun Snowdrop TI +59, SRI +50, by Harviestoun Marseille and out of Rushmore Clover, was secured by Messrs Leevy, Aberdollar, along with her 5 month old bull calf Harviestoun Hector at 4,200gns.
Harviestoun Elsa TI +50, SRI +48, a three year old by Harviestoun Bermuda and her January born commercial calf claimed a call of 4,000gns from R Mackay, Lybster,
Second top bull bid at 4,400gns went to the 14 month old bull Harviestoun Gometra TI +43, SRI +39, by Ravensworth Unwin and out of Barochan Topaz for J Irvine and Son, Ballindalloch, Banffshire.
Averages: Harviestoun: 17 cows with calves £3,656; 13 heifers with calves £2,940; 2 in calf heifers £2,048; 7 maiden heifers £2,963; 2 weaned calves £1,339, 2 stock bulls £5,093, 8 yearling bulls £3,058. Klibreck:8 heifers £2,063, 1 cow with calf £2,100.
Auctioneers: United Auctions