Stirling: Liley dispersal tops Angus sale at 16,000gns

A solid trade for Aberdeen Angus bulls and females was reported at Stirling on Monday (21 October), with the headlines taken by the total dispersal of the Liley herd.

Angus prices peaked at 16,000gns for the Yorkshire-based herd of Ben Marsden, Penistone, Sheffield, which dispersed seeing four cow and calf outfits level at £4,095 and 19 in-calf cows level at £3,128.

The star of the sale was the heifer calf Liley Kinannie who is a full sister to the 10,000gns Rawburn Kinannie, one of the key females upon which the herd was based when Mr Marsden started the herd in 2010.

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The January 2019-born calf is by Rawburn Elmer and out of KMK Alliance daughter Belhaven Keystone Kinannie and carries a terminal sire index of +31 and a self-replacing index of +41.

Liley Kinannie

Liley Kinannie: 16,000gns © MacGregor Photography

She was knocked down to Shadwell Aberdeen Angus, Kettlebaston, Suffolk.

Two lots made 12,000gns, the first being an entry in the society sale from Brailes Livestock, Isalyn, Oxfordshire, which took the junior championship.

He is a May 2018-born son of Gretnahouse Blacksmith. Brailes Fabulous is out of Gretnahouse Fleur and was purchased by D Whiteford, Scremerston, Berwick.  

Brailes Fabulous: 12,000gns

Brailes Fabulous: 12,000gns© Tim Scrivener

Matching this was a 12,000gns bid for an April 2019-born bull calf from Andrew Shufflebotham’s Cheerbrook herd.

He is a Cheerbrook Luther son out of Cheerbrook Pam and he caught the eye of Martin McCornick, Boreland, Newton Stewart.

Cheerbrook Luther with Pam

Cheerbrook Luther with Pam: 12,000gns© MacGregor-Photography

The next best price was achieved in the society sale, once again seeing Brailes Livestock in the money, selling Schivas Methlick Boy to AM Shepherd of the Orbliston herd, Fochabers, Moray, for 8,000gns.

Methlick Boy is a March 2018-born son of Gretnahouse Exocet out of Schivas Evolution Tommy daughter Schivas Miss Betty.

Schivas Methlick: 8,000gns

Schivas Methlick: 8,000gns © Tim Scrivener


Next at 7,200gns was Tonley Excel from Neil Wattie, Alford, Aberdeen. He is a March 2018-born bull by Nightingale Perry out of Tonley Ester and was sold to the Balavil Estate, Kingussie, Inverness-shire.

Averages: 58 bulls (+11), £4,596 (-£1,141); 7 females, £2,595; 11 cows and calves, £2,336 (United Auctions).