Stirling: Charolais sale sees 27 bids in five figures

An incredible 27 five-figure bids lifted the Charolais average more than £1,300 to £8,449 on Tuesday (22 February) at Stirling.

Goldies Rocky from H Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries, made 21,000gns to lead an impressive entry. He is by the easy calving Blelack Digger son Gretnahouse Heman and out of the Dingle Hofmeister daughter Goldies Dignity, who is from the Umble and Ripple lines. 

With a milk value of +13 and a terminal sire index of +70, Rocky caught the eye of Wilson and Sons, Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire.

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Goldies Rocky: 21,000gns © Tim Scrivener

Two were close behind, at 20,000gns. First was Westcarse Ruler from Catherine MacGregor, and shown by R and N Barclay, South Road, Insch.

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Westcarse Ruler: 20,000gns © Tim Scrivener

Ruler is by the Thrunton Goldeneye son Nuthampstead Judas and out of the Mortimers Highlandfling daughter Westcarse Milly. He sold to Wight and Sons, Carwood Farm, Biggar.

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Silver Rebel: 20,000gns © Tim Scrivener

Matching this was Silver Rebel from the Harman family, Grove Farm, Chesham. The Balthayock Musketeer son is out of the Thrunton Fairfax daughter Silver Leia.

Boasting a terminal index of +69 and a self-replacing index of +66, he was snapped up the Jeffreys, Kersknowe, Kelso.

Two made 18,000gns. The first was the intermediate champion Balmyle Roberto from WP Bruce, Meigle, Perthshire. He was knocked down to the Mills, Forsie, Thurso.

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Balmyle Roberto: 18,000gns © Tim Scrivener

Roberto is by the Gwenog Banjo son Balmyle Jasper, whose top four sons have averaged more than 12,500gns. He is out of the Sackville Dynamite daughter Balmyle Gretta, a cow that bred the 11,000gns Balmyle Nathan.

The Balthayock pen’s leading sire also made 18,000gns. Balthayock Rastas is by Maximillian, an Ugie Echo son. He sold to the Wordies, Cairnborrow, Huntly.

Averages: 101 (+35) bulls, £8,449 (+£1,328), 86% clearance; two females, £1,575 (UA)