Stirling: Charolais top at 28,000gns and average £1,700 more

Three calls above the 20,000gns mark helped lift Charolais averages to more than £8,000 on Tuesday (19 October) on a strong day for the Balthayock herd.

The sale leader 28,000gns was the May 2020-born Balthayock Ranger from Major David Walter, Balthayock, Perth. The Corbett family stumped up the cash for their Teme herd, based at Felindre, Knighton.

Ranger is by the 2015 Royal Highland Show champion Balthayock Imp and his grand sire is Blelack Forester. He is out of the Balthayock Ferdinand daughter Melissa.

Balthayock Ranger made 28,000gns © Tim Scrivener

See also: Stirling: Blelack dispersal tops at 32,000gns and leads trade

Next, at 26,000gns, was Goldies Romeo from H Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries. He sold to Highfields Park Farm, Withyam, East Sussex.

Romeo is by the very easy calving Gretnahouse Heman and out of the Goldies Formidable daughter Marion which is from a line of females that has produced bulls to 26,000gns and 23,000gns.

Goldies Romeo made 26,000gns © Tim Scrivener

Balthayock genetics also secured a 25,000gns bid with a bull by the famous Balthayock Ferdinand.

Ferdinand has sired the 50,000gns Justice and 46,000gns Minstrel and this time his son Rampage made 25,000gns. Rampage is out of a home-bred dam.

Balthayock Rampage made 25,000gns © Tim Scrivener

He caught the eye of the Price family of the Oakchurch herd, Staunton-on-Wye, Hereford. 

Next at 16,000gns was the Meardy Gouverneur son Elrick Rabbi, from Mike Massie, Auchnagatt, Ellon. He is out of the Thrunton Fearless daughter Elrick Lily.

Rabbi stayed in Scotland, heading home with Smith and Son, Netherton Farm, Alford.

Balthayock Rambo made 16,000gns © Tim Scrivener

Matching this was another Balthayock sire, this time called Rambo. He is the first son offered for sale by Nevada and goes back to the very easy calving Ugie Echo on his dam’s side.

Rambo went home with Kevin Thomas, Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn, to join his Moelfre herd.

The Glenericht herd of the Drysdales, Middle Drimmie, Blairgowrie, saw a 14,000gns bid for Glenericht Ricksen. He is by the easy calving Mecca and out of Melrose who is by Maerdy Hwre.

The Jessops of Sinope, Leicestershire, produced the winning bid for their Jessops herd.

Averages: 59 bulls, £8,327 (+£1,700) (United Auctions)

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