Stirling: Females dominate Beef Shorthorn trade

Averages were back £1,048 in Stirling’s beef shorthorn bull ring on Monday 21 October, as females took the limelight and hit an average of £2,550.

Females were £63 dearer on the year, with the trade topped by the Millerston herd of Jack Ramsay, Mauchline, Kilmarnock, with Millerston Augusta Mint at 7,000gns (terminal index +35, self-replacing index +41).

The 18-month old light roan heifer is by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin and is out of a home-bred dam. She was sold to A and C Farms, Langham, Rutland.

Millerston Augusta Mint

Millerston Augusta Mint. © Tim Scrivener

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Next in the money, at 5,000gns, was a brace of Cherryvalley lots by Creaga Logic from Peter Fitzgerald, Crumlin, County Antrim.

First was the male champion, Cherryvalley Oak, a 21-month-old roan which sold to HA Smith and Sons, Keith, Morayshire.

Cherryvalley Oak

Cherryvalley Oak. © Tim Scrivener

Matching this was the 18-month-old heifer, Cherryvalley Denise Olea. She was knocked down to Edward Green, Lisburn, County Antrim.

Next best were two Knockenjig Hercules offspring at 4,500gns from the Podehole herd. The 19-month old Podehole Irene Melody (terminal index +42, self-replacing index +41) also sold to A and C Farms.

Also, at 4,500gns was Podehole Tessa Moneypenny, an 18-month-old roan heifer. She caught the eye of Gates Farming, Cold Overton, Leicestershire.

A 4,000gns bid secured a Podehole bull for Geoff Riby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Mr Riby took home Podehole Rock Master (terminal index +45, self-replacing index +47), who is a Royalla Rockstar son out of the Chapelton Clansman daughter Podehole Madeline Helena.

Averages: 12 (-3) bulls, £3,439 (-£1,048); 28 (-4) females, £2,550 (+63). Drafts: Coxhill 10 heifers, £3,076; Glenisla 8 heifers, £2,284; Skaillhouse 5 heifers, £1,050; Dunsyre 6 heifers, £1,750 (United Auctions)