Limousins had averages buoyed by firm commercial demand for a strong show of bulls at Stirling on Monday (19 October) despite difficult circumstances.
A smaller entry on the year met a 72% clearance rate, with prices topping at 9,500gns for the Fieldson Alfy son Homebyres Potter.
Society chairman Harry Parker commented “The difficult trading conditions have possibly had their effect, but the trade today has been solid for a good strong show of Limousin bulls.
“The averages at this sale and Carlisle earlier in the week are both up on the year indicating the demand for the breed and the quality animals within it.”
Homebyres Potter was consigned by A MacGregor of the Allanfauld herd, Kilsyth, Glasgow, but originally bought as an April 2019-born calf bought for 5,000gns with his dam Homebryes Lollie at the Logan’s Homebyres dispersal last November.
With a Beef Value of 41 and production traits in the top 10% of the breed, he caught the eye of Messrs JF and MB Teague, Balerno, Edinburgh.
At 8,200gns was Dyke Pacman from JR McGregor, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow.
The February 2019-born son of Goldies Lordoftherings went home with E and M Simpson, Whitehaugh Croft, Inverurie. He is out of a Netherhall Gilbert heifer.
Homebyres genetics were in the money again at 6,000gns consigned by A Campbell, Strawrank herd, Carstairs Junction, Lanark. Homebyres Plumber was also bought at the Homebyres dispersal with his dam, Homebyres Greedie.
This May 2019-born sire is by the famous Wilodge Cerberus and boasts a maternal weaning weight in the top 1% of the breed and a top 10% beef value. He sold to AJ Maclean, Heylipol, Tiree.
At 5,500gns was Anside Pikachu from the Irvines, Drummuir, Keith. He is another Wilodge Cerberus son, this time out of the herd’s Maraiscote Volt daughter Shire Diana.
He joined the Scottish Government’s 70-strong bull stud.
Averages: 33 (-12) bulls, £4,652 (+£170) 72% clearance (United Auctions)