A Lincolnshire Estate secured the services of a rare breed pure Lincoln Red bull from the St Fort herd at Stirling this week (3 February).
The hammer fell at 7,500gns for St Fort Xcel from Andrew Mylius and Partners, Newport-on-Tay, Dundee, with the winning bid coming from South Ormsby Hall Estate, Lincolnshire.
This was the highlight of a small entry of five bulls and two heifers from the St Fort herd.
Xcel is from a subsection of the original Lincoln Red breed population, bred pure since the society was founded and recognised by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
He is the last bull calf out of Harrington Lala and is by the Manor Frank son St Fort Uproar. He has Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) predicting that he is a low birthweight, short gestation, easy calving bull.
Also of note was St Fort Wessex at 5,000gns. He sold to an undisclosed buyer.
He is by Biddlesden Great Expectations and out of the Whitehouse Donald daughter St Fort Hetty.
The heifer St Fort Northolm X795 then made 3,500gns. She sold to Mark Donald, Port of Menteith, Stirling.
She is by St Fort Timber, an original population stock bull, and out of St Fort Northolm, a Beverley Noble daughter.