Trade tops 6,000gns at Thainstone pedigree bull sale

Pedigree Bulls sold to a high of 6,400gns at Aberdeen and Northern Market’s May show and sale at Thainstone this week (7 May).

Several broke the 6,000gns barrier, but it was the Charolais breed that took top honours.

Supreme champion was awarded to 24-month-old Corskellie Gangsta from W Riddoch, Corskellie, Huntly. Gangsta also achieved the second highest price on the day, selling to M and E. Lord, of Lochend, Caithness.

But the Limousins led the way in the sale ring.

Sale topper was the October 2011-born Limousin Fodderletter Glenlivet, shown by Michael Robertson of Fodderletter Farms, Tomintoul.

This son of Hafodlas Bedwyr and Lumbylaw Beatrix was third in its class and sold for 6,400gns to KH and K Marsh, of East Bogheadly, Rickarton, Stonehaven.

John and Margaret Penny of Shannas Farm, Mintlaw, received 6,000gns for their class winning 24-month-old Limousin Shannas Gadabout, which went to TE and M Walker, of Newton of Mountblairy, Banff.

They also won the reserve Limousin title with the March 2011-born Shannas Glenlivet, which sold for 4,700gns to G and B Hector, of Slampton, Auchnagatt.

22-month-old Emslies Glyndwr from Harry Emslie, Kinknockie, Mintlaw was crowned Limousin champion. Sired by the 28,000gn Proctors Cavalier, it made 3,800gns to Bill Mackie, Tullynessle, Alford.

The reserve Charolais champion Corskellie Geddes – also from W Riddoch – made 3,700gns to WG Henderson, Nether Toucks, Stonehaven.


The Simmental champion was the 23-month-old Corskie Costa from Jimmy and Iain Green, of Garmouth, Moray. A son of the 10,000gn Kilbride Farm Tarrant, it made 5,800gns to G McConnach and Sons, Drumneachie, Birse, Aboyne.

The reserve Simmental champion was the September 2011-born Tillyeve Crathes from C and M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny, Ellon, which made 3,000gns to DS Lighterwood, East Banteith, Dunecht.

Aberdeen Angus

Meanwhile the Aberdeen Angus champion went to the 25-month-old Schivas Evolution from the Schivas Estate, Ythanbank, Ellon, which sold for 3,400gns to Liam Muir, of Upper Onston, Stenness, Orkney.

Liam Muir also paid the same price for the reserve AA champion, the 24-month-old Tonley John Eric from Neil Wattie, of Mains of Tonley, Alford.

Other leading prices included 4,800gns to Charles and Keith Ogg, of Buchaam, Strathdon, for their 23-month-old Limousin, Buchaam Gaulois, which went to I McDonald, Crathes, Banchory.

Meanwhile Jock Wilson, of Kinclune, Alford, received a bid of 4,000gns for his 23-month-old Charolais, Kinclune General, which went to J and A Gauld, of Conval Street, Dufftown.


Breed Averages

Overall – 37 at 3,427.54

Limousins – 13 at £3,689.54

Charolais – nine at £3,605

Simmental – five at £3,024

Aberdeen Angus – seven at £2,970