Renewed interest in Beef Shorthorns

9 February 2001

Renewed interest in Beef Shorthorns

TRADE for Beef Shorthorn bulls saw 24 head level at £2646, reaching a top price of 6800gns, as demand was boosted by renewed interest in the breed as a suckler cow sire.

After taking the reserve junior bull title, Proud Landmark of Quoiggs went on to lead the bidding for owners Blackford Farms, Dunblane, Perthshire. This red-roan son of Chapelton Landmark, who had already enjoyed show ring success, now joins Aucheneck Estates near Glasgow.

Chapelton Landmark is by Tofts Romany. Another of his sons stood reserve overall champion for Messrs Biggar of Castle Douglas. Their dark-roan Chapelton Publican goes to J C Purves at Peebles.

Setting a good pace at the start of the Beef Shorthorn section was C D and P J Coombs Loch Awe North-Easter. Boasting imported bloodlines through his paternal grand-sire Diamond Xerxes, he has a beef value of 24 and realised 5000gns.

Fife breeder William McGowan took the female and reserve female championships. The winner, red heifer Fingask Petula, made 1300gns to K Smithson. (United Auctions) &#42

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