Templehouse A-A snapped up

10 January 1997

Templehouse A-A snapped up

DEMAND for Aberdeen Angus cattle continues to flourish, with a strong trade seen at the Temple-house herd dispersal.

It came at a time of continued rumblings over the appointment of the breed societys new chief executive and the imminent announcement of a big increase in registrations and membership.

Vendor Sheila Hopkin saw 40 lots make 1500gns and more in the Perth sale ring, where prices hit 4800gns, paid for the 1994-bred heifer Proud Gogo of Temple-house. Buyer was Robbie Galloway, who runs the Cardona herd at Doune.

Sandy Lea, renowned for his Fordafourie Suffolk flock, invested 3200gns in another heifer while the 10-year-old cow Jewel Erica of Templehouse was sold with a heifer at foot for 3100gns. Buyers were Messrs Hayward, Crieff.

AVERAGES 24 cows with heifer calves £1690, 26 cows with bull calves £1175, 28 in-calf cows £1082, 25 heifers in-calf £1757 and 25 maiden heifers £1348. (United Auctions.) &#42

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