Buchaam Funambule Top Price 7,000gns
21 Bulls average £4,172
Averages up £200
Limousin is first ever bull bought in Scotland on i-bidder.com
Buchaam Funambule secured the leading price of 7,000gns for Limousin bulls at Thainstone (Aberdeen) on Wednesday, February 29th 2012, setting a new centre record for the breed. Consigned by Messrs. C & E Ogg, Buchaam Farm, Strathdon, this first prize winning, June 2010-born bull, is sired by the Grahams Tycoon son, Burnbank Astar, and is out of the Paradis daughter Buchaam Annette. Buying back some of their own breeding, the purchasers were Messrs D & L Graham, Mains of Burnbank Farm, Blairdrummond, Stirling for their pedigree Burnbank Herd. The new centre record price eclipsed the previous mark of 6,800gns which was also held by the Oggs when they sold Buchaam Dazzler, another Burnbank Astar son, in 2010.
This annual multi-breed show and sale of pedigree beef bulls was held by Aberdeen & Northern Marts as part of the Royal Northern Spring Show. Trade overall was strong with averages rising £200 on the year to £4,172.
Second leading price at the 6,200gns mark was Kair Ferdinand from GJC Anderson & Co Ltd, Fordoun, Laurencekirk. This August 2010-born son of Wilodge Vantastic is out of the Pacha daughter Kair Cocochanel and sold with a Beef Value of LM+34 to R & A Stodart, Mill of Inverarity, Forfar.
Emslies Fearless, brought out by Mr H Emslie, Kinknockie, Mintlaw, Peterhead realised 5,800gns to A.J. Mitchell, Denmill, Peterculter, Aberdeen. This one is an April 2010 born son of Hartsideanew Argos (the Male Champion at the 2008 Royal Highland), and is out of the Jinola-sired Montgomery Orah.
The Limousin Champion, under Judge Mr Ron Mackie, Madderty Farm, Crieff, was the April 2010-born Dumbreck Falcon from D Work & Son, Mains of Dumbreck, Udny, Ellon. He made 5,500gns to PA and P Duncan, Northfield, Gamrie, Banff. Dumbreck Falcon is by the Works’ noted stock bull, Greenbank Star, and is out of the Paradis-sired Dumbreck Belle.
At 5,500gns was Shannas Favour when knocked down to G.W. Arnott & Sons, Bridgend, Tyrie, Fraserburgh. Exhibited by Mr & Mrs J Penny, Shannas, Mintlaw, Peterhead this April 2010 born son of Kype Clark and out of the Neutron granddaughter, Shannas Alacrity, carried a Beef Value of LM+23.
The Reserve Limousin Champion, the March 2010-born Elrick Figaro, from Mr M Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, fetched 5,000gns when going under the hammer to J & J Henderson, Udale Farm, Poyntzfield, Dingwall. Elrick Figaro, by Ryedale Paragon and out of the Croftlimousin Spencer daughter Elrick Calypso, was sold with a Beef Value of LM+40. Another from Mr Massie, Elrick Frodo, by Wilodge Vantastic and out of Elrick Cupid, sold with a Beef Value of LM+27 for 4,600gns to Garthbeg Farms c/o Galbraith, Perth.
For the first time at a livestock auction in Scotland, the sale was conducted using the new i-bidder.com system. This on-line system allows bidders to watch the sale and make bids live over the internet. The October 2010-born Limousin bull, Corsairtly Finn, from R & K Davidson, Corsairtly Farm, Keith, became the first ever animal to be bought using the new system when purchased by Ian Bothwell, Smithston Farm, Ayr, for 3,000gns.
OTHER LEADING PRICES:
Knock Black Flynn 4,400gns to A Smith & Son, Haughton, Glenkindie, Alford
Corsairtly Findlay 4,200gns to unspecified buyer
21 Bulls £4,172.50 (+£200)
Auctioneer: Aberdeen & Northern Marts