- Forty seven bulls sell for £5162
- Four bulls at 10,000gns and more
- Average up by £114 to new Stirling record mark
- 65% clearance rate of bulls forward
Emslies Hendreron from Harry Emslie, Kinockie, Mintlaw, Peterhead made the lead sale price of 15,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s October Sale held at Stirling Agricultural Centre on Monday 21st.
This April 2012 born calf is another by Emslies Colossus and is out Emslies Eryl, a Saphir daughter, whose mother is the noted cow Ballymoney Veronica. With a big beef value of LM+47, Emslies Hendreron was purchased by the commercial producers Messrs W Dandie & Sons who also run the pedigree Learielaw herd at The Dales, Learielaw Farm, Broxburn, West Lothian
Just two days earlier, another Emslies Colossus son, Emslies Horny, had featured as the Supreme Champion at the Society’s sale held in Carlisle and sold for 12,500gns.
Overall the sale saw forty seven bulls sell to £5162, up by £114 on the year, and a new record average mark for Limousin sales at United Auctions Stirling market. Four bulls made over 10,000gns with eleven in all making 6,000gns and more.
At 11,000gns was the Reserve Junior Champion, Anside Hawkeye, from Mr & Mrs Stephen Irvine, Braehead Farm, Drummuir, By Keith, Banffs. This calf with a beef value of LM+31 is the first by the stock sire Derriaghy Enfield to be sold at Stirling and marks a run of calves to now come forward from this 22,000gns bull. Hawkeye, who was shown in the summer and took a first prize at the Limousin Grand Prix at the Black Isle Show, is out of Anside Destiny who was herself shown whilst a heifer at the Royal Highland Show. The Anside herd won the Best Overall Herd in the Scottish Limousin Club 2013 Herd Competition. The buyer of Anside Hawkeye, and one of two purchases from the sale, was the Homebyres herd of Messrs J Logan, Humebyres, Kelso. Earlier in the sale the Logans had purchased the second prize Westpit Highlander for 6000gns from Messrs A&J Gammie, Drumforber, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire. March 2012 born this bull, with a beef value of LM+41, is by Netherhall Doubleoseven and is out of Greenwell Dakota.
Two bulls made 10,500gns. The first of these was the show Senior and Overall Supreme Champion Allanfauld Honka from Archie MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth, Glasgow. January 2012 born this bull is an AI son of the prolific Wilodge Tonka and is a first calf out of Allanfauld Evita whose pedigree goes back to Allanfauld Marie one of the best families in the herd. Weighing in at 1040kgs, Allanfauld Honka had been shown in the summer and picked up a first prize ticket at Stirling Show and a third prize at the Royal Highland. With a mixture of breeding and performance, this bull carried a beef value of LM+37.
The judge of the pre-sale show was Stuart Bett, the stockman at the Ronick herd, Mains of Throsk, Stirling, and a noted show calf exhibitor. Speaking of Allanfauld Honka the judge said: “The Champion was a big, powerful and correct bull who was at his peak on the day. He’s a bull that could breed females, produce commercial calves and as such appeal to a lot of buyers. He carried his weight very well and had good mobility.”
Purchasing the Supreme Champion was C McMillan from Ardbeg Farm, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.
The prize winning bulls continued to feature in the top end of prices and the Junior Champion, Spittalton Hawk from local breeder Andrew Burnett, Upper Spittalton, Blair Drummond, Stirling, also made 10,500gns when selling to J Innes & Sons, Dunscroft, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Spittalton Hawk is by the AI sire Sympa and is out of the Wilodge Vantastic sired Spittalton Doreen. The 10,500gns price continued a fine run for this local 75 strong cow herd which had secured the corresponding Supreme Championship in 2012. April 2012 born, Spittalton Hawk had another big beef value of LM+40. Standing second in his class to Spittalton Hawk was another from Andrew Burnett in the shape of the April 2012 born Spittalton Harvey who sold for 7,500gns. This bull is a son of the herd’s noted Vantastic son Spittalton Denzil and is out of Spittalton Connie. Purchaser of this bull was A Sharp & Sons, Farmton, Tough, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
The Reserve Intermediate Champion, Ythanvale Hugo from DW Youngson, Rosemarkie House, Station Road, Ellon made 8200gns. March 2012 born Ythanvale Hugo is by the Normande Arapaho sired Goldies Enzyme and is out of the homebred Ythanvale Chloe, an Arndilly Ulysse daughter. This bull was a second high profile purchase on the day for J Innes & Sons, Dunscroft, Huntly. The 8200gns price marked a sale high to date for the 13 cow Ythanvale herd.
W & A Oag, from Brims Mains, Thurso, Caithness, fetched 8,000gns when selling Brims Hawk jointly to AH Fisher, Merrick, Portpatrick, Stranraer, along with M&I Campbell, Glenstockadale Several, Leswalt, Stranraer. This stylish February 2012 born bull, which had placed as Reserve Senior Champion is an AI son of the renowned Ronick Hawk. He is out of Brims Direne, by Ballynahone Arni a bull who is the basis of the females in the 110 strong pedigree herd. Brims Hawk was sold with a beef value of LM+40 and is the first bull sold at auction since the herd started to performance record.
Making 7,000gns with his first pedigree bull at auction was Garry Patterson, Upper Forgie, Aultside, Keith, with Aultside Hotshot. February 2012 born, Hotshot is by Millington Dominator and is out of the Craigatoke Bart daughter Shannas Elena. Purchasing this bull was Ballintomb Farm, Dulnain Bridge, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire.
Also at 7,000gns was the Intermediate Champion, Maraiscote Hero, from Mr J Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Newmains, Wishaw. A Virginia Andy son, this April 2012 born bull is out of the Tyddn Mei sired Maraiscote Asmine. This bull sold to Messrs Stanger, Orkney. The sale of Maraiscote Hero continued a good run for the herd that had seen them sell six bulls at Carlisle to average 7500gns. On the Sunday evening Maraiscote had also picked up the award of Best Extra Large Herd in the Scottish Limousin Club’s annual Herd Competition.