- Corsairtly Harley Top Price 5,000gns
- 20 Bulls Average £3,554
Corsairtly Harley from Messrs R & K Davidson, Corsairtly Farm, Keith, Banffshire secured the leading price of 5,000gns for Limousin bulls at Thainstone (Aberdeen) on Wednesday, February 26th 2014. March 2012-born, he is sired by the Mas Du Clo son, Millington Dominator, and is out of the dam Redstroke Buttercup. He now heads to AR Mathers & Sons, Wardes, Kintore, Inverurie. Messrs Davidson later sold their other three bulls, all juniors aged 18-19 months, at 2,200gns apiece. Earlier in the day Corsairtly Harley had been placed as Reserve Champion Limousin by the judge Mr Allen Drysdale, Middle Drimmie, Blairgowrie.
Mr Colin Stuart, Belnoe, Chapeltown, Ballindalloch was the consignor of the second leading price as Lettoch Hotspot went under the hammer for 4,700gns to the same buyers, AR Mathers & Sons. Twenty months of age, this bull is by Elrick Admiral and out of Whitelums Belinda.
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 was in step with last year in terms of number of bulls sold with 20 bulls overall averaging £3,554.
Taking a final bid of 4,500gns was the Overall Champion Emslies Hurricane brought out by Mr Harry Emslie, Kinknockie, Mintlaw, Peterhead. July 2012-born, Hurricane is by Procters Cavalier and is out of the homebred dam, Emslies Verity. New owners are C & G Thomson, Upper Tillenhilt, Midmar, Inverurie. The Emslies Herd later sold two furtherbulls at 3,000gns and 2,900gns respectively.
Two bulls from Mr & Mrs J Penny, Shannas, Mintlaw, Peterhead realised bids of 4,400gns and 4,300gns. At the 4,400gns mark was Shannas Hearsay by Craigatoke Bart and out of Shannas Toya. This April 2012 bull was purchased by GW Arnott, Bridgend, Tyrie, Fraserburgh. Their very next lot, Shannas Harald, again by the 6,500gns Craigatoke Bart but this time out of Shannas Boadicea, made 4,300gns when knocked down to JS Youngson, Westerton, Echt, Westhill. The Pennys later sold another bull at 3,700gns.
At 4,000gns was Knock Harris, a Baileys Finalest son and out of Knock Ellen, from seller Mr Albert Howie, West Knock Farm, Mintlaw, Peterhead. Again April 2012-born, the new owners are A & H Sim & Son, Rorandle, Monymusk, Inverurie.
Another at 4,000gns was Buchaam Hernandez from Messrs C & E Ogg, Buchaam Farm, Strathdon. Buchaam Hernandez is by the AI sire, Carmorn Dauphin, and is out of Emslies Violet. He now heads to A Chisholm, Wester Moy, Urray, Muir of Ord.
A draft of four females from the Shannas Herd of Mr & Mrs J Penny sold to a top of 2,000gns twice with the other two heifers making 1,900gns apiece.
- 20 Bulls £3,554.25
- 4 Females £2,047.50
Auctioneer: Aberdeen & Northern Marts