Beef Shorthorn bulls met a good trade in Stirling on Monday 2 May selling to a top of 6,500gns with 11 entries averaging £2,846, up £230 on the year and representing 85% clearance.
Sale topper at 6,500gns was the champion, Miltonlockhart Humphrey, a two year old red and little white by Tofts Winner and out of a Tofts bred dam from William Allan, Crossford, Carluke to J Innes and Sons, Huntly, Aberdeen.
Next at 3,500gns was Balgay Hador TI +24, SRI +13, a rising two year old red by the 13,000gns Chapelton Braveheart. Bred by Balgay Farm, Inchture, the buyers were JGS and D Duncan, Gamrie, Banff.
Two entries shared a 2,800gns price tag. First to go was the two year old, light roan Millerston Hooch TI +8, SRI +8 from Jack Ramsay, Mauchline, Ayr. Sired by the 14,000gns Podehole Beefeater, he sold to Klondyke Farms, Moniaive, Thornhill. The second 2,800gns bid was made by Gartincaber Farms, Drymen for Coldrochie Huguenot TI +16, SRI +19, a two year old red by Chapelton Winsome from Douglas McMillan, Luncarty, Perth.
Coldrochie Grace Beauty TI +9, SRI +8, an 18 month old heifer by Winsome and one of a draft from Mr McMillan led the female trade at 1,800gns to W and R Thomson, Kilsyth, Glasgow.
Averages: 11 bulls £2,846; 5 females £1,520.
Auctioneers: United Auctions