Sale leader, stock bull Fearn Godfather

Fearn Godfather commanded the leading 20,000gns bid in Stirling on 5 February when Douglas McMillan, Luncarty, Perthshire staged the first of his two part Coldrochie Beef Shorthorn herd dispersal.

Fearn Godfather who is within the breed’s top 1% at TI +32, SRI +36 and one of the herd’s stock bulls, was a five-year-old roan by the 10,000gns Dakota of Upsall and out of a Fearn dam. He returned for 20,000gns to his breeders, J Scott and Partners, Fearn Ross-shire after being secured from them in Stirling exactly three years ago for 10,000gns.

Next at 12,000gns was Glenisla Desiree TI +24, SRI +22, an eight-year-old roan by Holmeere George and in calf to Godfather. She was sold to S Anderson, Loughborough, Leicestershire along with her six-month-old dark roan, Coldrochie Desiree by the 12,000gns Knockenjig Foremost.

The same buyer took home five more lots. He went to 8,000gns for Coldrochie Irania Rainbow TI +23, SRI +18, a two-year-old roan heifer by Foremost and in calf to Lintonpriory Victory.  Mr Anderson’s next investment at 7,000gns was Coldrochie Broadhooks TI +29, SRI +26, another same age and same way bred dark roan heifer and in calf to Victory.

Members of the Grace Beauty family met a strong demand from LFP Farms, Luncarty, Perthshire. They went to 9,000gns for Coldrochie Grace Beauty J40 TI +27, SRI +27, a three-year-old roan by Foremost sold with her six-month-old red Coldrochie Grace Beauty L48 by Godfather. LFP Farms also went to 8,000gns for Coldrochie Grace Beauty F6, a red and white six-year-old by Colnvalley Bogart and offered with her six-month-old heifer, Coldrochie Grace Beauty L38 by Godfather.

Coldrochie Leif TI +25, SRI +28, a dark roan 10-month-old bull by Godfather was bid to 7,000gns by Tracy Severn, Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Averages: 13 cows and calves £5,557; 4 in calf heifers £5,880; 1 maiden heifer £3,990; 4 young bulls £4,383, 2 stock bulls £12,180.

Auctioneers: United Auctions