Beef Shorthorn lead Stirling bull sales at 20,000gns
Beef Shorthorn bulls led the Stirling bulls sales’ trade at 20,000gns on Monday 5 February at the breed society’s official annual spring fixture. Five entries sold for five figures, whilst 59 lots averaged £5,803.
Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society secretary, Joanna Bailey commented: “The day’s solid trade was fuelled by suckler producers continuing to seek genetics that will deliver a low input, low cost functional suckler cow – milky, hardy and fertile, with a quiet temperament and great longevity. They were also aware that the steers are continuing to find a ready market influenced by Morrisons Shorthorn Beef scheme.”
The 20,000gns leading call went to Millerston Kasper TI +25, SRI +23, a 22-month-old roan by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin and out of a homebred cow going back to Podehole Beefeater. Kasper who was no stranger to the ring having secured junior male title at the Stars of the Future and junior champion at the Great Yorkshire, was bred by Jack P Ramsay, Mauchline, Ayrshire and sold to L Townsend, Moffatt, Dumfriesshire.
Next at 15,000gns was Balnabroich Kermit TI +25, SRI +22, a 21-month-old red and white Glenisla Centurian son and out of a Glengoy dam from Balnabroich Farms, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. The buyer was DJ Biggar, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Two entries shared an 11,000gns bid. First to go was the senior champion, Willingham Katabatic TI +30, SRI +30, a 23-month-old roan by Fearn Wyvis from A Haigh, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire to I Evans, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.
Mr Haigh’s success didn’t stop there. He went on to offer the intermediate and overall supreme male champion, Willingham Kensington TI +32, SRI +27 for 10,000gns to Drayton Farm Partnership, Petersfield, Hampshire. Kensington was a 22-month-old roan by the homebred Willingham Haig.
The day’s second 11,000gns price tag went to Coldrochie Kensington TI +24, SRI +24, an 18-month-old dark roan by the 10,000gns Fearn Godfather. Bred by MD McMillan, Luncarty, Perthshire, he went to LEP Farms, Waterlooville, Hampshire.
Five entries sold to 9,000gns. The first pair came from Gerald Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. The 23-month-old roan Khyber of Upsall TI +26, SRI +27, a Firefox of Upsall son was secured by Balnabroich Farms, Blairgowrie, whilst Klondyke of Upsall, a 22-month-old red and little white by Dingo of Upsall made 9,000gns in a two-way split to C Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Sarah Wilkins, Jarvis Brook, East Sussex.
Two entries by Chapelton Emperor from DJ Biggar sold to 9,000gns each. Chapelton Kaiser TI +30, SRI +25, a 23-month-old roan went to Pitgaveny Farms, Elgin, Morayshire, whilst Chapelton Krypton was secured for 9,000gns by WJ and J Green, Fochabers, Morayshire. The 22-month-old roan Krypton was by the homebred Chapelton Emperor and within the breed’s top 1% with a TI +40, and SRI +36.
The final 9,000gns call was made by Eamonn McCormack, Strokestown, Roscommon for the overall reserve and reserve intermediate champion, Cairnsmore Kestrel TI +20, SRI +17, a 22-month-old roan by the 15,000 Chapelton Dauphin from Mr and Mrs B Landers, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
At 8,000gns the Landers offers another Dauphin son, Cairnsmore Kickass Jack TI +13, SRI +15, a 21-month-old roan this time to Scott Taylor, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.
Coldrochie Keillan TI +29, SRI +28, a 22-month-old Fearn Godfather son from MD McMillan, Perth went for 8,500gns to I Tennant, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
Five more entries shared an 8,000gns bid. First to go was Sowerbyparks Kincade, a two-year-old roan by Wenmar Harman from S and G Hunt, Sowerby, North Yorkshire to Woodhead Bros, Colne, Lancashire.
Glenisla Krakatoa TI +28, SRI +25, a 22-month-old roan by the 7,000gns Flight Lieutenant of Upsall from JPO Gibb, Blairgowrie, Perthshire made 8,000gns to D Baillie, Carnwath, Lanarkshire.
Balcaskie Farms, Anstruther, Fife went to 8,000gns for Mountbenger Kermit, TI +30, SRI +27, a 22-month-old red and white by Blinkbonny Equity from JF Irving and Son, Yarrow, Selkirk.
D McDowell, Newtownards, County Down offered his Castlemount Kubota TI +12, SRI +10, a 20-month-old roan Elliot Matrix son at 8,000gns to Stephanie Ryder, Penrith, Cumbria.
The final 8,000gns call came from WB Prentice and Sons, Duns, Berwickshire for Derwentwood Kruger TI +17, SRI +21, a 16-month-old red and little white by the 10,000gns Dakota of Upsall from N and A Hunter, Consett, County Durham.
Leading the female trade at 3,500gns was Grovewood Josie, a two-year-old red heifer by Dakota of Upsall and in calf to Glenisla Explorer. Bred by Chris Mallaber, Drakelow, Derbyshire, she went to TC Brown, Towcester, Northamptonshire.
Next at 2,900gns was Knockenjig Rosie Duchess TI +28, SRI +28, a 23-month-old red heifer by Glengoy of Geronimo and in calf to the 10,000gns Fearn Jumpstart. The buyers were GS and GI Pettit, Fochabers, Morayshire. Knockenjig Lovely Yasmin TI +13, SRI +13, another same way bred and same age heifer in calf to Jumpstart from the Dickies sold for 2,000gns to JWA and EL Davies, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire.
Three further entries sold at 2,000gns. Westbroad Delila 3 TI +13, SRI +12, a 22-month-old roan by Hallsford Dominic and in calf to the 5,000gns Shawhill J-A-T from D Welsh, Fenwick, Kilmarnock changed hands with S Brigdale, Ennis, County Clare.
Two Rowanberry Donatello daughters from B and S Slater, Dounby, Orkney each commanded a 2,000gns bid from S Anderson, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Queenamoan Lulu TI +10, SRI +7 was a 22-month-old dark roan maiden whilst the second was the 21-month-old white Queenamoan Lizzy TI +8, SRI +7.
Averages: 59 bulls £5,803; 13 females £2,027.
Auctioneers: United Auctions
Judge: Carey Coombs
Here are the results of the various classes:
Bulls born on or between 9 September 2015 and 1 March 2016 (Class 1)
1st SowerbyParks Kincade (P) - S & G Hunt
2nd Glenisla Kilimanjaro (P) - Major J P O Gibb
3rd Springland Cracker Broadhooks (H) - Messrs James & Sam Martin
4th Gregors Knock Out (P) - W & I Mc Gregor
5th Lagas King Kong (H) - Laga Farms Ltd
Bulls born on or between 2 and 20 March 2016 (Class 2)
1st Kudos of Upsall (P) - The Hon. G Turton
2nd Coldrochie Kinetic Force K14 (P) - Mr M D McMillan
3rd Khyber of Upsall (P) - The Hon G Turton
4th Craigfaddock Khan (P) - Mr D Alexander
5th Castlemount Kennedy (P) - D McDowell
6th Burnside Lazer (P) - William & Jill McAllister
7th Castlemount Kickoff (H) - D McDowell
Bulls born on or between 21 and 31 March 2016 (Class 3)
1st Willingham Katabatic (H) - Mr A Haigh
2nd Chapleton Kaiser (P) - Mr D J Biggar OBE
3rd Westbroad Finn Explorer 4 (H) - D Welsh
4th Chapleton Kipling 2 (H) - Mr D J Biggar OBE
5th Mountbenger Kirk (P) - J F Irving & Son
6th Glenisla Kinloch (P) - Major J P O Gibb
7th Knockenjig Keystone (H) - David & Rosemary Dickie
Bulls born on or between 1 April and 8 April 2016 (Class 4)
1st Cairnsmore Kestrel (P) - Mr & Mrs B Landers
2nd Millerston Kasper (H) - Jack P Ramsey
3rd Craigfaddock Kingpin (H) - Mr D Alexander
4th Knockenjig Kestrel (P) - David & Rosemary Dickie
5th Faughhill Ivor (H) - Messrs Maxwell
6th Dinmore Kryptonite (P) (ET) - Paul R Dawes
7th Glenisla Krakatoa (P) - Major J P O Gibb
8th Tofts Weldon K627 (H) - Playfair Farms
Bulls born on or between 9 April and 14 April 2016 (Class 5)
1st Willingham Kensington (P) - Mr A Haigh
2nd Klongdyke of Upsall (P) - The Hon. G Turton
3rd Mullaglass Keeper (H) - Mr R Henning
4th Millerston Keystone (H) - Jack P Ramsay
5th Shawhill Kalamazoo (H) - Thomson, Roddick & Laurie
6th Mullaglass Kaiser (P) - Mr R Henning
Bulls born on or between 15 April and 30 April 2016 (Class 6)
1st Chapelton Krypton (H) - Mr D J Biggar OBE
2nd Headlind Kudos (P) - Mr T Allan Jackson, Headlind Partners
3rd Willingham Killarney (P) - Mr A Haigh
4th Willingham Kaigh - Mr A Haigh
5th Croftends King (P) - J E Bellas & Son
6th Kinsman of Upsall 1172 (P) - The Hon. G Turton
Bulls born on or between 1 May and 24 May 2016 (Class 7)
1st Cairnsmore Kickass Jack (P) - Mr & Mrs B Landers
2nd Balnabroich Kermit - Balnabroich Farms
3rd Willingham Kabloona (P) - Mr A Haigh
4th Lintonpriory Max (P) - G R Brooke Estate
5th Galla Kola Cube (H) - Mr J W Frame
6th Mullaglass Kabal (P) - Mr R Henning
Bulls born on or between 25 May and 22 June 2016 (Class 8)
1st Castlemount Kubota (H) - D McDowell
2nd Castlemount Ketchup (P) - D McDowell
3rd Castlemount Kingfisher (P) - D McDowell
4th Galla Knight (P) - Mr J W Frame
5th Miltonlockhart Kojak (P) - Mr William Allan
Bulls born on or between 23 June 2016 (Class 9)
1st Coldrochie Kensington (P) - Mr M D McMillan
2nd Coldrochie Kasper (H) - Mr M D McMillan
3rd Westbroad Finn Explorer 6 (H) - D Welsh
4th Springlane Popye - Messrs James & Sam Martin
5th Knockenjig Kylestrome (P) - David & Rosemary Dickie
6th Castlemount Killinchy (P) - D McDowell
7th Miltonlockhart Knockout (P) - Mr William Allan
Heifers born on or between 21 December 2015 and 20 April 2016 (Class 10)
1st Millie Floss 18th of Skaillhouse (P) - Messrs C Macadie and Sons
2nd Grovewood Josie (P) (ET) - Chris Mallaber
3rd Knockenjig Lovely Yasmin K1942 (P) - David & Rosemary Dickie
4th Knockenjig Rosie Duchess K1937 (H) - David & Rosemary Dickie
5th Westbroad Delila 3rd (P) - D Welsh
Heifers born on or between 21 April and 29 May 2016 (Class 11)
1st Lowther Melody 500 (P) - Mr C Lowther
2nd Brideswell Melody Iesha (P) - Mr J W Frame
3rd Millie Floss 19th of Skaillhouse (P) - Messrs C Macadie and Sons
4th Cairnsmore Kazzy Tulip (P) - Mr and Mrs B Landers
5th Queenamoan Lulu (P) - B & S Slater
6th Lowther Lily 506 (P) - Mr C Lowther
Heifers born on or after 30 May 2016 (Class 12)
1st Lancaster Liz 23rd of Skaillhouse (P) - Messrs C Macadie and Sons
2nd Galla Kassie (P) - Mr J W Frame
3rd Galla Kay Flossy Bess (P) - Mr J W Frame
4th Westbroad Rusty 12 (H) Twin - D Welsh
5th Queenamoan Lizzy (P) - B & S Slater
Female Champion (Classes 10 – 12)
Champion Millie Floss 18th of Skaillhouse (P) - Messrs C Macadie and Sons
Reserve Lancaster Liz 23rd of Skaillhouse (P) - Messrs C Macadie and Sons
Senior Champion Bull (Classes 1 – 3)
Champion Willingham Katabatic (H) - Mr A Haigh
Reserve Chapelton Kaiser (P) - Mr D J Biggar OBE
Intermediate Champion Bull (Classes 4 – 6)
Champion Willingham Kensington (P) - Mr A Haigh
Reserve Cairnsmore Kestrel (P) - Mr and Mrs B Landers
Junior Champion Bull (Classes 7 – 9)
Champion Castlemount Kubota (H) - D McDowell
Reserve Coldrochie Kensington (P) - Mr M D McMillan
Overall Male Champion
Champion - Willingham Kensington (P) - Mr A Haigh
Reserve Cairnsmore Kestrel (P) - Mr and Mrs B Landers
Best Two Bulls
Willingham Katabatic and Willingham Kensington - Mr A Haigh
Best Three Bulls
Willingham Katabatic, Willingham Kensington and Willingham Killarney - Mr A Haigh