Stirling Beef Shorthorn bulls peak at 8,000gns

Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 8,000gns in Stirling on Monday 7 May at the breed society’s official sale in Stirling on Monday 7 May.

Sale leader at 8,000gns was Balgay Khamul TI +10, SRI +5, a two-year-old roan by Meonhill Highland Fortress and out of a homebred dam. Bred by Balgay Farm, Inchture, Perthshire, he sold to AS Hogg and Partners, Lauder, Berwickshire. The red and white Balgay Kraken TI +11, SRI +6, another same age Highland Fortress son made 4,500gns to Balnabroich Farms, Dundee, Angus.

The day’s next highest call at 6,000gns went to Knockenjig Kite TI +17, SRI +18, a red and little white from David and Rosemary Dickie, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Sired by Glengoy Geronimo, he sold to Stephen Mackie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

A bid of 5,200gns secured the red Elliot Kaiser TI +20, SRI +18 a rising two-year-old SD Swagger son from John Elliot, Kelso, Roxburgh to JH Younger, Haddington, Midlothian.

The day’s second 4,500gns price tag came from Klondyke Farms, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire for Westbook Finn Explorer, TI +18, SRI +12, a 22-month-old re bull by the 5,000gns Craigfaddock Finn McCool from D Welsh, Kilmarnock, Lanarkshire.

Averages: 10 bulls £4,389

Auctioneers: United Auctions