ABERDEEN-ANGUS bulls peaked at 11,000gns to average £5,397 a rise of £835 on the year with a 70 per cent clearance rate.
The sale leader at 11,000gns was the pre-sale junior and overall champion, Drumhill Lord Hatfield R532 from Jonathan and Lisa Doyle, Cookstown, Northern Ireland. The March-born son of Nightingale Proud Jake is out of Blelack Lady Heather which was bought privately from the Weeton herd. The buyer was K. McOscar, Cookstown, Northern Ireland.
Next, selling for 10,000gns was the reserve intermediate and reserve overall champion, March 2015-born Linton Gilbertines Masterpiece R941 consigned by the Trustees of the late Gordon Brooke, Earlston. By Rawburn Black Hawk, out of Linton Gilbertines Missy L457, it was knocked down to J. Kelly, Co Londonderry.
Culrain Fugaro P590, a son of Hallington Evolution out of Culrain Frances from G. and W. Henderson, Ardgay, made 5,800gns Kevin Moores of the Moss herd, Merseyside.
Four bulls sold for 5,200gns apiece. The first was Tonley Jose Enrique N957, an April 2013-born son of Blelack Equity from Neil Wattie, Alford, Aberdeenshire went to J.B. Dobie, Gorebridge, Midlothian.
The Doyles also had the senior champion, Drumhill Lord Hampton R414 by Netherallan Peter Pershore, which was another making 5,200gns to Colin McMillan, Isle of Islay. Next at this money was Rulesmains Black Rebel R652 by Hallington Edition from Andrew Hodge, Duns, which sold to the Scottish government’s bull stud at Knocknagael, Inverness.
The last at 5,200gns was the reserve junior champion, Wyddial Ebony R114 by Lockerley Legolas from H.B. and I. Hodge and Son, which sold to Pitgaveny Farms, Elgin.
Outwith the dispersal females sold to 15,000gns for Rawburn Lady Ross P889, a March 2013-born heifer by Rawburn Black Hawk from John Elliot, Kelso which was knocked down to Brailes Livestock, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
26 bulls, £5,379 (32 bulls, £4,544 in 2015); 19 females, £4,371.
Auctioneers: United Auctions.