THE Dunlouise sale of native Scottish Aberdeen-Angus held on-farm near Forfar, Angus on behalf of the Soutar family attracted buyers from around the world.
Leading the trade at 16,000gns was the 14-month-old bull, Dunlouise Newman S615. By Jubilant 2 of Bohey which was first introduced to the Dunlouise breeding programme 50 years after its birth, out of Dunlouise Nina N506, it sold to Harrison O’Connor, Montana, USA.
The 13-month-old bull, Dunlouise Einstein S625, a son of Generic of Cavan out of Dunlouise Emma B070 was knocked down for 7,200gns to A. Mylius and Partners, Newport-on-Tay, Fife.
Cows and calves sold to 7,000gns twice. Firstly, for Dunlouise Rose P546, a 2014-born daughter of Emperor of Newark out of Dunlouise Ruby J346. It sold with its bull calf by Dunlouise Enigma to Mr O’Connor.
At the same money was 2014-born Dunlouise Jipsey Princess P550 by Dunlouise Patriot which sold with a November-born heifer calf by Rupert of Lislimnaghan to K.W.W. Brown, Kinross.
In-calf females peaked at 6,500gns twice for Dunlouise Eilean P540 a two-year-old daughter of Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161 in-calf to Generic of Cavan. The buyer was Capper Farming Enterprise, Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
Also selling for 6,500gns was Dunlouise Elizabeth N527, a four-year-old daughter of Dunlouise Nevis in-calf to Piledrive of Haymount which went to William Thomson and Son, Kelty, Fife.
The embryos on offer all went to overseas buyers with the top lot, six embryos from Dunlouise Red Nessie/Dunlouise Red Native selling for 6,600gns apiece to Bill Woods, Texas, USA. John Hendry from Queensland, Australia paid 3,700gns each for two embryos from Dunlouise Pippa/Dunlouise Jipsey Earl.
Averages - 7 cows with calves, £6,360; 13 in calf females, £5,250; 3 red heifers, £5,040; 13 yearling heifers, £4,321; 4 bulls, £9,765; 59 embryos, £1,590.48.
Auctioneers: United Auctions.