Beef Shorthorn females met a strong demand in Stirling selling to a top of 11,000gns to set a new breed female average of £3,021 which was up £817 on the year with a 92 per cent clearance.
Leading the trade at 11,000gns was Coldrochie Grace Beauty, an 18-month-old in calf roan heifer by the 12,000gns Knockenjig Foremost and out of a homebred dam from Douglas McMillan, Luncarty, Perthshire. The buyers were J.R. Graham and Partners, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Female champion, Castlemount Matrix Zoe, a 16-month-old roan by Elliot Matrix from D.D. McDowell, Newtownards, County Down made the day’s second highest price of 7,500gns selling to Cherry Valley Farms, Crumlin, Antrim.
Next at 6,500gns from a draft from Major John and Catriona Gibb, Blairgowrie, Perthshire was Glenlisa Desiree, a 19 month old roan heifer by the homebred Glenisla Excalibur which sold to Cherry Valley Farms.Mr McMillan offered a draft of eight more entries which included two in-calf heifers at 5,500gns. Coldrochie Broadhooks, an 18-month-old red and little white Foremost daughter sold to A. and C. Farms, Langham, Rutland, and Coldroachie Catriona Rosebud, a 19-month roan-old by Chapelton Winsome made 5,500gns to Ross Withers, Truro, Cornwall.
Also selling for 5,500gns from the Gibbs was Glenisla Carnation Rouge another 19 month old roan heifer by Excalibur which was knocked down to K.W.W. Brown, Milnathort, Kinross.
Two more from the Gibbs made 5,000gns each. James Cameron, Cupar, Augus bought Glenisla Desiree, a 19-month-old-red and little white and I. Tennant, Hyndford Bridge, Lanarkshire, for Glenisla Sally Broadhooks an 18-month-old roan.
Averages: 31 females £2,357.41; drafts: Coldrochie, 9 heifers £5,051.66; Glenisla, 10 heifers £4,588.50; Fingask, 5 heifers £1,554.00; overall, £3,012.
Auctioneers: United Auctions